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The University of Waterloo, located in Ontario, and Cisco have announced an agreement to establish a Cisco Systems Research Chair in Smart Grid, which will promote, support, and lead research, development and innovation within the use of technologies and solutions for smart power grids.

Cisco is providing $1 million over the next five years to establish the Cisco Chair in Smart Grid. The chair will focus research on the full integration of information science and technology concepts for the power grid in order to enhance its security, reliability and effective performance of key components such as storage and renewable resources.

"Cisco is proud to work with Waterloo to further technology innovation and help define the next-generation electricity grid," says Cisco Canada President Nitin Kawale. "Waterloo has a well-earned reputation for excellence in engineering in the province of Ontario, partly due to its commitment to create a critical mass of scholars and research support infrastructure.”

Professor Srinivasan Keshav will serve as the chair. He has been a professor of computer science at Waterloo and Canada Research Chair in tetherless computing since 2003.




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