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CS= Civil Systems Program, Department of Civil and Environmental Engeering,
PM =Project Management Program, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering
CEE =Civil and Environmental Engineering (not Civil Systems nor Project Management)
AMSC=Applied Mathematics and Scientific Computation Interdisciplinary Program
ME = Mechanical Engineering
AE = Aerospace Engineering
BMGT= Smith School of Business
AREC=Agricultural and Resource Economics
ECE=Electrical and Computer Engineering
PP= Public Policy

Current Graduate Advisees

  1. Andy Blohm (Ph.D. candidate PP), Research Area: Energy and Environmental Modeling with Policy Implications (co-advised with Prof. Nate Hultman, Public Policy)
  2. Bill Champion, (Ph.D. candidate, CS), Research Area: Two-Level and Stochastic Optimization for Energy Conservation
  3. Julia Filiberti, (Ph.D. student, AMSC), Research Area: Optimization
  4. Roohollah Heidarydashtarjani (Ph.D. student, ME), Research Area: Stochastic Optimization for Mitigation of Pipeline Corrosion

Graduated Ph.D. Advisees

  1. Jifang Zhuang (Ph.D. 8/05, PM)
    Thesis: A Stochastic Equilibrium Model for the North American Natural Gas Market, Current position: Operations Researcher at Chevron, Houston, Texas.
  2. José Faria (Ph.D. 8/05, PM)
    -Thesis: Multiobjective Optimization Models and Solution Methods for Planning Land Development Using Minimum Spanning Trees, Lagrangian Relaxation and Decomposition Techniques
    Current position: Assistant Professor, Department of Construction Management, Florida International University, Miami, Florida.
  3. Prawat Sahakij, (Ph.D. 12/07, PM)
    Thesis: Multiobjective Optimization Models for Distributing Biosolids to Reuse Fields
    Current position: Colonel, Directorate of Logistics, Royal Thai Army Headquarters, Bangkok.
  4. Yohan Shim (Ph.D. 12/07, PM, jointly advised with S. Milner)
    Thesis: Topology Control and Pointing in Free Space Optical Networks
    Current position: Senior Analyst, Scenaria, Inc., Plymouth, Michigan, USA.
  5. Sirapong Vilalai (Ph.D. 12/08, PM)
    Thesis: Statistical Modeling in Wastewater Management
    Current position: Captain, Thai military.
  6. Rudolf G. Egging (Ph.D. 12/10, Civil Systems)
    Thesis: Multi-Period Natural Gas Market Modeling Applications, Stochastic Extensions and Solution Approaches
    Current Position: Associate Professor, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway.
  7. Sauleh Siddiqui (Ph.D. 12/11, Applied Mathematics & Statistics, and Scientific Computation)
    Thesis: Solving Two-Level Optimization Problems with Applications to Robust Design and Energy Markets
    Current Position: Assistant Professor of Systems, Civil Engineering, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
  8. Jeremy Eckhause (Ph.D. 12/11, Civil Systems)
    Thesis: Methods for Employing Real Options Models to Mitigate Risk in R&D Funding Decisions
    Current Position: Operations Researcher, RAND Corporation, Arlington, Virginia USA.
  9. Amir Hossein Mortazavi , (Ph.D. 12/12, Mechanical Engineering
    Thesis: Adaptive Gradient Assisted Robust Optimization
    with Applications to LNG Plant Enhancement
    (co-advised with Prof. Azarm and Prof. Radermacher in ME)
    Current position:
  10. Hakob Avetisyan (Ph.D. 7/13, PM ), Research Area: Energy/Environmental Modeling (co-advised with Prof. Miller-Hooks in CEE)
    Current Position: Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, California State University, Fullerton, California, USA.
  11. Chalida U-tapao , (Ph.D. 12/13, CS), Research Area: Optimization Modeling in Wastewater Management and Energy
    Current Position: Lecturer, Civil Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, King Mongut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Thailand.
  12. Seksun Moryadee , (Ph.D. 1/15, CS), Research Area: Natural Gas Equilibrium Modeling
    Current Position: Captain, Thai Military
  13. Bill Champion, (Ph.D., 8/16, CS), Research Area: Energy Conservation Optimization, Current Position: Energy Conservation.

