Speaker Bio

Helia Zandi

Helia Zandi is a Research and Development Staff member in the Computational Science & Engineering Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Her research interests include developing optimization and control for complex systems including buildings, grid, cooling system for data center; large-scale building-to-grid integration; applying advanced data analytics and machine learning algorithms to building data and grid data. She has authored and co-authored more than 50 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers. In 2022, she received the “Highly Cited Research Paper” award from the Applied Energy journal.

Before she joined ORNL, she was an Imaging and Positioning Researcher at ProNova Solutions where she worked on robot calibration, positioning, and image registration algorithm development for proton therapy. She received her B.S. degree in computer science from the University of Tehran and her M.S. degree in computer engineering from the University of Florida. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate in computer engineering with The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.