Investigators - Engineering Management

Faculty members pursuing energy-related research, who are affiliated with the Department of Engineering Management ( follow. Click on the web site for more information. Click on an e-mail address to correspond. You may also find additional information by clicking at the left on the 'Research/Publications' category.

Steven Corns,,

Ivan Guardiola,

Suzanna Long,,

Ruwen Qin,,

Dr. Steven Corns's main research interests are in the area of computational intelligence, particularly in the area of evolutionary computation, system optimization, bioinformatics, and computational biology. He is an active member of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, including serving on the program committee for the IEEE Symposia on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. He is also involved in the development of virtual engineering tools and methods.

Research projects of interest include the use of biological systems for energy production and to control emissions from various power sources. This includes the use of bacteria for carbon dioxide sequestration, biological production of additives to control sulfur dioxide emissions in coal power plants, and optimization of methods to produce biofuels. He is also interested in applying computational intelligence and virtual engineer tools to the modeling, simulation, and optimization of energy production systems including fossil fuel plants, nuclear plants, and renewable energy sources.

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Dr. Ivan G. Guardiola's primary areas of interest lie within the field of Operations Research. Specifically, I am highly interested in the field of Stochastic Modeling, Stochastic Processes, Applied Probability and Statistics, Pattern Recognition (HMMs), Linear and Nonlinear Optimization, Cross Entropy Methods, and Systems Engineering Analysis and Tools. Application areas are communications, energy, manufacturing, transportation, scheduling, and renewable resources.

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Dr. Suzanna Long's energy research interests:

  • Sustainable Supply Chains
  • Energy Management Policy
  • Consumer Behavior and SmartGrid/Smart-Building Technologies
  • Sustainable Transportation Infrastructures
  • Alternative Fuels

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Dr. Ruwen Qin's energy research interests:

  • Modeling, simulation, and optimization of energy production
  • Energy risk management
  • Energy infrastructure investment under uncertainty
  • Economic analysis of energy projects

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