Eric Daniel Fournier is the acting Research Director at the California Center for Sustainable Communities (CCSC) within UCLA’s Institute for the Environment and Sustainability. Most recently, Eric functioned as the lead data scientist on a two year planning project funded by the California Energy Commission’s (CEC) EPIC Research Program. This project involved the development of a plan for the transformation of a disadvantaged community within Eastern Los Angeles county to Net Zero Electricity through the pursuit of advanced building energy retrofit packages and the installation of community scale solar PV and energy storage systems.
His research background spans the fields of spatial modeling, life cycle assessment, and energy & water systems analyses. He has extensive experience in the development computational methods for geographic optimization and geostatistical analyses. More generally however, he is interested in the application of information technologies, and the quantitative methods that they enable, to the resolution of complex environmental problems.
Eric obtained his Bachelor’s of Science in Environmental Science at Bucknell University (2008), where he also minored in Economics and Chemistry. He also holds a Master of Environmental Science from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (2010), a Master of Arts in Geography from the University of California at Santa Barbara (2014), and a Doctorate in Environmental Informatics from UCSB’s Bren School of Environmental Science & Management (2015).
Dr. Eric Fournier- CV 2018
Interview with KPCC- July 11, 2018