Hobbs, Benjamin F.

Professor
Environmental Health And Engineering
http://hobbsgroup.johnshopkins.edu/home.html

Ames Hall 208
(410) 516-4681
bhobbs@jhu.edu

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Johns Hopkins scholars, leaders celebrate faculty research awards

September 4, 2015

Scholars from across Johns Hopkins University’s 10 divisions gathered last night at the George Peabody Library to celebrate 60 innovative research projects that are being supported by the inaugural Catalyst and Discovery awards. Thirty-seven early career scholars (five of them from WSE) received Catalyst Awards and 23 cross-divisional faculty teams, which included 14 WSE faculty […]

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About

Education
  • Ph.D. 1983, CORNELL UNIVERSITY
Experience
  • 2016 - 2021:  Associate Director, Yale-JHU SEARCH (Solutions for Energy, Air, Climate, and Health) Center
  • 2016 - 2017:  Visiting Associate,, Computing & Mathematical Sciences, California Institute of Technology
  • 2016 - 2016:  Visiting Scholar, University of Washington, Department of Electrical Engineering
  • 2015 - Present:  Co-Director, USEPA Yale-JHU Center on "Solutions for Energy, Air, Climate & Health"
  • 2014 - 2015:  Chairman, SPH-WSE Environment Health Sciences-DoGEE Restructuring Committee
  • 2012 - 2012:  Examiner, Canterbury University
  • 2010 - Present:  Director, JHU Environment, Energy, Sustainability & Health Institute
  • 2007 - 2007:  Chair, JHU Climate Change Task Force
  • 2007 - 2008:  Examiner, University of Cape Town (South Africa), National University of Singapore
  • 2003 - Present:  Director, Undergraduate Studies, DoGEE
  • 2003 - 2003:  Chair, Second Workshop on Applied Infrastructure Research: Regulation and Investment in Infrastructure Provision Theory and Policy
  • 2003 - 2003:  Examiner, Delft University of Technology
  • 2002 - 2002:  Chair, Executive Committee, Energy Division, American Society of Civil Engineers
Research Areas
  • ECOSYSTEM management
  • Electricity market design
  • Enviornmental and energy systems analysis and economics
  • Environmental and energy systems analysis and economics
  • Mathematical programming models of imperfect energy markets
  • Multiobjective and risk analysis
Awards
  • 2016:  2016 Runner-Up, Best Student Paper, Decision Analysis Society (INFORMS)
  • 2016:  2016 Runner-Up for the Decision Analysis Journal Special Recognition Award
  • 2014:  • 2013 Editor’s Choice Award, Water Resources Research
  • 2014:  • 2014 Best Publication Award Environment-Sustainability, INFORMS Section on Energy, Natural Resources, & Environment
  • 2014:  • 2014 Best Publication Award in Energy, INFORMS Section on Energy, Natural Resources, & Environment for the period 2010-2012
  • 2013:  • Guest Professor, School of Electrical Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing
  • 2010:  Economic & Social Research Council/Social Science Research Council (UK) Collaborative Visiting Fellowship 2010
  • 2010:  LaGrange Fellowship 2010 (Offered - but BH declined) - Progetto Lagrange - Fondazione CRT and Politecnico Torino - Italy
  • 2010:  Fellow - Institute for Operations Research & Management Science
  • 2009:  Overseas Fellow - Churchill College - Cambridge - UK 2009-2010
  • 2009:  Ecole Politechnique Federal Lausanne - Switzerland - Landolt Visiting Chair in Sustainability - 2009-2010 (offered but BH declined)
  • 2007:  Fellow - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) - "for integration of economic and environmental concerns into power systems design and operation - " Class of 2007
  • 2007:  2007 Best Publication Award (Energy) - INFORMS Energy - Natural Resources - & Environment Area (for Harrington - Hobbs - et al. - Mathematical Programming Series B - 2005)
  • 2006:  Significant Reviewer Citation - IEEE Power Engineering Society - March 2006
  • 2006:  Certificate of Appreciation - National Academies (cited for outstanding service on the NRC Committee on the Effects of Changes in New Source Review programs for Stationary Sources of Air Pollutants) - July 28 - 2006.
  • 2006:  2006 Bright Idea Award" - New Jersey Policy Research Organization and Stillman School of Business at Seton Hall University (for R.P. O'Neill - P.M. Sotkiewicz - B.F. Hobbs et al. - European Journal of Operational Research - 2005)
  • 2004:  Best Student Paper Award - Energy - Natural Resources & Environment Section - INFORMS Annual Conference - Denver - October 24-27 - 2004 (for Y. Chen and B.F. Hobbs - "An Oligopolistic Electricity Market Model with Tradable NOx Permits)
  • 2004:  Best Publication Award - Decision Analysis Society (INFORMS) - 2004 (for Anderson and Hobbs - "Using a Bayesian Approach to Quantify Scale Compatability Bias - " Management Science - 2002)
  • 2001:  Second Place (Honorable Mention) - INFORMS Decision Analysis Section - Student Paper Competition (for paper coauthored with advisee R. Anderson)
  • 1991:  Nominated for John S. Diekhoff Award for Outstanding Graduate Teaching - Case Western Reserve University - March 1988 and March 1991.
