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Dr. Ghandi's principle areas of expertise and responsibilities include long-term energy demand, supply and trade forecasting/modeling in addition to enhancing IHS Markit legacy long-term forecasting models into more robust and dynamic tools.
At IHS Markit, Dr. Ghandi also leads the annual publication of the long-term medium and heavy-duty outlook that includes sales, fleet and energy demand forecast until 2050 in China, Europe, US and Japan. In addition, he provides oversight to various aspects of the IHS Markit Annual Strategic Workbook (ASW). As the company's flagship product, ASW provides long-term view on refined products demand, supply and trade at the regional/country levels. Specifically, Dr. Ghandi manages the long-term trade modeling of regional refining products, including gasoline, diesel, naphtha, jet, and residual fuel oil as part of ASW annual update.
Prior to joining IHS Markit, Dr. Ghandi served as a postdoctoral research associate at the MIT Energy Initiative. In this role, he led the transport sector of the MIT Joint Program Economic Projection and Policy Analysis model on long-term global light-duty vehicle fleet projections for internal combustion engine vehicles, BEVs, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, and fuel cell electric vehicles. Dr. Ghandi holds a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Tehran, Iran, a master's degree in economics from the University of California at Davis (UC Davis), and a PhD in transportation technology and policy from the UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies, United States.