How Our Effort is Organized
Developing and producing the Open Energy Outlook is a big effort with many contributors. The core team has primary responsibility for conducting the model-based effort and producing the Open Energy Outlook report.
The additional teams listed below are committed to formally advising the core team and attending annual workshops to help set the research agenda. We also welcome contributions from the broader community and track community participants and their contributions here on GitHub. As articulated in this Joule piece, we are pioneering a new distributed teams approach to energy systems modeling.
Aranya Venkatesh, Carnegie Mellon University
Aranya is the Executive Director of the Open Energy Outlook. Her research interests are focused on modeling and evaluating energy infrastructure development, and associated environmental and policy implications. She has a background in systems modeling, optimization, and data analysis for energy technology and environmental assessment, with research experience in the industry, government, and academia. Member Homepage
Joe DeCarolis, NC State University
Joe’s research program is focused on addressing energy and environmental challenges at the intersection of engineering, economics, and public policy. His primary focus is the development and application of energy system models to analyze how energy technology and public policy can shape a sustainable future. Member Homepage
Paulina Jaramillo, Carnegie Mellon University
Paulina is involved in key multi-disciplinary research projects to better understand the social, economic and environmental implications of energy consumption and the public policy tools that can be used to support sustainable energy development and consumption. Member Homepage
Adi Sinha, NC State University
Adi’s recent research interests include modeling energy systems to gain insights into/inform policies, research and development efforts, and investment decisions. He has previously worked in the acquisition and analysis of air pollution data to better understand secondary transformations in the atmosphere. Member homepage.
Katie Jordan, Carnegie Mellon University
Katie is a PhD student researching the effects of decarbonizing the US heavy-duty transportation sector on air quality and climate.
Jeremiah Johnson, NC State University
Jeremiah uses systems methods to evaluate the environmental impacts of changes to the power system, including those driven by technology (such as the integration of wind power, solar photovoltaics and energy storage) and policy. Member Homepage