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Data Analysis and Visualization Group

The following includes summary bios of staff expertise and interests in analysis relating to geospatial analytics and integrated resource assessment; our energy efficiency and renewable energy data warehouse; advanced visualization; and market enabling applications.

Acting Team Lead: David Mooney
Administrative Support: Elizabeth Torres

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Michael Bahl

Senior Research Engineer

Areas of expertise

  • Software development and architecture of enterprise solutions
  • Process improvement and guidance
  • Scrum Master

Primary research interests

  • Analysis and management of large data sets

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Debbie Brodt-Giles

Digital Assets Supervisor

Areas of expertise

  • Advanced transportation and alternative fuels
  • Information resources
  • Data management and visualization
  • Online tools

Primary research interests

  • Open energy data
  • International energy data connections and participation
  • Semantic Web technologies
  • Smart Grid analysis and technologies
  • Website design and usability

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Jon Duckworth

Geospatial Data Scientist

Areas of expertise

  • JavaScript Programming
  • Web Application Development
  • Spatiotemporal Data Visualization

Primary research interests

  • Data Visualization Tools for Analysts
  • Large-scale Interactive Data Visualization

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Nicholas Gilroy

Scientist II - GIS

Areas of expertise

  • Scientific programming and high performance computing
  • Spatial analysis and statistics
  • Advanced cartographic product design

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Pamela Gray-Hann

Project Support Specialist

Areas of expertise

  • Internet map server applications
  • GIS web page
  • PVWatts®
  • Outreach

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Nick Grue

Geospatial Data Scientist

Areas of expertise

  • Programmatic geospatial data analysis using parallel processing
  • High performance computing
  • Renewable resource technical potential and supply curve analysis
  • Spatial database utilization
  • Rapid analysis of large geospatial datasets
  • Analysis framework development
  • International and multi-lateral coordination for development of renewable energy and geospatial analysis products

Primary research interests

  • Rapid, web-based renewable resource analysis
  • International renewable energy and geospatial analysis capacity building
  • Programmatic analysis development and optimization
  • Contributing to open-source data analysis products
  • Climate change and grid resilience
  • Shaping vision for future geospatial endeavors

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Donna Heimiller

Senior GIS Analyst

Areas of expertise

  • Geospatial analysis and modeling supporting multiple resource assessment technologies, regional-scale site evaluation, and energy system modeling
  • Electricity infrastructure analysis
  • Data visualization

Primary research interests

  • Renewable resource development opportunities and issues, within a spatial context (multiple technologies)
  • Renewable resource characterization (multiple technologies)

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Dylan Hettinger

GIS Programmer Analyst

Areas of expertise

  • Information design
  • Spatial analysis and cartography

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Jay Huggins

Web Developer

Areas of expertise

  • OpenEI
  • Multi-language coder (Perl, PHP, JavaScript, Java, Python)
  • MySQL, Apache, Bash

Primary research interests

  • LAMP web development and data manipulation
  • Optimization and automation
  • Human-powered renewable energy sources
  • Electronic design

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Ted Kwasnik

Scientist II

Areas of expertise

  • Architecture/Implementation of GIS Applications
  • Open Source Programming and Web Development
  • Spatial Analysis and Cartography

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Nick Langle

Front End Web Engineer

Areas of expertise

  • HTML / CSS / Javascript / jQuery
  • UI / UX
  • Responsive Web Design
  • Semantic MediaWiki
  • SEO

Primary research interests

  • Web Design & Usability
  • Data Visualization & Analytics
  • Geospatial Analysis
  • Transportation & Alternative Fuels
  • Industrial Ecology
  • Renewable Energy Regulation & Permitting

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Anthony Lopez

Scientist IV - GIS

Areas of expertise

  • Spatial Database Design and Utilization
  • High Performance Computing
  • Parallel Processing and Analysis of Large Geospatial Datasets
  • Visualization of Complex Spatial-Temporal Datasets
  • Renewable Resource Technical and Economic Potential
  • Advanced Cartographic Product Design

Primary research interests

  • Solar resource assessment
  • Conversion of raw geographic renewable resource datasets to technical potential estimations
  • Global renewable resource datasets and analysis
  • Renewable resource characterization

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Galen Maclaurin

Scientist III

Areas of expertise

  • Spatial and temporal modeling
  • Remote sensing image analysis
  • Spatial statistics and machine learning
  • Scientific programming and high performance computing

Primary research interests

  • Modeling resource, technical and economic potential
  • Information extraction from remote sensing imagery
  • Small area estimation and spatial aggregation
  • Energy use modeling at multiple spatial scales

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Meghan Mooney

GIS Scientist II

Areas of expertise

  • Spatial analysis, statistics, and modeling
  • Scientific programming
  • Spatial database design

Primary research interests

  • Modeling resource, technical, and economic potential
  • Transportation and mobility
  • Climate change and resiliency

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Ricardo Oliveira

Scientist II

Areas of expertise

  • Web Development
  • Spatial Databases
  • Spatial Programming

Primary research interests

  • Transportation
  • Data Visualization

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Billy J. Roberts

Scientist III - GIS

Areas of expertise

  • Spatial analysis and cartography

Primary research interests

  • Renewable energy and cartographic technique
  • Wildlife and energy technology interactions
  • Geothermal technology

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Chris Webber

Chief Cloud Architect

Areas of expertise

  • Cloud computing
  • Unix (Linux, Solaris, Mac OS X)
  • Virtualization
  • System security

Primary research interests

  • Cloud infrastructure
  • Automated provisioning
  • System monitoring

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Jon Weers

Senior Web Applications Engineer

Areas of expertise

  • Interactive web applications (PHP, jQuery, javascript, Python, Mongo, MySQL)
  • Custom visualizations
  • Project management
  • User interface design

Primary research interests

  • Engaging mass audiences to promote renewable energy awareness
  • Leveraging linked open data
  • Open source projects

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