M. Sami Khawaja, Ph.D., serves as Cadmus’ chief economist. He provides project-based technical leadership in support of clients; builds and maintains excellent relationships with clients; mentors staff; and advances Cadmus’ industry thought leadership through publication, conference presentations, and development of white papers.
Prior to joining Cadmus, Dr. Khawaja headed his own advanced analytics consulting firm, Quantec LLC. The company, which merged with Cadmus in 2008, specialized in measuring and predicting consumer behavior and its impact on energy, financial, and natural resources. Dr. Khawaja’s expertise runs the gamut from program theory and planning to implementation and evaluation. He has been particularly active in the development of real-time tracking systems that enable continual program evaluation and mid-course corrections. He has consulted with utilities throughout the United States and Canada, as well as with clients in Thailand, Jamaica, Libya, and Jordan.
Dr. Khawaja is widely published in professional journals and has presented more than 40 papers at various conferences. He is a co-author of Long-Run Savings and Cost-Effectiveness of Home Energy Report Programs, Finding Common Ground: Utilities & Regulators, and Residential Efficiency Crossroads: Opportunities for the Future. ms, Finding Common Ground: Utilities & Regulators, and Residential Efficiency Crossroads: Opportunities for the Future. He is also a co-author of several national evaluation guidelines, including the International Performance Measurement & Verification Protocol, the National Action Plan for Energy Efficiency Impact Evaluation Guide, and the Electric Power Research Institute Impact Evaluation Guide.
M. Sami Khawaja is a graduate of Portland State University, where he earned a doctorate in systems science/economics. Now an adjunct professor of economics at the university, he teaches quantitative economics and statistics. Dr. Khawaja also is a founder of the university’s graduate certificate program in applied energy economics and policy.