Senior Systems Scientist
Program in Computation, Organizations, and Society (COS)
Additional Academic/Research Affiliations
1) Research Engineer
Dept. of Engineering
& Public Policy (EPP), CMU
2) Assoc. Director
3) Senior Fellow
Center for Study of Science, Technology, and Policy (CSTEP)
Tongia is a faculty member at Carnegie
and his research focuses on infrastructure and technology for
sustainable development, especially for underserved regions such as
India or Africa. Using quantitative
decision analysis, he has focused on the Information and Communications
as well as the energy/power domains. In
addition to engineering-economic analyses, his work also deals with
policy issues such as security, international collaboration (especially
US-India), and technology analysis and transfer.
His current work covers the broad areas of Digital Divide, ICT for Sustainable Development, Smart Metering for Electricity Networks, and Energy for Developing Regions. Being at Carnegie Mellon, an institution renowned for interdisciplinary research, he has been able to pursue these diverse topics through appointments in the School of Computer Science (Program in Computation, Organizations, and Society) and the Dept. of Engineering and Public Policy.
He has a doctorate in Engineering and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon, and an Sc.B. in Electrical Engineering from Brown University.