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Peer Reviewed Articles and Monograph Chapters

M. Al Gharably, J.F. DeCarolis, S.R. Ranjithan, "An enhanced linear regression-based building energy model (LRBEM+) for early design," Journal of Building Performance Simulation, 9(2), 115-133, 2016

Li, W, A. Sankarasubramanian, R.S. Ranjithan, T. Sinha, "Role of multimodel combination and data assimilation in improving streamflow prediction over multiple time scales," Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, 1-15, 2015

H. Wang, E.D. Brill, R.S. Ranjithan, A. Sankarasubramanian, "A framework for incorporating ecological releases in single reservoir operation," Advances in Water Resources 78, 9-21, 2015

H. Wang, A. Sankarasubramanian, R.S. Ranjithan, "Understanding the low-frequency variability in hydroclimatic attributes over the southeastern US," Journal of Hydrology 521, 170-181, 2015

W. Li, A. Sankarasubramanian, R.S. Ranjithan, E.D. Brill, "Improved regional water management utilizing climate forecasts: An interbasin transfer model with a risk management framework," Water Resources Research 50 (8), 6810-6827, 2014

X. Jin, R.S. Ranjithan, G. Mahinthakumar, "A Monitoring Network Design Procedure for Three-Dimensional (3D) Groundwater Contaminant Source Identification," Environmental Forensics 15 (1), 78-96, 2014

Levis, J. W., M. A. Barlaz, J. DeCarolis, S. Ranjithan, "Systematic Exploration of Efficient Strategies to Manage Solid Waste in U.S. Municipalities: Perspectives from the Solid Waste Optimization Life-Cycle Framework (SWOLF)," Environmental Science & Technology, 48, 3625-3631, 2014

Levis, J. W., M. A. Barlaz, J. DeCarolis, S. Ranjithan, "A Generalized Multistage Optimization Modeling Framework for Life-cycle Assessment-based Integrated Solid Waste Management," Environmental Modelling & Software, 50, 51-65, 2013

Jung, Y., G. Mahinthakumar, and S. Ranjithan, "Development of a simultaneous search-based pilot point method for subsurface characterization," Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, 27(8), 2003-2013, 2013

Wang, H., S. Arumugam, and S. Ranjithan, "Integration of Climate and Weather Information for Improving 15-day-ahead Accumulated Precipitation Forecasts," Journal of Hydrometeorology, 14(1), 186-202, 2013

Mirghani, B. Y., E. M. Zechman, S. Ranjithan, G. Mahinthakumar, "Enhanced Simulation-Optimization Approach Using Surrogate Modeling for Solving Inverse Problems," Environmental Forensics, 13(4), 348-363, 2012

Liu, L., E. M. Zechman, G. Mahinthakumar, and S. Ranjithan, "Coupling of Logistic Regression Analysis and Local Search Methods for Characterization of Water Distribution System Contaminant Source," Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, 25(2), 309-316, 2012

Kumar, J., E. D. Brill, G. Mahinthakumar, and S. Ranjithan, "Contaminant source characterization in water distribution systems using binary signals," Journal of Hydroinformatics, 14(3), 585-602, 2012

Hygh, J. S., J. F. DeCarolis, D. B. Hill, and S. R. Ranjithan, "Multivariate regression as an energy assessment tool in early building design," Building and Environment, 57, 165-175, 2012

Liu, L., E. M. Zechman, G. Mahinthakumar, S. Ranjithan, "Identifying contaminant sources for water distribution systems using a hybrid method," Civil Engineering and Environmental Systems, 29(2), 123-136, 2012

Jung, Y., S. Ranjithan, and G. Mahinthakumar, "Subsurface Characterization using a D-optimality based Pilot Point Method," Journal of Hydroinformatics, 13(4), pp. 775-793, 2011

Liu, L., S. Ranjithan, G. Mahinthakumar, "Contamination Source Identification in Water Distribution Systems Using an Adaptive Dynamic Optimization Procedure," Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 137(2), pp. 183-192, 2011

Liu, L., A. Sankarasubramanian, and S. Ranjithan, "Logistic Regression Analysis to Estimate Contaminant Sources in Water Distribution Systems," Journal of Hydroinformatics, 13(3), pp. 545-557, 2011

Levis, J. W., M. A. Barlaz, A. Tayebali, S. Ranjithan, "Quantifying the Greenhouse Gas Emission Reductions Associated with Recycling Hot Mix Asphalt," Road Materials and Pavement Design, 12(1), 57-77, 2011

Tryby, M. E., M. Proparto, S. Ranjithan, "Monitoring Design for Source Identification in Water Distribution Systems," Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 136(6), pp. 637-646, 2010

