Josiah Johnston

Research Interests: 

Poverty alleviation via product design and sustainable community development.
Climate Change mitigation via electric grid planning


In 2002, I graduated from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, with a B.S. in Computer Science and a minor in math. I then spent six months digging ditches, working with a master stone mason, touring the mid-south on a 1976 Honda CB 540, and waiting for employment paperwork for the National Institute on Aging. I spent the next four and a half years in Baltimore working in the Image Informatics and Computational Biology Unit, developing portions of the Open Microscopy Environment (an Open Source image database and analysis system for scientific and medical applications), and developing pattern recognition tools for muscle aging studies. In my off-time I served on the board of the Greenmount West Community Development Corporation.

Josiah Johnston is a PhD student employed by RAEL as a Graduate Student Researcher for his work in SWITCH: A trans-regional computational model for planning low-cost clean energy investments. Additionally, he serves as IT manager for RAEL and contributes to energy projects in indigenous communities.Homepage