Pearl Street Technologies was founded in 2018 in Pittsburgh, PA. Our mission is to enable a more reliable, resilient, and sustainable power grid through advanced modeling, simulation, and optimization tools.
Marko spearheaded the development of SUGAR's optimization capabilities to support a variety of power system objective functions, from minimization of generation cost to optimal placement of new grid infrastructure. He has authored or co-authored 25 conference papers and 4 journal papers, including a best paper award-winning submission at the IEEE PES General Meeting in 2017. Marko was previously a nationally-ranked junior tennis player in Serbia, winning 12 major tournaments from 2008-2011.
Senior Product Engineer II
Joseph's background includes domestic and international experience in transmission and distribution systems planning, generation and battery energy storage interconnection, regulatory compliance, and power system data analytics. Prior to joining Pearl Street Technologies, Joseph was a power systems consultant at ABB (now Hitachi Energy). He is the co-author of numerous papers on topics ranging from power system model validation to assessment and applications of distributed energy resources in future power grids, and is a licensed professional engineer in North Carolina.
Senior Full Stack Software Engineer I
Alessandra completed her BS degree in Industrial Engineering at Texas A&M. While at A&M, Alessandra consulted with the GE Power RM&D team to reduce bottlenecks and optimize response time for servicing and repairing customers' aeroderivative gas turbine generators. Prior to joining Pearl Street Technologies, Alessandra was a full-stack engineer at ReStream. There she developed software and visualizations to analyze and monitor fluid chemistry in real-time, in order to resolve potential problems associated with oilfield fluids.
Computational Software Engineer II
John completed his MS degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh where he studied electric power systems with a focus on control and machine learning applications. Prior to graduate school he worked for Wilderness Trace Solar in Danville, KY where he designed residential and commercial PV systems. He received his BS in Physics and Mathematics from Centre College where he was also an All-American cross country runner.
Frontend Software Engineer I
Mariella completed her BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Davis. As an undergraduate, she conducted research at the École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Étienne where she worked on a team to develop organic electronic sensors for applications in wearable smart textiles. Her previous work includes research at the Cornell Nanoscale Science and Technology Facility where she helped develop an ultrasonic transducer fabrication process flow for biological applications.
Senior Software Engineer II
David has 6 years of experience in the electronic design automation industry. During that time he contributed innovative software solutions to support scalable and efficient physical verification of cutting-edge, multi-billion transistor integrated circuit designs. His software development background includes high-performance distributed computing and concurrent programming. He has an MS degree in Computer Engineering and BS degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from North Carolina State University.
James Thomas has experience in several aspects of project development including interconnection, solar site selection, preliminary design, origination, LMP analysis, and project M&A through working at a renewable energy developer and engineering consulting firm. A Milwaukee, Wisconsin native, James graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. He also earned a Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering and a Doctor of Philosophy from the Georgia Institute of Technology. James has concentrated in power throughout his extensive education and focused on power system dispatch optimization algorithms during his Ph.D. Away from work, James enjoys day hikes in the Rocky Mountains and spending time with his wife and two sons.
Senior Full Stack Software Engineer II
Richard has made a career of taking outdated processes and creating optimized solutions to drive business decisions. He was a major contributor to the development of a shop floor product tracking system for one of the world's largest paper manufacturing and distribution companies. Richard earned his Eagle Scout and was proficient at designing and implementing both hardware and software systems before graduating with a B.S. degree in Computer Information Systems from Kennesaw State University.