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Korbaga Woldekidan

Researcher IV-Data Science


Korbaga joined NREL in 2019 as a research engineer in the Commercial Buildings Research Group. He has experience in advanced building control systems and building energy simulation. Currently, he is working on several projects involving evaluation of building control systems, smart grids, and energy efficiency.

Prior to joining NREL, Korbaga worked as an expert services engineer for a building control company where he led evaluations of various facility improvement measures, building systems integration, development and deployment of automatic fault detection, and optimized control system algorithms.

Research Interests

Advanced control systems for buildings

Building energy simulation

Machine learning and data analytics

Automatic fault detection and diagnostics


Ph.D., Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Syracuse University

M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Addis Ababa University

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Bahir Dar University