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  1. R. Obringer and R. Nateghi, 2021. What makes a city ‘smart’in the Anthropocene? A critical review of smart cities under climate change. Sustainable Cities and Society, p.103278. [link]
  2. B. Rachunok, R. Nateghi, 2021. Overemphasis on recovery inhibits community transformation and creates resilience traps, Nature Communications (Accpted for publication)
  3. B. Rachunok, C. Fan, R. Lee, R. Nateghi, 2021. A. Mostafavi Is the data suitable? The comparison of keyword versus location filters in crisis informatics using Twitter data, International Journal of Information Management Data Insights (Accepted for publication).
  4. B. Rachunok, J. Bennett, R. Flage, R. Nateghi, 2021. A path forward for leveraging social media to improve the study of community resilience, International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction 2021, 59, p.102236. [link]
  5. R. Obringer, B. Rachunok, D. Maia-Silva, M. Arbabzadeh, R. Nateghi, K. Madani. The overlooked environmental footprints of increased internet use. Conservation & Recycling 167,p.105389. [link]
  6. R Nateghi, T. Aven. Risk Analysis in the Age of Big Data: The Promises and Pitfalls. Risk Analysis. [link]
  7. J. Bennett, B. Rachunok, R. Flage, R. Nateghi. Mapping climate discourse to climate opinion: an approach for augmenting surveys with social media to enhance understandings of climate opinion in the United States, Plos One 16(1), e0245319. [link] 
  8. M. Choi, B. Rachunok, R. Nateghi, 2021. Short-term solar irradiance forecasting using convolutional neural networks and cloud imagery. Environmental Research Letters 16(4), p.044045. [link]
  9. R. Kumar, B. Rachunok, D.M. Silva, R. Nateghi, 2020. Asymmetrical response of California electricity demand to summer-time temperature variation. Scientific Reports 10(1), pp.1-9. [link]
  10. N. Alemazkoor, B. Rachunok, D.R. Chavas, A.Staid, A. Louhghalam, R. Nateghi, M. Tootkaboni, 2020. Hurricane-induced outage risk under climate change is primarily driven by the uncertainty in projections of future hurricane frequency, Scientific reports 10(1):1-9. [link]
  11. E. Wongso, R. Nateghi, B. Zaitchik, S. Quiring, R. Kumar, 2020. A data-driven framework to characterize state-level water withdrawals in the U.S. Water Resources Research 56(9), p.e2019WR024894. [link]
  12. D.M. Silva, R. Kumar, R. Nateghi, 2020. The critical role of humidity in summer electricity demand across the United States. Nature Communications 11(1)1-8. [link]
  13. R. Obringer, S. Mukherjee, R. Nateghi, 2020. Evaluating the climate sensitivity of coupled electricity-natural gas demand using a multivariate framework. Applied Energy 262, p.114419. [link]
  14. A.P. Kanmani, R. Obringer, B. Rachunok, and R. Nateghi, 2020. Assessing global environmental sustainability via an unsupervised clustering framework. Sustainability 2020, 12(2):563. [link]
  15. R Obringer, R. Kumar, R. Nateghi, 2020. Managing the water–electricity demand in a changing climate. Climatic Change 1-20. [link]
  16. J. Bennett, E. Johncox, A. Baker, R. Nateghi, 2020. Characterizing the key predictors of renewable energy penetration for sustainable and resilient communities, ASCE Journal of Management in Engineering, the special issue on Management of Resilience in Civil Infrastructure Systems: An Interdisciplinary Approach 36(4), p.04020016. [link]
  17. B. Rachunok, R. Nateghi, 2020.The sensitivity of infrastructure resilience to the spatial distribution of disaster impacts. Reliability Engineering and Systems Safety, 193, p.106658. [link]
  18. P. Alipour, S. Mukherjee, R. Nateghi, 2019. Assessing climate sensitivity of peak electricity load for resilient power systems planning and operation: A study applied to the Texas region, Energy 185,1143-1153 [link].
  19. Pamela Murray-Tuite, Haizhong Wang, Christopher Zobel, Y. Gurt Ge, R. Nateghi, 2019. Critical time and space considerations for data and modeling in interdisciplinary hazards and disasters research, Risk Analysis 41(7):1218-1226. [link]
  20. R. Obringer, R. Kumar, R. Nateghi, 2019. Analyzing the climate sensitivity of the coupled water-electricity demand nexus in the Midwestern United States. Applied Energy 252:113466. [link]
  21. T. Saeed, R. Nateghi, T. Hall, B. Waldorf. Statistical Analysis of Area-wide Alcohol-related Driving Crashes: A Spatial Econometric Approach, Geographical Analysis 52(3): 394-417. [link]
