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Brian Bush

Principal Scientist – Systems Engineering

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Brian W. Bush is a member of the Systems Modeling team in the Strategic Energy Analysis Center's D.A.T.A. group.

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

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


Ph.D. in Physics, Yale University

B.S. in Physics, California Institute of Technology

Prior Work Experience

Technical Staff Member, Los Alamos National Laboratory (19932008)

Director-Funded Postdoctoral Fellow, Los Alamos National Laboratory (19901992)

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, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Featured Publications

Biogas and Hydrogen Systems Market Assessment, NREL Technical Report (2016)

Evaluation of Methods for Comparison of Spatiotemporal and Time Series Datasets, NREL Technical Report (2015)

Hydrogen Financial Analysis Scenario Tool (H2FAST): Web Tool User's Manual, NREL Technical Report (2015)

Understanding the Complexities of Subnational Incentives in Supporting a National Market for Distributed Photovoltaics, NREL Technical Report (2014)

Biomass Resource Allocation Among Competing End Uses, NREL Technical Report (2012)

Variance Analysis of Wind and Natural Gas Generation under Different Market Structures: Some Observations, NREL Technical Report (2012)

Analytic Science for Geospatial and Temporal Variability in Renewable Energy: A Case Study in Estimating Photovoltaic Output in Arizona, Solar Energy (2011)

Estimating Solar PV Output Using Modern Space/Time Geostatistics, NREL Presentation (2009)

Using System Dynamics to Model the Transition to Biofuels in the United States, Conference Paper, Third International Conference on Systems of Systems Engineering (2008)

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