Application of Information Theory to Detect Changes in The Evolution of Fossil and Non-Fossil Fuel Consumption in The United States

Nasir Ahmad

University of Illinois at Chicago

Nasir Ahmad is a Ph. D. candidate at the Civil and Materials Engineering Department of the University of Illinois at Chicago. With a background in civil engineering, Nasir has focused on assessing the sustainable development of world countries using concepts from complexity science. Moreover, he also used Fisher Information, a key concept in information theory to assess the stability of public transport systems in the USA. 


When it comes to electricity generation, fossil fuels have traditionally been the primary energy source. The share of non-fossil fuels has grown significantly, however. From 1960 to 2015, the shares of renewable energy and... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Nasir Ahmad (University of Illinois at Chicago)
  2. Sybil Derrible (University of Illinois at Chicago)

Topic Areas

• Complexity, resilience and sustainability , • Sustainable energy systems


ThS-12 » Resilient infrastructure 2 (09:45 - Thursday, 29th June, Room I)

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