Mike's research interests are in mathematical modeling of environmental systems and quality, uncertainty analysis, value-of-information decision analysis, water-energy integrated assessment, and sensor-data fusion. Mike has a PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering and an MS degree in Engineering and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University. He also has MS and BS degrees in Mechanical Engineering from UCLA. Mike is a California-licensed Professional Engineer (Civil), and has worked at an environmental engineering firm where he conducted environmental health risk assessments. He is Leader of the Sustainable Energy Systems Group and former Leader of the Airflow and Pollutant Transport Group (Indoor Environment Dept.). Mike has been at LBNL since 1998. Mike's personal website is workbench.lbl.gov.
Ashok Gadgil, Phil Price, Tracy Thatcher, Michael Sohn, David Lorenzetti, Rengie Chan, Emily Wood, Woody Delp, Richard Sextro, Elizabeth Finlayson, Buvaneswari Jayaraman, Sheng-Chieh Chang, Suengbae Hong, and Sondra Jarvis
"Reconstructing Population Exposures from Dose Biomarkers: Inhalation of Trichloroethylene (TCE) as a Case Study." Journal of Exposure Analysis and Environmental Epidemiology 14 (2004) 204-213. .
"Standardized Approach for Developing Probabilistic Exposure Factor Distributions." Risk Analysis 24 (2004) 1185-1199. .
"Responding to Sudden Pollutant Releases in Office Buildings: 1. Framework and Analysis Tools." Indoor Air 13 (2003) 267-276. .
"Factors affecting the concentration of outdoor particles indoors: existing data and data needs." Proceedings of the Indoor Air 2002 Conference, Monterey, CA 2002: 176-181. .
"Modeling the spread of anthrax in buildings." Proceedings of the Indoor Air 2002 Conference, Monterey, CA 2002: 506-511. .
"Rapidly locating and characterizing pollutant releases in buildings: An application of Bayesian data analysis." Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association 52.12 (2002) 1422-1432. .
"Rapidly Locating Sources And Predicting Contaminant Dispersion In Buildings." Proceedings of the Indoor Air 2002 Conference, Monterey, CA 2002: 211-216. .
"Reducing uncertainty in site characterization using Bayes Monte Carlo methods." Journal of Environmental Engineering 126.10 (2000) 893-902. .
"Improving Speed and Robustness of the COMIS Solver." Proceedings of the RoomVent 2000,7th International Conference on Air Distribution in Rooms, Reading, UK 2000: 241-246. .
"Characterizing indoor airflow and pollutant transport using simulation modeling for prototypical buildings. 1. Office buildings." Proceedings of the Indoor Air '99, Edinburgh, Scotland 1999: 719-724. .
"Modeling aerosol behavior in multizone indoor environments." Proceedings of the Indoor Air '99, Edinburgh, Scotland 1999: 785-790. .
"Parameter estimation of unknown air exchange rates and effective mixing volumes from tracer gas measurements for complex multi-zone indoor air models." Building and Environment 34.3 (1998) 293 - 303. .