  22. B.C. Bruss, R. Nateghi, B. Zaitchick. When the well runs dry: Predicting observed GRACE satellite groundwater storage trends, Frontiers in Environmental Science, 7:85[link]
  23. BRachunok, J. Bennett, R. Nateghi. Twitter and disasters: a social resilience fingerprint. IEEE Access,7, 58495-58506.. [link]
  24. R. Nateghi, Pamela Murray-Tuite, 2019. The frontiers of uncertainty estimation and communication in interdisciplinary disaster research, Risk Analysis 41(7):1129-1135. [link]
  25. Y. Gurt Ge, Christopher Zobel, Pamela Murray-Tuite, Haizhong Wang, & R. Nateghi, 2019Building an interdisciplinary team for disaster response research: A data-driven approach, Risk Analysis 41(7): 1145-1151. [link]
  26. S. Mukhopadhyay, Vineeth CR, R. Nateghi, 2019Evaluating regional climate-electricity demand nexus: A composite Bayesian predictive framework. Applied Energy 235:1561-1582. [link]
  27. D. Gotham, W. McClain, S. Mukherjee, R. Nateghi, P. Preckel, L. Raymond, Schubert P., Singh S., Wachs E. Climate change impacts on Indiana’s energy demand and supply, Climatic Change 1-15. [link]
  28. S. Mukherjee, R. Nateghi, 2019. A data‐driven approach to assessing supply inadequacy risks due to climate‐induced shifts in electricity demand. Risk Analysis 39(3): 673-694. [link] [Winner of the Best Paper Award in Risk Analysis (SRA 2019)]
  29. Y. Qiao, S. Chen, T.U. Saeed, R. Nateghi, S. Labi, 2018. Acquiring insights on repair policy using discrete choice models. Transportation Research part A: Policy and Practice113: 491-508.  [link]
  30.  R. Obringer, R. Nateghi, 2018. Predicting reservoir levels using statistical learning techniques, Scientific Reports 8(1):5164.[link]
  31. S. Mukhopadhyay, R. Nateghi, Makaradn Hastak, 2018. A Multi-hazard approach to assess sever weather-induced major power outage risks in the U.S., Reliability Engineering and Systems Safety,175: 283-305. [link]
  32. R. Nateghi, 2018. Multi-dimensional infrastructure resilience modeling: an application to hurricane-prone electric power distribution systems, Access, IEEE, 6:13478-13489. [link]
  33. M. Lokhandwala, R. Nateghi, 2018. Leveraging advanced predictive analytics to assess commercial cooling load in the U.S., Sustainable Production and Consumption14, 66-81. [link]
  34. R. Nateghi, S. Mukherjee, 2017. A multi-paradigm framework to assess the impacts of climate change on end-use energy demand, PloS One12(11): e0188033. [link]
  35. S. Mukhopadhyay, R. Nateghi, 2017. Climate, weather, socio-economic and electricity usage data for the residential and commercial sectors in FL, U.S., Data in Brief 13:192-195. [link]
  36. S. Mukhopadhyay, R. Nateghi, 2017. Climate sensitivity of energy consumption in the built environment: an application to the state of Florida, Energy  128: 688-700. [link]
  37. R. Nateghi, J.D. Bricker, S.D. Guikema, A. Bessho, 2016. Statistical analysis of the effectiveness of seawalls and coastal forests in mitigating tsunami impacts in Iwate and Miyagi prefectures, PloS One 11(8), p.e0158375. [link]
  38. R. Nateghi, S.D. Guikema, G.Y. Wu, C.B. Bruss, 2016. Critical assessment of the foundations of power transmission and distribution reliability metrics and standards, Risk Analysis 36(1): 4-15. [link]
  39. Guikema S.D., R. Nateghi, S.M. Quiring, A. Staid, A.C. Reilly, M. Gao, 2014. Predicting hurricane power outages to support storm response planning, Access, IEEE 2: 1364-1373. [link]
  40. Staid A., S.D. Guikema, R. Nateghi, S.M. Quiring, M. Gao, 2014. Simulation of tropical cyclone impacts to the US power system under climate change scenarios, Climatic Change: 127 (3-4): 535-546.[link]
  41. R. Nateghi, S.D. Guikema S.M. Quiring, 2014. Forecasting hurricane-induced power outage durations. Natural Hazards 74:1795-1811. [link]
  42. R. Nateghi, S.D. Guikema, and S.M. Quiring, 2013. Power outage estimation for tropical cyclones: improved accuracy with simpler models, Risk Analysis 34 (6):1069-1078. [link]
  43. R. Nateghi, S.D. Guikema, S.M. Quiring, 2011. Comparison and validation of statistical methods for predicting power outage durations during hurricanes, Risk Analysis 31(12):1897-1906. [link]
  44. R.A. Francis, S.M. Falconi, R. Nateghi, S.D. Guikema, 2011. Probabilistic life cycle analysis model for electric power infrastructure risk mitigation in hurricane-prone coastal areas, Climatic Change 106 (1): 31-55. [link]

