Communicating with Living Neuronal Networks on Microelectrode Arrays for Computation and Control

Robert L. Ortman, Christopher J. Rozell, Ganesh Kumar Venayagamoorthy and Steve M. Potter

Effective input patterns must evoke computationally useful responses in cultures of rat cortical neurons on MEAs. Candidate electrical stimulation patterns are evaluated for evoked-response separability and reliability via a support vector machine (SVM)-based method. Genetic algorithm is used to construct subsets of highly separable patterns.

Impact of Plug-in Vehicles on Power System Stability

Pinaki Mitra and Ganesh K. Venayagamoorthy

Impact of Plug-in Vehicles on Power System StabilityV2G power transactions are going to be an integrated part of the smart grid. This study shows how sudden charging and discharging of the SmartParks will impact the power system stability and demonstrates the potential of a wide-area controller to mitigate the impacts.