Ali Adabi is a lecturer at UCSC, he holds a Ph.D. and M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from UCSC, and a B.S. degree from UC Berkeley in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. His current interest is in intelligent systems, decision support, power systems and IoT devices. He is extremely passionate about doing applicable research in systems that could benefit the society. His Ph.D. project SEADS (Smart Energy Analytics Disaggregation System) has recently won the Tech Crunch and NSF award. He also has industry experience at Intel, Tivo, and PlayStation etc.