University of California, Berkeley (M.S and PhD Thesis)

- M.S Thesis: D. Ponce de Leon Barido. Beyond Oil: The Transition to a Low-Carbon Nicaraguan Grid. The Energy and Resource Group. University of California Berkeley. 2014. (Advisors: Daniel M. Kammen and Duncan Callaway)

Peer Reviewed Journals

- Motivation is a Missing Design Element in Long-Term Decarbonization Support Mechanisms (Under review)
Enabling Behavioral Energy Efficiency and Flexible Demand in Low-Carbon Resource Constrained Environments (In preparation)
(Best Paper Finalist) Ponce de Leon Barido, D., Rosa, J., Suffian, S., Brewer, E., Kammen, M.D. Enabling Micro-Level Grid Flexibility in Resource Constrained Environments. IEEE IoTDI ’17 Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Internet-of-Things Design and Implementation. Pages 233-245. Pittsburgh, PA, USA — April 18 – 21, 2017. ACM Link
Marsters, P., Castro Alvarez, F., Ponce de Leon Barido, D., Kammen, M.D. Sustainability lessons from shale development in the United States for Mexico and other emerging unconventional oil and gas developers. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 2017. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews Link
Ponce de Leon B, D., Johnston, J., Moncada, M., Callaway, D., and Kammen, D. Evidence and Future Scenarios of a Low-Carbon Energy Transition in Central America: A Case Study in Nicaragua. Environmental Research Letters. 10 (2015) 104002 ERL Link
Ponce de Leon B, D., Nsutezo, S., and Taneja, J. The natural and capital infrastructure of potential post-electrification wealth creation in Kenya.
(Published in Energy, Sustainability, and Society 2017 7:28)
Energy, Sustainability and Society Link
D. Fabini, D. Ponce de Leon Barido, K. Omu, J. Taneja. Mapping Induced Residential Demand for Electricity in Kenya. Association for Computing Machinery for Development (ACM-DEV). ACM DEV-5. 2014. ACM-DEV Link
H. Eakin, H, P. Wightman, D. Hsu, V. Gil, E. Fuentes-Contreras, M. Cox, M, T-A Hyman, C. Pacas, F. Borraz, C. Gonzalez, D. Ponce de Leon Barido, D. Kammen. Information and communication technologies and climate change adaptation in Latin America and the Caribbean: a framework for action. Climate and Development. 2014. Climate and Development Link
-D. Ponce de Leon Barido, J. D. Marshall. Relationship between Urbanization and CO2 Emissions Depends on Income Level and Policy. Environmental Science and Technology. 48: 7. 2014 Environmental Science and Technology Link

Peer Reviewed Conference Proceedings and Posters

- Ponce de Leon Barido, D., Karasaki, S., Goddard, J.J et al. California Drought Monitoring Necessitates an Equitable and Multidimensional Approach. American Geophysical Union. 01/012/16. San Francisco, California.
Suffian,S., Ponce de Leon Barido, D., Singh, P. Benefits and pitfalls of using percent error as a metric for day-ahead forecasting. IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting. 17/07/16. Boston, Massachusetts.
Suffian, S., Ponce de Leon Barido, D., Ingalhalikar, M., Singh, P. Increasing Grid Flexibility Through Improved Electricity Demand Prediction in Nicaragua. IEEE 14th International Conference on Machine Learning and Applications. 12/11/15. Miami, Florida.
Ponce de Leon Barido, D., Georgiou, K.,Kammen, M.D. Predicting Future Electrical Appliance Ownership Using Social Demographics within a Decision Tree Framework (in review 14th International Conference on Machine Learning and Applications)
- Behavior and Energy Climate Conferece, Sacramento, California, 11/10/2015, Ponce de Leon Barido, D. and Kammen, M.D. “The Role of Behavior Change in Household Demand Response: A Case Study in Nicaragua.”
- Third International Symposium on Renewable Energy and Sustainability, Cuernavaca, Mexico, 09/05/15, Marsters, P., Castro Alvarez, F., Ponce de Leon Barido, D., Kammen, M.D. “Sustainability Lessons from the United States to Mexico’s Shale Frontier”
-Our Common Future under Climage Change, Paris, France, USA, 7/10/15, D. Ponce de Leon Barido, J. Johnston, D. Sanchez, D.M. Kammen ‘Evidence and Future Scenarios of a Low-Carbon Power System Transformation in Latin America: A Case Study in Nicaragua’

