Students

Current Students

Operations Research with Engineering

Jennifer DiCarlo

Jennifer DiCarloPhD Operations Research, Mechanical Engineering Department
jdicarlo@mymail.mines.edu
Advisor: Alexandra Newman; co-advisor: Rob Braun

Education

  • PhD student in Operations Research with Engineering, Colorado School of Mines (present)
  • M.S. in Aerospace Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (June 2003)
  • B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering and Astronautical Engineering, Math Minor, US Air Force Academy (May 2001)

Research

  • Concentrated solar power systems optimization

Interests

  • Triathlon
  • Latin
  • Animal rescue
  • Hiking

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Gus Greivel

Gus GrievelPhD Operations Research, Applied Math and Statistics
ggreivel@mines.edu
Advisor: Dinesh Mehta

Education

  • M.S. Mathematical and Computer Sciences (Operations Research), Colorado School of Mines, 1994.
  • B.S. Mathematical and Computer Sciences, Colorado School of Mines, 1992.

Research

  • STEM Education
  • Scheduling and Assignment

Interests

  • Cycling
  • Skiing
  • Hockey

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Mark Husted

Mark HustedPhD Operations Research, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department
mhusted@mymail.mines.edu
Advisor: Alexandra Newman

Education

  • 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

  • Scheduling Softball Series in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference; Authors: Marjorie Cone Saur, Kaleigh Starr, Mark Husted, Alexandra Newman; Interfaces, Vol. 42, No. 3, May-June 2012, pp. 296-309

Interests

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

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Peter Nesbitt

Peter NesbittPhD Operations Research with Engineering
nesbitt@mines.edu
Advisor: Alexandra Newman

Education

  • PhD Candidate, 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

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Oluwaseun Ogunmodede

Oluwaseun OgunmodedePhD Operations Research, Mechanical Engineering Department
oogunmod@mines.edu
Advisor: Alexandra Newman

Education

  • Master of Science: Engineering & Technology Management 2016
  • Bachelor of Science: Mechanical Engineering 2015

Research

  • Underground Mining Analysis
  • Healthcare Scheduling
  • Energy Optimization

Interests

  • Soccer
  • Track and Field
  • Outdoors
  • Traveling

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Levente Sipeki

Levente SipekiPhD Operations Research, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department
lsipeki@mymail.mines.edu
Advisor: Dinesh Mehta; co-advisor: Alexandra Newman

Education

  • BS Computer Science 2011 Colorado School of Mines
  • MS Computer Science 2013 Colorado School of Mines

Research

  • Underground Mine Design
  • Constraint Programming
  • Social Network Analysis

Publications

  • Visualization of Morse Connection Graphs for Topologically Rich 2D Vector Fields Supplementary material
  • Simplification of Morse Decompositions Using Morse Set Mergers
  • Tarvin, D.A., L. Sipeki, A. Newman, and A. Hering. “Lessons Learned from a Company Dealing with Big Data,”Interfaces, accepted.

Interests

  • Family
  • Hockey
  • My Dogs

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Jesse Wales

Jesse WalesPhD Operations Research, Mechanical Engineering Department
jwales@mines.edu
Advisor: Alexandra Newman

Education

  • 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

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Affiliated Students

Joshua Betz

Joshua BetzPhD Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Department
jkbetz@mymail.mines.edu
Advisor: Alexandra Newman; co-advisor: Brian Thomas

Education

  • PhD Candidate, Mechanical Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, Current
  • Winter / Summer Mountain Leaders Advanced Course, USMC, Bridgeport, CA, 2013
  • Combat Engineer Officers Course, USMC, Camp Lejeune, NC, 2013
  • The Basic School, USMC, Quantico, VA, 2013
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, 2010

Research

  • Scheduling optimization for continuous steel caster

Interests

  • Family
  • My dogs
  • Woodworking
  • Hiking

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William Hamilton

William HamiltonPhD Thermal Fluid Systems, Mechanical Engineering Department with a minor in Operations Research
whamilton@mines.edu
Advisor: Rob Braun; co-advisor: Alexandra Newman

Education

  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Mathematics, The University of Kansas (May 2015)

Research

  • Design optimization of concentrated solar power tower systems with thermal storage

Publications

  • Wagner, M., Newman, A., Braun, R. and Hamilton, W. “Optimized Dispatch in a First-Principles Concentrating Solar Power Production Model.”

