Team

Tanya Barham

CEO & Founder

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Tanya has 20 years of experience as an innovator, entrepreneur, technologist, and utility nerd building enduring practices and products, including a successful business exit. From 2016-2019 Tanya helped reformulate and re-start PECI, securing millions in non-dilutive funding for execution of all aspects of technical service, product development, operations and commercialization of PECI’s grid edge products. In 2019 PECI spun off its technical and grid-edge products as Community Energy Labs with Tanya at the helm. Tanya’s speciality is in leading systems and people to set the stage for the high achievement culture necessary to iterate and scale. Tanya is fluent in Swedish and functionally proficient in Danish, Norwegian and Icelandic.

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Tracy Harton

Senior Full Stack & Edge Engineer

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Tracy has over 25 years of experience in a wide range of both hardware and software technologies. After completing his Masters in Electrical Engineering at Rice University, he went on to work on everything from embedded processor design and mobile and embedded programming to cloud and IOT architectures. He has worked in a variety of industries at both startups and large corporations, including video and audio processing as well as scalable and fault-tolerant emergency notification platforms. Tracy is fluent in C#, Java, C/C++, and Javascript.

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Luciana Carvalho

Building Energy Engineer

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Luciana has 15 years of experience in building energy efficiency and sustainability, energy modeling and solar thermal energy. She has worked for clients in Brazil, Canada, Germany, US, UK and Italy. She has participated in research projects about natural lighting availability in urban public spaces, solar water heating systems commissioning, district solar water heating for low income housing, and solar thermal HVAC systems. Luciana is fluent in Portuguese and Italian.

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Mohamad El Hariri, PHD

Data Scientist

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Moe is a researcher and machine learning scientist with a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Florida International University (FIU). Moe's research revolves around leveraging the potential of deliverable energy flexibility through the use of machine intelligence to achieve national decarbonization goals. His work includes managed EV charging, grid interactive buildings, transactive energy, and load profiling among others. Moe joined CEL’s team as an energy consumption modeler for load forecasting applications and is currently working on evaluating machine learning frameworks for balancing building occupant comfort at the lowest possible cost and carbon emissions. Moe is currently also an Assistant Professor of Renewable Energy Systems at Colorado School of Mines where he teaches Integration of Renewable Energy and High Power Electronics. Moe is also a volunteer Project Manager and Event Organizer at M.Powering Lebanon, a non-profit focused on utilizing renewable energy to help address the energy crisis in Lebanon. Moe is bilingual in Arabic and proficient in French.

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Carol Mwango

Office Manager

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Carol has a decade of experience in: office management; project management; research; administrative processes and systems; data entry, transfer and transcription. Whether it has been helping grant and proposal teams execute the necessary steps to secure project funding at PECI, or, tracking and managing data and communication flows for virtual teams during the pandemic at CEL, Carol is a capable and thorough administrator with attention to detail, Carol is bilingual in Kiswahili.

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Daniel Quintana

Project Manager

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Daniel holds three Bachelor of Science Degrees in Mathematics, Computer Science, and Applied Physics from CSU Channel Islands. He has done various research projects ranging from spin glass simulations to disagreement between epistemic peers. He has trained multiple delegates for national level conferences within higher education and facilitated the love of STEM to underserved high school students.  In 2021 Daniel was chosen from a competitive pool of applicants for a Product Technology Research Analyst internship at CEL. Daniel is fluent in Java, Python and C++.

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Malakai Johnson

Junior Full Stack Engineer

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Malakai holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science from CSU Channel Islands. His research included computer modeling projects, including artificial intelligence, and spin glass simulations. He has a love for teaching STEM subjects to youth and has taught many of tomorrow’s leaders through the Galileo summer programs. Malakai is fluent in C, Python, and JavaScript.

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RESEARCH PARTNERS

Donghun Kim

Berkeley Lab

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Sang woo Ham

Berkeley Lab

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Korbaga Woldekidan

NREL

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Thibault Marzullo

NREL

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Thomas Parkinson

UC Berkeley Center for the Built Environment

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Hui Zhang

UC Berkeley Center for the Built Environment

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Carlos Duarte

UC Berkeley Center for the Built Environment

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Charlie Huizenga

UC Berkeley Center for the Built Environment

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Paul Rafferty

UC Berkeley Center for the Built Environment

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Advisors

Lindsay Baker

Building Science Advisor

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Nimalan Mahendran

Enterprise ML Advisor

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Jennifer Worrall

Former CEL CTO

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Joseph Todd

Technology Commercialization Advisor

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Karim Al-Khafaji, PhD

Sustainability Products Advisor

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Kay Aikin

Grid Edge Advisor

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Michael Korcuska

Product & Consumer Advisor

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Daniella Latham

Product Marketing Advisor

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Ahlmahz Negash, PhD

Power Systems Advisor

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Nate Kinsey

Building Decarbonization Advisor

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Edgar Almeida

Smart Community Engineering Advisor

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Anamika Dubey, PhD

Grid Side ML Advisor

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Bryan Hannegan, PhD

Customer Owned Utility Advisor

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Saniya Syed

Automated Demand Response Advisor

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Lorenzo Kristov, PhD

Power System Policy Advisor

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Christina Dyrness Williams

Communications Advisor

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Matthew Tsugawa, MBA, CMA

Finance Advisor

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Melanie Adamson

Marketing and Brand Advisor

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Joshua Brock

Business Development Advisor

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Roger Gray

Utility Operations Advisor

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