Publications

Latest publication lists are available below (click on the logo):

Peer-reviewed journals

  1. Debnath, R., Bardhan, R., Reiner, D. M., and Miller, JR (2021) Political, Economic, Social, Technological, Legal and Environmental dimensions of electric vehicle adoption in the United States: A social-media interaction analysis. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2021.111707

  2. Muza, O and Debnath, R. (2021) Disruptive innovation for inclusive renewable policy in sub-Saharan Africa: A social shaping of technology analysis of appliance uptake in Rwanda. Renewable Energy, Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2020.12.091

  3. Debnath, R., Darby, S., Bardhan, R., Mohaddes, K., Sunikka-Blank, M., Coelho, A. C. V., Isa, A., (2021) Words against injustices: A deep narrative analysis of energy cultures in slum rehabilitation housing of Abuja, Mumbai and Rio de Janeiro for just policy design. Energy Research & Social Science, Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2020.101892

  4. Debnath, R., Mittal, V. and Jindal, A. (2021) A review of challenges from increasing renewable generation in the Indian Power System: Lessons for Electricity (Amendment) Bill 2020. Energy & Environment, Sage https://doi:.org/10.1177/0958305X20986246.

  5. Debnath R. and Bardhan R., (2020) India nudges to contain COVID-19 pandemic: a reactive public policy analysis using machine-learning based topic modelling, PLoS ONE. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0238972 (Impact: covered by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India across embassies around the world; more than 30 news coverage in national and international newspapers, see Altimetric = 305)

  6. Debnath, R., Darby, S., Bardhan, R., Mohaddes, K., & Sunikka-Blank, M. (2020). Grounded reality meets machine learning: A deep-narrative analysis framework for energy policy research. Energy Research & Social Science, Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2020.101704 (Altimetric = 25)

  7. Bardhan, R., Debnath R., Gama, J., & Vijay, U., (2020) REST framework: A modelling approach towards cooling energy stress mitigation plans for future cities in warming Global South, Sustainable Cities and Society, Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scs.2020.102315

  8. Debnath, R.; Simoes, G.M.F.; Bardhan, R.; Leder, S.M.; Lamberts, R.; Sunikka-Blank, M. (2020) Energy Justice in Slum Rehabilitation Housing: An Empirical Exploration of Built Environment Effects on Socio-Cultural Energy Demand. Sustainability, MDPI, https://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/12/7/3027

  9. Debnath, R., Bardhan, R., Sunikka-Blank, M. (2019): How does slum rehabilitation influences appliance ownership? A structural model of non-income drivers, Energy Policy, Elsevier, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enpol.2019.06.005 (Coverage in the HindustanTimes national-daily newspaper, Altimetric = 14)

  10. Debnath, R., Bardhan, R., Sunikka-Blank, M (2019): Discomfort and distress in slum rehabilitation: Investigating the rebound phenomenon using a backcasting approach, Habitat International, Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.habitatint.2019.03.010 (Altimetric = 5)

  11. Bardhan, R., Debnath, R., Jana A (2019): Evolution of sustainable energy policies in India since 1947: A review, Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Energy and Environment, Wiley (Invited paper); https://doi.org/10.1002/wene.340 (Altimetric = 7)

  12. Bardhan, R., Debnath, R., Malik, J., Sarkar, A (2018): Low-income housing layouts under socio-architectural complexities: A parametric study for sustainable slum rehabilitation, Sustainable Cities and Society, Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scs.2018.04.038

  13. Debnath, R., Bardhan, R., (2018): Resource Symbiosis Model through bricolage: A livelihood generation assessment of Indian Village. Journal of Rural Studies., Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2018.03.010

  14. Bardhan, R., Debnath, R., Jana, A., Norford, L.K (2018): Investigating the local mean age of air with the health care-seeking behaviour of low-income tenement housing in Mumbai. Habitat International Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.habitatint.2017.12.007 (Altimetric = 7)

  15. Debnath, R., Bardhan, R., Banerjee, R (2017): Taming the killer in the kitchen: mitigating household air pollution from solid fuel cookstoves through building design. Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy; Springer Nature https://doi.org/10.1007/s10098-016-1251-7

  16. Debnath, R., Bardhan, R., (2016): Towards daylight inclusive byelaw: Daylight as an energy saving route for affordable housing in India. Energy for Sustainable Development, Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.esd.2016.06.005

