Kyle Siler-Evans

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Engineer
Pittsburgh Office

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 an engineer with at the RAND Corporation where his work focuses on energy systems, infrastructure resilience, cost analysis, and modeling and simulation. Prior work includes an analysis of alternatives for a multi-billion dollar stormwater management plan in Pittsburgh, a cost assessment of maintenance and sustainment options for the F-22 aircraft, an assessment of the health and environmental benefits of renewable energy, a cost analysis of cogeneration, and a risk analysis of pipeline accidents. Siler-Evans' work was named Editors’ Choice in the journal Science and has been featured in mainstream media, including the Washington Post and Businessweek. Siler-Evans holds a Ph.D. in Engineering and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University, a Masters in Teaching from Johns Hopkins, and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Colorado State University. Siler-Evans is a Certified Cost Estimator/Analyst (CCEA) through the International Cost Estimating and Analysis Association (ICEAA).

Recent Projects

  • RAND Operational Energy Decision Aid

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, Fischbach, J., & Siler-Evans, K. (2017). Robust StormwaterManagement inthe Pittsburgh Region, 1–149., 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