Tryby, M. E., Mirghani, B. Y., G. Mahinthakumar, and S. Ranjithan, "A Solution Framework for Environmental Characterization Problems," International Journal of High Performance Computing Applications, 24(3), pp. 265-283, 2010

Mirghani, B. Y., M. E. Tryby, S. Ranjithan, N. Karonis, and G. Mahinthakumar, "A Grid-enabled Simulation-Optimization Framework for Environmental Characterization," Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, 24(6), pp. 488-498, 2010

Liu, L. and S. Ranjithan, "An Adaptive Optimization Technique for Dynamic Environments," Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, 23(5), pp. 772-779, 2010

Zechman, E. M. and S. Ranjithan, "Evolutionary Computation-Based Methods for Characterizing Contaminant Sources in a Water Distribution System," Journal of Water Resources Planning & Management, 135(5), pp. 334-343, 2009
[Winner of the Best Research Paper Award 2010]

Mirghani, B. Y., G. Mahinthakumar, M. E. Tryby, E. M. Zechman, and S. Ranjithan, "A Parallel Evolutionary Strategy-based Simulation-Optimization Approach for Solving Groundwater Source Identification Problems," Advances in Water Resources, 32(9), pp. 1373-1385, 2009

Far, M. S. S., B. S. Underwood, S. Ranjithan, Y. R. Kim, N. Jackson, "Application of Artificial Neural Networks for Estimating Dynamic Modulus of Asphalt Concrete," Journal of Transportation Research Record, No. 2127, pp. 173-186, 2009

Vankayala, P., A. Sankarasubramanian, S. Ranjithan, G. Mahinthakumar, "Contaminant Source Identification in Water Distribution Networks Under Conditions of Demand Uncertainty," Environmental Forensics, 10(3), pp. 253-263, 2009

Kaplan, P. O., S. Ranjithan, and M. A. Barlaz, "Use of Life-Cycle Analysis to Support Solid Waste Management Planning for Delaware," Environmental Science & Technology, 43 (5), pp 1264-1270, 2009

Jin, X., G. Mahinthakumar, E. M. Zechman, and S. Ranjithan, "A Genetic Algorithm-based Procedure for 3D Source Idenitification at the Borden Emplacement Site," Journal of Hydroinformatics, 11(1), pp. 51-64, 2009

Lacroix, A., Y. R. Kim, and S. Ranjithan, "Backcalculation of Dynamic Modulus from Resilient Modulus of Asphalt Concrete with an Artificial Neural Network," Journal of Transportation Research Record, No. 2057, pp. 107-113, 2008

Zechman, E. M. and S. Ranjithan, "Evolutionary Computation-based Approach for Model Error Correction and Calibration," Advances in Water Resources, 30(5), pp. 1360-1370, 2007

Sreepathi, S., G. Mahinthakumar, E. M. Zechman, S. Ranjithan, E. D. Brill, X. Ma, and G. von Laszewski, "Cyberinfrastructure for Contamination Source Characterization in Water Distribution Systems," Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), ICCS2007 Part I, 4487, pp. 1058-1065, 2007

Raghavachar, K., K. Mahinthakumar, P. Worley, E. Zechman, and S. R. Ranjithan, "Parallel Performance Modeling using a Genetic Programming-based Error Correction Procedure," Journal of Simulation: Transactions of the Society for Modeling and Simulation, 83(7), pp. 515-527, 2007

Zechman, E. M. and S. Ranjithan, "Generating Alternatives using Evolutionary Algorithms for Water Resources and Environmental Management Problems," Journal of Water Resources Planning & Management, 133(2), pp. 156-165, 2007

Mahinthakumar, G., G. von Laszewski, S. R. Ranjithan, E. D. Brill, J. Uber, K. Harrison, S. Sreepathi, and E. M. Zechman, "An Adaptive Cyberinfrastructure for Threat Management in Urban Water Distribution Systems," Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS), ICCS2006 Part III, 3993, pp. 401-408, 2006

Fu, J. S., E. D. Brill, and S. Ranjithan, "Conjunctive Use of Models to Design Cost-Effective Ozone Control Strategies," Journal of Air & Waste Management Association, 56(6), pp. 800-809, 2006

Kumar, S. V., T. A. Doby, S. Ranjithan, J. W. Baugh, and E. D. Brill, "Optimal Design of Redundant Water Distribution Networks Using a Clusters of Workstation," Journal of Water Resources Planning & Management, 132(5), pp. 374-384, 2006

