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SMART, the Smart Microgrid Applied Research Team, converges Information Technology, Communication Engineering and Computing fields to develop prototypes and solutions for complex applied research problems. Our group conducts applied R&D in emerging and next generation technologies and helps stimulate BC’s IT industry through joint, collaborative industry, academic, and government research.

BCIT’s Smart Microgrid Applied Research Team (SMART) is a multi-faceted research team with skills and expertise in a variety of disciplines. In addition to employing a team of full-time researchers, this group draws on the expertise of BCIT faculty, staff and students and a network of research partners from industry, government, and universities across Canada.

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BCIT welcomes Dr. Vidya Vankayala as Director for Smart Microgrid Applied Research Team

The British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) is excited to welcome Dr. Vidya Vankayala as Director for the Smart Microgrid Applied Research Team (SMART) commencing February 6, 2023.

“We are thrilled to have Dr. Vankayala join the BCIT SMART Team,” says Dr. Kim Dotto, Dean, Applied Research and the Centre for Applied Research and Innovation. “Dr. Vankayala’s extensive experience working with world-class utility industries will lead BCIT SMART in further advancing the state of the electric power Smart Grid at national and international levels.”

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