Graduated Masters Advisees

  1. Mehmet Ferudun Genc (M.S 12/01, PM)
    -Thesis: Probabilistic Analysis of Electrical Power Retailer Strategies
    -Current position: Project Engineer, Clark Construction
  2. Prawat Sahakij, (M.S. 12/02, PM)
    -Thesis: Probabilistic Models for Determining Forward Loads for Electric Power Retailers
    -Current position:Captain, Thai military
  3. Javier Ordonez (M.S 08/03, PM)
    -Thesis: Optimal Project Selection Using a Multiobjective Formulation with Chance Constraints
    -Current position: N/A
  4. Sirapong Vilalali (M.S. 12/03, PM),
    -Thesis: Forecasting Odor Levels for Biosolid products Based on Ambient Conditions
    -Current position: Captain, Thai military
  5. Soyoung Koo, (M.S. 12/05, PM), Scholarly Paper: Stochastic models in telecommunications management
    -Current position: N/A
  6. Zana Cranmer, (Master of Engineering and Public Policy, 5/13), Research Area: Energy Market Modeling
  7. Ying (John) Cheng, (Master of Engineering and Public Policy student, 2013), Research Area: Energy Market Modeling

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Thesis Committee Participation

2016

  1. Tao Cao (2016)."Modeling and Optimization of Microgrid Energy System for Ship Applications." (Ph.D. Thesis Defense in ME, member of committee).

2014

  1. Xinyuan ("Emily") Zhu (2014)."Offtake Strategy Design for Wind Energy Projects under Uncertainty." (Ph.D. Thesis Defense in CEE, member of committee).
  2. Daniel Huppmann (2014)."Strategic Behaviour in Energy Markets Advances in Complementarity and Multi-Stage Equilibrium Modelling," (Ph.D. Thesis Defense, Technische Universität- Berlin, Germany , external reviewer of dissertation + examiner during Ph.D. defense).
  3. David Prentiss (2014). "Evacuation Route Modeling and Planning with General Purpose GPU Computing," (M.S. Thesis Defense in CEE, member of committee).

2013

  1. Michael Siemann (2013). "Performance and Applications of Residential Building Energy Grey-Box Models." (Ph.D. Thesis Defense in ME,
    member of committee).
  2. Hakob Avetisyan (2013). "Sustainable Infrastructure Modeling and Policy Analyses:
    Construction, Energy and Transportation Industrise." (Ph.D. Thesis Defense in CEE,
    co-advised with Prof. Elise Miller-Hooks).
  3. Olivier Massol (2013). "Four Essays on the Economics of the Natural Gas Industry." (Ph.D. Thesis Defense at City University, London, England, member of committee).
  4. Reza Faturechi (2013). "Quantifying and Optimizing Resilience and Other Disaster Performance Measures for Transportation Systems." (Ph.D. Thesis Defense in CEE, member of committee)
  5. Chalida U-tapao (2013). "Optimization and Equilibrium Modeling for Renewable Energy: Focus on Wastewater-to-Energy Application." (Ph.D. Thesis Defense in CEE, Chairman of committee).

2012

  1. Ibrahim Abada (2012) . "Modélisation des Marchés du Gaz Naturel en Europe en Concurrence Oligopolistique.  Le Modèle GaMMES et Quelques Applications." (Ph.D. Thesis Defense University of Paris Ouest-Nanterre, Paris, France, rapporteur (special member of committee)).
  2. Amir Hossein Mortazavi (2012). "Adaptive Gradient Assisted Robust Optimization
    with Applications to LNG Plant Enhancement." (Ph.D. Thesis Defense in ME,
    co-advised with Prof. Azarm and Prof. Radermacher in ME).
  3. Parastoo Delgoshaei (2012). "Ontology-Enabled Traceability Models for Engineering Systems Design and Management." (M.S. Thesis, CEE & ISR, Member of Committee)

2011

  1. Deepak Sharma (2011) . "Design of Availability Payment Mechanism for Public Private Partnerships."(Ph.D. Thesis Defense in PM, Member of Committee).

