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Darragh O'Keeffe

Darragh O'Keeffe

School of Sustainability
Arizona State University
PO Box 875502
Tempe, AZ 85287-5502


Teaching Assistant Experience

  • Adjunct Lecturer, Introduction to Physical Geography, Paradise Valley Community College, 2012-2014

Research Assistant Experience

  • Dr. Kevin Gurney, Arizona State University, Hestia Project - Urban CO2 quantification.
  • Dr. Kevin Gurney, Arizona State University. Ventus Prject - Crowdsourcing power plant CO2 emissions.


  • MS, Sustainability, Arizona State University, 2017
  • MAS-GIS, Geographic Information Systems, Arizona State University, 2010
  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, Geographic Information Systems, Penn State University, 2008
  • HDip Certificate, Computer Science, University College Cork, 1999
  • BSc, Geology, University College Cork, 1995


Journal Articles


Gurney, K. R., R. Patarasuk, I. Razlivanov, Y. Song, D. O'Keeffe, J. Huang, Y. Zhou and P. Rao. 2016. Comment on "Analysis of High-Resolution Utility Data for Understanding Energy Use in Urban Systems". Journal of Industrial Ecology 20(1):192-193. DOI: 10.1111/jiec.12358. (link )

Lauvaux, T., N. L. Miles, A. Deng, S. J. Richardson, M. O. Cambaliza, K. J. Davis, B. Gaudet, K. R. Gurney, J. Huang, D. O'Keeffe, Y. Song, A. Karion, T. Oda, R. Patarasuk, I. Razlivanov, D. Sarmiento, P. Shepson, C. Sweeney, J. Turnbull and K. Wu. 2016. High-resolution atmospheric inversion of urban CO2 emissions during the dormant season of the Indianapolis Flux Experiment (INFLUX). Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 121(10):5213-5236. DOI: 10.1002/2015JD024473. (link )

Newman, S., X. Xu, K. R. Gurney, Y. Hsu, K. Li, X. Jiang, R. Keeling, S. Feng, D. O'Keeffe, R. Patarasuk, K. Wong, P. Rao, M. L. Fischer and Y. L. Yung. 2016. Toward consistency between trends in bottom-up CO2 emissions and top-down atmospheric measurements in the Los Angeles megacity. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 16:3843-3863. DOI: 10.5194/acp-16-3843-2016. (link )

Patarasuk, R., K. R. Gurney, D. O'Keeffe, Y. Song, J. Huang, P. Rao, M. Buchert, J. C. Lin, D. Mendoza and J. R. Ehleringer. 2016. Urban high-resolution fossil fuel CO2 emissions quantification and exploration of emission drivers for potential policy applications. Urban Ecosystems DOI: 10.1007/s11252-016-0553-1. (link )


Gurney, K. R. and D. O'Keeffe. 2013. Crowdsourcing power plant carbon dioxide emissions data. EOS Transactions 94(43):385-386. DOI: 10.1002/2013EO430001. (link )



O'Keeffe, D., K. R. Gurney, J. LIang, R. Patarasuk, J. Huang and M. Hutchins. 2016. Socioeconomic drivers of FFCO2 emissions in the LA Basin: Analysis of the Hestia version 2.0 results. Poster presented at the 2016 Fall Meeting, American Geophysical Union, 12-16 December 2016, San Francisco, California.


Patarasuk, R., D. O'Keeffe, Y. Song, I. Razlivano, K. R. Gurney and P. Rao. 2014. Assessing carbon dioxide emissions from U.S. large cities. Poster presented at the 16th Annual CAP LTER Poster Symposium and All Scientists Meeting, January 17, 2014, Skysong, Scottsdale, AZ. (link )


Gurney, K. R. and F. O'Keeffe. 2013. Source quantification and geolocation of global power plant emissions using a novel crowd-sourcing system: Transfer of knowledge from one decisionmaker group to another. Poster presented at the 4th NACP All-Investigators Meeting, 4-7 February 2013, Albuquerque, New Mexico. (link )

NACTS Student Sustainability Fellowship, 2010