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.

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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Urban land surface temperature

What factors influence land surface temperature in cities? How can we identify at-risk areas and ensure appropriate distribution of resources?

Tsunami and behaviour modelling

In areas with a history of tsunamis, how do people's choices about where to live and work affect a city's vulnerability?