Miguel F. Acevedo is a Regents Professor in the Electrical Engineering Department, with a joint appointment to the Department of Geography, and member of the Institute of Applied Sciences (Graduate Program in Environmental Sciences). His main affiliation was with the Geography department from 1992-2007, achieving the distinction of Regents Professor in 2006, and the Citation for Distinguished Service to International Education in 2007.
His major research interests are to integrate modeling and monitoring applications to sustainability, particularly environment-energy relationships, and land-use change in rapidly urbanizing areas. Specific areas include complex systems; ecological and environmental modeling; landscape and forest ecology; coupled human-natural systems; watershed and reservoir management; wireless sensors, biosensors and environmental observatories; global climate change and variability.
International activities are an important component of his program. He has delivered invited lectures and seminars at several universities in the USA, Venezuela, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Spain, and China; sustaining active international academic collaborations with these universities. He organized Field Schools in Mexico, Spain, and Nepal on human-environment interactions.