  • 1991:  Mortar Board - 1991 Outstanding Professor Award - Case Western Reserve University
  • 1990:  Outstanding Research Oriented Paper - American Society of Civil Engineers Water Resources Planning and Management Division (for Hobbs et al. - "Risk Analysis of Aquifer Contamination by Brine - " J. Water Resources Planning and Management (ASCE) - 1988)
  • 1989:  Institute Associate - National Regulatory Research Institute
  • 1987:  Ameritech Fellow - Center for Regional Issues - Case Western Reserve University
  • 1986:  Presidential Young Investigator - National Science Foundation
  • 1985:  ASCE Energy Division Nominee for the ASCE Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize
  • 1982:  Wigner Fellow - Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • 1978:  Sage Fellow (1979-80) and McMullen Fellow (1978-79) - Cornell University
  • 1975:  Rhodes Scholarship Nominee from South Dakota State University
Presentations
  • "Morphodynamics and Sediment Transport on the Huanghe (Yellow River) Delta: Work in Progress", Fall Meeting, American Geophysical Union, New Orleans.  December 11, 2017
  • "Integrating Renewable Electric Sources: Control & Planning Strategies", State of Maryland-JHU WSE Meeting.  November 21, 2017
  • "Dealing with Variability & Uncertainty in Electricity Markets: Some Reflections on California’s Experience", Plenary Speech, IAEE North American Meeting, Houston.  November 15, 2017
  • "Assessing Ambient Levels and Personal Exposures in Baltimore: The SEARCH Project", MARAMA Monitoring Committee Training Workshop, Philadelphia.  November 3, 2017
  • "Possible Improvements for Generation Reserves to Back-up Wind in the Dutch Electricity Market", INFORMS National Meeting, Houston.  October 24, 2017
  • "A Two-stage Stochastic Programming Model for Adaptive Stormwater Management with Green Infrastructure", INFORMS National Meeting, Houston.  October 22, 2017
  • "Merging Morphology & Management: Optimizing Engineered Avulsions and Floodway Design and Operations in the Huang He Delta Region", 2nd Intnl Science Workshop of Morphodynamics and Socioecon. Sustain. Large River Deltas, Qingdao,PRC.  October 16, 2017
  • "Supply Curve Development for Capacity Market Clearing With Renewable Capacity: Resource Interactions", IEEE Power and Energy Conference, Chicago, IL.  July 18, 2017
  • "Designing Power Markets to Support Socially Optimal Decisions:How Can Our Models Contribute?", Seminar, TU Delft, Faculty of Technology Policy and Management.  July 6, 2017
  • "Case Example of Energy Markets, The California Experience", Summer School on the Regulation of Energy Utilities, Florence School of Regulation.  June 27, 2017
  • "Efficient Acquisition of Generation Reserves to Back-Up Wind: Possible Improvements to Dutch Electricity Markets", Seminar, Energy Team, Akzo-Nobel, Amsterdam.  June 26, 2017
  • "Designing Power Markets to Support Optimal Decisions: How Can Our Models Contribute?", EES-UETP Danish Tech U Summer School “Modern Challenges in Power System Operation and Markets".  June 13, 2017
  • "Designing Power Markets to Support Optimal Decisions: How Can Our Models Contribute?", Seminar, Katholic University Leuven/Energyville, Belgium.  June 12, 2017
  • "Challenges in Designing the California Power Market to Accommodate 40% Renewables", WINDFARMS2017 Conference, Comillas Pontifical University, Madrid.  June 2, 2017
  • "Efficient Acquisition of Generation Reserves to Back-Up Wind: Possible Improvements in Dutch Electricity Market & Regulations", WINDFARMS2017 Conference, Comillas Pontifical University, Madrid.  May 31, 2017
  • "Statistical Models of Wind Capacity for System Adequacy", WINDFARMS2017 Conference, Comillas Pontifical University, Madrid.  May 31, 2017
  • "Designing Power Markets to Support Optimal Decisions: How Can Our Models Contribute?", Seminar, University of Edinburgh, Institute for Energy Systems, School of Engineering.  May 26, 2017
  • "Coastal Sustainability Management Using Avulsions Mitigation Strategies in the Yellow River Delta", Annual Conference, Environment-Water Resources Institute, ASCE.  May 23, 2017
  • "Crediting Renwables in Electricity Capacity Markets: The Effects of Alternative Definitions upon Market Efficiency", Outreach Day, Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica, Amsterdam.  May 23, 2017
  • "Using Modeling to Support Policy and Market Design Decisions," Modeling in Public Policy: Exploring Research Requirements to Support the Use of Modelling Evidence in Energy Policy Development", Modelling in Public Policy, Exploring Research Requirements, Office Gas Electricity Markets, London.  May 15, 2017
