Thursday, April 16, 2015

Jiali Liu - The First Alumna of BigDEAL

Today (April 16, 2015), Jiali Liu just defended her MS thesis on combining sister load forecasts, which made her the second graduate of BigDEAL. Since the first BigDEAL graduate Rain is continuing her PhD study here, Jiali becomes the first alumna of BigDEAL.

Jiali received her bachelor degree in International Business and Trade from Wuhan University of Technology, and her second bachelor degree in Business Administration from University of Pittsburgh, both in 2012. In August 2013, Jiali joined the Master of Science in Engineering Management program of UNC Charlotte. In May 2014. She joined BigDEAL to conduct MS thesis research under my supervision. She received her SAS Base Programmer and SAS Advanced Programmer certifications in summer 2014. She was part of the BigDEAL team winning the Analytics2014 poster contest. She was also a key contributor to the EISPC/NARUC Load Forecasting Case Study. She participated in the Global Energy Forecasting Competition 2014 with a top 8 place in the probabilistic wind power forecasting track.

Jiali received her Graduate Certificate in Energy Analytics in December 2014. This May, she will receive her MS in Engineering Management degree with a concentration in Energy Systems. After that, Jiali will move to Raleigh working as a Business Analyst at Evalueserve.

Congratulations, Jiali, and all the best!

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