Conference Proceedings

  1. B. Rachunok, R. Nateghi. Interdependent Infrastructure System Risk and Resilience to Natural Hazards. Proceedings of the 2019 IISE Annual Conference. H.E. Romeijn, A. Schaefer, and R. Thomas (Eds.). 
  2. Obringer, R. and Nateghi, R. (2019) Multivariate modeling for sustainable and resilient infrastructure systems and communities.Proceedings of the 2019 IISE Annual Conference. H.E. Romeijn, A. Schaefer, and R. Thomas (Eds.). 
  3. S. Mukhopadhyay, R. Nateghi. Climate—demand nexus to support long-term adequacy planning in the energy sector, IEEE Xplore 2017 (selected as one of the best conference paper submitted to Power &Energy General Meeting in 2017)
  4. R. Nateghi, Allison Reilly, All-hazard approaches to infrastructure risk reduction: Effective investments through pluralism, 27th European Safety and Reliability Conference (ESREL 2017, Portorož, Slovenia, June 18-22, 2017).
  5. M. Ostovari, D. Yu, B. Katare, C.G. Shields, K. J. Musselman, M. Adibuzzaman, Q. Ye, S. Xie, R. Nateghi, Y. Yih, Bridging the gap between population needs and barriers into onsite clinic use, Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting 60 (1):1809-1812. doi: 10.1177/1541931213601413.
  6. R. Nateghi, T. Aven. A framework for conceptualizing the performance of and assessing the risks to systems, Safety and Reliability of Complex Engineered Systems - Proceedings of the 25th European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL 2015, Pages 839-845.
  7. A. Staid, S.D. Guikema, R. Nateghi, S.M. Quiring, M. Gao. Assessing the sensitivity of power distribution systems in U.S. Metropolitan areas to climate-induced hurricane impacts, Safety and Reliability of Complex Engineered Systems - Proceedings of the 25th European Safety and Reliability Conference, ESREL2015, Pages 4333-4339.
  8. Staid, S.D. Guikema, R. Nateghi, S.M. Quiring, M. Gao, 2014. Simulation methods to assess long-term hurricane impacts to U.S. power systems, PSAM 2014 - Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management
  9. S.D. Guikema, R. Nateghi, T. Aven, 2013. Multi-hazard risk assessment: moving beyond single, probabilistic models. 11th International Conference on Structural Safety & Reliability (ICOSSAR), New York, NY, 2013, 1233–1238.
  10. S.D. Guikema, R. Nateghi, S.M. Quiring, 2013. Storm power outage prediction modeling. Annual European Safety and Reliability (ESREL) Conference. Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2013, 3089–3096.
  11. S.D. Guikema, Udoh, I., Irish, J. & Nateghi, R. The effects of hurricane surge in power system outage risk models. 11th International Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management Conference and the Annual European Safety and Reliability Conference, PSAM11 ESREL 2012. Vol. 7, 5740–5746.
  12. R. Nateghi, S.D. Guikema, 2010. A comparison of top-down statistical models with bottom-up methods for power system reliability estimation in high wind events. The International Conference on Vulnerability and Risk Analysis and Management (ICVRAM), College Park, MD, 2010: 594–601.
  13. R. Nateghi, S.D. Guikema, S.M. Quiring, 2010. Statistical modeling of power outage duration times in the event of hurricane landfalls in the U.S. 10th International Probabilistic Safety Assessment & Management Conference (PSAM), Seattle, WA, 2010: Vol. 4, 3117–3128. 

