Anderson receives NSF CAREER Award
C. Lindsay Anderson, assistant professor and Norman R. Scott Sesquicentennial Faculty Fellow in the Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering, has recently received the prestigious NSF CAREER Award for her proposal, “Maximizing Renewable Energy Integration: Optimal Management of Uncertainty with Responsive Demand.” The grant will support Anderson’s research addressing the challenge of the increase in dimensionality and complexity of the existing optimization models used for system planning and dispatch when adding additional uncertain resources to power systems. The goal of this research is the development of an efficient and effective framework for integrated use of demand-side and renewable resources in the evolving power system.
Anderson, who joined the faculty of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in 2012, received her B.S. and M.S. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Guelph and her Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from Western University in 2004. She was an Assistant Professor at Western University for two years and then held an Adjunct Assistant Professor and Senior Research Associate position at Cornell from 2006 - 2012.
The long-term goal of Anderson’s research program is the development of methodologies to improve integration of sustainable resources and technologies into global energy systems. The NSF project includes an outreach element to develop interactive activities to facilitate introduction of systems thinking into k-12 classrooms.
“This award will allow our interdisciplinary group to develop strategies to enable maximum use of renewable energy resources through co-management with consumer demand. The results of this work will assist in the ongoing evolution of electric power from one- to two-sided markets, and toward energy sustainability.” said Anderson.