Kevin Otto

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The adoption of smart grid systems has been accelerating around the world, with many pilot projects initiated throughout the developed world. However, there has been a lack of studies quantifying appliance level economic benefits that are available to the end consumers. Through coupling historical market information with an agent based residential load(More)
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Functional neurosurgery has seen a resurgence of interest in surgical treatments for psychiatric illness. Deep brain stimulation (DBS) technology is the preferred tool in the current wave of clinical experiments because it allows clinicians to directly alter the functions of targeted brain regions, in a reversible manner, with the intent of correcting(More)
Many natural systems have inspired the design of engineering artifacts. Example systems include a broad array of products inspired by pseudo-fractal structures found in nature, including bronchial tubes, watersheds, lightning, and leaf veins. Notably, these systems all resolve a volume-to-point flow problem, i.e., diffusive transportation of heat, energy or(More)
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