Birth name: William Michael Matsuoka
Birth month: October
Hi everyone, my name is William Matsuoka – although I almost exclusively go by Will, never Bill, sometimes Professor Matsuoka, and commonly mistaken as Matt.
I grew up in California, specifically in Rocklin, which is a suburb of the Greater Sacramento Area and have spent a good amount of time in San Francisco, Tahoe, Los Angeles, and currently reside in San Diego – otherwise known as America’s Finest City.
When the sun is shining, I like to golf, play tennis, run, and go to the beach. Otherwise I enjoy staying indoors, watching comedies, listening to music (from Tchaikovsky to Taylor Swift), and playing with my own personal data or scraping web data using my favorite statistical software package: Stata.
During the workweek, I spend most of my time at San Diego Gas & Electric - because I work there, not for fun - where I forecast electric demand among other things. I also lecture at San Diego State University, which is a nice break from the day-to-day grind.
I have a master’s degree in economics from Sac State (which turned out to be a very great investment) and a bachelor’s degree from UC Davis.
If you’d like to use my bio for some reason or another, try this out:
Will Matsuoka is a senior economic advisor within the forecasting group at San Diego Gas & Electric where he focuses on both long and short-term electricity demand forecasts for regulatory and operational purposes including photovoltaic and electric vehicle outlooks. He is a skilled statistical programmer and is an adjunct lecturer for San Diego State’s graduate program in economics. Will received his master’s degree in economics from Sacramento State University and his bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of California at Davis.