Offshore Wind IGERT Fellow Destenie Nock has been invited to be a plenary speaker at the First Annual Georgia Tech Data Science for Social Good Workshop, which will be held on April 1st and 2nd, 2019. The Workshop will focus on the application of data science techniques to problems of significant societal impact, such as healthcare, data privacy, renewable energy, and transportation and will bring together disciplines in Computer Science, Industrial and Systems Engineering and Public Policy.
Destenie is in the final stages of completing a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research at Umass Amherst, where she has been an NSF Graduate Research Fellow, and an Offshore Wind Energy IGERT Fellow. Prior to this she was a Mitchell Fellow in Northern Ireland where she earned an MSc in Leadership for Sustainable Development at Queens University of Belfast. Her research is focused on applying optimization and decision analysis tools to evaluate the sustainability and reliability of the electricity grid in disparate energy systems. She has two B.S. degrees from North Carolina A&T State University in Electrical Engineering and Applied Mathematics. In addition, she has spent time volunteering in Malawi, held internships at Argonne National Lab, the Utility Regulator of Northern Ireland, and Exxon Mobil.
Link to the conference. http://pwp.gatech.edu/isye-dsfsg-workshop/speakers/