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April 14, 2020

Model to better predict how much heat waves will make Americans crank up the AC

During heat waves, people tend to crank up their home’s air conditioning not only because it got hotter outside, but also because it feels too humid. To more accurately predict how climate change will affect home electricity use during the summer, researchers have developed a model that takes into consideration how people respond to heat stress.
March 17, 2020

More accurate climate change model reveals bleaker outlook on electricity, water use

By 2030, global warming alone could push Chicago to generate 12% more electricity per person each month of the summer. If the city generated any less electricity, it would be risking a power shortage that may require drastic measures to avoid rolling blackouts, according to projections from a model designed by Purdue University researchers.
July 16, 2019

Using Twitter to study people's crisis responses

Often in the case of a disaster, there are too few resources available to the community. A new algorithm analyzes individuals' tweets to better understand how they respond to crises, offering a new way to inform decisions on disaster management.
December 13, 2018

Nateghi, Johnson present at SRA

Two IE professors and several grad students presented research at the 2018 Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) Annual Meeting. Studies presented at this meeting utilize risk assessment and risk mitigation practices to prepare for future severe weather events because past practices are no longer adequate.
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