Visiting Professors & Scholars

Christoph Graf
Visiting Scholar, UC Berkeley
Christoph’s research interests cover energy and environmental economics, industrial organization, and optimization. His research mostly centers around intermittent renewables and their impacts on power markets. During his two-year stay at UC Berkeley, he will develop power market models in systems with intermittent renewables as well as storage. The goal of this research is to benchmark the outcomes of those models against real market outcomes to evaluate the trade-off between accuracy and cost.

Alexander Fred Ojala
Visiting Research Scholar

Alexander has a MS in Mathematical Statistics from UC Berkeley and a BS in Engineering Physics from Lund University. He has been a Visiting Scholar in the IEOR department since October 2016. Alexander is collaborating with professor Ikhlaq Sidhu to develop new teaching models for data science applications at UC Berkeley. He is a co-developer and co-instructor of the IEOR 135 / 290 class Applied Data Science with Venture Applications (first taugt in the spring of 2017). He is also part of the SCET's Blockchain lab initiative.

Since 2016 Alexander has been the lead data scientist of the global research project the Berkeley Innovation Index -- a project utilizing data analytics to aid in behavioral assessment for individuals and organizations to be effective and innovative.