  • "System Adequacy with Intermittent Renewables: Capacity Markets & Economic Distortions", Seminar, Centre Operational Research and Econnomics, University Catholique Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium.  April 25, 2017
  • "Efficient Acquisition of Generation Reserves to Back-Up Wind: Possible Improvements to Dutch Electricity Markets", Seminar, Autoriteit Consument & Markt, Den Haag, The Netherlands.  April 17, 2017
  • "Modeling Electricity Markets & Policy with Optimization: Why It's Important (and Fun!)", Seminar, Dept. Computers and Electrical Engineering, University of Coimbra.  March 17, 2017
  • "Modeling Electricity Markets & Policy with Optimization: Why It's Important (and Fun!)", Seminar, Business School, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal.  March 17, 2017
  • "System Adequacy with Intermittent Renewables: Capacity Markets and Economic Distortions", Seminar, Comillas Pontifical University, Madrid.  March 15, 2017
  • "Designing Power Markets to Support Optimal Decisions, How Can Our Models Contribute", Seminar, Comillas Pontifical University, Madrid.  February 21, 2017
  • "Challenges in Designing Power Markets: The California Experience", Economics for Energy Workshop: Economic Challenges for Energy, Madrid.  February 15, 2017
  • "Challenges in Designing Power Markets: The California Experience", Seminar, DTU.  January 27, 2017
  • "The Value of Better Transmission Planning Models: Adaptive & Proactive Planning", The Evolution of System Planning.  Wilmington, DE.  December 6, 2016
  • "The Value of Better Transmission Planning Models: Adaptive & Proactive Planning", Monthly Research Webinar.  Baltimore, MD.  December 1, 2016
  • "Designing Power Markets to Support Optimal Decisions: How Can Our Models Contribute?".  Santa Monica, CA.  November 30, 2016
  • "Modeling Electricity Markets & Policy with Optimization: Why It's Important (and Fun!)".  LA, CA.  November 29, 2016
  • "Designing Power Markets to Support Optimal Decisions: How Can Our Models Contribute?".  Pasadena, CA.  November 28, 2016
  • "Modeling Electricity Markets & Policy with Optimization: Why It's Important (and Fun!)".  Pasadena, CA.  November 14, 2016
  • "In Search of Adaptive Strategy for Power System Expansion in Bangladesh through Robust Decision-Making Analysis", Trans-Atlantic Infraday Conference.  Washington, DC.  November 10, 2016
  • "In Search of Adaptive Strategy for Power System Expansion in Bangladesh through Robust Decision-Making Analysis", Trans-Atlantic Infraday Conference.  Washington, DC.  November 10, 2016
  • "Energy Sector Emissions Downscaling: Methods and Challenges", Trans-Atlantic Infraday Conference.  Washington, DC.  November 10, 2016
  • "Energy Sector Emissions Downscaling: Methods and Challenges", Trans-Atlantic Infraday Conference.  Washington, DC.  November 10, 2016
  • "he Value of Better Transmission Planning Models:Adaptive & Proactive Planning", INFORMS National Meeting.  Nashville, TN.  November 1, 2016
  • "Bi-level Network Planning with Generation-market Equilibria Subject to Inefficient Network Pricing", INFORMS National Meeting.  Nashville, TN.  November 1, 2016
  • "Non-cooperative Multi-regional Transmission Planning", INFORMS National Meeting.  Nashville, TN.  November 1, 2016
  • "Does Risk Aversion Affect Transmission and Generation Planning? A Western North America Case Study", INFORMS National Meeting.  Nashville, TN.  November 1, 2016
  • "Flood Risk Management Using Artificial Avulsions In The Yellow River Delta", INFORMS National Meeting.  Nashville, TN.  November 1, 2016
  • "Optimizing Adaptive Stormwater Management With Green Infrastructure: A Case Study In Wingohocking Watershed, Philadelphia", INFORMS National Meeting.  November 1, 2016
  • "Does Risk Aversion Affect Transmission and Generation Planning? A Western North America Case Study", INFORMS National Meeting.  Nashville, TN.  November 1, 2016
  • "he Value of Better Transmission Planning Models:Adaptive & Proactive Planning", INFORMS National Meeting.  Nashville, TN.  November 1, 2016
  • "Power System Planning In Fragile States: A Case Study Of South Sudan", INFORMS National Meeting.  Nashville, TN.  November 1, 2016
  • "Bi-level Network Planning with Generation-market Equilibria Subject to Inefficient Network Pricing", INFORMS National Meeting.  Nashville, TN.  November 1, 2016
  • "Non-cooperative Multi-regional Transmission Planning", INFORMS National Meeting.  Nashville, TN.  November 1, 2016
  • "Power System Planning In Fragile States: A Case Study Of South Sudan", INFORMS National Meeting.  Nashville, TN.  November 1, 2016
  • "Optimizing Adaptive Stormwater Management With Green Infrastructure: A Case Study In Wingohocking Watershed, Philadelphia", INFORMS National Meeting.  November 1, 2016
