Graduate student meeting schedule:

(last updated April 3  2009)

Date and Time What to do and Who is the host Location
 April 9th, 3:30-4:30 (Thur) PAB meeting Room 3041/3043 EcpE Bldg. Addition
April 15th, 10:00 – 11:00 (Wed) Grad students meeting (Jinxu Ding) Room 3041/3043 ECpE Bldg. Addition
April 22th, 10:00 – 11:00 (Wed) Grad students meeting (Diego Mejia) Room 3041/3043 ECpE Bldg. Addition
April 30th , time TBD, (Thur) Monthly meeting TBA
May 6th Finals week. No meeting

NETSCORE Quarterly Report to Project Advisors: Thursday, April 9, 2009, 3:30-4:30 p.m. central time (4:30-5:30 p.m. EST) About the meeting: In this meeting,  you will hear from the six project investigators about the recent progress has been accomplished towards developing 40-year investment plans for the U.S. energy and transportation infrastructures. Participating Remotely: There are two ways to participate remotely. You can download the slides (available by noon April 9) and dial into a phone bridge or you can join via Adobe Connect Pro Meeting. To Dial In:

  • To dial in you’ll need to change the slides yourself on your computer. To dial in: Call 1-866-249-8583 or 1-719-234-7458. You will be asked for a Participant Passcode, which is 369647 (no need to press anything after entering the passcode digits)

To Use Adove Connect Pro Meeting (via Internet)

  • In using Adobe Connect, you will be able to view the slides as the presenter changes them, and you will have a visual with the speaker and have access to a chat facility to ask questions and make comments during the presentation. To access via Adobe Connect, go to (If you don’t already have Flash and Adobe Connect plug-ins installed on your computer, it will prompt you to install them when you go to the URL above. These installations will be shown in the upper right-hand corner of the Adobe Connect Screen once they are installed.) Choose Enter as a Guest. Type in your name and select Enter Room.

Directions for Attending On-Site:

  • Please call or send an e-mail to Stephanie Drake at 515-294-8057 or if you need directions or have questions about the meeting.

About the meeting: The presentation at meeting will last 1 hour. NETSCORE presenters will answer questions for 1 hour following the presentation. Participants are encouraged to send comments and questions via the Adobe chat facility or by e-mail to during the presentations.

Meeting Information and Announcements

Project Investigators

James McCalley (Electrical Engineering)

Dionysios Aliprantis (Electrical Engineering)

Robert Brown (Mechanical Engineering)

Nadia Gkritza (Civil Engineering)

Arun K. Somani (Computer Engineering)

Lizhi Wang (Industrial Engineering)

Research Scientists

Graduate Students

Jeff Brown,

Jinxu Ding,

Josh Gifford,

Lizbeth Gonzalez,

Eduardo Ibanez,

Eirini Kastrouni

Steve Lavrenz

Diego Mejia,

Jose Ignacio Villarreal

Di Wu,