Jacob completed his B.Sc. in Environmental Engineering and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering at North Carolina State University in the United States in 2016 and 2020, respectively. His Ph.D. dissertation was on simulating evolution of low-voltage electric grids with distributed energy technology adoption using agent-based modelling techniques. His dissertation was funded by the United States National Science Foundation through the Graduate Research Fellowship Program.
Jacob’s research applies sociotechnical modelling techniques to simulate water and energy networks as complex adaptive systems. His work has developed an array of agent-based modelling frameworks to analyze critical infrastructure protection, ecotourism, solar PV technology diffusion, decentralized water systems, and peer-to-peer energy markets. He is currently a Research Analyst at the Institute and performs energy system modelling and optimization research to analyze electrification and decarbonization pathways for the Canadian economy.
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Electrification and decarbonization pathways