Interests

  • Hiking
  • Backpacking
  • Camping
  • Skiing
  • Traveling

Alumni

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. “Characterizing Solutions in Optimal Microgrid Procurement and Dispatch Strategies.”

Interests

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

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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

Submitted Papers

  • Gonzalez, G., Richards, C. and A. Newman. “Optimal Course Scheduling for United States Air Force Academy Cadets.”
  • Richards, C. and D. Morton and  A. Newman. “Minimum-Risk Routing Through a Mapped Minefield.”

Interests

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

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2016-2017

Gladys Anyenya

Gladys Anyenyagladysanyenya@gmail.com
Avisor: 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

  • 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, R. Braun, N. Sullivan, A. Newman, Design and dispatch optimization of a Solid-Oxide Fuel Cell Assembly for Unconventional Oil and Gas Production. In preparation for submission to Optimization and Engineering.
  • 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

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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

Interests

  • Soccer
  • Skiing

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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., J. King, and A. Newman, 2013. “Optimizing Nuclear Waste Disposal: A Yucca Mountain Case Study,” Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, 109: 380-383
  • 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 A. Krasko
Advisor: Steffen Rebennack
Kirtland McKenna

Kirtland McKennakirt.mckenna@gmail.com
Advisor: Alexandra Newman

Education

  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, 2017
  • B.S. Petroleum Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, 2012

Research

  • Energy Systems Optimization
  • Risk and Reliability Analysis in Complex Systems

Publications

  • McKenna, K., Newman, A. PhD., & King, J. PhD. (2017) Optimal dispatch control of emergency core cooling systems in pressurized water reactors. Paper to be submitted to the Journal of Applied Energy
  • McKenna, K., Pan, R., & Koederitz, W. L.  (2015) The Application of Real-Time Stochastic Analysis for Autonomous Drilling Optimization. European Oil and Gas Magazine
  • Efteland, F., Coit, A. R., & McKenna, K. (2014) Surface Control Software Dramatically Mitigates Downhole Torsional Vibration in the Eagle Ford Shale Play as Validated by High-Speed Downhole Dynamics Data. 2014 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition. Amsterdam, The Netherlan

Conferences

  • McKenna, K. & Van Bossuyt, D. PhD. (2016) Introducing Uncoupled Flow in Function Model Risk Assessment Techniques to Analyze Emergent System Behavior and Improve Safety and Reliability in Complex System Design. Poster presented at the 2016 AIAA-RM Annual Technical Symposium
  • McKenna, K. & Van Bossuyt, D. PhD. (2016) Advancing Design Engineering Functional Flow Modeling to Account for Emergent System Behavior on the Geometry Constrained Component Level. Poster presented at the 2016 CSM Graduate Research And Discovery Symposium
  • McKenna, K., Pan, R., & Koederitz, W. L. (2014) The Application of Real-Time Stochastic Analysis for Autonomous Drilling Optimization. 2014 Celle Drilling International Conference and Exhibition for Advanced Drilling Technology. Celle,Germany
  • McKenna, K., Solbu, E., & Koederitz, W. L. (2013) A Flexible Software Design for Autonomous Drilling Optimization Supervisory Control. Paper presented at 2013 IADC Advanced Rig Technology Conference and Exhibition. Stavanger, Norway
  • McKenna, K., Bosela, A. & Eustes, A. PhD. (2012) Micro Drilling Rigs: The Value of Hands-On Experience as Part of Undergraduate Petroleum Engineering Education. Poster presented at the 2012 AADE Fluids Technical Conference and Exhibition. Houston, Texas

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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

Interests

  • Mountain biking
  • Soccer playing

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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

Interests

  • Running a marathon in all 50 states
  • Family adventures

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Michael Wagner

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

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

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Michael Scioletti

Michael SciolettiPhD Operations Research, Mechanical Engineering Departmentz
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 Posgraduate School: MS in Operations Research (2008)

Research

  • Applied Optimization
  • Military Basing
  • Energy

Interests

  • Family
  • Crossfit
  • Skiing
  • Golf
  • Cooking

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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
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