Our Team

Dr. Ghazale Haddadian

Dr. Mohammad Shahidehpour

Dr. Hamid Arastoopour

Dr. Zuyi Li

Dr. Mohammad Khodayar

Dr. Mehdi Ganji

Our Advisory Board

SPIKE Advisory Board is composed of 21 members from industry, government, academia, and national laboratories. The Advisory Board provides project direction as well as technical and financial support for the project implementation.

Dr. Harvey Kahalas (Chair)
Dean, Stuart School of Business, IIT

Mr. Ralph Wanger
President, Wanger Asset Management

Dr. John Birge
Levin Professor of Operations Management, University of Chicago

Mr. Ismail Koroma
Minister of Energy, Sierra Leone, Africa

Mr. Stephen Akuoko
Director, Electricity Company of Ghana, Africa

Dr. David Hall
President, University of the Virgin Islands

Mr. Tom Young
President, Re-Member (working with Indian Reservations in South Dakota)

Dr. Tom Brisbin
President and CEO, Willdan Group, Inc.

Mr. Steve Johanns
President, Veriown Energy

Mr. Marc Lopata
President, Azimuth Energy

Mr. Joseph Svachula
Vice President, Smart Grid and Technology, ComEd

Ms. Wanda Reder
Chief Strategy Officer, S&C Electric Company

Mr. Jeffrey Katz
Chief Technology Officer, Energy and Utilities, IBM

Mr. Bill Mitchel
Senior Director, World Wide Energy Sector, Microsoft

Dr. Faramarz Maghsoodlou
Director of Energy Solutions, CISCO

Ms. Tonnetta Oubari
Manager of Smart City, Verizon Enterprise Solutions

Mr. Tom Nolan
Managing Director, Accenture North America Utilities Practice

Mr. Tom Hulsebosch
Managing Director, Energy & Utilities, West Monroe Partners

Mr. Nipesh Patel
Senior Manager, Silver Spring Networks

Dr. Jianhui Wang
Section Lead, Advanced Power Grid Modeling, Argonne National Laboratory

Dr. Robin Podmore
Founder and Chair, IEEE Smart Village Society

Our Industry and Corporate Partners

S&C Electric
S&C Electric Company is a ........

Silver Spring Networks
Silver Spring Networks is a leading networking platform and solutions provider for smart energy networks. Silver Spring’s pioneering IPv6 networking platform, with over 19 million Silver Spring enabled devices delivered, is connecting utilities to homes and business throughout the world with the goal of achieving greater energy efficiency for the planet. Silver Spring’s innovative solutions enable utilities to gain operational efficiencies, improve grid reliability, and empower consumers to monitor and manage energy consumption.

West Monroe Partners
A leading business and technology consulting firm based in Chicago, West Monroe Partners provides holistic business and technology solutions for the transforming energy and utilities industry. West Monroe Partners has released ConnecttheGridTM – a cloud-based platform that supports utilities to more effectively enroll, track, report on, and forecast their service territory’s distributed generation resources. For more information, visit ConnecttheGridTM’s product overview page. http://connectthegrid.com/
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