Alumni

Alumni

2019-2020

Peter Nesbitt

Peter NesbittOperations Research with Engineering
nesbitt@mines.edu
Advisor: Professor Alexandra Newman (Mechanical Engineering)

Education

  • PhD, Operations Research with Engineering, Colorado School of Mines
  • M.S., Operations Research, Naval Postgraduate School, 2012.
  • B.S., Systems Engineering, United States Military Academy, West Point, NY, 2001

Research

  • Mathematical programming, specializing in network resilience and interdiction
  • Decision analysis and informing high stakes decisions
  • Applied optimization techniques

Interests

  • Anything with my family
  • Mountain biking, fly fishing
  • Dining
  • Eradicating my wife’s ‘to do’ list

Resume | LinkedIn

Jesse Wales

Jesse WalesOperations Research with Engineering
jwales@mines.edu
Advisor: Professor Alexandra Newman (Mechanical Engineering)

Education

  • PhD in Operations Research with Engineering, Colorado School of Mines (2020)
  • MS in Operations Research, Air Force Institute of Technology (2014)
  • BS in Physics, University of Texas at Austin (2002)

Research

  • Energy System Modeling and Optimization

Interests

  • Family
  • Hiking
  • Camping
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Golf

Resume

2018-2019

Andy Burrow
PhD Operations Research with Engineering
aburrow@mymail.mines.edu
Advisor: Alexandra Newman

 

Research

  • Using optimization to design reservoir storage
William Hamilton
PhD Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Operations Research with EngineeringHamilton
whamilton@mines.edu
Advisor: Professor Rob Braun (Mechanical Engineering)
Co-advisor: Professor Alexandra Newman (Mechanical Engineering

Education

  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Mathematics, The University of Kansas (May 2015)
  • M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Colorado School of Mines (December 2017)
  • Ph.D. in Operations Research with Engineering, Colorado School of Mines (2019)

Research

  • Design optimization of concentrated solar power tower systems with thermal storage
  • Dispatch optimization of concentrated solar power tower systems with and without photovoltaic
    hybridization
  • Off-design Rankine cycle performance modeling for the application of concentrated solar power systems

Publications

  • Wagner, Michael J., Alexandra M. Newman, William T. Hamilton, and Robert J. Braun. “Optimized Dispatch in a First Principles Concentrating Solar Power Production Model.” Applied Energy 203 (October 1, 2017): 959–971.
  • Wagner, Michael J., William T. Hamilton, Alexandra Newman, Jolyon Dent, Charles Diep, and Robert Braun. “Optimizing Dispatch for a Concentrated Solar Power Tower.” Solar Energy 174 (November 1, 2018): 1198–1211.

Submitted Papers

  • Hamilton, William T., Mark A. Husted, Alexandra M. Newman, Robert J. Braun, and Michael J. Wagner. “Dispatch Optimization of Concentrating Solar Power with Utility-Scale Photovoltaics.” Optimization and Engineering, Submitted, 2019.
  • Wales, Jesse G., Alexander J. Zolan, William T. Hamilton, Alexandra M. Newman, Michael J. Wagner. “Integrating Dispatch Optimization with a Maintenance Simulation Model for Power Plant Operations.” INFORMS Journal on Computing, Submitted, 2019.

Interests

  • Hiking/Backpacking/Camping
  • Rock climbing
  • Skiing
  • Traveling

Resume

Mark Husted
Mark HustedOperations Research with Engineering
mhusted@mymail.mines.edu
Advisor: Professor Alexandra Newman (Mechanical Engineering)

Education

  • PhD in Operations Research with Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, 2019
  • M.S. in Energy Systems and Power Electronics, Colorado School of Mines, 2010
  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering with minor in Economics, Colorado School of Mines, 2009

Research

  • Renewable Energy Technologies
  • Applied Optimization
  • Optimized Scheduling

Publications

  • M. Cone Saur, K. Starr, M. Husted, and A. Newman, 2012. “Scheduling Softball Games in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference,” Interfaces, 42(3): 296-309.
  • Husted, M., Suthar, B., Goodall, G., Newman, A. and P. Kohl, 2018. “Coordinating Procurement Decisions with
    a Dispatch Strategy Featuring a Concentration Gradient,” Applied Energy, 219: 394-407.

Submitted Papers

  • W. Hamilton, M. Husted, A. Newman, R. Braun, and M. Wagner, 2019. “Dispatch Optimization of Concentrating Solar Power with Utility-Scale Photovoltaics,” Optimization and Engineering, submitted.
  • M. Husted, E. Olinick, and A. Newman, 2019. “National Basketball Association Playoff Elimination with Tie Breaking,” INFORMS Journal on Applied Analytics (formerly, Interfaces), submitted.

