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CURENT Power and Energy Seminar with Dr. Xueping Li - Fri., Oct. 4

Dr. Xueping Li, Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Tennessee, will give the CURENT Power and Energy Seminar on Fri. October 4. 

Presenters: Dr. Xueping Li, Professor, University of Tennessee

Time: Friday, October 4th, 12:20 PM - 1:10 PM EST

Location: Min H. Kao Building, Room 404

This seminar will be available through ZOOM.  See info near bottom of this email.

Presenter: Dr. Xueping Li, Professor, University of Tennessee

An Agent-Based Approach to Study the Diffusion Rate and the Effect of Policies on Joint Placement of Photovoltaic Panels and Green Roof under Climate Change Uncertainty

As two of the highest trending green technologies, photovoltaic panels and green roofs are proven to be effective as energy generation and energy saving practices. The achievable outcomes from the widespread installation of such technologies, however, can drastically change mainly due to the stochastic output of these green practices as a result of uncertain environment and climate factors, as well as the inherent uncertainty in the adoption rate due to different characteristics of the decision makers and interactions among them. In this research, we aim to investigate the diffusion rate of photovoltaic panels and green roofs under uncertainties due to climate change and characteristics of adopters as well as interactions throughout a society. We develop an integrated framework that allows the interplay between stochastic programming optimization models and agent-based models to account for both financial and attitudinal aspects and uncertainties due to both stochastic nature of system parameters and interactions among agents involving human beings. Specifically, we first develop a mathematical model to obtain the optimal green roof and/or photovoltaic panel installation settings for a building. Next, we develop an agent-based framework to factor in the role of human behavior and interaction. We perform a case study over the city of Knoxville, TN, and evaluate the effects of different policies on the diffusion rate of such sustainable energy solutions.

Bio: Dr. Xueping Li is a Professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Co-Director of the Health Innovation Technology and Simulation (HITS) Lab, and the Director of the Ideation Laboratory (iLab) at the University of Tennessee - Knoxville. He holds a Ph.D. from Arizona State University. His research areas include complex system modeling, simulation, and optimization with broad application in supply chain logistics, healthcare, and energy systems. His research has been sponsored by federal agencies including NSF, NIH, DOE, and HRSA, and other industry partners. He is the President of the Modeling and Simulation Division of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineering. He is a member of IISE, IEEE and INFORMS. 

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