Tom Logan

PhD candidate | Urban Operations Engineering

Sustainability

Statistics

tomlogan (at) umich (dot) edu

Simulation

Systems

Research statement: My research integrates statistics, operations, risk analysis, and urban planning. I apply mathematical modeling to improve our understanding and planning of cities facing an uncertain future.

Adapting Cities

My primary research interest is how we adapt our cities to global environmental changes. More information can be found at adaptingcities.org.

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Selected Projects

Prediction models

Reliable pre-harvest predictions of fruit size would be useful to growers. We demonstrate appropriate methods for the construction and testing of a predictive model using apple data.

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Measuring urban proximity

Using open-source algorithms we analyse the distance of residents to their core urban services. We enhance existing approaches to improve the ease of identifying service-poor people.

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Adaptation measures: risky or resilient?

In areas vulnerable to natural hazards, do existing adaptation approaches make our communities safe?