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Students showcasing research posters at the 2015 GCEP Symposium

Energy Data: Big Decisions, Miniseries Part 3 of 3 | Which Problems to Solve, What Data to Use?

November 11, 2013 - 4:15pm to 5:15pm
NVIDIA Auditorium, Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center

Free and Open to All

Energy Data Jam

Following the Energy Seminar, Carrie Armel will be hosting an Energy Data Jam.

5:30 PM, NVIDIA Foyer, Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center Who: Energy Seminar presenters, experts from Facebook, Ecofactor, Bidgely, CleanWeb Initiative, Steyer-Taylor Center, students, hackers, and yourself! What: Brainstorming workshop for innovative data applications When: Following the Energy Seminar, starting at 5:30 PM Where: Right outside NVIDIA Auditorium Dinner: Pizza will be served!

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Brief Bios:

Dr. Carrie Armel is a research associate at Stanford’s Precourt Institute for Energy Efficiency (PIEE) where she investigates the diverse ways in which an understanding of human behavior can lead to improvements in energy efficiency. Carrie co-chairs the Behavior, Energy, and Climate Change Conference; oversees Precourt Institute’s Behavior and Energy Bibliographic Database and Website; and teaches courses on behavior and energy at Stanford. Her most recent project involves a collaboration between academic and non-academic organizations to design and evaluate a technology that takes advantage of smart meters to provide feedback to residents on home electricity use. Carrie completed a Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience from the University of California at San Diego, and postdoctoral work in Neuro-Economics at Stanford. She most recently completed postdoctoral work at Stanford’s School of Medicine, translating intervention techniques used in health promotion work into the domain of energy efficiency.

Ian Kalin is passionate about empowering people with data. His public service public service began in the U.S. Navy, where he served as a Counter-Terrorism Officer and later as a Nuclear Engineer. After the Navy, Ian became a Managing Director for market intelligence company PowerAdvocate, where he provided supply chain insights for over $35 billion of construction projects. His entrepreneurial success led to his appointment as the first Presidential Innovation Fellow, supporting the federal Open Data Initiative. In this role, Ian contributed to the U.S. Executive Order on open data and created jobs by delivering previously untapped data technologies to over 50 rising start-up companies. After his work with the White House, Ian briefly supported on a civic data project and is currently the Director of Open Data for Socrata. Today, Ian works to liberate government data as a fuel for innovation while rigorously protecting privacy. His awards include commendations from the Harvard Kennedy School for leadership in technology policy and from the U.S. Secretary of Energy for responses to natural disasters. He holds a BSFS in International Politics from Georgetown University and a Masters in Engineering Management from Old Dominion University.

Adam Rein focuses on investments related to sustainability, efficiency and resilience. In 2010, Adam co-founded Altaeros Energies, a startup launched out of MIT to develop the world's first commercial high altitude wind turbine. Adam is also a Director at Greentown Labs, Boston's leading early stage incubator of cleantech startups. Previously Adam worked as a strategy consultant for Bain & Company. Adam has an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management, an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a BA from Yale University.