  • "Flood Risk Management Using Artificial Avulsions In The Yellow River Delta", INFORMS National Meeting.  Nashville, TN.  November 1, 2016
  • "Cooptimization and Anticipative Planning Methods for Bulk Transmission and Resource Planning Under Long-Run Uncertainties".  Portland, OR.  October 24, 2016
  • "Designing Power Markets to Support Optimal Decisions: How Can Our Models Contribute?".  Richland, WA.  October 20, 2016
  • "Integrating Renewable Electric Sources: Control & Planning Strategies: Smart Grids Research at JHU", Exelon Corp. Visit to JHU: Energy Research at JHU.  JHU.  October 14, 2016
  • "Designing Power Markets to Support Optimal Decisions: How Can Our Models Contribute?".  Seattle, WA.  October 13, 2016
  • "Watershed-scale management for fine sediment loading: Balancing alternative restoration scenarios from bank stabilization to water retention", Annual Meeting GSA.  September 26, 2016
  • "Watershed-scale management for fine sediment loading: Balancing alternative restoration scenarios from bank stabilization to water retention", Annual Meeting GSA.  September 26, 2016
  • "Guidance from BNL, ORNL, JHU studies in actual multicriteria decision making situations", Grid Management Framework Stakeholder Advisory Group.  Golden, CO.  September 26, 2016
  • "The Value of Better Transmission Planning Models: Adaptive & Proactive Planning".  Folsom, CA.  September 20, 2016
  • "Can Inefficient Capacity Market Designs Bias Renewable Investment?", ORCAS 2016.  Friday Harbor, WA.  September 7, 2016
  • "Integrating Renewable Electric Sources: Control & Planning Strategies: Smart Grids Research at JHU", Energy Research at JHU Overview for Toshiba America Research, Inc..  JHU.  July 25, 2016
  • "Market Design with Renewable Capacity", IEEE PES General Meeting.  B.  July 1, 2016
  • "Bi-level Network Planning Model Considering Generation-market Equilibria Subject to Inefficient Network Pricing", IEEE PES General Meeting.  Boston, MA.  July 1, 2016
  • "Market Design with Renewable Capacity", IEEE PES General Meeting.  B.  July 1, 2016
  • "System Adequacy with Intermittent Resources: Capacity Value and Economic Distortions", IEEE PES General Meeting.  Boston, MA.  July 1, 2016
  • "System Adequacy with Intermittent Resources: Capacity Value and Economic Distortions", IEEE PES General Meeting.  Boston, MA.  July 1, 2016
  • "Bi-level Network Planning Model Considering Generation-market Equilibria Subject to Inefficient Network Pricing", IEEE PES General Meeting.  Boston, MA.  July 1, 2016
  • "Briefing on regional resource adequacy initiative: Some Comments on Capacity Credit Calculations", General Session of the Market Surveillance Committee.  June 17, 2016
  • "The Value of Better Transmission Planning Models: Adaptive & Proactive Planning", CERTS Reliability & Markets Review.  Arlington, VA.  June 9, 2016
  • "Exploring Win-Win Strategies for Urban Stormwater Management: A Case Study in Philadelphia's Combined Sewer Area", World Environmental & Water Resrouces COngress, Annual Meeting EWRI.  Sacramento, CA.  May 23, 2016
  • "Exploring Win-Win Strategies for Urban Stormwater Management: A Case Study in Philadelphia's Combined Sewer Area", World Environmental & Water Resrouces COngress, Annual Meeting EWRI.  Sacramento, CA.  May 23, 2016
  • "Can Inefficient Capacity Market Designs Bias Renewable Investment?", Windfarms 2016.  Dallas, TX.  May 22, 2016
  • "It's Risky to Ignore Uncertainty! The Impact of Uncertainty in Energy Models", Clean Power Plan Workshop.  Phliadelphia, PA.  February 23, 2016
  • "Tutorial on Optimization with EXCEL Solver(R)", Cracking the WIP: Designing an Optimization Engine to Guide Efficient Bay Implimentation.  Annapolis, MD.  February 17, 2016
  • "Example of Optimization, BMP Choice for Nonpoint Source Control in the Minnesota Basin", Cracking the WIP: Designing an Optimization Engine to Guide Efficient Bay Implimentation.  Annapolis, MD.  February 17, 2016
  • "Quantifying Uncertainty in Decisions: Supporting Adaptive Management with Decision Analysis", Assessing Uncertainty in the Chesapeake Bay Program Modeling System.  Arlginton, VA.  February 1, 2016
  • "Designing Power Markets to Support Optimal Decisions: How Can Our Models Contribute?", Optimization & Equilibrium in Energy Economics.  UCLA, Los Angeles, CA.  January 10, 2016
  • "Annual Report: Cooptimization and Anticipative Planning Methods for Bulk Transmission and Resource Planning Under Long-Run Uncertainties", Annual Research Review.  Portland, OR.  January 1, 2016
  • "Annual Report: Cooptimization and Anticipative Planning Methods for Bulk Transmission and Resource Planning Under Long-Run Uncertainties", Annual Research Review.  Portland, OR.  January 1, 2016