  17. Debnath, R., Bardhan, R., Banerjee, R (2016): Investigating the age of air in rural Indian kitchens for sustainable built-environment design. Journal of Building Engineering, Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jobe.2016.07.011

  18. Bardhan, R., Debnath, R., Bandopadhyay, S (2016): A conceptual model for identifying the risk susceptibility of urban green spaces using geo-spatial techniques. Modelling Earth System and Environment, Springer Nature. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40808-016-0202-y

Intergovernmental Reports/ Publications

Selected Conferences

  1. Debnath, R., (2020): Deep-narrative analysis for policy support, AI-UK 2020, The Alan Turing Institute, UK https://www.turing.ac.uk/events/ai-uk-2020-digital-poster-exhibition (selected as one of UK’s top 20 AI research)

  2. Debnath, R., (2020): Energy Justice in Poverty: Policy modelling using computational social sciences, Global Young Scientists Summit (GYSS) 2020, Singapore. https://gatesopenresearch.org/posters/4-12 (nominated by National Research Foundation Singapore).

  3. Debnath, R. (2019): Energy justice in poverty. ASEAN Emerging Research Conference, Cambridge (*best oral presentation)

  4. Debnath, R. (2019): Invisible drivers of energy use in poverty. Gates Day of Research 2019, Jesus College, University of Cambridge. (*best poster)

  5. Bardhan, R., Debnath, R., (2018): Evaluating building material based thermal comfort of a typical low-cost modular house in India. Materials Today: Proceedings, Elsevier; 5:1P1, pp 311-317. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matpr.2017.11.087

  6. Debnath, R., Bardhan, R., Jain, R.K. (2017): A data-driven and simulation approach for understanding thermal performance of slum redevelopment in Mumbai, India. 15th International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA), San Francisco, USA. http://www.ibpsa.org/proceedings/BS2017/BS2017_810.pdf

  7. Debnath, R., Bardhan, R., Jain, R.K. (2016): A data-driven design framework for urban slum housing: Case of Mumbai, 3rd ACM Systems for Energy-Efficient Built Environments (BuildSys’16), Stanford, USA. https://doi.org/10.1145/2993422.2996406

  8. Debnath, R., Bardhan, R. (2016): Daylight Performance of a Naturally Ventilated Building as Parameter for Energy Management. Energy Procedia, Elsevier; 90:382-394. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2016.11.205

Working papers

  1. Residential electricity shift during lockdown in COVID-19 using Gaussian Mixture Models (Collaborators: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Carnegie Mellon University International Energy Agency)

  2. Electric vehicles drivers in the US: Insights from Facebook interactions (Collaborators: Cambridge Judge Business School, Michigan Conservative Energy Forum)

  3. Fossil industry as green propaganda machine: Evidence from historical Twitter interactions

  4. Vegan food market sustainability in the US: A systems-theory approach (Collaborators: Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Texas, University of Houston)

  5. Chewing or eschewing meat: Consumption and anti-consumption among vegetarians and vegans

Invited talks and presentation

  1. (2021) Energy justice using Natural Language Processing, at University of Bonn, Germany

  2. (2021) Digitalisation and energy policy at Energy Efficiency Division, International Energy Agency, France

  3. (2021) Energy justice in informality at Engineering and public policy guest lecture series, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

  4. (2021) Contextualising energy justice in poverty: Towards data driven deep-narrative analysis at Laboratory of Social Machines, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

  5. (2021) Energy narratives in slums and machine learning, RISE Unit, International Energy Agency, France

  6. (2020) Deep-narrative analysis for discovering energy injustice in slums, UNDP Innovation Convention, UNDP-New York, USA

  7. (2020) Podcast, Energy Action Project, France

  8. (2019) Policy modelling for energy justice in poverty in the Global South, Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford, UK

  9. (2019) Environmental protection and sustainability drivers Panel Discussion - Gates Internal Symposium, University of Cambridge, UK

  10. (2019) Invisible drivers of energy demand in poverty, Energy Policy Research Group Summer Meet, University of Cambridge, UK

  11. (2019) Remodelling appropriate resources for use in constrained settings}' Panel Discussion, Global Scholar Symposium, University of Oxford

  12. (2019) Treasure hunt for energy sustainability in poverty: Empirical evidence from slum rehabilitation in India, Churchill College, UK