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I am a software engineer with a background in energy modeling and geospatial analytics. I design and develop software systems to evaluate the impact of distributed energy technologies on buildings, cities, and the electrical grid. I received a Master of Science in Urbanism and Building Technology while conducting research at the MIT Sustainable Design Lab. I have published numerous papers on energy modeling and its implications for urban planning and design. I am currently the Head of Product at Station A, a Bay Area software company automating the development of clean energy.
Head of Product, Station A (July 2018 - Today)
- Leading product strategy, design, and development for the Station A Platform.
- Working across engineering, analytics, and marketing to expand Station A’s Provider Network and scale Station A’s business.
Product Manager: Geospatial Analytics, NRG Energy (August 2016 - June 2018)
- Managed development of NRG’s internal software products focused on clean energy analytics and customer acquisition.
- Designed, developed, and maintained systems for data extraction, data processing, data access (APIs), as well as interactive web apps.
Lead Environmental Designer, NRG Energy (July 2015 - July 2016)
- Led development of SpaceTag, a set of proprietary software tools to automatically identify ideal customers for clean energy sales.
- Applied energy modeling and geospatial analytics expertise to design and develop integrated software workflows (back-end data architecture, data processing, data visualization, UI design, UX design).
Research Assistant, MIT Sustainable Design Lab (March 2014 - June 2015)
- Developed UMI Dashboard, an energy simulation results visualization web app (UI design, UX design, GeoJSON data processing and visualization).
- Developed parametric design workflows for urban network & real estate potential analysis (algorithm design, data visualization).
Project Advisor, MIT Sloan School of Management (March 2019 - June 2021)
Advised on 3 research projects run by MBA candidates at the MIT Sloan School of Management. The projects were sponsored by Station A as part of the Laboratory for Sustainable Business (S-Lab) class.
Guest Lecturer, Cornell AAP (March 2019)
Lectured at the Environmental Systems II: Building Dynamics class for BArch candidates taught by professor Dogan. The lecture introduced the audience to the emerging fields of geospatial analytics and distributed energy modeling, and discussed the applicability of design skills beyond the architecture industry.
Master of Science in Architecture Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (September 2013 - June 2015)
- Received Arthur Rotch Special Prize from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for highest academic achievement as a graduating student.
- Granted Full-Tuition Scholarship from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for graduate academic accomplishments as a continuing student.
- Granted Merit-Based Scholarship from the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation for academic excellence.
Diploma in Architectural Engineering, National Technical University of Athens (September 2006 - June 2012)
- Received Greek Architectural Talent distinction for thesis project.
- Ranked First in the Nationwide University Examinations among 5,200 architecture school candidates (23,534 points out of 24,000).
Method and System for Determining Energy Management Strategies, US20180260920A1 (June 2020)
Granted patent for inventing a method to identify customers and markets for clean energy products. The method forecasts a customer’s energy usage and determines a customized set of clean energy product offerings to satisfy their needs. The patent also describes a method to select and locate clean energy products to fulfill the requirements of a utility or power provider.
Renewable Energy: Common Myths Debunked
Emmanuel Lagarrigue, World Economic Forum, 2021-03-01
Powering Schneider Electric’s Clean Energy Recommendations
The Station A Team, Station A Blog, 2020-12-03
U.S. Sitting on 145 GW of Unused Commercial Solar Potential
Michelle Davis, Greentech Media, 2020-08-10
U.S. Commercial Solar Presents Massive Opportunity
Michelle Davis, Forbes, 2020-08-04
Creating a Clean Energy Marketplace: Why Powerhouse Ventures invested in Station A
Emily Kirsch, Powerhouse LinkedIn, 2020-07-22
NRG spinout Station A raises funding to expand clean energy marketplace for commercial buildings
Jeff St. John, Greentech Media, 2020-07-22
Seed Round Closed: Embarking on the next chapter of Station A
The Station A Team, Station A Blog, 2020-07-22
The Climate and COVID-19: A convergence of crises
Emily Kirsch, World Economic Forum, 2020-04-28
Energy Storage for Everyone: Using Station A to connect the dots on SGIP
Kevin Berkemeyer, Station A Blog, 2020-03-20
Why we built the Station A Card: Using context to unlock the clean energy market
Manos Saratsis, Station A Blog, 2019-12-03
Clean Energy can be a Solution for High-Fire Threat Districts: An alternative to PG&E’s planned blackout strategy
Kevin Berkemeyer, Station A Blog, 2019-10-16
Solar and Storage Support California’s Grid: Building-by-building analysis towards California’s grid reliability goals
Sam Steyer, Station A Blog, 2019-03-22
First Round Closed: We are very excited to have our first round of funding secured
The Station A Team, Station A Blog, 2018-12-14
The Future of the Grid is Geospatial: Decarbonizing modern life will require a location-sensitive approach
Manos Saratsis, Station A Blog, 2018-10-15
Launching Station A: Today we’re launching our platform to enable a carbon-neutral future
The Station A Team, Station A Blog, 2018-08-22
NRG spins out ‘Station A’ software platform for optimizing distributed energy
Jeff St. John, Greentech Media, 2018-08-22
NRG Energy has a secretive distributed energy optimization platform, called SpaceTag
Jeff St. John, Greentech Media, 2017-04-14
NRG begins deployment of more than 60 megawatts of commercial and industrial Preferred Resource Programs in Southern California
NRG Energy, Business Wire, 2017-04-12
New models for climate-based daylighting performance computing in cities
Hallie Busta, The Journal of the American Institute of Architects, 2016-03-13
MIT students imagine MIT reaching net-zero emissions
Kathryn O’Neill, MIT Energy Initiative, 2014-12-15