  • "The Value of Better Transmission Planning Models: Adaptive & Proactive Planning", Hawaii International Conference on Systems Science 49.  Kauai, Hawai.  January 1, 2016
  • "Lessons From Large Scale Stochastic Transmission Planning in WECC", EPRI Risk-Based Planning Workshop.  Little Rock, AR.  November 19, 2015
  • "Incentives Designing Power Markets to Support Optimal Decisions:How Can Our Models Contribute?", Workshop on Power Systems & Markets.  State College, PA.  November 19, 2015
  • "Adaptive Stormwater Management with Green Infrastructure using Two-stage Stochastic Programming", Institute for Operations Research and Management Science Annual Meeting.  Philadelphia.  November 1, 2015
  • "ENRE Best Publication Award 2015 in Energy", Institute for Operations Research and Management Science Annual Meeting.  Philadelphia.  November 1, 2015
  • "Lessons from Large Scale Transmission Planning using Stochastic Programming in WECC", Institute for Operations Research and Management Science Annual Meeting.  Philadelphia.  November 1, 2015
  • "Decision Analysis for Sustainable Management of the Yellow River Delta", Institute for Operations Research and Management Science Annual Meeting.  Philadelphia.  November 1, 2015
  • "Operational Flexibility in Dutch Electricity Markets", Institute for Operations Research and Management Science Annual Meeting.  Philadelphia.  November 1, 2015
  • "Proactive Transmission Planning: A Case Study of the Eastern Interconnection", Institute for Operations Research and Management Science Annual Meeting.  Philadelphia.  November 1, 2015
  • "Risk-averse Transmission and Generation Planning: A WECC Case Study", Institute for Operations Research and Management Science Annual Meeting.  Philadelphia.  November 1, 2015
  • "Unit Commitment Approximations in Generation and Transmission Planning: Efficiency & Accuracy", Institute for Operations Research and Management Science Annual Meeting.  Philadelphia.  November 1, 2015
  • "The Benefits of Sharing Reserves Between Countries: A Case Study of the European Electricity System", Institute for Operations Research and Management Science Annual Meeting.  Philadelphia.  November 1, 2015
  • "The Economic Effects of Interregional Trading of Renewable Energy Certificates in the WECC", Institute for Operations Research and Management Science Annual Meeting.  Philadelphia.  November 1, 2015
  • "Market capacity definitions and generation adequacy", Transatlantic Infraday Conference.  FERC, Washington, DC.  October 30, 2015
  • "Electric Capacity Market Performance with Generation Investment and Renewables", The Dynamic Energy Landscape, 33rd US Association of Energy Economists Annual North American Conference.  Pittsburgh, PA.  October 25, 2015
  • "Simulating Risk of Flooding & Avulsion in the Lower Huanghe: Using a Reservoir Routing and Two-Channel Hydraulic & Bed Aggradation Model", Huanghe River Workshop.  Zhengzhou, China.  October 10, 2015
  • "Simulating Risk of Flooding & Avulsion in the Lower Huanghe: Using a Reservoir Routing and Two-Channel Hydraulic & Bed Aggradation Model", Huanghe River Workshop.  Zhengzhou, China.  October 10, 2015
  • "Planning accounting for long-run uncertainties: Long-run transmission optimization applications in the western US", EPRI Power Delivery & Utilization Program Advisory & Sector Council Meeting.  Baltimore.  October 7, 2015
  • "Tax Bads not Goods: How Pricing Carbon Might Work", JHU Summit on Climate Change & Health.  SPH.  October 2, 2015
  • "Transmission Investment Assessment Under Uncertainty", CERTS Annual Review.  Ithaca, NY.  August 4, 2015
  • "Stochastic Transmission Planning and Generation Cooptimization: How Important is Stochasticity Compared to Other Approximations?", IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting.  Denver, CO.  July 26, 2015
  • "Planning accounting for generation siting response & long-run uncertainties: Long-run transmission optimization applications in the western and eastern US", IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting.  Denver, CO.  July 26, 2015
  • "Real-Time Flexible Ramping Markets Compared with Stochastic Unit Commitment", IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting.  Denver, CO.  July 26, 2015
  • "What Questions Might (Micro)Economists Ask About Electricity?, Super Session Presentation", IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting.  Denver, CO.  July 26, 2015
  • "Co-optimization of Transmission and Other Resources: A Case Study of the Eastern Interconnection", IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting.  Denver, CO.  July 26, 2015
