Dr. Shittu receives prestigious NSF CAREER award

February 19, 2019

Dr. Ekundayo Shittu has been awarded a five-year, $500,000 National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) program grant for his project “CAREER: Adaptive Investments into Resilient Electricity Infrastructure Systems.” This project will develop a decision support system to help government policymakers craft the incentives to advance public-private enterprise capital formation and investments into electricity infrastructure systems and provide strategies for self-organized power restoration in the advent of a disruption. Inspired by the self-healing properties in biological systems such as morphogenesis (gene formation and adaptation to environmental changes) and wound healing (functional changes in cells due to regeneration), this CAREER project will expand the paradigms of complex adaptive systems by incorporating realism and empirical data into models that have practical implications, such as how much to invest in a particular electricity technology portfolio in order to enhance system resilience.