Tao Hong, PhD 

Graduate Program Director and Assistant Professor of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management
Adjunct Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Associate of Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (EPIC)
NCEMC Faculty Fellow of Energy Analytics
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Associate Dean, School of Management Science and Engineering
Director of Big Data Management and Optimization Research Center 
Dongbei University of Finance and Economics

Office Hour: Thu 10:30am - 11:30am, CARC218

Email: hongtao01 at gmail dot com
URL: www.drhongtao.com
Google Scholar Citations

From My Blog - Energy Forecasting


Dr. Tao Hong is the Director of BigDEAL (Big Data Energy Analytics Laboratory), NCEMC Faculty Fellow of Energy Analytics, Graduate Program Director and Assistant Professor of Systems Engineering and Engineering Management, and associate of Energy Production and Infrastructure Center at University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He is the Founding Chair of IEEE Working Group on Energy Forecasting, General Chair of Global Energy Forecasting Competition (gefcom.org), lead author of the online book Electric Load Forecasting: Fundamentals and Best Practices (otexts.org/elf), and author of the blog Energy Forecasting (blog.drhongtao.com). Dr. Hong received his B.Eng. in Automation from Tsinghua University in Beijing and his PhD with co-majors in Operations Research and Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State University. (A complete bio of Dr. Tao Hong is available HERE.) 

Interviews
  1. How did you become a forecaster? (International Institute of Forecasters: 5/16/2015)
  2. Tao Hong: Be Honest (T&D World Magazine: 7/1/2015)
  3. The analytics skill gap: an academic's perspective (AllAnalytics: 8/20/2014)
  4. Using SAS in the Energy Analytics Curriculum at UNC Charlotte (SAS: 7/16/2014)
In the News
  1. New Research Awards (UNCC / COE: 1/8/2016)
  2. UNC Charlotte Team Wins Energy Forecasting Prize (UNCC / COE: 11/23/2015)
  3. IEEE Power & Energy Society Announces the Winning Universities and Teams for the Global Energy Forecasting Competition 2014 (IEEE PES: 10/14/2015)
  4. New Research Awards (UNCC / COE: 8/6/2015)
  5. Lee College of Engineering Students Take Top Places at Energy Forecasting Competition (UNCC / COE: 5/14/2015)
  6. New Research Awards (UNCC / COE: 1/22/2015)
  7. Use of Advanced Analytics can Help Utilities Save Millions, Says Expert (iTWire, 12/19/2014)
  8. New Research Awards (UNCC / COE: 10/23/2014)
  9. INES Student Wins Analytics2014 Poster Contest (UNCC / COE: 10/22/2014)
  10. Dr. Tao Hong's new Energy Analytics course accepted for IIF Student Forecasting Awards (UNCC / EPIC: 9/5/2014; also available on UNCC / COE)
  11. IEEE Power & Energy Society Launches the Global Energy Forecasting Competition 2014 (IEEE/PES: 8/15/2014; also available on The Wall Street Journal / MarketWatch)
  12. Dr. Tao Hong receives PES Technical Council Distinguished Service Award (UNCC / EPIC: 8/8/2014)
  13. New Research Awards Listing (UNCC / COE: 7/21/2014)
  14. A Peek behind the Forecasting Curtain (Intelligent Utility: 4/21/2014)
  15. Utilities closing analytics skill gap with SAS software, research grant (SAS: 4/9/2014, also available on The Wall Street Journal / MarketWatch; INFORMS / Analytics Magazine; Yahoo Finance; and UNCC / COE)
  16. Investing in a Future of Analytics & Energy (AllAnalytics: 4/9/2014)
  17. ZE grants software to UNC Charlotte's Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (ZE Group: 3/26/2014)
  18. Global Energy Forecasting Competition (International Institute of Forecasters / The Oracle: 3/2014)
  19. Research funding announcements (UNCC / COE: 1/22/2014)
On the Road 
  1. 2016 IEEE PES T&D Conference and Exposition, Dallas, TX, May 2 - 6, 2016
  2. 36th International Symposium on Forecasting, Santander, Spain, June 19 - 22, 2016
  3. 2016 IEEE PES General Meeting, Boston, MA, July 17 - 21, 2016
  4. Southwest Forecasting and Customer Analytics Forum, September 15-16, 2016
  5. WLRA/AEIC Load Research Conference, Chicago, IL, September 18 - 21, 2016
  6. 2016 International Conference on Probabilistic Methods Applied to Power Systems, October 16 - 20, Beijing, China,