Dr. William Burke is the Founder and CEO of Virtual Peaker. He is an entrepreneur with a Ph.D. from UC Berkeley in Controls and Artificial Intelligence and 10 years of experience with high-performance residential energy management and connected appliances. He was previously at GE as an Advanced Systems Engineer in the Connected Home Software Group where he helped develop the API that GE uses to communicate with their connected devices. In 2006, Dr. Burke wrote the software for the first programmable communicating thermostat under contract by the California Energy Commission.
At Virtual Peaker, Dr. Burke is responsible for the product vision, technology architecture, intellectual property, and partnerships.