Thursday, April 2, 2015

Jingrui Xie - The First Graduate of BigDEAL

Today (April 2, 2015), Jingrui (Rain) Xie just defended her MS thesis on retail energy forecasting, which made her the first graduate of BigDEAL.

Rain received her B.A. in Finance from Sun Yat-sen University in 2009, and her M.A. in Economics from Duke University in 2011. In August 2013, Rain joined the Master of Science in Engineering Management program of UNC Charlotte as my first student. Since then she has published two journal papers, one on long term probabilistic load forecasting, and the other on retail energy forecasting. She was a key contributor to the EISPC/NARUC Load Forecasting Case Study. She was part of the BigDEAL team that topped the NPower Forecasting Challenge 2015.  As one of the top teams of the Global Energy Forecasting Competition 2014, she was invited by International Journal of Forecasting to write a paper describing her winning methodology. This summer, Rain will be attending two conferences, International Symposium on Forecasting and IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, to present her work on probabilistic load forecasting.

Rain will continue her study in the Ph.D. Program in Infrastructure and Environmental Systems (INES) here at UNC Charlotte. Her dissertation topic is on probabilistic load forecasting.

Congratulations, Rain!

1 comment:

  1. Great!!! Best wishes.
    Keep us in touch.
    Massimo Centra


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