-Fulbright Network for Applied Research (NEXUS), Washington, D.C, USA, 09/10/13, H. Eakin, P. Wightman, D. Hsu, V.Gil, et al, ‘A Framework for Evaluating the Role of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for Climate Change Adaptation in Latin America and the Caribbean’

-Fulbright Network for Applied Research (NEXUS), Washington, D.C, USA, 09/10/13, E. Campos, M. Craig, M. Giraldo, S. Gourdji, ‘Sustainable Development Opportunities at the Climate, Land, Energy, and Water Nexus in Nicaragua’

-American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA, USA, 12/2012, D. Ponce de Leon Barido, E. Foufoula Georgiou, ‘Sustainability Under Change: Contextualizing Natural and Anthropogenic 
Hydrologic Variability in Terms of Agricultural and Sectorial Economies in India’
– CHEST 2010: American College of Chest Physicians, A.P Yu, A. Guerin, D. Ponce de Leon et al, Risk of Exacerbations among Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Treated with Multiple- versus Single- Long-Acting Inhalers.
– CHEST 2010: American College of Chest Physicians, A.P Yu, A. Guerin, D. Ponce de Leon et al, Resource Utilization and Costs in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)Treated with multiple- versus single- long-acting inhalers.
– CHEST 2010: American College of Chest Physicians, A.P Yu, A. Guerin, D. Ponce de Leon et al, Persistence and Adherence in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)Treated with Multiple- versus Single -Long-Acting Inhalers.
– CHEST 2010: American College of Chest Physicians, V. Bollu, A. Guerin, E. Wu, D. Ponce de Leon, Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors and Development of Pleural Effusion in Patients with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia: Evaluation of the Clinical and Economic Burden.

Institutional Reports: Energy, Water, and Development

- Marsters, P., Castro Alvarez, F., Ponce de Leon Barido, D., Siegner, L., Kammen, M.D. An Analysis of the Environmental Impacts of the Extraction of Shale Gas and Oil in the United States with Applications to Mexico. Report for Instituto Mexicano de Petroleo (IMP). University of California Berkeley. July 15th 2015.
-IDB & SENER APPROVED: Ponce de Leon B., D, Sifuentes, F, Marandin, L. Rapid Gap Assessment – United Nations Sustainable Energy for All Initiative: Mexico. Report: Inter-American Development Bank (2014). (in review)
-FULL REPORT: Ponce de Leon B., D, Sifuentes, F, Marandin, L. Rapid Gap Assessment – United Nations Sustainable Energy for All Initiative: Mexico. Report: Inter-American Development Bank (2014). (in review)
-S. Gourdji, M. Craig, R. Shirley, D. Ponce de Leon Barido, et al. Sustainable Development Opportunities at the Climate, Land, Energy, and Water Nexus in Nicaragua. UC Berkeley Center for Latin American Studies. February 2014. No. 33.
-S. Gourdji, M. Craig, R. Shirley, D. Ponce de Leon Barido, et al. Oportunidades de desarrollo sustentable en el nexo de Clima, Suelo, Energía y Agua para Nicaragua. UC Berkeley Center for Latin American Studies. February 2014. No. 33.
-F. Reygadas, G. Goddard, D. Ponce de Leon Barido, J. Pujol, Green House Gas Metrics for Residential Water Use in Mexico. Report: Inter-American Development Bank (2013).
-H. Nelson, T. Roe, R. Smith, D. Ponce de Leon Barido et al, The Shadow Value of Groundwater in Punjab, India: An Analysis in an Economy-Wide Context. White Paper: University of Minnesota Institute on the Environment (2013).
-D. Ponce De Leon Barido, H. Nelson, S. Thathikonda et al, Sustainability Under Change: A Comparative Analysis of Climate Change, Agricultural Water Use, and Economic Growth in Punjab and Telangana, India. White Paper: University of Minnesota Institute on the Environment (2012).

