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HANA LTD was incorporated in 2014 in Lausanne, Switzerland. We are affiliated to and are collaborating actively with Distributed Electrical Systems and Automatic Control Laboratories at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. HANA develops its own products and services for power grids monitoring and automation, power management in data centers as well as offering consulting services to our collaborators in fields related to renewable energies.
HANA has been teamed up with engineers with leading roles in international corporations such as ABB, Swissgrid, AXPO, VGS and AREVA. HANA has international collaborators and partners in Switzerland, France, Greece, Lebanon and Iran.
Our passion is to serve our customers by delivering innovative and cost-effective solutions in complex power generation, distribution, monitoring and automation. Our main asset and investment are in our team and we use the latest technologies to model, simulate and propose custom solutions. We are also committed to minimize the devastating societal impacts of major incidents and to improve the sustainability of energy infrastructures.
We boast an international and competent staff of engineers and advisors.
Ali obtained his PhD in 2013 from EPFL Lausanne in Power System Engineering. Ali has over 10 years of experience in management and coordination of power transmission, power system protection and control, energy system planning, and reliability analysis as he worked for IGMC, Iran and Swissgrid in Switzerland. Ali joined to Automatic Control Laboratory at EPFL as Post-doctoral fellow, where he was working in the area of demand response, smart building and system automation. Ali is the co-founder and the chairman of Helix Advanced Network Automation (HANA) Ltd.
Masoud graduated from EPFL in 2013 in computer and telecommunication sciences. He co-founded Helix Advanced Network Automation (HANA) Ltd in 2014 and has been managing the company and leading projects in Data Center power management and monitoring. Masoud has more than 10 years of experience in automation software design and implementation of industrial systems, telecommunication systems and software engineering.
Ioannis obtained his PhD in Automation and Control from ETH Zurich. Ioannis has been a visiting scholar at the University of Cambridge and a researcher at EPFL in the field of Building Automation and Control. He has worked for more than 7 years in the field of renewable energy business development as member of T!T Constructions and has experience in both project construction, licensing and output simulations.
Christoph obtained his Bachelor of Business in 1994 from school of business administration Zurich. From 2002 and 2004, he had various training courses in the field of financial engineering in University of Lausanne. Christoph has more than 30 years experience in the filed of sale and business development as he worked for several international companies such as Rothschild Bank AG, Forex, EGL AG and Swissgrid.
Vivien is a power system engineer. He got his Master (French diplôme d'ingénieur) in Electrical engineering - Automation in 2011 from Grenoble Institute of Technology after having spent one year as an exchange student at EPFL, Switzerland where he worked on issues related to international electric interconnections. He also worked about three years as an Instrumentation & Control commissioning engineer in behalf of AREVA NP. Vivien speaks fluently French, English & Persian. He studied Persian language at the National Institute for Oriental Languages and Civilizations (Sorbonne Paris Cité) and University of Tehran.
Colin Jones is an Assistant Professor in the Automatic Control Laboratory at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland. He was a Senior Researcher at the Automatic Control Lab at ETH Zurich until 2011 and obtained a PhD in 2005 from the University of Cambridge. Colin was the co-founder of the startup company Apex Optimization. He has worked in a variety of industrial roles, ranging from commercial building control to the development of custom optimization tools focusing on retail human resource scheduling. His current research interests are in the theory and computation of predictive control and optimization, and their application to green energy generation, distribution and management.
Dr. Cherkaoui received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne, in 1992. He worked for six years at Groupe E formerly known as Entreprises Electriques Fribourgeoises, a Swiss electrical utility. Rachid joined Power System Group at EPFL in 1993, and since he has been leading the research activities in the field of optimization and simulation techniques applied to the electrical distribution systems.
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