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Alex Swindler

Researcher IV-Software Engineering

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Alex joined NREL in February 2011. His educational background includes distributed computing, Web information systems engineering, software engineering, computer graphics, and engineering business. At NREL, Alex worked to develop, build, and test the OpenStudio energy simulation suite, the Building Component Library, Image Processing Occupancy Sensor, Research Support Facility Energy Dashboard, NREL Energy Story visualization, Green Button data integration, as well as a large number of Web interfaces, dashboards, databases, and distributed simulations to support energy analysis for commercial buildings. Alex compiles and tests cross-platform iteration and release builds of OpenStudio, adds functionality, resolves bugs, and maintaining the continuous integration dashboard. Alex is also the recipient of an R&D 100 Award.

Prior to joining NREL, Alex worked as a system administrator, Web developer, and Unity developer for a full-service mechanical, electrical, structural, and energy-engineering firm.


B.S. Computer Science, University of Virginia