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Kyri Baker

Kyri Baker

Civil Engineering

University of Colorado Boulder

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Dr. Kyri Baker received her B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 2009, 2010, and 2014, respectively. From 2015 to 2017, she worked at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Since Fall 2017, she has been an Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado Boulder, and is a Fellow of the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute (RASEI). She received the NSF CAREER award in 2021 and led an award-winning team to optimize extremely large-scale power grids on real-time scales in the ARPA-E Grid Optimization Competition. She develops computationally efficient optimization and learning algorithms for energy systems ranging from building-level assets to microgrids to transmission grids.