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Lingzi Wu

Lingzi Wu is Assistant Professor in the Department of Construction Management. Strategically expanding Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure (EVCI) is essential to support the electrification of the transportation sector, which is responsible for a significant 27% of total greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. My research interests include assessing and developing an equitable nationwide expansion of EVCI to rectify past injustices rooted in various communities, particularly ones that have been historically underrepresented, environmentally burdened, and economically distressed. Email...

Sajjad Moazeni

Assistant Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering Sajjad Moazeni is an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at UW. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from UC Berkeley in 2018 focusing on large-scale and energy-efficient electronic-photonic integration. He received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 2013. Prior to joining UW, he was a postdoctoral research scientist in the Bioelectronic Systems Lab at Columbia University from 2018 to 2020. His research interest lies at the intersection of integrated system design and photonics with applications in computing and communication, sensing and imaging, and life...

Zixiao Ma

CEI Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow Zixiao Ma works with electrical & computer engineering professor Baosen Zhang to develop machine learning-based, safety-critical controls for renewable energy-dominated microgrids. His research has been published widely in top power systems journals, such as IEEE Transactions on Power Systems and IEEE Transactions on Smart Grids, including seven first-author papers. Ma completed his Ph.D. in Electrical & Computer Engineering at Iowa State University in spring 2023. At Iowa State, Ma led several innovative studies in power system dynamics and control, including four projects funded by the Power Systems Engineering Research Center and the Department of Energy totaling more than $2 million in...

Jungwon Choi

Assistant Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering Jungwon Choi's research interests include high-frequency power converters, wireless power transfer for battery-powered vehicles, industrial and biomedical applications, magnetic designs, controls at high-frequencies, energy storage, and wide bandgap devices. In 2017, she was selected to the Rising Stars in EECS, received Unlock Idea awards from Lam Research in 2019 and 2020, and the National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER award in 2021. She is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Industrial Electronics and a member of several IEEE committees. Email | LinkedIn...

Xinyi Zhao

I am Xinyi Zhao, now pursuing my Ph.D. in industrial & systems engineering at UW, advised by Prof. Chaoyue Zhao. My research primarily revolves around addressing the power system planning challenge. My goal is to seamlessly integrate green energy solutions, such as energy storage and electric vehicles, into our existing power networks, while enhancing overall energy efficiency....

Rachel Pearson

Rachel Pearson is a doctoral student in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Prior to her doctoral studies, Rachel received her B.S. in civil engineering from the University of Virginia and worked as a civil engineer for a land development firm. Her research centers on equitable and resilient water and renewable energy infrastructure systems. Rachel is passionate about understanding climate change’s impacts on vulnerable communities and finding infrastructure solutions to these complex challenges. Her research project uses HOMER software to integrate renewable energy systems into water treatment technology in rural Alaskan communities....

Matthew Motoki

I am a second-year Ph.D. student in Electrical & Computer Engineering at the University of Washington, advised by Professor Baosen Zhang. My research interests lie at the intersection of machine learning and distributed energy resources. Outside of my academic pursuits, I enjoy participating in machine learning competitions on Kaggle where I am a Competitions Grandmaster. ...

Kyle Johnson

I am a fourth year Ph.D. Candidate in Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington (UW) where I work in the SSOL Lab with professor Vikram Iyer. I also work with Sawyer Fuller in the Autonomous Insect Robotics Lab and Shyam Gollakota in the Networks & Mobile Systems lab. My research is focused on leveraging combinations of low-power actuators and the structural properties in systems, like the bistability demonstrated in leaf-out origami, to create insect-scale and battery-free autonomous robots optimized for resource constrained applications. I am a co-founder and the current executive Director of the nonprofit AVELA- A Vision for Engineering Literacy...

Elizabeth Echavarria

Elizabeth is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Political Science, interested in Comparative and Environmental Politics. Her research explores non-state market-driven governance initiatives, particularly in the mining and minerals industry, concerning its fundamental role in the development of renewable sources of energy and enabling a just energy transition. Before her doctoral studies, Elizabeth worked as a program and project manager at various NGOs. She holds a BA in Political Science from Universidad Nacional de Colombia and an MSc in Public Policy from University College London, which she completed thanks to a Chevening Scholarship funded by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office....

Vicente Arroyos

I am a Ph.D. student in Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington (UW) where I work with Vikram Iyer. I also do some work in the Autonomous Insect Robotics Lab run by Sawyer Fuller. Before I joined the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering. My research interests include low-power electronics, small-scale robotics, computing for sustainability, and applications of machine learning. I am the cofounder of A Vision for Electronic Literacy & Access (AVELA). K-12 STEM outreach is one of my passions, and I actively pursue efforts to widen STEM interest of Underrepresented K-12 students of color....

June Lukuyu

June Lukuyu is an assistant professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) at the University of Washington. She joined the UW in January 2023 after completing her Ph.D. at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. She is an Energy for Growth Hub Fellow. Lukuyu's research focuses on developing and planning for inclusive energy systems and innovative technologies in underserved communities, centering on promoting sustainability, social development, and human empowerment. Her work uses a wide range of data analytics, computing techniques, and social science methods to build models for integrated energy development, and systems planning, with model outputs aimed at informing energy, climate, and development decision-making. Website | LinkedIn...

Chaoyue Zhao

Dr. Zhao works on data-driven optimization methodologies to support strategic and operational planning in power systems management. She developed innovative data-driven approaches to enable effective decision-making under uncertainty for power system scheduling problems such as optimal power flow and unit commitment. Her analytical models advance scalable solution methods to improve cost-effectiveness, streamline daily power system operations, and mitigate system disruptions and risk. Email | Website...