Carnegie Mellon University

Nichole Argo

Nichole Argo

Research Scientist

Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

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.



Sunhee Baik

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

Sunhee Baik holds B.A. in Information and Industrial Engineering from Yonsei University, M.S. in Industrial and System Engineering from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), and Ph.D. in Engineering and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University. She works as a postdoctoral researcher with Professor M. Granger Morgan and Alex Davis. Her interests focus on policy problems where technology, science, and public perceptions play a central role. Her current research focuses on characterizing energy system vulnerabilities from natural disasters and emerging threats, obtaining informed judgments of individuals about their economic and social preferences for reliable electric services in the event of a large blackout of long duration, and enhancing the reliability and resilience of the power system without addressing issues of social equity.

Thomas Deetjen

Thomas Deetjen

Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

Thomas joined Carnegie Mellon University in 2018 after finishing his PhD in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas. He works as a post-doctoral researcher with ProfessoInês Azevedo studying the interactions between cities and the electric grid with an emphasis on clean power. Thomas' research interests include systems modeling, optimization, urban energy systems, and energy policy.

Cristóbal De La Maza

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Barry  Dewitt

Barry Dewitt

Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

Barry has a B. Arts & Sci in mathematics from McMaster University (Canada), and an M. Sc. in Mathematics and the Foundations of Computer Science from the University of Oxford. He completed his PhD in Engineering & Public Policy in 2017. He works with Janel Hanmer (University of Pittsburgh) on the PROMIS-Preference (PROPr) scoring system, a measurement tool that allows researchers and analysts to quantify preferences for health. With Baruch Fischhoff, Alex Davis, Stephen Broomell, and Janel Hanmer, Barry also works on fundamental problems of preference measurement, such as quantifying the effects of data exclusion practices on subsequent analyses. In addition, with Baruch Fischhoff, Alex Davis, and Stephen Broomell, he has worked on applying methods from mathematical psychology to study risk perception of natural hazards. 

Megan Downie

Megan Downie

Research Assistant

Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Brock Glasgo

Brock Glasgo

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Engineering and Public Policy

Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

My research currently focuses on understanding how technological interventions, behavioral interventions, and effective policies can improve energy efficiency across economic sectors and deliver sustainable energy services affordably and equitably in Pennsylvania and nationwide. I also currently serve as the Executive Director of the Carnegie Mellon Center for Sustainable, Equitable, Efficient Energy Services (SEEES).

Karen Kietzke

Karen Kietzke

Address
5113 Scott Hall
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Alexandre Ligo

Alexandre Ligo

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

I have a B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Sao Paulo, an M.S. in Business from Fundacao Getulio Vargas (Brazil), and a Ph.D. in Engineering & Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon. I work with Jon Peha on policies for Intelligent Transportation Systems and connected vehicles using cellular vehicle-to-everything (V2X), dedicated short range communications (DSRC) and other technologies. My research interests include engineering-economic modeling, wireless communications, benefit-cost analysis, connected and automated vehicles, smart cities, and spectrum policy.

Michael Whiston

Michael Whiston

Post-doctoral Research Associate

Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213