Zechman, E. M. and S. Ranjithan, "Multipopulation Cooperative Coevolutionary Programming (MCCP) to Enhance Design Innovation," In Beyer et al. (eds), Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, GECCO 2005, Proceedings, Washington DC, USA, June 25-29, 2005. ACM 2005, ISBN 1-59593-010-8, pp. 1641-1648, 2005

Kaplan, P. O., M. A. Barlaz, and S. Ranjithan, "Life-Cycle-Based Solid Waste Management Under Uncertainty," Journal of Industrial Ecology, 8(4), pp. 155-172, 2004

Zechman, E. M. and S. Ranjithan, "An Evolutionary Algorithm to Generate Alternatives (EAGA) for Engineering Optimization Problems," Engineering Optimization, Vol. 36(5), pp. 539-553, 2004

Xu, B., Ranjithan, S., and Kim, Y. R., "Using the Asphalt Pavement Layer Condition Assessment Program: Case Studies," Journal of Transportation Research Record, No. 1860, pp. 66-75, 2003

Dorn, J. L. and S. Ranjithan, "Evolutionary Multiobjective Optimization in Watershed Water Quality Management," In Fonseca et al. (eds), Evolutionary Multi-Criteria Optimization, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) Vol. 2632, pp. 692-706, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 2003

Harrell, L. J. and S. Ranjithan, "Integrated Detention Pond Design and Land Use Planning for Watershed Management," Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, Vol. 129(2), pp. 98-106, 2003

Xu, B., Ranjithan, S., and Kim, Y. R., "New Relationships between Falling Weight Deflectometer Deflections and Asphalt Pavement Layer Condition Indicators," Journal of Transportation Research Record, No. 1806, pp. 48-56, 2002

Xu, B., Ranjithan, S., and Kim, Y. R., "New Condition Assessment Procedure for Asphalt Pavement Layers, Using Falling Weight Deflectometer Deflections, Journal of Transportation Research Record, No. 1806, pp. 57-69, 2002

Solano, E., R. D. Dumas, K. W. Harrison, S. Ranjithan, M. A. Barlaz, and E. D. Brill, "Life Cycle-Based Solid Waste Management - 2. Illustrative Applications," ASCE Journal of Environmental Engineering, Vol. 128,(10), pp. 981-992, 2002

Solano, E., S. Ranjithan, M. A. Barlaz, and E. D. Brill, "Life Cycle-Based Solid Waste Management - 1. Model Development," ASCE Journal of Environmental Engineering, Vol. 128,(10), pp. 993-1005, 2002

Kumar, S. V. and S. Ranjithan, "Evaluation of the Constraint Method-Based Multiobjective Evolutionary Algorithm (CMEA) for a Three-Objective Optimization Problem," In Langdon et al. (eds), Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, GECCO 2002, New York, 9-13 July 2002. Morgan Kaufmann, pp. 431-438, 2002

Loughlin, D. H., S. Ranjithan, J. W. Baugh, and E. D. Brill, "Genetic Algorithm Approaches for Addressing Unmodeled Objectives," Engineering Optimization, Vol. 33, pp. 549-569, 2001

Ranjithan, S. S. K. Chetan, H. K. Dakshina, "Constrained Method-based Evolutionary Algorithm (CMEA) for Multiobjective Optimization," In Zitzler et al. (eds), Evolutionary Multi-Criteria Optimization, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) Vol. 1993, pp. 299-313, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 2001

Harrison, K. W., R. D. Dumas, E. Solano, M. A. Barlaz, E. D. Brill, and S. Ranjithan, "Decision Support Tool for Life-Cycle-Based Solid Waste Management," ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, Vol. 15(1), pp. 44-58, 2001

Loughlin, D. H., S. Ranjithan, J. W. Baugh, and E. D. Brill, "Application of Genetic Algorithms for the Design of Ozone Control Strategies," Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association, 50, pp. 1050-1063, 2000

Weitz, K. A., M. A. Barlaz, S. Ranjithan, E. D. Brill, S. A. Thorneloe, and R. Ham, "Life Cycle Management of Municipal Solid Waste," The Intl J of Life Cycle Assessment. Vol. 4, No. 4, pp. 195-201, 1999.

