Community batteries, shared energy storage for suburbs, decarbonisation, smart meter data use for increased visibility and planning of the future grid, using neural networks to forecast electricity load.
Dr Shaw’s current research interests lie in applying data analytics and machine learning to a range of data-rich problems, including the integration of renewable energy into the electricity grid. At the ANU, she has been looking at how community energy models (e.g. shared battery systems) can support increasing amounts of renewable energy in the grid, reduce energy costs for consumers, and address important issues around energy equity.
Dr Shaw is a Research Leader in the Battery Storage and Grid Integration Program at the Australian National University. She is also the convenor of the Energy Efficiency research cluster at the ANU Energy Change Institute. Her research experience has been highly interdisciplinary, covering physics, engineering, computer science, biomedical science, data analytics, psychology and neuroscience. She has worked in universities, hospitals and in industry, both here in Australia, as well as in the USA and in Germany.
Activities & Awards
Dr Shaw is passionate about early science education and digital literacy, and gives regular science presentations at her local primary school. She is a regular volunteer at the primary school Code Club. Please contact Dr Shaw if you would like her to present STEM topics at your local primary school.