Tom Mahar is a Data Scientist at ComEd. Tom holds his bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign and has 10 years experience in the electrical utilities space. His current work focuses on utilizing analytics to make the distribution system more reliable and he also has extensive experience in distribution system planning and design. Tom has implemented several successful use cases at ComEd; including machine learning models for prioritizing asset replacements and field verified outage prediction models. Tom believes utilities can deliver value to customers by focusing on practical applications for data and by embracing a DIY approach.