Healthcare Economics

-A.P Yu, A. Guerin,D. Ponce de Leon Barido et al, Therapy persistence and adherence in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: multiple versus single long-acting maintenance inhalers. Journal of Medical Economics; 14, 4 (2011).
-A.P Yu, A. Guerin, D. Ponce de Leon Barido et al, The Economic Burden of Pleural Effusions in Patients with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia Treated with Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors. Journal of Medical Economics; 16, 1 (2013).
-A.P Yu, A. Guerin, D. Ponce de Leon Barido et al, Clinical and economic outcomes of multiple versus single long- acting inhalers in COPD. Respiratory Medicine; 105, 12 (2011).
-Guerin, L. Chen, E. Wu, A. Guo,D. Ponce de Leon Barido, J.Griffin, Adherence in Imatinib-Resistant or –Intolerant Patients with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia. Current Medical Research and Opinion; 28, 7 (2012).

Invited Talks and Presentations

- Behavior and Energy Climate Conference. A Field Pilot to Enable Flexible Demand and Behavioral Energy Efficiency in Low-Carbon Resource Constrained Environments. October 17th 2017.
– Stanford Energy Club. Enabling Micro-Level Demand-Side Grid Flexibility in Resource Constrained Environments. May 25th 2017.
– IEEE Internet of Things Design and Implementation. Pittsburgh, PA. Enabling Micro-Level Demand-Side Grid Flexibility in Resource Constrained Environments. April 20th 2017.
– INCMTY Entrepreneurship Conference. Monterrey, Mexico ‘niuera – tecnología para una transición energética baja en carbono, justa, y sustentable’. November 2016.
– Mexican Consulate in San Francisco, CA ‘Academia Meets Tech’ – ‘El Nexo Energia, Tecnologia, Sociedad’. October 2016.
– Banato Auditorium Sutardja Dai Hall, University of California Berkeley. Faculty Forum on ‘Resilience in the face of Global Change’. ‘The Distributed Energy Collective: Opportunities and Challenges in the Transition to a Post-Petrol Future’. September 2016.
– Development Impact Lab, University of California Berkeley. ‘Accelerating Access to Clean Energy Around the World’. Workshop organized by USAID, DIL, and the US State Department. September 2016.
– Inter-American Development Bank: Managua, Nicaragua. SWITCH Nicaragua: Modeling the Transition to a low-carbon Nicaraguan Grid. March 19 2015.
– Berkeley Energy and Climate Institute (BECI): ‘Cafe de Sciences’ Seminar. The Transition to a low-carbon Nicaraguan Grid. March 15 2015.
-Addressing Global Challenges through International Research, University of Minnesota, MN, USA, 17/2/12, D. Ponce de Leon Barido, E. Foufoula Georgiou, ‘Variability and Risk: Hydrological Change, Agriculture, and the Economy’
-Harvard Kennedy School: Carr Center for Human Rights, Cambridge, MA, USA, 4/26/11, D. Ponce de Leon, C. Barker, A. Peralta, Can “Good Practices” be Achieved on Small-Scale, but High- Impact Water Distribution Projects? An example from an Engineers Without Borders team in Guaimaca, Honduras.

Published Blogs and Public Media

- D. Kammen, R. Shirley, J.P Carvallo, D. Ponce de Leon Barido. Switching to Sustainability. University of California Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies.
-National Geographic: Building Bridges to a Sustainable Energy Future
-Earth Island Journal: Has Oil Made Mexico Any Richer?
-(Dynamic Graphics): Has Oil Made Mexico Any Richer?

Random Interesting Pieces

- D. Ponce de Leon Barido, S. J. Smith. Evaluating the Potential for Rooftop vs. Central PV Generation in Managua, Nicaragua (2014)
D. Ponce de Leon Barido, D. Madan The Unintended Consequences of Power Theft and Restructure: A Case Study of Gujarat India (2012)
D. Ponce de Leon Barido and B. Ren Preliminary Results: Water Yield for Linthipe, Malawi (2012)
D. Ponce de Leon Barido and B. Ren Preliminary Results: Water Yield for Linthipe, Malawi (2012)
Senior Thesis: D. Ponce de Leon Barido. Oil Wealth and Governance: A Panel Data Analysis.
The Feasibility of Conserving Gabon’s Nature Reserves: Environmental Economics and Policy
Replicating Microfinance in the United States: A Cost Benefit Analysis