Holger Teichgraeber

Holger Teichgraeber

Operations Research Scientist - Data Science

Convoy

Bio

I am an Operations Research Scientist in the Data Science team at Convoy. Here, I work on building efficiency into our network of shipments. I develop, deploy, and maintain machine learning and optimization algorithms in production, and I provide quantitative insights to inform product decisions. A high-level description of the problem we are solving for can be found here.

Previously, I received my Ph.D. from the Department of Energy Resources Engineering at Stanford University. My advisor was Prof. Adam Brandt and I was a Wells Family Stanford Graduate Fellow.

In my Ph.D. research, I focused on applying state-of-the-art computational tools at the intersection of machine learning and optimization to energy systems problems. As an example, I have worked extensively on the development of new algorithms and applications of time-series aggregation for infrastructure planning and operations. Out of my research, two open-source software packages have emerged: TimeSeriesClustering implements unsupervised learning methods for time-series data, and CapacityExpansion provides an extensible, data-driven infrastructure planning tool for energy systems.

During my studies, I interned at the battery software company Doosan GridTech; in the renewable energy forecasting division of Vaisala (formerly 3Tier); in the market optimization group at RWE Power, one of Europe’s largest utility companies; and at ThyssenKrupp, one of the world’s largest steel producers.

Interests

  • Machine Learning
  • Optimization
  • Energy Systems
  • Supply Chain & Transportation

Education

  • PhD in Energy Resources Engineering, 2020

    Stanford University

  • Ignite Program in Innovation and Entrepeneurship, 2018

    Stanford University, Graduate School of Business

  • MS in Energy Resources Engineering, 2016

    Stanford University

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering, 2014

    RWTH Aachen University

Consulting

I have successfully worked with multiple companies on short-term and medium-term projects in the past. I would be happy to talk about how we can work together, please contact me for an initial consultation.

Publications

Software

CapacityExpansion

An extensible, data-driven infrastructure planning tool for energy systems in Julia. The main purpose of the package is to provide a simple-to-use generation and transmission capacity extension model that allows to address a diverse set of research questions in the area of energy systems planning.

TimeSeriesClustering

Julia implementation of unsupervised learning methods for time series datasets. It provides functionality for clustering and aggregating, detecting motifs, and quantifying similarity between time series datasets.

Honors & ­Awards

Rising Environmental Leaders Program

Outstanding achievement in mentoring award

Grid Sciences Winter School & Conference Scholarship

Centennial Teaching Assistant Award

Stanford Graduate Fellowship in Science and Engineering

Dean’s List and Top 0.5% of Graduating Class

Scholarship of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation