Kyle Siler-Evans

Kyle Siler-Evans
Associate Engineer
Pittsburgh Office


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


Kyle Siler-Evans is an associate engineer at the RAND Corporation where his work focuses on complex system modeling, decisionmaking under uncertainty, and energy and environmental policy analysis. His past work includes a robust decisionmaking analysis for infrastructure resilience, an evaluation of the health and environmental benefits of renewable energy, a cost analysis of small-scale cogeneration, and a risk analysis of pipeline accidents. His recent work develops a measure of the monetized health, environmental, and climate impacts from interventions in the U.S. electricity system.

Siler-Evans' work was named Editors' Choice in the journal Science and has been featured in mainstream media, including the Washington Post and Businessweek. Kyle earned a Ph.D. in engineering and public policy at Carnegie Mellon University, an M.A. in teaching from Johns Hopkins University, and a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Colorado State University.

Selected Publications

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):257-269, 2014

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):11768-7773, 2013

Kyle Siler-Evans, M Granger Morgan, Inês Lima Azevedo, "Distributed cogeneration for commercial buildings: Can we make the economics work?" Energy Policy, 42:580-590, 2012

Kyle Siler-Evans, Inês Lima Azevedo, M Granger Morgan, "Marginal emissions factors for the US electricity system," Environmental science & technology, 46(9):4742-4748, 2012