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, 2018 (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

Master Students

Masoud Sobhani
Work Experience
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2016 - 2017
  • Project Manager,¬†Technozist Inc., Iran, 2013 - 2014
  • Mechanical Designer, Technozist Inc., Iran, 2012 - 2013
Education
  • M.S., Engineering Management, UNC Charlotte, 2017 (expected)
  • 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