  • "Flexibility in Dutch Electricity Markets", IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting.  Denver, CO.  July 26, 2015
  • "Multi-Stage Generation and Transmission Co-Planning under Uncertainty: What Lines Should We Build Now?", 22nd International Symposium on Mathematical Programming 2015.  Pittsburgh.  July 12, 2015
  • "Flexible Ramping Product: Definition & Performance", Workshop on the Remuneration of Generation Units Under Scarcity Conditions.  Brussels.  July 10, 2015
  • "Integrated Analyses of Demand Response, Wind Variability, and Markets", Windfarms 2015: WindInsPIRE Annual Workshop.  Leuven, Belgium.  July 8, 2015
  • "Which Oversimplification is the Worst Sin? Lessons from Large Scale Transmission Planning Using Stochastic Programming in the US and EU", WHOLESem 2nd Annual Conference, 'Hybrid Energy Modelling - Linkages and Interdisciplinarity'.  Murray Edwards College, Cambridge University, UK.  July 6, 2015
  • "Comments on Markets & Distributed Energy Resources in the US", Distributed Energy Systems (DES) and the future of electricity systems regulation: new markets and networks regulatory design to deal efficiently with the new agents.  Madrid.  July 2, 2015
  • "Large-Scale Stochastic Programming to Cooptimize Networks and Generation in the Face of Long-Run Uncertainties: What Lines Should We Build Now?", 2 Invited Lectures.  Madrid Spain; Vancouver, BC (via Webinar).  July 1, 2015
  • "Large-Scale Stochastic Programming to Cooptimize Networks and Generation in the Face of Long-Run Uncertainties: What Lines Should We Build Now?", Increasing Market & Planning Efficiency through Improved Software.  Washington, DC.  June 22, 2015
  • "Quantifying Benefits of Green Stormwater Infrastructure in Philadelphia", World Environment & Water Congress.  Austin, TX.  May 17, 2015
  • "3 Talks: Stochastic Cooptimization Planning; Cooptimization of Storage & Demand Management; Cooptimization Of Transmission & Other Resources: Why & How", 3 Presentations at 15th Annual Utility Integrated Resource Planning (IRP) Conference.  Atlanta, GA.  May 13, 2015
  • "Planning for Uncertainty Project: Results & Preliminary Conclusions", Transmission Expansion Planning Policy Committee.  Salt Lake City, UT.  May 7, 2015
  • "Using Optimization to Guide Implementation Planning: From What If to What's Best", Water Quality Goal Implementation Team.  Annapolis.  April 13, 2015
  • "Using Optimization to Guide Implementation Planning", The 27th Annual Environment Virginia Symposium.  Virginia Military Institute.  April 5, 2015
  • "Market Design at the CAISO:Challenge & Response", Invited Lecture.  Hong Kong.  March 19, 2015
  • "Experiences from the Mississippi River and Application to the Huanghe and other large, global rivers", Invited Lecture.  Shanghai, China.  March 17, 2015
  • "Overview of Systems Analysis for Decisions: Optimization & Decision Analysis", Invited Lecture.  Shanghai, China.  March 17, 2015
  • "How Can We Most Efficiently Use Our Limited Water, Sand, & $ ? Diversions to Build Land in the Mississippi Delta", Workshop on Huanghe River.  Tsinghua University, Beijing.  January 1, 2015
  • "Modeling Electricity Markets & Policy with Optimization: Why It's Important (and Fun!)", 3 Invited Lectures on Energy Modeling.  Beijing; Hong Kong; Hong Kong.  January 1, 2015
  • 8 Invited Seminars.  January 1, 2014
  • Nineteen presentations at scholarly meetings.  January 1, 2014

Publications

Journal Articles
  • Bakker C, Zaitchik BF, Siddiqui S, Hobbs BF, Broaddus E, Neff RA, Haskett J, Parker CL (2018).  Shocks, seasonality, and disaggregation: Modelling food security through the integration of agricultural, transportation, and economic systems.  Agricultural Systems.  164.
  • F.D. Munoz, S. Wogrin, S.S. Oren, Hobbs BF (2018).  Economic Inefficiencies of Cost-based Electricity Market Designs.  The ENergy Journal.  39(3).  51-68.
  • Kazempour, J., Hobbs BF (2017).  Value of Flexible Resources, Virtual Bidding, and Self-Scheduling in Two-Settlement Electricity Markets With Wind Generation, Part II, Application.  IEEE Transactions on Power Systems.
  • Hobbs BF, J Kazempour, P Pinson (2017).  A Stochastic Market Design With Revenue Adequacy and Cost Recovery by Scenario: Benefits and Costs.  IEEE Trans Power Systems.
  • J. Kazempour, Hobbs BF (2017).  Value of Flexible Resources, Virtual Bidding, and Self-Scheduling in Two-Settlement Electricity Markets With Wind Generation – Part I, Formulation.  IEEE Transactions on Power Systems.
  • A. Mahoney, E. Denny, Hobbs BF, M. O'Malley (2017).  The Drivers of Power System Emissions: An Econometric Analysis of Load, Wind and Forecast Errors.  Energy Systems.