Interests

  • Track (800m)
  • Skiing
  • Traveling
  • Backflips

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2017-2018

Gavin Goodall
Gavin GoodallPhD Operations Research, Mechanical Engineering Department
ggoodall@mymail.mines.edu
Advisor: Alexandra Newman; co-advisor, Amanda Hering

Education

  • B.S. Food Science and Human Nutrition,University of Florida, 2007

Research

  • Distributed Generation
  • Renewable Energy Technologies
  • Sports

Publications

  • Goodall, G., Hering, A. and A. Newman, 2017. “Characterizing Solutions in Optimal Microgrid Procurement and Dispatch Strategies,” Applied Energy201: 1-19.
  • Husted, M., Suthar, B., Goodall, G., Newman, A. and P. Kohl, 2018. “Coordinating Procurement Decisions with a Dispatch Strategy Featuring a Concentration Gradient,” Applied Energy219: 394-407.
  • Goodall, G., Scioletti, M., Zolan, A., Suthar, B., Newman, A. and P. Kohl, 2019. “Optimal Design and Dispatch of a Hybrid Microgrid System Capturing Battery Fade,” Optimization and Engineering20(1): 179-213.

Interests

  • Volunteering with high school students
  • Encouraging minority students to pursue studies in Math and Science
  • Coaching high school basketball

Resume

Christopher Richards
Christopher RichardsPhD Operations Research, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department
chrichar@mymail.mines.edu
Advisor: Dinesh Mehta; co-advisor Alexandra Newman

Education

  • PhD student in Operations Research with Engineering, Colorado School of Mines (current)
  • MS in Operations Research, Air Force Institute of Technology (March 2009)
  • BS in Mathematics, Pepperdine University (April 2002)
  • BS in Computer Science, Pepperdine University (April 2002)

Research

  • Decision Models for Joint IED Defeat Funding
  • Minimum-Risk Routing Models for Mapped Minefields

Publications

Interests

  • Teaching: Associate Professor & Course Director United States Air Force Academy
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Board Games
  • Camping

Resume

2016-2017

Gladys Anyenya
Gladys Anyenyagladysanyenya@gmail.com
Advisor: Neal Sullivan; co-advisors: Alexandra Newman, Rob Braun

Education

  • Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, 2017
  • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, 2015
  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Physics, Hillsdale College, 2012

Research

  • Solid-Oxide Fuel Cell Technology
  • Energy Systems Design and Optimization
  • Renewable Energy Technologies
  • Unconventional Oil and Gas Technologies

Publications

  • Anyenya, G., Braun, R., Lee, K., Sullivan, N. and A. Newman, 2018. “Design and Dispatch Optimization of a Solid-Oxide Fuel Cell Assembly for Unconventional Oil and Gas Production,” Optimization and Engineering19(4): 1037-1081.
  • N. Sullivan, G. Anyenya, B. Haun, M. Daubenspeck, J. Bonadies, R. Kerr, B. Fischer, A. Wright, G. Jones, R. Li, M. Wall, A. Forbes, M. Savage, In-Ground Operation of Geothermic Fuel Cells for Unconventional Oil and Gas Recovery. Journal of Power Sources 302 (2016) 402–409.
  • G. Anyenya, B. Haun, M. Daubenspeck, R. Braun, N. Sullivan, Experimental Testing of a Novel Kilowatt-Scale Multistack Solid-Oxide Fuel Cell Assembly for Combined Heat and Power. Journal of Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage 13 (2017).
  • G. Anyenya, N. Sullivan, R. Braun, Modeling and Simulation of a Novel 4.5 kWe Multi-Stack Solid-Oxide Fuel Cell Prototype Assembly for Combined Heat and Power. Energy Conversion and Management 140 (2017) 247–259.
  • G. Anyenya, A. Newman, N. Sullivan, Solid-Oxide Fuel Cell applications in unconventional oil and gas recovery. In preparation for submission to Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering.

