OverviewWe investigate key questions regarding emerging trends and technologies such as:
- The interplays between the macro and systems level
- How the Internet of Things (IoT) and new Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) can help create more accurate digital models
- How to use those models to control physical systems with tools like digital twins.
Techniques and Lab CapabilitiesWe typically use a multi-systems optimization modeling approach, but have used other methods like regression, machine learning, systems dynamics, and agent-based modeling simulation techniques.
We are currently building our lab so that we can:
- Run large-scale experiments on distributed systems (e.g., solar and RWH), smart buildings, net-zero homes, autonomous transportation, and electric vehicle charging.
- Have servers that can run computationally expensive optimization and simulation models, perform data analytics, monitor and control connected devices, and store large amounts of data;
- Have IoT and ICT devices like RFID and smart meters to generate data and monitor research activities;
- Have production, inventory control, supply chain, and logistics equipment such as 3D printers and a conveyor system.
- Multi-System Optimization
- Investment and Operation Decision Making Under Uncertainty
- Emerging Technologies
- Systems of Systems
- Food, Energy, Water, Systems
- Supply Chains
- Modern Manufacturing
- Energy Poverty
- Energy Generation
- Water Capture and Reuse
- Energy and Water Efficiency
- Carbon Capture and Sequestration
- Climate Change
The Jones Lab
Job Posting and Collaborators
- Job Posting - Communications and Digital Media Role
- Job Posting - Research Assistant
- UTA Faculty Profile
- University of Texas at Arlington
- Texas Horizon Counseling and Consulting
- Industrial, Systems, and Manufacturing Engineering, UTA
- Center on Stochastic Modeling, Optimization, & Statistics (COSMOS)
- RFID and Auto Identification Labs (RAID Labs)