  • Ela E, Wang C, Moorty S, Ragsdale K, O'Sullivan J, Rothleder M, Hobbs B (2017).  Electricity Markets and Renewables: A Survey of Potential Design Changes and Their Consequences.  IEEE Power and Energy Magazine.  15(6).
  • Stevens RJAM, Hobbs BF, Ramos A, Meneveau C (2017).  Combining economic and fluid dynamic models to determine the optimal spacing in very large wind farms.  Wind Energy.  20(3).
  • Van den Bergh K, Hytowitz RB, Bruninx K, Delarue E, Dhaeseleer W, Hobbs BF (2017).  Benefits of coordinating sizing, allocation and activation of reserves among market zones.  Electric Power Systems Research.  143.
  • Spyrou E, Ho J, Hobbs B, Johnson R, McCalley J (2017).  What are the Benefits of Co-optimizing Transmission and Generation Investment? Eastern Interconnection Case Study.  IEEE Transactions on Power Systems.  32.
  • Morales-España G, Ramírez-Elizondo L, Hobbs BF (2017).  Hidden power system inflexibilities imposed by traditional unit commitment formulations.  Applied Energy.  191.
  • Stevens RJ, Hobbs B, Ramos A, Meneveau C (2017).  Combining economic and fluid dynamic models to determine the optimal spacing in very large wind farms.  Wind Energy.  20.  465-477.
  • Guo H, Hobbs BF, Lasater ME, Parker CL, Winch PJ (2016).  System dynamics-based evaluation of interventions to promote appropriate waste disposal behaviors in low-income urban areas: A Baltimore case study.  Waste Management.  56.
  • Brijs T, Geth F, Siddiqui S, Hobbs BF, Belmans R (2016).  Price-based unit commitment electricity storage arbitrage with piecewise linear price-effects.  Journal of Energy Storage.  7.
  • Wang B, Hobbs BF (2016).  Real-Time Markets for Flexiramp: A Stochastic Unit Commitment-Based Analysis.  IEEE Transactions on Power Systems.  31(2).
  • Wang B, Hobbs B (2016).  Real-time markets for flexiramp: A stochastic unit commitment-based analysis.  IEEE Transactions on Power Systems.  31(2).  846-860.
  • Hobbs B, Xu Q, Ho J, Donohoo P, Kasina S, Ouyang J, Park SW, Eto J, Satyal V (2016).  Adaptive Transmission Planning: Implementing a New Paradigm for Managing Economic Risks in Grid Expansion.  IEEE Power and Energy Magazine.  14(4).  30-40.
  • Özdemir Ö, Munoz FD, Ho JL, Hobbs B (2016).  Economic analysis of transmission expansion planning with price-responsive demand and quadratic losses by successive LP.  IEEE Transactions on Power Systems.  31(2).  1096-1107.
  • Perez AP, Sauma EE, Munoz FD, Hobbs B (2016).  The Economic Effects of Interregional Trading of Renewable Energy Certificates in the US WECC.  The Energy Journal.  37(4).
  • Prava VR, Clemen RT, Hobbs B, Kenney MA (2016).  Partition Dependence and Carryover Biases in Subjective Probability Assessment Surveys for Continuous Variables: Model-Based Estimation and Correction.  Decision Analysis.  13(1).  51-67.
  • Brijs T, Geth F, Siddiqui S, Hobbs B, Belmans R (2016).  Price-based unit commitment electricity storage arbitrage with piecewise linear price-effects.  Journal of Energy Storage.  7.  52-62.
  • Schiro DA, Hobbs B, Pang J (2016).  Perfectly competitive capacity expansion games with risk-averse participants.  Computational Optimization and Applications.  65(2).  511-539.
  • Guo H, Hobbs B, Lasater ME, Parker C, Winch PJ (2016).  System dynamics-based evaluation of interventions to promote appropriate waste disposal behaviors in low-income urban areas: A Baltimore case study.  Waste Management.  56.  547-560.
  • Prete CL, Hobbs B (2016).  A cooperative game theoretic analysis of incentives for microgrids in regulated electricity markets.  Applied Energy.  169.  524-541.
  • Shayesteh E, Hobbs B, Amelin M (2016).  Scenario reduction, network aggregation, and DC linearisation: which simplifications matter most in operations and planning optimisation?.  IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution.  10(11).  2748-2755.
  • Munoz FD, Hobbs B, Watson J (2016).  New bounding and decomposition approaches for MILP investment problems: Multi-area transmission and generation planning under policy constraints.  European Journal of Operational Research.  248(3).  888-898.
  • Christensen A, Hobbs B (2016).  A model of state and federal biofuel policy: Feasibility assessment of the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard.  Applied Energy.  169.  799-812.
  • Bhagwat PC, de Vries LJ, Hobbs B (2016).  Expert survey on capacity markets in the US: Lessons for the EU.  Utilities Policy.  38.  11-17.
