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Gabriel, Steven A.

Gabriel, Steven A.

Leader, Design, Systems and Reliability Group
Mechanical Engineering
Maryland Energy Innovation Institute
The Institute for Systems Research
Center for Risk and Reliability
Applied Mathematics, Statistics, and Scientific Computing Program
0151D Glenn. L. Martin Hall

Dr. Steve Gabriel is a Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Maryland with an additional appointment in the Applied Mathematics, Statistics, and Scientific Computation Program.

Dr. Gabriel has extensive experience in both mathematical modeling as well as algorithm design for optimization and equilibrium (i.e., complementarity) problems in a variety of engineering and economic areas such as energy, the environment, transportation, and telecommunications. He has over 35 years experience in mathematical modeling and analysis in academics and industry. He has an M.S. in Operations Research from Stanford University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Mathematical Sciences from the Johns Hopkins University. Prior to joining the University of Maryland in 2000, he was a project manager for energy modeling at ICF Consulting, a postdoctoral researcher at Argonne National Laboratory, an Operations Research Analyst at Arthur D. Little, Inc., a Systems Analyst with Technology Systems, and a Market Analyst for a kerosene heater company.

Professor Gabriel has over 100 publications in refereed journals, books, book chapters, conference proceedings, and technical reports. He has been an expert panelist for the DOE (Energy Information Administration and National Technology Laboratory) in providing guidance on building an international natural gas model as well as evaluation of their fossil energy programs. Also, he has been a guest researcher at the Energy Research Center of the Netherlands in Amsterdam assisting with building certain aspects of their European natural gas market model. Lastly, Professor Gabriel works extensively with both Masters and Ph.D. students in modeling and algorithmic design for infrastructure problems. Dr. Gabriel is a member of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS), Mathematical Programming Society (MPS), and a Senior member of IEEE. In addition, he has held a variety of editorial positions:

Area Editor for Energy, Networks and Spatial Economics (1999-2014), Associate Editor for Energy, Operations Research (1999-2006), Associate Editor for Energy Economics (2006-2012), Member of Editorial Board, ASCE Journal of Energy Engineering (2013-present), Associate Editor, Optimization and Engineering (2013-2017), and Associate Editor, Energy Strategy Reviews (2014-2015).

Dr. Gabriel was the Gilbert F. White Fellow at Resources for the Future (2007-2008), Professeur Invité Trottier at the Institut de L'Énergie Trottier, Montréal, Canada (2014-2015),  a Humboldt Fellow (2015-2016), Visiting Research Professor at Aalto University, Espoo, Finland (2021), and Jubilee Professor at Chalmers University, Göteborg, Sweden (2022).

Modeling of critical infrastructure using optimization, equilibriuim/game theory, and statistical methods, with applications in: energy markets, energy policy; telecommunications networks; environment (climate change, wastewater management, land development); transportation; algorithm development for solving optimization and equilibrium/game theory models.

Steven Gabriel to speak on new gas perspectives for the EU

The June 1 roundtable event is available to view online.

Steven Gabriel featured on Energy Transition podcast

Gabriel talks with NTNU's Julius Wesche about the infrastructure bill and its influence on energy transition.

Congratulations to our December 2021 ISR graduates!

ISR advisors graduated 22 Ph.D., 2 M.S., and 4 M.S.S.E. new alumni in December!

Hybrid inverse optimization can help in modeling natural disaster responses

The researchers use a road network’s traffic equilibrium problem after a disaster as a test of their model.

Gabriel spending academic year in two visiting professorships

He is currently at Aalto University in Finland, and will move to Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, in February.

Gabriel, Brubaker developing game theory water market models for river users

NSF-funded research will help improve water use in the watersheds of the Anacostia River in Maryland and D.C., and the Duck River in Tennessee.

Gabriel is co-PI on project coordinating Denmark's energy sectors

The mathematical modeling and planning research will help the country transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy.

Gabriel and colleagues contribute chapter to new Springer book on liberalized power markets

“A Parametric Programming Approach to Bilevel Merchant Electricity Transmission Investment Problems” formulates a stochastic transmission expansion problem with bilevel programming.

New model can help decisionmakers planning to retrofit buildings for energy efficiency

Alumnus Champion, Professor Gabriel and Ahti Salo of Aalto University have published their work in Energy Systems.

Gabriel gives keynote address at First International Conference on the Economics of Natural Gas

He spoke on “A Market Equilibrium Approach to Modeling Gas Markets Using the World Gas Model.”

Congratulations ISR graduates!

These new alumni graduated from the University of Maryland in December 2016.

Gabriel invited speaker at three European energy-related workshops this fall

Professor spoke about power market topics in Hungary, Norway and Portugal.

Steven Gabriel participates in two international academic events

Gabriel is a Humbolt Research Award winner and spoke as an expert on scenario planning in energy for the EIA.

Gabriel Named Associated Member of GERAD

Group for Research in Decision Analysis (GERAD) Names Professor Steven Gabriel an Associated Member.

Gabriel's sabbatical year included residencies, keynote addresses

Professor focused work on energy market equilibirum modeling and energy security.

Steven Gabriel receives Humboldt Research Award

Professor will study equilibrium modeling/algorithms with discrete restrictions for energy markets.

Gabriel Named "Professeur Invité Trottier"

CEE professor recognized on sabbatical visit to the Institut de L’Énergie Trottier.

Gabriel to moderate DOE workshop Sept. 4

Network Modeling Workshop to be presented at the Energy Information Administration.

Gabriel named to two associate editor positions

Gabriel is a well-known expert on energy market equilibrium models and optimization models and theory.

Gabriel presents seminars on network equilibrium models at ISR, Auburn

Talks were focused on examples in energy markets.

Steven Gabriel gives keynote address at German Economic Research Institute

Professor speaks on modeling for the energy turnaround.

IAI again sponsors colloquia series

First speaker: Steven Gabriel on Feb. 6.

Steven Gabriel named to Journal of Energy Engineering editorial board

Journal is a publication of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Gabriel, students give presentations on U.S. natural gas exports

Audiences include Electricité de France, the Chinese State Grid, the Chinese National Petroleum Corp., and the DOE's Energy Information Administration.

Gabriel authors new book on complementarity modeling in energy markets

The book presents mathematical, engineering, and economic models for the energy sector.

Gabriel, White join ISR as affiliate faculty

New faculty bring skills in microsystems for disease diagnosis; and mathematical modeling and algorithm design.

Dr. Gabriel Spoke at Enerday Conference in Germany

Dr. Steven A. Gabriel gave two talks at the Enerday Conference at the Technische Universität in Dresden, Germany on April 8, 2011.

Dr. Gabriel Gave a Talk on Energy Market at IFPEN

The lecture discussed modeling approaches based on game theory and optimization that provide more realism for global energy markets.

Prof. Steven Gabriel Talks on WYPR-FM

Prof. Gabriel discusses natural gas on WYPR 88.1 FM.

Dr. Gabriel Gave an Invited Talk in Spain

The title of his talk was "Discretely-Constrained MPECs for Electricity Markets" and concerned modeling results for the European power grid.

Dr. Gabriel Served as Chair of 4th Trans-Atlantic INFRADAY Conference

This year's conference theme was "Network Modeling and Infrastructure Policy for the Long Term" and the event brought together over 50 infrastructure modeling/policy professional from both sides of the Atlantic