Conferences

  • G. Anyenya, R. Braun, N. Sullivan, A. Newman, Geothermic Fuel Cells: A Novel Application of Solid-Oxide Fuel Cells for Unconventional Oil and Gas Recovery. INFORMS Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN 2016, 15 November.
  • G. Anyenya, R. Braun, N. Sullivan, A. Newman, Geothermic Fuel Cells: A Novel Application of Solid-Oxide Fuel Cells for Unconventional Oil and Gas Recovery. Minority Issues Forum Poster Session at INFORMS Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN 2016, 13 November.
  • G. Anyenya, B. Haun, M. Daubenspeck, R. Braun, N. Sullivan, Geothermic Fuel Cells: A Novel Application of SolidOxide Fuel Cells for Unconventional Oil and Gas Recovery. ASME 14th Fuel Cell Science, Engineering & Technology Conference, Charlotte, NC 2016, 28 June.
  • G. Anyenya, B. Haun, M. Daubenspeck, R. Braun, N. Sullivan, Thermo-electrical Model and SOFC System Demonstration For Geothermic Fuel Cell Heater Application. 8th Annual Energy Africa Conference, Golden, CO 2015, 29 October.
  • G. Anyenya, B. Haun, M. Daubenspeck, R. Braun, N. Sullivan, Electrochemical- and Thermal-Performance Model of a High-Temperature SOFC System for Geothermic Fuel Cell Application. ASME 2014 12th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology, Boston, MA 2014, 01 July.
  • G. Anyenya, B. Haun, M. Daubenspeck, N. Sullivan, R. Braun, Model of a High Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cell System For Geothermic Fuel Cell Application. Conference on Earth and Energy Research, Golden, CO 2014, 28 February.

Interests

  • Marathon running
  • Snowboarding
  • Rock climbing
  • Cycling
  • Traveling

Resume

Ashley Arigoni
Ashley Arigoniashley.arigoni@gmail.com
Advisor: Alexandra Newman; co-advisor: Cameron Turner

Education

  • PhD in Operations Research with Engineering, Colorado School of Mines (December 2016)
  • B.S.E. in Operations Research and Financial Engineering, Princeton University (June 2008)
  • Certificate in Engineering Management Systems, Princeton University (June 2008)
  • Certificate in Teacher Preparation with a focus on secondary mathematics, Princeton University (January 2009)

Research

  • Global thermal coal shipping: network model subject to price uncertainty

Publications

Interests

  • Soccer
  • Skiing

Resume

Benjamin Johnson
Benjamin Johnson

Advisor: Alexandra Newman; co-advisor, Jeffrey King

Education

  • Ph.D. Operations Research with Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, 2017
  • M.S. Engineering and Technology Management, Colorado School of Mines, 2012
  • B.S. Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, 2007

Research

  • Applied Optimization
  • Nuclear Waste Disposal
  • Energy

Publications

  • Johnson, B., Newman, A., and J. King, 2017. “Optimizing High-Level Nuclear Waste Disposal within a Deep Geologic Repository,” Annals of Operations Research253: 733–755.
  • Johnson, B., J. King, and A. Newman, 2013. “Optimizing Nuclear Waste Disposal: A Yucca Mountain Case Study,” Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, 109: 380-383
  • Johnson, B., Porter, A., King, J. and A. Newman. “Optimally Configuring a Measurement System to Detect Diversions from a Nuclear Fuel Cycle,” Annals of Operations Research, accepted.
  • Shugart, N., Johnson, B., King, J., and A. Newman. “Optimizing Nuclear Material Control and Accountability Measurement Systems,” Nuclear Technology, accepted.
  • 2013 American Nuclear Society Winter Meeting, Washington DC, USA: Nuclear Waste Disposal Optimization: Yucca Mountain Case Study
  • 2013 INFORMS Annual Meeting, Minneapolis MN, USA: Nuclear Waste Disposal Optimization: Yucca Mountain Case Study

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Vitaliy Krasko
vitaliy.krasko@drillinginfo.com
Advisor: Steffen Rebennack

 

Education

  • Ph.D. Operations Research with Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, 2016
  • M.Sc. Mineral and Energy Economics, Colorado School of Mines, 2013
  • B.A. Economics, University of Colorado, 2011

Research

  • Applied operations research
  • Energy economics
  • Network optimization

Publications

  • Krasko, V., & Rebennack, S. (2017). “Two-stage stochastic mixed-integer nonlinear programming model for post-wildfire debris flow hazard management: Mitigation and emergency evacuation.” European Journal of Operational Research, 263(1), 265-282.
  • Krasko, V., & Rebennack, S. (2017). “Chapter 15: Global Optimization: Optimal Power Flow Problem.” In Advances and Trends in Optimization with Engineering Applications (pp. 187-205). Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.
  • McCoy, K., Krasko, V., Santi, P., Kaffine, D., & Rebennack, S. (2016). “Minimizing economic impacts from post-fire debris flows in the western United States.” Natural Hazards, 83(1), 149-176.
  • Krasko, V. A., & Doris, E. (2013). “State distributed PV policies: Can low cost (to government) policies have a market impact?” Energy Policy, 59, 172-181.
Mojtaba Rezakhah
Mojtaba RezakhahAdvisor: Alexandra Newman

