Josef Spalenka, PhD

Josef Spalenka, PhD

Senior Data Scientist

As Senior Data Scientist at LineVision, Josef is focused on building and improving statistical models and new data products derived from raw LineVision sensor data. Working with data engineering and software engineering teammates, Josef uses both physics-based and machine learning approaches to improve dynamic line rating calculations and anomaly detection algorithms, and deploys them as productionized software systems that deliver actionable insights to LineVision clients.

Josef previously worked at Genscape (now a part of Wood Mackenzie) as a principal engineer and data scientist where he helped build new machine learning data products for power demand forecasting, wind generation forecasting, and a new global oil production product derived from infrared satellite imagery. Josef completed a PhD in Materials Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2013 where he focused on experimental research for low-cost solar cells and organic electronics. Josef also earned a BS in Engineering Physics from the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado.

Josef lives in the historic Old Louisville neighborhood in Louisville, Kentucky, where he can likely be found pulling a wagon to the nearest playground with two energetic kids, or listening to a podcast while puttering around in the back garden.