Clark School Home UMD
Return to Faculty Directory

Gabriel, Steven

3125 Glenn L. Martin Hall

Research Interests 

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.



Dr. Steve Gabriel is a Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Maryland with additional appointments 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. In addition to his academic background, he has over 25 years experience in industry in mathematical modeling and analysis. 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 60 publications in refereed journals, 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 was as Associate Editor for energy at Operations Research and is currently the Area Editor for energy for Networks and Spatial Economics and an Associate Editor for Energy Economics.

Related News 

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.” September 19, 2017

Congratulations ISR graduates!
These new alumni graduated from the University of Maryland in December 2016. December 20, 2016

Gabriel invited speaker at three European energy-related workshops this fall
Professor spoke about power market topics in Hungary, Norway and Portugal. November 8, 2016

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. April 14, 2016

Gabriel Named Associated Member of GERAD
Group for Research in Decision Analysis (GERAD) Names Professor Steven Gabriel an Associated Member. January 12, 2016

Gabriel's sabbatical year included residencies, keynote addresses
Professor focused work on energy market equilibirum modeling and energy security. July 24, 2015

Steven Gabriel receives Humboldt Research Award
Professor will study equilibrium modeling/algorithms with discrete restrictions for energy markets. December 2, 2014

Gabriel to moderate DOE workshop Sept. 4
Network Modeling Workshop to be presented at the Energy Information Administration. September 2, 2014

Gabriel named to two associate editor positions
Gabriel is a well-known expert on energy market equilibrium models and optimization models and theory. March 12, 2014

Gabriel presents seminars on network equilibrium models at ISR, Auburn
Talks were focused on examples in energy markets. February 22, 2013

Steven Gabriel gives keynote address at German Economic Research Institute
Professor speaks on modeling for the energy turnaround. January 18, 2013

IAI again sponsors colloquia series
First speaker: Steven Gabriel on Feb. 6. January 18, 2013

Steven Gabriel named to Journal of Energy Engineering editorial board
Journal is a publication of the American Society of Civil Engineers. January 17, 2013

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. August 2, 2012

Gabriel authors new book on complementarity modeling in energy markets
The book presents mathematical, engineering, and economic models for the energy sector. July 27, 2012

Gabriel, White join ISR as affiliate faculty
New faculty bring skills in microsystems for disease diagnosis; and mathematical modeling and algorithm design. June 27, 2011

Prof. Steven Gabriel Talks on WYPR-FM
Prof. Gabriel discusses natural gas on WYPR 88.1 FM. May 4, 2011