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.
Senior Research Scientist
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 23 conference papers and 2 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.
Computational Software Engineer
Athanasios ("Nassos") started working on SUGAR while completing his MS in Energy Science, Technology, and Policy at Carnegie Mellon University. There he co-authored a paper with Marko Jereminov on homotopy methods to increase the robustness of SUGAR. Nassos completed his BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering at NTUA, Greece, focusing on energy and power systems. He previously interned at Volterra S.A., a Greek utility company, where he worked on measuring the energy efficiency of wind farms.
Lead Application Engineer
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. 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.
Full Stack Software Architect
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
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
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.