Current Students

PhD Students

Jonathan Black
Work Experience
  • Manager of Load Forecasting, ISO New England, 2016 - present
  • Lead Engineer, ISO New England, 2015 - 2016
  • Engineer, ISO New England, 2011 - 2015
  • Intern, ISO New England, 2010
  • Research Assistant, UMass Wind Energy Center, 2008-2011
  • Environmental Scientist, Pioneer Environmental, 2001-2007
Education
  • Ph.D., Infrastructure & Environmental Systems, UNC Charlotte, 2019 (expected)
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2011
  • B.S., Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2002
Research
  • Short-term hierarchical load forecasting with high-resolution weather data
  • Short-term net load forecasting with distributed PV
Awards & Honors
  • Merit Reviewer, U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Program, 2015
  • UMass Technology Innovation Challenge, 2nd Place, 2008
 Changlin Li  Work Experience
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2018 - present
Education
  • Ph.D., Infrastructure & Environmental Systems, UNC Charlotte, 2021 (expected)
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, 2018 
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, 2018
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, North China Electric Power University, China, 2018
 Yike Li  Work Experience
  • Consultant, Accenture, 2015 - present
  • Senior Consultant, The Structure Group, 2012 - 2015
Education
  • Ph.D., Infrastructure & Environmental Systems, UNC Charlotte, 2022 (expected)
  • M.S., Engineering Management, UNC Charlotte, 2020 (expected) 
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, North Carolina State University, 2012
  • B.S., Applied Physics, Tianjin University, China, 2010
Masoud Sobhani  Work Experience
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2016 - present
  • Project Manager, Technozist Inc., Iran, 2013 - 2014
  • Mechanical Designer, Technozist Inc., Iran, 2012 - 2013
Education
  • Ph.D., Infrastructure & Environmental Systems, UNC Charlotte, 2020 (expected)
  • M.S., Engineering Management, UNC Charlotte, 2017 
  • M.S., Petroleum Engineering, IAU Science and Research, Iran, 2010
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Tabriz University, Iran, 2007
Research
  • Outlier detection and data cleansing
  • Electric load forecasting
Awards and Honors
  • Top 3 in NPower Forecasting Challenge 2016

Master Students

Saurabh Sangamwar
Work Experience
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, UNC Charlotte, 2018- Present 
  • Assistant Manager, Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd, 2015-2017
Education
  • M.S., Engineering Management, UNC Charlotte, 2019 (expected)
  • B.Eng., Mechanical Engineering, K J Somaiya College Of Engineering, Mumbai, India, 2015
Research
  • Load forecasting
 Shreyashi Shukla  Work Experience
  • Manager, LPG Supply Chain Network, NR, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd, India, 2014-2016
  • Assistant Manager, LPG Operation - Supply & Distribution, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd, India, 2011-2014
  • Operations Engineer, LPG Operations- Engineering Services, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd, India, 2007 – 2011
Education
  • M.S., Engineering Management, UNC Charlotte, 2018 (expected)
  • B.Tech. (Honors), Production Engineering & Management, National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur, India 2006
Research
  • Load forecasting
 Zehan Xu   Work Experience
  • Demand Forecaster, Lowe's, 2018 - present
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, UNC Charlotte, 2017- 2018
Education
  • M.S., Engineering Management, UNC Charlotte, 2018 (expected)
  • B.Eng., Industrial Engineering, Virginia Tech, 2017
Research
  • Survival analysis for customer churn modeling and forecasting