 

2010

  1. Florian Leuthold (2010) . "Economic Engineering Modeling of Liberalized Electricity Markets: Approaches, Algorithms, and Applications in a European Context."
    (Ph.D. Thesis Defense, Technische Universität- Dresden, Germany , Invited Member of Audience)
  2. Eakalak Intarakosit (2010), "GIS-Based Odor Impact Assessment from Biosolids Land Application Sites," (Ph.D. Thesis Defense in PM, Member of Committee)
  3. Lichun Chen (2010), "Optimization Models and Methodologies to Support Emergency Preparedness and Post-Disaster Response," (Ph.D. Thesis Defense in Transportation, CEE, Member of Committee).
  4. Inbal Yahav (2010), "A Data Analytical Framework for Improving Real-Time, Decision Support Systems in Healthcare," (Ph.D. Thesis Defense in BMGT, Member of Committee)
  5. Rahul Nair (2010), "Analysis and Design of Vehicle Sharing Programs: A Systems Approach," (Ph.D. Thesis Defense in Transportation, CEE, Member of Committee)
  6. Ampun Janpengpen (2010), "Monitoring and Forecasting Biosolids Odors at Prior Lime and Post Lime Addition in Wastewater Treatment Plants," (Ph.D. Defense in PM, Member of Committee).
  7. Rudolf G. Egging (2010), "Multi-Period Natural Gas Market Modeling Applications, Stochastic Extensions and Solution Approaches," (Ph.D. Defense in  CS, Chairman of Committee).
  8. Kiran Panchamgam (2010), "Essays in Retail Operations and Humanitarian Logistics," (Ph.D. Defense in BMGT, Member of Committee).


2009

  1. Franziska Holz (2009) . "Modeling the European Natural Gas Market-Static and Dynamic Perspectives of an Oligopolistic Market." (Ph.D. Thesis Defense, Technische Universität- Berlin, Germany , Member of Committee)
  2. Lucija Muehlenbachs (2009), "Internalizing Production Externalities: A Structural Estimation of Real Options in the Upstream Oil and Gas Industry," (Ph.D. Thesis Defense, AREC , Member of Committee)

 

2008

  1. Vikrant Chandramohan Aute (2008) . "Single and Multiresponse Adaptive Design of Experiments with Application to Design Optimization of Novel Heat Exchangers." (Ph.D. Thesis Defense in ME, Member of Committee)
  2. Sirapong Vilalai (2008) . "Statistical Modeling of Biosolids Odor" (Ph.D. Thesis Defense in PM, Chairman of Committee)

2007

  1. Michel Santos (2007) . "Improving the Targeted Coverage of Earth by Reconfiguring Satellite Constellations ." (Ph.D. Thesis Defense in AE, Member of Committee)
  2. Javier Ordóñez (2007) . "A Methodology for Project Risk Analysis Using Bayesian Belief Networks Within a Monte Carlo Simulation Environment," (Ph.D. Thesis Defense in PM, Member of Committee)
  3. Prawat Sahakij (Fall 2007) . "Multiobjective Optimization Model for Processing and Distributing Biosolids to Reuse Fields , " (Ph.D. Thesis Defense in PM, Chairman of Committee)
  4. Yohan Shim (Fall 2007) . "Topology Control and Pointing in Free Space Optimal Networks," (Ph.D. Thesis Defense in PM, Chairman of Committee)
  5. Mian Li (Fall 2007) ."Multi-Objective Multi-Disciplinary Robust Optimization and Sensitivity Analysis with Multi-Objective Genetic Algorithms ," (Ph.D. Thesis Defense in ME, Member of Committee)

2006

  1. Ioannis Gamvros (2006). "Satellite Network Design, Optimization, and Management." (Ph.D. Thesis Defense in BMGT, Member of Committee)
  2. Eakalak L. Intarakosit (2006) ("GIS-Based Odor Dispersion Modeling for Measuring the Effect of DCWASA Biosolids in Reuse Fields." M.S. Thesis Defense in PM, Member of Committee)
  3. Saini Yang (2006). "Integrated Management of Emergency Vehicle Fleet." (Ph.D. Thesis Defense in CEE, Member of Committee)

