Research Staff-Engineering and Public Policy - Carnegie Mellon University

Nichole Argo

Nichole Argo

Research Scientist, Engineering and Public Policy, Social and Decision Sciences

Email: nargo@cmu.edu

I study the influence of social and emotional factors in how people make decisions, and have particular interest in decision making during times of disorder, mortality salience, or unrest. Examples include: decision making regarding palliative care, medication adherence for HIV positive populations, flood and disaster preparation, ethnic conflict and war-time behaviors, and post-conflict or disaster communications.




Denise Caruso

Denise Caruso

Research Scientist, Department of Engineering & Public Policy

Email: dmcar@andrew.cmu.edu

Denise Caruso CV  [.pdf]

My overarching interest is interdisciplinary research. My work strives to improve both the practice and the application of interdisciplinary methods to complex sociotechnical problems that demand input from multiple disciplinary perspectives. 

I am especially interested in issues at the intersection of innovation and risk, using an interdisciplinary approach that combines traditional decision analysis and scenario development. This combination provides researchers and developers with a scientifically rigorous method by which to include uncertainty in the risk assessment process which, in turn, can help them to better anticipate the potential hazards as well as the benefits of their innovations. 

In 2015, I started work on a project exploring peer review for interdisciplinary research proposals, with David Danks and Liam Bright in the Department of Philosophy.

Karen Kietzke

Karen Kietzke

Address:
5113 Scott Hall
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Phone: (412) 268-5284

Email: ky@cmu.edu

 


Hari Chandan Mantripragada

Hari Chandan Mantripragada

Research Scientist, Department of Engineering & Public Policy

Address:
5113 Scott Hall
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Office: 5113 Scott Hall

Phone: (412) 268-5284

Email: mharichandan@cmu.edu

Website: http://www.cmu.edu/epp/iecm/

My current research deals with developing computer-based analytical models for techno-economic evaluation of advanced CO2 capture technologies for fossil fuel power plants. These models are incorporated into the Integrated Environmental Control Model (www.iecm-online.com). My general research interests deal with clean energy and climate change mitigation technologies.


Fan Tong

Fan Tong

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Engineering & Public Policy

Address:
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Baker Hall 129
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Email: ftong@andrew.cmu.edu

Dr. Fan Tong is a Postdoctoral Research Associate working with Professors Ines Azevedo and Jeremy Michalek in the Department of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Tong’s research interests are focused on using interdisciplinary methods to assess the society-wide impacts of current energy systems and to evaluate transition paths to sustainable energy futures with an emphasis on technology solutions, market behaviors, and policy designs. His current project reviews the emissions, economics, and scalability issues of hydrogen pathways for transportation.

​Dr. Tong has a Ph.D. and an M.S. in Engineering and Public Policy (Carnegie Mellon University), and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering (Tsinghua University). Dr. Tong has studied economics at the National School of Development at Peking University. Dr. Tong worked for two years at the Energy Research Institute affiliated with the National Development and Reform Commission where he focused on analyzing the coal and electricity sectors in China.

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Parth Vaishnav

Parth Vaishnav

Research Engineer, Department of Engineering & Public Policy

Office: 128C Baker Hall

Email: parthv@cmu.edu

Website: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/parth-vaishnav/4/9bb/65b

I am currently working on understanding the technological and regulatory barriers to the widespread adoption of metallic additive manufacturing in civil aviation, as well as on approaches to overcome those barriers. As part of the Center for Climate and Energy Decision Making, I am also working on quantifying the social costs of pollution and applying this knowledge to decision-making in different sectors, including transportation and electric generation.