Creating Something From Nothing: Developing Your First Product

Posted in: Alumni Career Services- Mar 31, 2013 Comments Off on Creating Something From Nothing: Developing Your First Product

Tuesday, April 2, 2013, 12:30 – 1:30pm

kWh Analytics accelerates solar adoption by reducing the risk in investing in the solar asset class. It uses real, live data and really cool algos.  kWh Analytics is bringing a software-driven, big data approach to the solar industry.  Co-founded by two proud Georgetown alums, Nicholas Malaya (C'07) and Richard Matsui (F'07) who met each other as next door neighbors on Harbin 5 of their freshman year. They will be speaking about the challenges and excitement of bringing their first product to market.

Richard Matsui was a consultant to the global solar PV industry. His company, Honua Solutions, has advised 5 clients (2 in Asia, 2 in US, 1 in Europe) since mid-2011.  A complete list of his solar work can be found at  Prior to Honua, Matsui was a consultant at McKinsey & Company Greater China office for 3 years. While at McKinsey, he established himself as a leading global expert on the solar industry, having accumulated more experience than any pre-partner consultant (9,000 globally).  Matsui graduated from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, and is fluent in both English and Mandarin Chinese.  He is also a Forbes "30 Under 30" award recipient for Energy.

Nicholas Malaya develops and optimizes code on massively parallel machines.  Malaya is working towards a Ph.D. in Computational Fluid Dynamics at the University of Texas Austin.  He is currently a Research Engineer at the Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences (ICES), at UT Austin.  His specialties include: Predictive Modeling and Simulation, Numerical Methods, C/C++/Fortran Programming, Exascale computation, Parallel Programming Techniques (OpenMP, MPI), Verification & Validation and Uncertainty Quantification, Bayesian Probability, Statistical Inference.

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