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Dr. Afshin Afshari  

Professor of Practice, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology

Dr Afshari has 25 years of experience in the energy efficiency of buildings and demand-side management (DSM). Since 2011, he has been a Professor of Practice at Masdar Institute of Science and Technology. His current research interests include urban energy modeling, load forecasting, fault detection and diagnosis, decision support for DSM, and renewable energies. He teaches graduate-level courses on the topics of Heat Transfer in Buildings, Statistics, and Time Series Forecasting.

Prior to Dr. Afshari's current role, for a period spanning close to four years, he was head of Masdar City’s Energy Department. Before joining Masdar, he worked for International Energy Group (UAE, 2 years), University of Québec (Canada, 4 years), Silicon Energy (USA, 4 years), Raab Karcher Energy Services (Germany, 3 years) and Schlumberger Research (France, 5 years).

Dr. Afshari is a Professional Engineer with a PhD in Physics from the University of Paris (France) and an MBA from INSEAD (France). He has three registered patents (two US and one European) and numerous articles published in conference proceedings, academic and trade journals and books.

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