A team of Kontou research group graduate students, Shanshan (Shirley) Liu (team leader) and Xi Cheng, won the Vehicle-to-Grid University Challenge, run by Pecan Street. Congrats! This competition served as a great opportunity for our graduate students to use empirical data and deploy their state-of-the-art mathematical models to solve the problem of battery electric vehicle-to-grid services management. Their recognition exemplifies the broader impacts of our research that can provide answers to real-world industry challenges.
The department of Civil and Environmental Engineering covered their win here: https://cee.illinois.edu/news/cee-graduate-students-win-vehicle-to-grid-university-challenge. More info provided by Pecan Street on their solution here: https://www.pecanstreet.org/2021/04/v2gwinner/