Richard B Sowers

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Personal profile

My interests are in various applied problems which have impact. My formal training is in electrical engineering and applied mathematics. I find that some of the more interesting problems I have worked on have come from looking at the real world with a strongly quantitative toolset. Along the way, I have spent time at a hedge fund and consulted for private industry and the U.S. Government.  Finally, at the moment I am the associate head for undergraduate studies in the department of Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering.

Research Interests

Applied Mathematics, financial engineering, big data, traffic, precision agriculture, Internet of Things

Office Address

Mathematics
347 Illini Hall
1409 W Green
M/C 382
Urbana, IL 61801

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Research Output

An affordable and portable technology for real-time scheduling of appliances in smart homes

Raman, A., Sowers, R. & Sreenivas, R. S., Jan 1 2019, 4th North American IEOM Conference. IEOM 2019. IEOM Society, p. 788-800 13 p. (Proceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • Exploring Characteristic Features in Gait Patterns for Predicting Multiple Sclerosis

    Kaur, R., Menon, S., Zhang, X., Sowers, R. & Hernandez, M. E., Jul 2019, 2019 41st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2019. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., p. 4217-4220 4 p. 8857604. (Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • Tradeoffs between safety and time: A routing view

    Carmody, D. R. & Sowers, R. B., Nov 2019, In : Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies. 108, p. 357-377 21 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Using virtual reality to examine the neural and physiological anxiety-related responses to balance-demanding target-reaching leaning tasks

    Kaur, R., Sun, R., Ziegelman, L., Sowers, R. & Hernandez, M. E., Oct 2019, 2019 IEEE-RAS 19th International Conference on Humanoid Robots, Humanoids 2019. IEEE Computer Society, p. 313-319 7 p. 9035020. (IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots; vol. 2019-October).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • Using Virtual Reality to Examine the Neural and Physiological Responses to Height and Perturbations in Quiet Standing

    Kaur, R., Sun, R., Ziegelman, L., Sowers, R. & Hernandez, M. E., Jul 2019, 2019 41st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2019. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., p. 5233-5236 4 p. 8857647. (Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution