Guanchen received his Master of Data Science degree from the University of British Columbia and his master’s and bachelor’s degrees in mechatronic systems engineering from Simon Fraser University. His research focus was on the optimization of electric vehicle charging. Previously, Guanchen worked at a startup developing smart home products, and at BC Hydro contributing to smart grid projects. Guanchen loves hiking and playing soccer, basketball, and tennis. When it’s raining in Vancouver, Guanchen does freelance software development and learns how to cook without recipes.