Warren Vaz

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Warren Vaz

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
UW-Fox Valley
CSEPA
warren.vaz@uwc.edu
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Statement 

My research interests are applying artificial intelligence such as evolutionary algorithms to solve engineering problems. I am particularly interested in alternative or clean energy.

Publications 

Journal Papers

Vaz, W., Sheffield, J. Preliminary assessment of greenhouse gas emissions for atactic polypropylene (APP) modified asphalt membrane roofs. Building and Environment 78, 95-102, 2014.

Vaz, W., Landers, R.G., Koylu, U.O. Neural network strategy for driving behaviour and driving cycle classification. International Journal of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles 6 (3), 255-275, 2014.

Vaz, W., Nandi, A.K., Landers, R.G., Koylu, U.O. Electric vehicle range prediction for constant speed trip using multi-objective optimization. Journal of Power Sources 275, 435-446, 2015.

Nandi, A.K., Chakraborty, D., Vaz, W. Design of a comfortable optimal driving strategy for electric vehicles using multi-objective optimization. Journal of Power Sources 283, 1-18, 2015.

Chakraborty, D., Vaz, W. Nandi, A.K. Optimal driving during electric vehicle acceleration using evolutionary algorithms. Applied Soft Computing 34, 217-235, 2015.

Vaz, W. Martin, K.B., Sheffield, J.W. Performance of a catalytic partial oxidation reformer for forward operating bases. Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments 15, 27-34, 2016.

Vaz, W., Nandi, A.K., Koylu, U.O. A multi-objective approach to find optimal electric vehicle acceleration. IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology 65 (6), 4633-4644, 2016.

Jabbr, A.I., Vaz, W.S., Khairallah, H.A., Koylu, U.O. Multi-objective optimization of operating parameters for hydrogen-fueled spark-ignition engines. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 41 (40), 18291-18299, 2016.

Vaz, W.S. Intersection traffic energy management system (ITEMS): formulation and validation. Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems (accepted).

Nandi, A., Khanra, M., Vaz, W. Trip planning of electric vehicles through optimal driving: a driver assisted system based on a multi-objective approach. Metaheuristics (under review).

Heck, J.D., Vaz, W.S., Koylu, U.O., Leu, M.C. Decoupling pressure and distribution effects on the performance of PEMFCs with different flow field designs. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy (under review).

Book Chapters

Martin, K.B., Vaz, W. Hydrogen Infrastructure: Production, Storage, and Transportation. Hydrogen Energy and Vehicle Systems, Grasman, S. (ed.), CRC Press, 2012.

Refereed Conference Papers and Presentations

Vaz, W., Nandi, A.K., Koylu, U.O. Finding an optimal driving strategy for an electric bus based on driving data. Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Sustainable Energy, ASME ES2015 June 28-July 2, 2015, San Diego, California, USA (#2015-49089).

Khairallah, H.A., Vaz, W.S., Koylu, U.O. Influence of ignition timing and EGR on the NOx emission and performance of an SI engine fueled with hydrogen. International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, ASME 2015, November 13-19, 2015, Houston, Texas, USA (#2015-52761).

Farhangi, H., Konur, D., Vaz, W.S., Koylu, U.O. A Realistic Driving Profile Optimization for Electric Vehicles. IIE Annual Conference and Expo, May 21-24, 2016, Anaheim, California, USA (#416).

Carter, J.K., Vaz, W.S., Alnaeli, S.M. Study of the vulnerabilities of open source engineering software packages: OpenFOAM 2011-2017. 27th Annual Wisconsin Space Conference, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, August 10-11, 2017.

Eberwein, B., Eisenberg, D.,…, Walters, J., Vaz, W.S. (advisor) UW-Fox Valley Rocketeers: Utilizing NACA ducts in an inner turbine system in a J-rocket to generate an electric current. 27th Annual Wisconsin Space Conference, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, August 10-11, 2017.

Carter, J.K., McDaniel, E., Vaz, W.S., Alnaeli, S.M. Study of the vulnerabilities of open-source engineering software packages: OpenFOAM 2011-2018. Midwest Instruction and Computer Science Symposium, College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, Minnesota, April 6-7, 2018.

Carter, J.K., Vaz, W.S., Alnaeli, S.M., Juckem, D.A. A portable cosmic ray detector for engineering, IoT, and science research. 17th Annual IEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology, Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan, May 3-5, 2018.

Carter, J.K., Alnaeli, S.M., Vaz, W.S. Empirically Examining the Quality of Source Code in Engineering Software Systems. 17th Annual IEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology, Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan, May 3-5, 2018.

Education 

Post-Doctorate Mechanical Engineering 2015-2016
Missouri University of Science and Technology

Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering 2015
Missouri University of Science and Technology

M.S. Nuclear Engineering 2010
Missouri University of Science and Technology

B.S. Nuclear Engineering (summa cum laude) 2009
Missouri University of Science and Technology