M. Pena Acosta (Monica)


About Me

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I’m an engineer passionate about research! Currently, my work is devoted to developing a data-driven decision support tool that captures the interplay between road infrastructure and  Urban Heat Islands (UHIs), to help contractors and decision-makers develop effective and achievable strategies for assessing/mitigating the impact of road infrastructure on UHIs. Drop me a line if you would like to know more about my research!


Earth & Environmental Sciences
Data Acquisition
Heat Island
Urban Planning
Business & Economics
Heat Island
Urban Planning
Engineering & Materials Science
Hot Temperature
Urban Planning


Pena Acosta, M. , Vahdatikhaki, F. , Oliveira dos Santos, J. M., Hammad, A. , & Doree, A. (2021). A generalizability analysis of a data-driven method for the Urban Heat Island phenomenon assessment. In Proceedings of the 38th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction (ISARC) (pp. 73-80) https://doi.org/10.22260/isarc2021/0012
Pena Acosta, M. , Vahdatikhaki, F. , Santos, J. , & Dorée, A. G. (2020). A conceptual framework for more efficient simulation of the interplay between road pavements and the Urban Heat Island phenomenon. In L-C. Ungureanu, & T. Hartmann (Eds.), EG-ICE 2020 Workshop on Intelligent Computing in Engineering: 1st–4th July 2020, Online, Proceedings (pp. 264-274). Berlin University Press.

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University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex (building no. 20)
De Horst 2
7522LW  Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

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