Siva Gunda is Director of Research and the India Initiative at the UC Davis Energy and Efficiency Institute. He supports the oversight of the day-to-day operations of the Institute as well as the development of its research agenda. Gunda is also currently leading two of the Institute’s strategic initiatives: one focused on development of a data platform and the other on development of research collaborations in India. Prior to joining the EEI, he worked at General Electric, California Fuel Cell Partnership, PG&E and the California Air Resources Board. Gunda has been an Edison International Energy Efficiency Fellow, UC Irvine International Sustainability Fellow and a UC Davis Center for Entrepreneurship Business Development Fellow. He is a UC Davis PhD candidate in Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering with a focus on alternate energy systems.