Dr. Hampden Kuhns
Dr. Kuhns is on Entrepreneurial Leave from his Research Professorship at the Desert Research Institute so he may manage Load IQ in a full time capacity. In 2006, Dr. Hampden Kuhns began developing instrumentation and algorithms to provide building managers with detailed information about their electric power and natural gas consumption. Dr. Kuhns has built a team of exceptionally talented scientists, engineers, and software developers to produce the Utility Accountant for deployment in the commercial sector.
In May 2011, his company Load IQ was awarded an NSF SBIR Phase 2 award and in October 2011, Load IQ won the Energy Efficiency Category award in the highly competitive California Clean Tech Open Business Competition. He has authored one issued and three pending patents for his innovations in load disaggregation. Dr. Kuhns has been a principal investigator and an active member in dozens of research studies focused on fingerprinting air pollution sources. Throughout his research career, he has published more than 40 papers as author or coauthor in peer reviewed journals.
Bhuma provides key strategic leadership in defining LoadIQ’s go-to-market strategy for partner programs across channel sales, OEM sales, and strategic business alliances with organizations.
Dr. Babak Bastami
Has more than 10 years research background include signal processing and machine learning algorithms, classification and clustering of stochastic data, blind source separation and independent component analysis, statistical signal processing, detection and estimation of signals in interference and wireless communications.
His works have been published in 10 IEEE conferences proceedings and journals. At LoadIQ, Dr Bastami employs signal processing and machine learning techniques to improve LoadIQ algorithms and also designs test protocols for hardware and software systems.