Research

I am a fourth year PhD student in Mechanical Engineering in the Quadracci Sustainable Engineering Lab (QSEL). My research efforts are geared towards Electricity Demand Prediction and Energy System Design.

I apply deep learning to satellite images, to predict electricity usage. This is of interest to energy providers who can leverage such models to anticipate energy generation required to meet demand. Concurrently, I apply network optimization to design the placement of energy infrastructure (transformers, low and medium voltage lines), given anticipated demand.

Combining both models, I hope my research will contribute to the design and operation of more energy efficient systems, which offer high levels of reliability.

Education

B.S. in Environmental Engineering, Oregon State University, 2012

M.S. in Environmental Engineering, Stanford University, 2014

Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering, Columbia University, 2021 (expected)