C. Anna Spurlock
Anna Spurlock, an environmental and behavioral economist, in the Energy Analysis and Environmental Impacts Division received the 2017 CUCSA Kevin McCauley Memorial Outstanding Staff Award.
The CUCSA Kevin McCauley Memorial Outstanding Staff Award is designed to recognize staff members with the University of California, including Berkeley Lab, who are supportive and inclusive of staff, and encourage equity, diversity, and community, are forward thinking, and do not compromise quality.
Anna co-founded the Behavior Analytics research initiative at LBNL, in which advanced data science and machine learning are coupled with rigorous statistical and econometric techniques to generate insights from high resolution smart meters data regarding consumer behavior and decision-making. In addition, Anna leads the Economics Research sub-team within the Energy Efficiency Standards Group. This team advises and supports the minimum efficiency standards program, and conducts primary research on the market impacts of minimum efficiency standards policy. Finally, Anna is leading the WholeTraveler research project under the DOE SMART Mobility Initiative. This project is an integral part of the Mobility Decision Science Pillar of the Initiative, and focuses on a dynamic and holistic understanding of individual traveler behavior and decision-making around transportation.
In addition, Anna was the EAEI division representative for the Berkeley Lab Diversity & Inclusion Council in starting in April 2014. In 2017, Anna founded the Energy Technologies Area (ETA) D&I Working Group which focused on D&I topics of interest to ETA staff including a D&I newsletter, a Women and Minorities Fellowship Committee, a subcommittee to enhance guidance of the performance review process, an ambassador program and the development of ETA D&I data and statistics information.