  • Ahlstrom M, Ela E, Riesz J, O'Sullivan J, Hobbs BF, O'Malley M, Milligan M, Sotkiewicz P, Caldwell J (2015).  The Evolution of the Market: Designing a Market for High Levels of Variable Generation.  IEEE Power and Energy Magazine.  13(6).
  • Munoz FD, Watson JP, Hobbs BF (2015).  Optimizing Your Options: Extracting the Full Economic Value of Transmission When Planning Under Uncertainty.  Electricity Journal.  28(5).
  • Deng L, Hobbs B, Renson P (2015).  What is the Cost of Negative Bidding by Wind? A Unit Commitment Analysis of Cost and Emissions.  Power Systems, IEEE Transactions on.  30(4).  1805-1814.
  • Shayesteh E, Hobbs B, Soder L, Amelin M (2015).  ATC-Based System Reduction for Planning Power Systems With Correlated Wind and Loads.  IEEE.
  • Krishnan V, Ho J, Hobbs B, Liu AL, McCalley JD, Shahidehpour M, Zheng QP (2015).  Co-optimization of electricity transmission and generation resources for planning and policy analysis: review of concepts and modeling approaches.  Energy Systems.  1-36.
  • Chen Y, Hobbs B, Ellis J, Crowley C, Joutz F (2015).  Impacts of climate change on power sector NO x emissions: A long-run analysis of the US mid-atlantic region.  Energy Policy.  84.  11-21.
  • Ding Y, Kang C, Wang J, Chen Y, Hobbs B (2015).  Foreword for the Special Section on Power System Planning and Operation Towards a Low-Carbon Economy.  Power Systems, IEEE Transactions on.  30(2).  1015-1016.
  • Ozdemir O, Munoz FD, Ho JL, Hobbs B (2015).  Economic analysis of transmission expansion planning with price-responsive demand and quadratic losses by successive LP.  IEEE.
  • Munoz FD, Watson J, Hobbs B (2015).  Optimizing your options: Extracting the full economic value of transmission when planning under uncertainty.  The Electricity Journal.  28(5).  26-38.
  • Wang B, Hobbs B (2014).  A flexible ramping product: Can it help real-time dispatch markets approach the stochastic dispatch ideal?.  Electric Power Systems Research.  109.  128-140.
  • De Jonghe C, Hobbs B, Belmans R (2014).  Value of price responsive load for wind integration in unit commitment.  Power Systems, IEEE Transactions on.  29(2).  675-685.
  • Chyong CK, Hobbs B (2014).  Strategic Eurasian natural gas market model for energy security and policy analysis: Formulation and application to South Stream.  Energy Economics.  44.  198-211.
  • Munoz FD, Hobbs B, Ho JL, Kasina S (2014).  An Engineering-Economic Approach to Transmission Planning Under Market and Regulatory Uncertainties: WECC Case Study.  Power Systems, IEEE Transactions on.  29(1).  307-317.
  • Hobbs BF, Hu MC, Chen Y, Ellis JH, Paul A, Burtraw D, Palmer KL (2010).  From regions to stacks: Spatial and temporal downscaling of power pollution scenarios.  IEEE Transactions on Power Systems.  25(2).
  • Evans DA, Hobbs B, Oren C, Palmer KL (2008).  Modeling the effects of changes in new source review on national SO2 and NOx emissions from electricity-generating units..  Environmental science & technology.  42(2).  347-53.
  • Bell ML, Hobbs B, Ellis H (2005).  Metrics matter: conflicting air quality rankings from different indices of air pollution..  Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association (1995).  55(1).  97-106.
  • Choudhury S, Hobbs B, Lorie M, Flores N (2002).  A framework for evaluating digital library services.  D-Lib Magazine.  8(7-8).
  • Choudhury GS, Lorie M, Fitzpatrick E, Hobbs B, Chirikjian G, Okamura A, Flores NE (2001).  Comprehensive access to printed materials (CAPM).  Proceedings of First ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries.
  • Anderson R, Hobbs B, Koonce JF, Locci AB (2001).  Using decision analysis to choose phosphorus targets for Lake Erie..  Environmental management.  27(2).  235-52.
  • Linville CD, Hobbs B, Venkatesh BN (2001).  Estimation of error and bias in Bayesian Monte Carlo decision analysis using the bootstrap..  Risk analysis : an official publication of the Society for Risk Analysis.  21(1).  63-74.
  • Choudhury GS, Lorie M, Fitzpatrick E, Hobbs B, Chirikjian G, Okamura A, Flores NE (2001).  Comprehensive access to printed materials (CAPM).  Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Digital Libraries.
Conference Proceedings
  • Hobbs B, Kasina S, Xu Q, Park SW, Ouyang J, Ho JL, Donohoo-Vallett PE (2016).  What is the Benefit of Including Uncertainty in Transmission Planning? A WECC Case Study.  System Sciences (HICSS), 2016 49th Hawaii International Conference on.  2364-2371.
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