Olufemi A Omitaomu

Senior R&D Staff

Dr. Femi Omitaomu (Senior Member, IEEE) received his PhD degree in Industrial Engineering with concentration in Information Engineering from the University of Tennessee. His BS and MS degrees are in Mechanical Engineering. His areas of expertise include artificial intelligence in energy infrastructure systems, anomaly detection in complex systems, and energy infrastructure siting and analysis. As of December 2021, he has 1 R&D 100 Award, 1 R&D 100 Finalist Award, 2 issued patents, 6 invention disclosures, 3 certificates of registration, and 1 copyright certificate.

Awards

• 2021 R&D 100 Award for Precision Deicer
• 2016, July: Elected Senior Member, IEEE
• 2015 R&D 100 Finalist Award for Activity-Based Recommender Systems for Energy Services
• November 2021: 2021 Best Paper Award, Optimizing green infrastructure placement under precipitation uncertainty. Omega 100.
• December 2020: Technology Commercialization Award, Clinch River Computing LLC, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
• November 2020: 2020 Best Paper Award, Optimal planning of the joint placement of photovoltaic panels and green roofs under climate change uncertainty. Omega 90.
• December 2017: Technology Commercialization Award, East View Cartographic Inc., Oak Ridge National Laboratory
• October 2017: UT-Battle Mentor of Student Researchers Award, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
• October 2017: Best SEED Money Fund Poster Award, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
• May 2016: ISERC Best Track Paper Award in Modeling and Simulation, A Decision Analysis Tool for Climate Impacts, Adaptations, and Vulnerabilities, Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers
• December 2016: Significant Event Award, Transition of DOE’s EAGLE-I to ORNL, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
• October 2015: Significant Event Award – Development of a New Virtualization of the Evolving Power Grid, Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
• November 2012: Distinguish Employee’s Award – Computational Sciences and Engineering Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
• August 2010: Exceptional Mentoring Award – Research Alliance in Math and Science – 2010 Summer Internship, U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science.
• November 2009: Engineering R&D Team Award, Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
• August 2008: Significant Event Award – Successful design and implementation of Visualizing Energy Resources Dynamically on Earth (VERDE), Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
• May 2004: The Outstanding Ph.D. Student Award, Department of Industrial and Information Engineering, University of Tennessee.
• December 1995: Five Awards as the Best Graduating Student, at the Department (of Mechanical Engineering) level, at the Faculty (of Engineering) level, and at the University level (Lagos State University).

Patents

Olufemi A. Omitaomu and Budhendra L. Bhaduri, Precision Snow Removal Analysis, US Patent #: 10,643,156 B2, Issued Date: May 5, 2020.
Olufemi A. Omitaomu and Steven Fernandez, Method for Estimating Power Outages and Restoration during Natural and Man-made Events, US Patent #: 9,230,289, Issued Date: January 5, 2016.