2005

  1. Susana Carolina Arispe (2005). "Measuring and Developing a Control Strategy for Odorous Gases from Solids Processes of a Large Wastewater Treatment Plant." (M.S.. Thesis in CEE, Member of Committee)
  2. Somchai Pathomsiri (2005). "The Integrated Multidimensional Logistics Distribution Planning Model." (Ph.D. Thesis Proposal in CEE, Member of Committee)
  3. Kumar Anil Maddulapalli, (2005). "Product Design Selection with Variability for an Implicit Value Function ,” (Ph.D. Thesis in ME, Member of Committee)
  4. Michael J. Casey (2005). "Topology Control and Self-Organization of Infrastructure Networks." (Ph.D. Thesis Defense in PM, Member of Committee)
  5. Soyoung Koo, (2005), "Stochastic Models in Telecommunications Management (M.S. Scholarly Paper in PM, Chairman of Committee)
  6. José Faria (2005), "Multiobjective Optimization Models and Solution Methods for Planning Land Development Using Minimum Spanning Trees, Lagrangian Relaxation and Decomposition Techniques," (Ph.D. Thesis Defense in PM, Chairman of Committee)
  7. Jifang Zhuang (2005), "A Stochastic Equilibrium Model for the North American Natural Gas Market," (Ph.D. Thesis Defense in PM, Chairman of Committee)
  8. R. García-Bertrand (2005), "Multi-Period Equilibrium/Near-Equilibrium
    in Electricity Markets based on Locational Marginal Prices", (Ph.D. Thesis Defense, Departamento de Ingeniería Eléctrica, Electrónica, Automática y Communicaciones, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Ciudad Real, Spain, Member of Committee)

2004

  1. Subroto Gunawan (2004) . " Parameter Sensitivity Measures for Single Objective, Multi-Objective, and Feasibility Robust Design Optimization." (Ph.D. Thesis in ME, Member of Committee)
  2. Pameet Singh (2004). "Forecasting Technology Insertion Concurrent with Design Refresh Planning for COTS-based Obsolescence Sensitive Sustainment-Dominated Systems," (Ph.D. Thesis in ME, Member of Committee)
  3. Carlos Salgado (2004). "Applying Design Parameters, IT-Enabled Variables and Measures of Organization to Analyze Construction Project Organization Structure: A Multiple-Case Study Research." (Ph.D. Thesis in CEE, Member of Committee)
  4. Haiyan Li (2004) (Ph.D. "Data Visualization of Asymmetric Data Using Sammon Mapping and Applications of Self-OrganizingMaps." Thesis in BMGT, Member of Committee)

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2003

  1. Robert Day (2003) "Expressing Preferences with Price Vector Agents in Combinatorial Auctions."(Ph.D. Thesis Proposal Defense, AMSC, Member of Committee)
  2. Javier Ordonez (2003). "Optimal Project Selection Using a Multiobjective Formulation with Chance Constraints." (M.S. Thesis in PM, Chairman of Committee)
  3. Supat Kiet (2003). "A Natural Gas Equilibrium Model Using Micro-Level Data." (Ph.D. Thesis Proposal in PM, Chairman of Committee)
  4. Sirapong Vilalai (2003). "Forecasting Odor Levels for Biosolids Based on Ambient Conditions," (M.S. Thesis in PM, Chairman of Committee)

2002

  1. Manal M. al-Fadhala (2002). "Uncertainty-Based Condition Assessment of Existing Concrete Structures." (Ph.D Thesis in CEE, Member of Committee)
  2. Prawat Sahakij (2002). "Probabilistic Models for Determining Forward Loads for Electric Power Retailers." (M.S. Thesis in PM, Chairman of Committee)

2001

  1. Hasan Ali Kamal (2001). "Simulation-Based Reliability Assessment Methods of Structural Systems." (Ph.D. Thesis in CEE, Member of Committee)
  2. Mehmet F. Genc (2001). "Probabilistic Analysis of Electrical Power Retailer Strategies." (M.S. Thesis in PM, Chairman of Committee)

2000

  1. Chris Smith (2000). "Modeling of Government Procurement Process." (M.S. Thesis in PM, Member of Committee)

1999

  1. Susan A. McCusker. (1999). "A Benders Decomposition Approach to Multiarea Stochastic Distributed Utility Planning." (Ph.D. Thesis, Dept. of Geography and Environmental Engineering, The Johns Hopkins University, Member of Committee)

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