Philip Odonkor

Assistant Professor

School: School of Systems and Enterprises

Phone: (201) 2165680



Design Optimization Data-Driven Control Cyber-Physical Systems Sustainability

General Information

Philip Odonkor is an assistant professor in the School of Systems and Enterprises at the Stevens Institute of Technology. Dr. Odonkor earned his doctorate in mechanical engineering at the University at Buffalo (SUNY), where his research focused on energy optimization in net-zero energy building clusters. He followed this with a doctoral research internship with Hitachi Big Data Labs, where his research focused on optimizing industrial applications using deep reinforcement learning. His research interests lie in developing and utilizing data-driven methodologies to enable efficient and sustainable energy use within built environments, with the goal of enabling smart cities. Dr. Odonkor is a 2019 SUNY Chancellor's Award recipient. His research has been featured by the Journal of Mechanical Design and earned him the Dean's Graduate Achievement Award in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the University at Buffalo.

Institutional Service
  • Served on Institute Curriculum Committee (ICC) Adhoc for Gen Ed Member
  • Served on the Institute Curriculum Committee (ICC) Member
  • Undergraduate Academic Ambassador Member
  • SSE Graduate Student Awards Member
  • "Ask a Professor" Series Member
  • Business School - Candidate Interview Member
  • Graduate Open House: School of System and Enterprises Member
  • SSE PhD Seminar Series Member
Professional Service
  • Department of Energy Grant Reviewer
  • Swarm and Evolutionary Computation - Journal Reviewer
Professional Societies
  • ASME – American Society of Mechanical Engineers Member