Field of work

Welcome to my page! I am the Director of Connectivity, Information & Intelligence Lab (Ci2Lab), and a Full Professor in Data Science and Machine Learning in the Department of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Mathematical Sciences at the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (HVL), Bergen, Norway.  I am also the Leader of the HVL Data Science Group.

Moreover, I have a Research Professor title in the Electrical and Computer Department at Florida State University, USA, where I was an assistant professor from 2015 to 2018. Prior to FSU, I was a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California, Berkeley, EECS Dept 2013-2015. I completed my Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering with a specialization in Power Systems at Virginia Tech. I hold Master’s degrees in Industrial and System Engineering from Virginia Tech (2013) and in Energy Systems from the University of Manchester (2008).

My research interests include data analysis and decision support for smart grids and smart cities. My research has been supported by IBM, the U.S. National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Energy, the European Space Agency, the European Commission, and the Research Council of Norway. 

You can check our research lab, our data science group, and my Google Scholar. Get in touch if you like to join us or start a collaboration :)

Whenever not working, I am somewhere in fjords or fjells!

Courses taught

PCS956. Trends in Applied Machine Learning 

MAS311 Solar Technology and Design

Energy Informatics 

Introduction to Causal Inference 

Research areas

[Theory] Machine Learning
[Theory] Causal Inference
[Theory] Computer Vision

[App] Satellite Data Analytics 
[App] Infrastructure Networks Resilience
[App] Electric Grids Operation and Forecasting 

Research groups