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Dr. Siddharth Suman

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Talk Title
 Artificial intelligence for nuclear energy: Chimera or solution?

Talk Abstract
 

Artificial intelligence—the mimicking of human cognition by computers—has come a long way since being a fable in science fiction to becoming a reality in ubiquitous sense of modern technology. The presentiment for artificial intelligence has also transcended from fear to artificial consciousness. Perhaps, the combination of big data and artificial intelligence is being seen as the fourth industrial revolution. Global energy consumption is projected to increase by 35 percent till 2035 and at present the scientific community is at a fuzzy crossroad about the future energy policies. Few argues that rapid development of nuclear technology is the key to reduce carbon emissions quickly enough to avoid a climate catastrophe while others assiduously point to feasibility of energy systems only based on renewables. In recent times, a new alternative as hybrid nuclear-renewable energy system is also being proposed. Irrespective of what future policy holds for quenching global energy thirst, use of artificial intelligence can be instrumental for nuclear energy either in its independent operation to make more safer, or in cogeneration with renewbales to make more efficient. In this work, recent progress in Artificial intelligence for the nuclear energy is surveyed and future directions are outlined. A novel case study on predicting the burst of nuclear fuel cladding tube using one of aritifical techniques is presented.

Short Biography

Dr. Siddharth Suman obtained Ph.D from Indian Institute of Technology Patna, India. He is presently working as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Nuclear Energy and Safety, Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland. As an independent researcher, he explores multifaceted aspects of sustainable energy especially, but not exclusively, solar-thermal conversion, hybrid Nuclear-Renewable Integrated Energy systems, artificial intelligence in energy systems, multi-scale modelling of hydride embrittlement.

Dr. Suman has published well acknowledged articles in international journal of repute. He has alos been conferred Young Scientist award twice by the Venus International Foundation, and the Society of Aeronautical Engineers. He has been invited to deliver guest lectures by various educational intstitutions to popularize sustainable energy. He has also completed one year training program in scientific journalism and write for various media houses to communicate science to masses and develop scientific temperament.

 
Talk Keywords
Artificial intelligence; Nuclear; Machine learning; Sustainable energy.
 
Target Audience
Students, Post doctoral, Industry, Doctors and professors
 
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The International Conference on Innovative Applied Energy (IAPE’18)