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Brian W Bush

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Brian W Bush is a member of the Energy Forecasting and Modeling Group in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center.

Principal Strategic Analyst
On staff from January 2008
Phone number: (303) 384-7472

Areas of expertise

  • Energy and infrastructure modeling, simulation, and analysis
  • High performance computing
  • Software architecture, design, implementation, and testing
  • Discrete-event and continuous simulation
  • Statistical analysis
  • Geographic information systems

Primary research interests

  • Energy modeling methodologies
  • Sensitivity analysis and uncertainty quantification for multidisciplinary models and simulations, including understanding the limits of predictability
  • Graph and network analysis
  • Approximate reasoning
  • Knowledge engineering
  • Mining and visualization of massive data sets

Education and background training

  • Ph.D. in physics, 1990, Yale University
  • B.S. in physics, 1985, California Institute of Technology

Prior work experience

  • Technical Staff Member, Los Alamos National Laboratory (1993-2008)
  • Director-Funded Postdoctoral Fellow, Los Alamos National Laboratory (1990-1992)

Other affiliations

  • American Physical Society
  • Association for Computing Machinery
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (including Computer Society)
  • Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
  • Guest Scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Selected publications

Newes, E.; Bush, B.; Inman, D.; Lin, Y.; Mai, T.; Martinez, A.; Mulcahy, D.; Short, W.; Simpkins, T.; Uriarte, C.; Peck, C. (2012). Biomass Resource Allocation among Competing End Uses. 66 pp.; NREL Report No. TP-6A20-54217.

Bush, B.; Jenkin, T.; Lipowicz, D.; Arent, D. J.; Cooke, R. (2012). Variance Analysis of Wind and Natural Gas Generation under Different Market Structures: Some Observations. 50 pp.; NREL Report No. TP-6A20-52790.

Lee, S. J.; Bush, B.; George, R. (2011). Analytic Science for Geospatial and Temporal Variability in Renewable Energy: A Case Study in Estimating Photovoltaic Output in Arizona. Solar Energy. Vol. 85(9), September 2011; pp. 1945-1956; NREL Report No. JA-6A20-48140.

Lee, S. J.; George, R.; Bush, B. (2009). Estimating Solar PV Output Using Modern Space/Time Geostatistics (Presentation). 21 pp.; NREL Report No. PR-6A2-46208.

Bush, B.; Duffy, M.; Sandor, D.; Peterson, S. (2008). Using System Dynamics to Model the Transition to Biofuels in the United States: Preprint. 9 pp.; NREL Report No. CP-150-43153.

Full list of Brian Bush publications (NREL)