Skip to Content
Report an accessibility problem
Datu Buyung Agusdinata

Datu Buyung Agusdinata

Assistant Professor, School of Sustainability, College of Global Futures


School of Sustainability
Arizona State University
PO Box 875502
Tempe, AZ 85287-5502


  • Senior Global Futures Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory
  • Assistant Professor, School of Sustainability, College of Global Futures


(Datu) Buyung Agusdinata received a B.S. degree (1996) in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering from the Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia, a MS degree (1999) in Aerospace Industrial Engineering (Cum Laude) and a PhD degree (2008)  in Systems Engineering and Policy Analysis, both from the Delft University of Technology,  The Netherlands. His previous assignment was an associate research scientist at Purdue University before joining the Northern Illinois University as a faculty member. He taught courses in the topic of system-of-systems, decision analysis, green engineering and industrial ecology, system analysis for sustainable development, and energy management. His main research interests include sustainable energy and transportation systems, green supply chain, system analysis of the development and impacts of nanomedicine, and drought adaptation policies. He has co-authored a book chapter on consequential life cycle assessment and published articles in journals such as Environmental Science and Technology, Journal of Nanoparticle Research, and Natural Hazards. Dr. Agusdinata was the recipient of the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) Fellowship to advance the state of practice of systems thinking and perspective. He was a PI on a SESYNC-funded project to support decision making on adaptation policies to dealing with drought. As a guest faculty researcher at the Argonne National Laboratory, he investigated the added values of improved forecast of electricity generation from solar to support a better integration of solar energy to the electricity market. Recently, he serves as a co-PI on an NSF-funded workshop to identify climate change mitigation strategies based on improved understanding and management of coupled food, energy and water (FEW) production-consumption systems. Tennis and photography are his passion in spare time.


  • PhD, Systems Engineering and Policy Analysis, Delft University of Technology, 2008
  • MS, Aerospace Industrial Engineering, Delft University of Technology, 1999
  • BS, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Bandung Institute of Technology, 1996


Journal Articles


Thompson, I., M. Shrestha, N. Chhetri and D. B. Agusdinata. 2020. An institutional analysis of glacial floods and disaster risk management in the Nepal Himalaya. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction 47(Aug):101567. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijdrr.2020.101567. (link )


Agusdinata, D. B., W. Liu, H. Eakin and H. Romero. 2018. Socio-environmental impacts of lithium mineral extraction: Towards a research agenda. Environmental Research Letters 13(12):123001. DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/aae9b1. (link )


Agusdinata, D. B., M. Amouie and T. Xu. 2015. Diffusion dynamics and concentration of toxic materials from quantum dots-based nanotechnologies: An agent-based modeling simulation framework. Journal of Nanoparticle Research 17(2015):26. DOI: 10.1007/s11051-014-2844-x. (link )


Agusdinata, D. B., S. Lee, F. Zhao and W. Thissen. 2014. Simulation modeling framework for uncovering system behaviors in the biofuels system behaviors in the biofuels supply chain network. Simulation Transactions of the Society and Modeling and Simulation International 90(9):1103-1116. DOI: 10.1177/0037549714544081. (link )

Gies, L., D. B. Agusdinata and V. Merwade. 2014. Drought adaptation policy development and assessment in East Africa using hydologic and system dynamic modeling. Natural Hazards 74(2):789-813. DOI: 10.1007/s11069-014-1216-2. (link )

Joshi, A., D. DeLaurentis, S. Peeta and D. B. Agusdinata. 2014. Integrated framework and assessment of on-demand air service in multimodal context. Journal of Aircraft 51(2):402-411. DOI: 10.2514/1.C031976. (link )


Agusdinata, D. B. 2013. System design framework for equity/fairness among actors. Procedia Computer Science 16(2013):1122-1131. DOI: 10.1016/j.procs.2013.01.118. (link )


Agusdinata, D. B., F. Zhao and D. DeLaurentis. 2012. Sustainability of biojet fuels: A multiactor life cycle assessment approach. IEEE Potentials 31(1):27-33. DOI: 10.1109/MPOT.2011.943413. (link )


