Kyle Siler-Evans

Kyle Siler-Evans
Senior Engineer

Education

Ph.D. in engineering and public policy, Carnegie Mellon University; M.A. in teaching, Johns Hopkins University; B.S. in mechanical engineering, Colorado State University

Overview

Kyle Siler-Evans, Ph.D., is a Senior Engineer at the RAND Corporation where his work focuses on disaster management, infrastructure planning and resilience, cost analysis, and decision-making under uncertainty. Siler-Evans has experience managing 100+ person teams to successfully execute complex, fast-paced projects. Siler-Evans led an effort to support FEMA in their response to COVID-19, where our research, analysis, and recommendations have shaped FEMA's approach to the largest disaster in their history. Following Hurricane Maria, Kyle served on the congressionally-mandated Independent Expert Panel for cost validation in Puerto Rico. His work has been featured in mainstream media, including the Washington Post and Businessweek, and was named Editors' Choice in the journal Science. Siler-Evans earned a Ph.D. in Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University, a master's degree in teaching from Johns Hopkins University, and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Colorado State University.

Selected Publications

Kyle Siler-Evans, Inês Lima Azevedo, M Granger Morgan, Jay Apt, "Regional Variations in the Health, Environmental, and Climate Benefits of Wind and Solar Generation," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 110(29), 2013

Kyle Siler-Evans, M Granger Morgan, Inês Lima Azevedo, "Distributed cogeneration for commercial buildings: Can we make the economics work?" Energy Policy, 42, 2012

Kyle Siler-Evans, Inês Lima Azevedo, M Granger Morgan, "Marginal emissions factors for the US electricity system," Environmental Science & Technology, 46(9), 2012

Kyle Siler-Evans, Alex Hanson, Cecily Sunday, Nathan Leonard, Michele Tumminello, "Analysis of pipeline accidents in the United States from 1968 to 2009," International Journal of Critical Infrastructure Protection, 7(4), 2014

Jordan Fischbach, Kyle Siler-Evans, Devin Tierney, Michael Wilson, Lauren Cook, Linnea Warren May, Robust Stormwater Management in the Pittsburgh Region, RAND (RR-1673), 2017

Frank Camm, John Matsumura, Lauren A. Mayer, Kyle Siler-Evans, A New Methodology for Conducting Product Support Business Case Analysis (BCA): With Illustrations from the F-22 Product Support BCA, RAND (RR-1664), 2017

Gabriella C. Gonzalez, Kyle Siler-Evans, Gerald Hunter, Nicholas Broten, Wages, Employment, and STEM Education in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia: Report No. 2, RAND (RR-1863), 2017

Gabriella C. Gonzalez, Kyle Siler-Evans, Gerald Hunter, Matthew D. Baird, Wages, Employment, and STEM Education in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia: Report N0. 1, RAND (RR-1357), 2016

Publications