Education

  • PhD Candidate, Operations Research with Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, May 2017
  • M.S., Mineral and Energy Economics, Colorado School of Mines, Expected May 2015
  • M.S., Mining Engineering, Tarbiat Modarres University,Iran, 2006
  • B.S., Mining Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology, Iran, 2003

Research

  • Applied optimization -Nonlinear Mixed Integer programming
  • Open pit mine production scheduling specially considering stockpile
  • Feasibility studies and Cost Estimation
  • Mineral Economics and Mining Management
  • Energy Economics

Publications

  • Moreno, E., Rezakhah, M., Newman, A., and F. Ferreira, 2017. “Linear Models for Stockpiling in Open-pit Mine Production Scheduling Problems,” European Journal of Operational Research260: 212–221.
  • Rezakhah, M. and A. Newman. “Open Pit Mine Planning with Degradation due to Stockpiling,” Computers and Operations Research, accepted.
  • Rezakhah, M., Moreno, E. and A. Newman. “Practical Performance of an Open Pit Mine Scheduling Model Considering Blending and Stockpiling,” Computers and Operations Research, accepted.

Interests

  • Mountain biking
  • Soccer playing

Resume

Michael Teter
Michael TeterPhD Operations Research, Mechanical Engineering Department
mteter@mymail.mines.edu
Advisor: Alexandra Newman; co-advisors: Johannes Royset

Education

  • PhD Candidate, Operations Research with Engineering, Colorado School of Mines
  • M.S., Mineral and Energy Economics, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO, 2013.
  • B.A., Communications and Public Relations, MidAmerica Nazarene University, Olathe, KS, 1998.

Research

  • Mathematical programming, specializing in Mixed Integer Programs (MIP)
  • Methods of eliciting knowledge and analyzing the responses
  • Non-parametric distribution estimation using epi-spline methods
  • Applied optimization techniques

Publications

Interests

  • Running a marathon in all 50 states
  • Family adventures

Resume

Michael Wagner
michael.wagner@nrel.gov
Advisor: Rob Braun; co-advisor: Alexandra Newman

Publications

  • Wagner, M., Newman, A., Braun, R. and W. Hamilton, 2017. “Optimized Dispatch in a First-Principles Concentrating Solar Power Production Model,” Applied Energy203: 959-971.
  • Wagner, M., Hamilton, W., Newman, A., Braun, R., Dent, J., and C. Diep. “Dispatching Power at a Concentrated Solar Energy Facility,” Solar Energy, accepted.

2015-2016

Barry King
Ph.D. Operations Research, Mechanical Engineering Department
barking@mymail.mines.edu
Advisor: Alexandra Newman

Education

  • B.S. Materials Engineering, Iowa State University, 2011

Research

  • Mine Scheduling
  • Scheduling the Open Pit to Underground Mine Transition
  • Variable Elimination Techniques for Production Scheduling

Publications

Resume

Michael Scioletti
Michael SciolettiPhD Operations Research, Mechanical Engineering Department
msciolet@mymail.mines.edu
Advisor: Alexandra Newman

Education

  • United States Military Academy: BS in Operations Research (1998)
  • University of Missouri-Rolla: MS in Engineering Management (2002)
  • Naval Postgraduate School: MS in Operations Research (2008)

Research

  • Applied Optimization
  • Military Basing
  • Energy

Interests

  • Family
  • Crossfit
  • Skiing
  • Golf
  • Cooking

Publications

  • Scioletti, M., Goodman, J., Kohl, P., and A. Newman, 2016. “A Physics-Based Integer-Linear Battery Modeling Paradigm,” Applied Energy176: 245-257.
  • Scioletti, M., Newman, A., Goodman, J., Leyffer, S. and A. Zolan, 2017. “Optimal Design and Dispatch of a System of Diesel Generators, Photovoltaics and Batteries for Remote Locations,” Optimization and Engineering18(3): 755-792.
  • Goodall, G., Scioletti, M., Zolan, A., Suthar, B., Newman, A. and P. Kohl. “Optimal Design and Dispatch of a Hybrid Microgrid System Capturing Battery Fade,” Optimization and Engineering, accepted.