Agusdinata, D. B. and D. DeLaurentis. 2011. Addressing equity issue in multi-actor policymaking via a system-of-systems approach: Aviation emissions reduction case study. Journal of Systems Science and Systems Engineering 20(1):1-24. DOI: 10.1007/s11518-011-5156-z. (link )

Agusdinata, D. B., D. N. Fry and D. DeLaurentis. 2011. Policies to deal with multimodal transport emissions: A system-of-systems approach. Transportation Planning and Technology 34(2):109-123. DOI: 10.1080/03081060.2011.554702. (link )

Agusdinata, D. B., F. Zhao, K. Ileleji and D. DeLaurentis. 2011. Life Cycle Assessment of potential biojet fuel production in the United States. Environmental Science & Technology 45(21):9133-9143. DOI: 10.1021/es202148g. (link )


van der Pas, J. G., W. E. Walker, V. W. Marchau, G. P. Van Wee and D. B. Agusdinata. 2010. Exploratory MCDA for handling deep uncertainties: The case of intelligen speed adaptation implementation. Journal of Multi-criteria Decision Analysis 17(1-2):1-23. DOI: 10.1002/mcda.450. (link )


Agusdinata, D. B. and L. Dittmar. 2009. Adaptive policy design to reduce carbon emissions: A systems-of-systems perspective. IEEE Systems Journal 3(4):509-519. DOI: 10.1109/JSYST.2009.2032992. (link )

Agusdinata, D. B., J. G. van der Pas, W. E. Walker and V. W. Marchau. 2009. Multi-criteria analysis for evaluating the impacts of intelligent speed adaptation. Journal of Advanced Transportation 43(4):413-454. DOI: 10.1002/atr.5670430402. (link )


Agusdinata, D. B. and D. DeLaurentis. 2008. Specification of a system-of-systems for policymaking in the energy sector. The Integrated Assessment Journal 8(2):1-24. (link )


Agusdinata, D. B., V. W. Marchau and W. E. Walker. 2007. Adaptive policy approach to implementing intelligent speed adaptation. IET Intelligent Tranport Systems 1(3):186-198. (link )


Agusdinata, D. B. and W. de Klein. 2002. The dynamics of airline alliances. Journal of Air Transport Management 8(4):201-211. DOI: 10.1016/S0969-6997(01)00052-7. (link )

Book Chapters


Agusdinata, D. B. and D. DeLaurentis. 2015. Mulit-actor Life-Cycle Assessment of algal biofuels for the U.S. airline industry. Pp. 537-551 In: Prokop, A., R. K. Bajpai and M. E. Zappi eds., Algal Biorefineries: Volume 2: Products and Refinery Design. Springer. ISBN: 978-3-319-20200-6.


Agusdinata, D. B. and F. Zhao. 2014. Advanced Life Cycle Assessment modeling. In: Schenck, R. and P. White eds., Environmental Life Cycle Assessment: Measuring the Environmental Performance of Products. American Center for Life Cycle Assessment. ISBN: 0988214555, 9780988214552.


Agusdinata, D. B., L. Dittmar and D. DeLaurentis. 2009. Policymaking to reduce carbon emissions: An application of system-of-systems perspective. Pp. 207-232 In: Jamshidi, M. ed., Systems of Systems Engineering: Principles and Applications. CRC Press. ISBN: 978-1420065886.

Conference Papers


Davendralingam, N., D. B. Agusdinata, D. A. DeLaurentis and M. Jacobs. 2015. A perspective on decision-making research in system of systems context. Pp. 463-468 Proceedings of 10th System of Systems Engineering Conference. 2015 10th System of Systems Engineering Conference. San Antonio, TX. (link )


Agusdinata, D. B., S. Lee, F. Zhao, D. DeLaurentis and W. Thissen. 2012. Modeling framework for uncovering system behaviors in biofuels supply chain network. Proceedings of the Third International Engineering Systems Symposium, CESUN 2012. Third International Engineering Systems Symposium, CESUN 2012. Delft University of Technology. (link )