He is presently engaged in research on the application of agent based technology to problems in incident management and emergency response, issues in trust and ethical decision making, resilience supply networks, and in studying emergent and improvisational behavior in social media immediately before and following a disaster. Professor Wallace’s research has been supported by agencies and organizations such as the U.S. National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (including the U.S, Coast Guard), U.S. Department of Transportation and Army Research Office, and has resulted in over 200 archival publications. He was a member of the National Research Council's Board on Infrastructure and the Built Environment and served on the National Research Council Committee on Social Science Research on Disasters. Professor Wallace received the International Emergency Management and Engineering Conference Award for Outstanding Long-Term Dedication to the Field of Emergency Management, The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Third Millennium Medal and is a Fellow of the IEEE, and received the 2004 INFORMS President’s Award for work that advances the welfare of society. In addition, he was either Project Director or co-Project Director for research that resulted in the ITS-America “Best of ITS” award in the area of Research and Innovation and four project of the year awards from ITS-New York.
PhD/MS, Management Science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY and BChE, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL