I am a professor of Technology Management in Sustainability at Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Baskin School of Engineering in University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC). I am also affiliated with Environmental Studies in Social Science Division. Prior to UCSC, I was on the faculty of University of California Merced with a joint appointment between the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts as well as School of Engineering during 2006-2015. During 2013-2014, I was on a sabbatical leave visiting the GRIPS (National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies) in Japan, with the support from a JSPS (Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science) fellowship to study the implementation of demand response programs and to examine operation and investment decision in smart-grid marketplace. I joined UC Santa Cruz in 2015.

My research focuses on issues related to sustainability. In particular, I study the impact of climate change, public policies, e.g., energy and environmental regulation, on water resources, electricity, gas, biofuel and transportation sectors. My research takes interdisciplinary approaches: quantitative bottom-up models built upon economic principles and solved with operations research techniques. My publication spans across different disciples in management, economics, engineering, sciences and public policy. My work has received several INFORMS (The Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences) ENRE (Energy, Natural Resources, and the Environment) awards: 2004 best student paper (first place) and best publication in sustainability in 2013 (second place) and 2014 (first place). My recent work was also nominated for best paper award in HICSS (Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences)-53.