Duke University Energy Initiative

Today I began working at the Duke University Energy Initiative in the position of Postdoctoral Energy Fellow. I’ll be working with the director, Richard Newell, on two projects. First, I’ll be an administrator for Bass Connections in Energy, on of the five themes of the new Bass Connections initiative. Secondly, I’ll be developing a project on energy disaggregation from smart electric meters.

Bass Connections is a university-wide initiative to create problem-focused project teams that bring together students and faculty from different disciplinary boundaries, educational levels (undergraduate, graduate, postdoctoral, faculty), and engage with the greater community, perhaps with an external client. There are five themes: Energy, Education and Human Development, Brain & Society, Global Health, and Information, Society & Culture.

Additionally, I’ll be working on a project to investigate the disaggregation of energy data from smart power meters.