Submitted Papers

  • Zolan, A., Scioletti, M., Morton, D. and A. Newman. “Decomposing Loosely Coupled Mixed-integer Programs for Optimal Microgrid Design,” under revision.

Resume

2014-2015

Marvin Lee King III
marvking3@gmail.com
Advisors: Alexandra Newman, Amanda Hering

Education

  • B.S. Electrical Engineering, United States Military Academy, 1997
  • M.S. Engineering Management, University of Missouri-Rolla, 2002
  • M.S. Mineral and Energy Economics, Colorado School of Mines, 2012

Research

  • Counterinsurgency modeling
  • Military Applications
  • Operations Research
  • Statistics

Publications

  • King, M., A. Hering, and A. Newman, 2014. “Evaluating Counterinsurgency Classification Schemes,” Military Operations Researchwith supporting data 19(3): 5-25.

Submitted Papers

  • King, M., Galbreath, D., Newman, A. and A. Hering. “Combining Regression and Mixed Integer Programming to Model Counterinsurgency,” under revision.
Timo Lohmann
Timo LohmannPhD Operations Research, Division of Economics and Business
tlohmann@mines.edu
Advisor: Steffen Rebennack

Education

  • Ph.D. Candidate: Operations Research with Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, 2014 (Expected)
  • Diplom (equivalent to US M.S.) Technische Universitaet Braunschweig, Germany, 2011

Research

  • Energy Market Modeling
  • Electricity Sector Models
  • Renewable Electricity Policies
  • Hydro-Thermal Scheduling Modeling
  • Hydro Inflow Forecasting
  • Tailored Decomposition Algorithms

Publications

  • M.R. Bussieck, M.C. Ferris, T. Lohmann. GUSS:  Solving Collections of Data Related Models within GAMS. In J. Kallrath, editor, Algebraic Modeling Systems:  Modeling and Solving Real World Optimization Problems. Springer, 2012.
  • Submitted: Spatio-Temporal Hydro Inflow Forecasting for Hydro-Thermal Scheduling (with A. Hering and S. Rebennack)
  • Working Paper: Strategic Bidding for a Single Price-Maker Hydro-Electric Producer: Stochastic Dual Dynamic Programming paired with Lagrangian Relaxation (with G. Steeger and S. Rebennack)
  • Working Paper: Long-Term Power Generation Expansion Planning With Short-Term Demand Response Using Decomposition Methods (with S. Rebennack)
  • Working Paper: High Performance Prototyping of Decomposition Methods for Domain Specific Applications (with M. Bussieck, L. Westermann and S. Rebennack)

Conferences

  • INFORMS 2013, Minneapolis MN, USA (invited): Power Generation Expansion Planning with Short-term Demand Response
  • INFORMS 2012, Phoenix AZ, USA: Inflow Forecasting Models for Hydrothermal Scheduling
  • Session Chair in Cluster “Energy, Natural Res & the Environment/Energy”, Sessions: Stochastic Hydro-Thermal Scheduling I & Stochastic Hydro-Thermal Scheduling II
  • ISMP 2012, Berlin, Germany (invited): Stochastic hydro-thermal scheduling with CVaR constraints in deregulated markets
  • 4th IEEE and Cigr International Workshop “Hydro Scheduling in Competitive Markets” 2012, Bergen, Norway: Risk Constrained Stochastic Hydro-thermal Scheduling
  • INFORMS 2011, Charlotte NC, USA: Practical Stochastic Programming using Algebraic Modeling Systems
  • OR 2011, Zurich, Switzerland: Practical Stochastic Optimization using Algebraic Modeling Systems (Master Thesis Award).
  • OR 2010, Munich, Germany: Stochastic Programming using Algebraic Modeling Languages

Interests

  • Skiing
  • Discovery travelling
  • Weight lifting

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D.A. Tony Tarvin

D.A. Tony TarvinAdvisor: Alexandra Newman; co-advisor: Kevin Wood

Education

  • M.S. Operations Research, Kansas State, 2007
  • B.S. Computer Engineering, Portland State, 1995

Research

  • Decomposition for mixed-integer programming
  • Enumerative techniques for solving mixed-integer programs
  • Network interdiction
  • Stochastic facility location

Publications

  • Tarvin, D.A., L. Sipeki, A. Newman, and A. Hering, 2017. “Lessons Learned from a Company Dealing with Big Data,” Interfaces48(2): 147-155.
  • Tarvin, D.A., K. Wood, and A. Newman, 2016. “Benders Decomposition: Solving Binary Master Problems by Enumeration,” Operations Research Letters, 44(1): 80-85.

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