Book Chapters

  1. R. Nateghi, S.M. Quiring and S.D. Guikema. 2010. Estimating the impact of climate variability on cumulative hurricane destructive potential through data mining,” in Hurricanes and Climate Change, Edited by J.B. Elsner, R.E. Hodges, J.C. Malmstadt, and K.N. Scheitlin. Springer, New York.
  2. S.D. Guikema, R. Nateghi, Modeling hurricane power outage risk, Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Natural Hazard Science (accepted for publication) [link].

Other Publications

  1. S.D. Guikema, S.M. Quiring, R. Nateghi, A. Reilly, 2013. Predicting power outages from hurricanes: supporting emergency response planning, International Association of Emergency Managers Bulletin. [link]
  2. L. Raymond, D. Gotham, W. McClain, S. Mukherjee, R. Nateghi, P. Preckel, P. Schubert, S. Singh, L. Wachs, M. Widhalm, and J. Dukes, 2019. Climate Change and Indiana’s Energy Sector: A Report from the Indiana Climate Change Impacts Assessment. [link]
  3. S.M. Falconi, R. Nateghi. Opinion: What a pandemic can teach us about climate resilience. Thomson Reuters Foundation News, April 2020. [link
  4. R. Nateghi. Disrupting vulnerability traps and catalyzing community resilience. Day One Project, January 2021. [link]
  5. R. Nateghi. The Texas blackouts showed how climate extremes threaten energy systems across the US, February 2021. [link]

Welcome to the Laboratory for Advancing Sustainable Critical Infrastructure (LASCI)!

Sustainable & Resilient Urban Systems

Critical infrastructure systems underlie the economic prosperity of every society. These systems include energy, water, transportation, healthcare, information and communications technology, security, and financial services. Ensuring resiliency of these highly complex, interactive and interdependent systems is of utmost importance, due to the essential services that they provide.

Dr. Nateghi’s research is highly interdisciplinary and involves leveraging advanced analytical tools (e.g., statistical learning theory, simulation, optimization, risk and decision analysis) to address the sustainability and resiliency challenges of our aging infrastructure. Her past work has focused on modeling the impacts of extreme events and climate change on our energy infrastructure at various spatio-temporal scales. Her on-going research involves assessing the economic and environmental implications of the emerging changes in climate, technology, population growth and accelerated urbanization on patterns of demand for critical services such as water and energy. 

Please contact me to discuss your interest in joining in my research group.

Roshanak (Roshi) Nateghi
Associate Professor
School of Industrial Engineering
Grissom Hall Room 264
315 N. Grant Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2023
E-mail: Rnateghi[at]purdue[dot]edu
Office: 765-494-7059
Fax: 765-494-7972