Harrell, L. J. and S. Ranjithan, "Evaluation of Alternative Penalty Function Implementations in a Watershed Management Design Problem," In Banzhaf et al. (eds.). GECCO-99: Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, July 13-17, 1999, Orlando, Florida USA. San Francisco, CA: Morgan Kaufmann, pp 1551-1558, 1999

Loughlin, D. H. and S. Ranjithan, "Chance-Constrained Genetic Algorithms," In Banzhaf et al. (eds.). GECCO-99: Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, July 13-17, 1999, Orlando, Florida USA. San Francisco, CA: Morgan Kaufmann, pp. 369-376, 1999

Kim, Y. R., Y.-C. Lee, and S. Ranjithan, "Flexible Pavement Condition Evaluation Using Deflection Basin Parameters and Dynamic Finite Element Analysis Implemented by Artificial Neural Networks," In S. D. Tayabji and E. O. Lukanen (eds), Nondestructive Testing of Pavements and Backcalculation of Modili: Third Volume, ASTM STP 1375, American Society for Testing and Materials, West Conshohocken, PA, 1999, 17 pages.

Heidari, M and S. Ranjithan, "A Hybrid Optimization Approach to the Estimation of Distributed Parameters in Two-Dimensional Confined Aquifers," Journal of American Water Resources Association, Vol. 34, No. 4, pp. 909-920, 1998.

El-Dessouki, W. M., M. Beja, N. M. Rouphail, and S. Ranjithan, "Multiperiod Highway Improvement and Construction Scheduling: Model Development and Application," Journal of Transportation Research Record, No. 1617, pp. 96-104, 1998

Lee, Y.-C., Y. R. Kim, and S. Ranjithan, "A Dynamic Analysis-Based Approach to Determine Flexible Pavement Layer Moduli Using Deflection Basin Parameters," Journal of Transportation Research Record, No. 1639, pp. 36-42., 1998

Loughlin, D. H. and S. Ranjithan, "The Neighborhood Constraint Method: A Genetic Algorithm-Based Multiobjective Optimization Technique," In Beck et al. (eds), Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Genetic Algorithms, July 19-23, 1997, East Lansing, Michigan, pp. 666-673, 1997

Dunston, P. S., S. Ranjithan, and L. E. Bernold, "Evaluation of a Neural Network Model for Predicting Springback in Rebar Bending," IEEE Expert, vol. 11, no. 4, pp. 45-49, 1996.

Cieniawski, S.E., J.W. Eheart, and S. Ranjithan, "Using Genetic Algorithms to Solve a Multi-Objective Groundwater Monitoring Problem," Water Resources Research, vol. 31, no. 2, pp. 399-409, 1995.

Ritzel, B. J., J.W. Eheart, and S. Ranjithan, "Using Genetic Algorithms to Solve a Multi-Objective Groundwater Remediation Problem," Water Resources Research, vol. 30, no. 5, pp. 1589-1603, 1994.

Garrett, J. H., Case, M. P., Hall, J. W., Yerramareddy, S., Herman, A., Sun, R. F., Ranjithan, S., Westervelt, J., "Engineering Applications of Neural Networks," Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, 4(1), pp. 1-21, 1993

Ranjithan, S., J.W. Eheart, and J.H. Garrett, "A Neural Network-Based Screening for Groundwater Reclamation Under Uncertainty," Water Resources Research, vol 29, no. 3, pp. 563-574, 1993.

Michielssen, E., J. M. Sajer, S. Ranjithan, and R. Mittra, "Design of Lightweight, Broadband Microwave Absorbers Using Genetic Algorithms," IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol. 41(6/7), pp. 1024-1031, 1992.

Michielssen, E., S. Ranjithan, and R. Mittra, "Optimal Multilayer Filter Design Using Real Coded Genetic Algorithms," IEE Proceedings Part J. - Optoelectronic, vol. 139, pp. 413-420, 1992.

Garrett Jr., J. H., S. Ranjithan, and J. W. Eheart, "Application of Neural Networks to Groundwater Remediation," a chapter in ASCE Monograph: Expert Systems in Civil Engineering - Knowledge Representation, ed. R. Allen, ASCE, New York, 1992.

Ranjithan, S., J.H. Garrett Jr., and J.W. Eheart, "A Feedback Neural Network Approach to Optimization: An Application in Groundwater Remediation Design," In Dagli et al. (eds), Intelligent Engineering Systems Through Artificial Neural Networks: Proceedings of the Int. Conference on Artificial Neural Networks in Engineering, St. Louis, Missouri, Nov. 10-12, 1991.

Brill E.D. Jr., J.M. Flach, L.D. Hopkins, and S. Ranjithan, "MGA: A Decision Support System for Complex, Incompletely Defined Problems," IEEE Trans. on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, vol. 20, no. 4, pp. 745-757, 1990.

van Oudheusden, D. L., S. Ranjithan, and K. N. Singh, "The Design of a Bus Route Systems - An Interactive Location-Allocation Approach," Transportation, 14, pp. 253-270, 1987.