William (Al) Wallace

William (Al) Wallace

Al Wallace is a Yamada Corporation Professor.  Wallace is presently engaged in research on the application of agent based technology to problems in incident management and emergency response, issues in trust and ethical decision making, resilience supply networks, and in studying emergent and improvisational behavior in social media immediately before and following a disaster. Professor Wallace's research has been supported by agencies and organizations such as the U.S. National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (including the U.S, Coast Guard), U.S. Department of Transportation and Army Research Office, and has resulted in over 200 archival publications.

Contact Information: 

Phone: (518)276-6854
Email: wallaw@rpi.edu

Focus Area: 
Resilient Communities, Infrastructure Ethics in Modeling, Agent-Based Modeling Social Media

PhD/MS, Management Science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
B.ChE, Illinois Institute of Technology

Selected Publications: 
  1. RA Garrett, TC Sharkey, M Grabowski, WA Wallace, “Dynamic resource allocation to support oil spill response planning for energy exploration in the Arctic,” European Journal of Operational Research 257 (1), 272-286, 2017.
  2. R Korolov, J Peabody, A Lavoie, S Das, M Magdon-Ismail, W Wallace, “Predicting charitable donations using social media,” Social Network Analysis and Mining 6 (1), 1- 10, 2016.
  3. Jeffrey Wojtowicz, William A Wallace, “Use of Social Media by Transportation Agencies for Traffic Management,” Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2551, 82-89, 2016.
  4. D. Mendonça, W.A. Wallace, “Factors underlying organizational resilience: The case of electric power restoration in New York City after 11 September 2001,” Reliability Engineering & System Safety 141, 83-91, 2015
  5. T.C. Sharkey, S.G. Nurre, H. Nguyen, J.H. Chow, J.E. Mitchell, W.A. Wallace, “Identification and classification of restoration interdependencies in the wake of Hurricane Sandy,” Journal of Infrastructure Systems 22 (1), 2015.