ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO
CANADA RESEARCH CHAIR IN DATA FOR GOOD
Title: Data science for energy conservation
Wednesday, May 19, 2021
12:05 pm to 12:45 pm
As concerns over climate change and resource shortages arise, it is critical to seek new ways to ensure a sustainable future, in which water and energy are used responsibly and greenhouse gas emissions are reduced. In this talk, I will give several examples of data analytics in the context of energy conservation. I will discuss how electricity consumption data may be used for demand-response management, to assess the impact of pricing policies, and to generate personalized conservation tips.
Lukasz Golab holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science (with High Distinction) from the University of Toronto and a Ph.D. in Computer Science (with Alumni Gold Medal) from the University of Waterloo. From 2006 till his return to Waterloo in 2011, he was a researcher at AT&T Labs. Lukasz’s research focuses on improving the efficiency and effectiveness of data-intensive systems and using data science to inform public policy.