Buyung Agusdinata Datu Buyung Agusdinata

Assistant Professor, Industrial & Systems Engineering
Faculty Associate, Institute for the Study of the Environment, Sustainability and Energy

Tel: 815-753-6748


  • Ph.D. Systems Engineering & Policy Analysis, Delft University of Technology, 2008
  • M.S. Aerospace Industrial Engineering, Delft University of Technology, 1999
  • B.S. Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Bandung Institute of Technology, 1996

Research Interests

Industrial Ecology, Sustainability of Biofuels, Environmental Impacts of Nanotechnology, Modeling and Simulation, Risk and Uncertainty Analysis, Life Cycle Assessment, Systems Engineering Design Approaches

Work Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Northern Illinois University, Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering (2012-Present)
  • Associate Research Scientist System-of-Systems Laboratory, College of Engineering, Purdue University (2011-2012)
  • System analyst  ADSE, a systems engineering consulting company, The Netherlands (2002-2003)
  • Research Engineer and junior lecturer, Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, The Netherlands (1999-2002)
  • Intern, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, The Netherlands (1998-1999)

Professional Associations and Honors

  • The International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) Foundation and the James E. Long Memorial Fellowship to advance the state of the art in systems thinking, USA, 2011.
  • Travel Grant Award, IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC), USA, 2009.
  • The Testing & Launch (IT&L) award by The Transport Research Centre of the Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management in the Netherlands, 2006.
  • Cum Laude, Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, 1999.

Selected Publications

Journal articles

  • Agusdinata, D.B., Zhao, F., and DeLaurentis, D.A. “Sustainability of Biojet Fuels: A Multi-Actor Life Cycle Assessment Approach," IEEE Potentials, vol. 31(1), pp. 27 – 33, 2012.
  • Agusdinata, D.B., Zhao, F., Ileleji, K.E. and DeLaurentis, D.A. “Life Cycle Assessment of Potential Bio-jet Fuel Production in the United States,” Environmental Science and Technology, vol. 45 (21), pp. 9133–9143, 2011.
  • Agusdinata, D.B., Fry, D.N., and DeLaurentis, D.A. “Policies to Deal with Multi-Modal Transport Emissions: A System-of-Systems Approach,” Transportation Planning and Technology, vol. 34 (2), pp.109-123, 2011.
  • Agusdinata, D.B. and DeLaurentis, D.A. "Addressing Equity Issues in Multi-Actor Policymaking via a System-of-Systems Approach: A Case Study in Aviation Emissions Reduction," Journal of Systems Science and Systems Engineering, vol. 20 (1), pp. 1-24, 2011.
  • van der Pas, J.W.G.M., Walker, W.E., Marchau, V.A.W.J., Van Wee, G.P., and Agusdinata D.B., “Exploratory Multi-Criteria Analysis for Handling Deep Uncertainties,” Journal of Multi-Criteria and Decision Analysis, vol. 17 (1-2), pp. 1-23, 2010.
  • Agusdinata, D.B. and Dittmar, L., "Adaptive Policy Design to Reduce Carbon Emissions: A System-of-Systems Perspective,” IEEE Systems Journal, vol. 3(4), 2009.
  • Agusdinata, D.B., van der Pas, J.W.G.M., Marchau, V.A.W.J, and Walker,W. E., "Multi-Criteria Analysis for Evaluating the Impacts of Intelligent Speed Adaptation," Journal of Advanced Transportation, vol. 43 (4), pp. 413-454, 2009.
  • Agusdinata, D.B. and DeLaurentis, D.A., "Specification of System-of-Systems for Policymaking in the Energy Sector," Integrated Assessment Journal, vol. 8 (2), pp. 1-24, 2008.
  • Agusdinata, D.B., Marchau, V.A.W.J, and Walker, W. E., "Adaptive Approach for Implementing Intelligent Speed Adaptation," IET Intelligent Transport Systems, vol. 1 (3), pp. 186-198, 2007.
  • Agusdinata, B and de Klein, W. "The Dynamics of Airline Alliances," Journal of Air Transport Management, vol. 8 (4), pp. 201-211, 2002.

Book chapter

  • Agusdinata, D.B, Dittmar, L., and DeLaurentis, D., ”Policymaking to Reduce Carbon Emissions: An Application of System-of-Systems Perspective,” in Jamshidi, M (Ed.), "System-of-Systems Engineering: Principles and Applications,” CRC Press -Taylor & Francis LLC, 2009.
  • Agusdinata, D.B., and  Zhao, F., “Advanced Life Cycle Assessment Modeling,” in Schenck, R., and White, P. (Ed.), "American Center for Life Cycle Assessment" (forthcoming).

Professional/Trade and Scientific Magazine

  • Agusdinata, D.B., "Integrating System-of-Systems Principles into Multi-Actor Decision-Making," The International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) INSIGHT, vol. 14 (3), pp. 56-58, 2011.

Research Projects

Principle investigator of a project on a Modeling Framework for Policy Development to Mitigate Drought Impacts in East Africa funded by The Global Policy Research Institute.