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Big Data and Information Policies for Behavior Change

February 8, 2017 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm

Speaker: Omar I. Asensio, Ph.D., IDRE Scholar
Institute of the Environment & Sustainability,
Anderson School of Management Ziman Center,

Time:  12 p.m. to 1 p.m. (Lunch will be served*)
Date: Feb 8, 2017
Location:  5628, Math Sciences Building

Registration: https://idre.ucla.edu/calendar-event/data-as-infrastructure#rsvp


Mobile apps and smart metering technologies can provide a wealth of data and information to guide real-time decisions about consumption or investment. However, we often have limited understanding of how information provided with these technologies can be framed to meet social or policy objectives. In this talk, I will discuss experimental evidence on the effectiveness of information to drive energy conservation behavior in residential and commercial buildings. Emphasis will be placed on the framing of incentives, smart metering and approaches to accelerate the adoption of innovations through changes in behavior.

Speaker’s bio:
Dr. Omar I. Asensio is a postdoctoral scholar at UCLA’s Institute of the Environment & Sustainability and the Anderson School of Management Ziman Center. He uses field experiments and quantitative methods to address innovation challenges related to energy, transportation and urban sustainability. His forthcoming research on energy efficiency strategies in commercial buildings will be featured in Science – Editor’s choice section. He holds a doctorate in environmental science and engineering from UCLA and is a former National Science Foundation IGERT fellow with a topic in clean energy for green industry.

*Lunch will be served at 11:45 AM.
**To ensure you have a space at the seminar, please RSVP by Feb 05, 2017.


February 8, 2017
11:45 am - 1:00 pm