Jan Kwakkel is an associate professor at Delft University of Technology. His research focusses on model-based support for decision making under deep uncertainty. He is the lead developer of the exploratory modelling workbench, an open source toolkit for scenario discovery and related deep uncertainty techniques. He has applied his work in various domains, including climate and water, and transport. He is a member of the editorial board of Environmental Modelling & Software, and Futures and Foresight Science.
Julie Rozenberg, Vice-President (World Bank)
Julie Rozenberg is a Senior Economist at the World Bank. She focuses on decision making support for infrastructure, green growth and climate change mitigation strategies, and climate change adaptation and disaster risk management. She tailors DMDU methods to economics and development problems and applies them to World Bank client countries’ projects and development strategies.
Edmundo Molina-Perez, Education and Training Chair (Tecnológico de Monterrey)
Edmundo Molina-Perez is an associate research professor at the School of Government and Public Transformation of Tecnológico de Monterrey. His work focuses on the development of new computational methods for studying technological change, and the use of data science methods for decision analysis under conditions of deep uncertainty.
Michelle R. Miro, Career Development Chair (RAND)
Michelle R. Miro is an information scientist with a broad portfolio of work across climate resilience and adaptation and disaster recovery for critical infrastructure, with a focus on the water sector. She has methodological expertise in water resources modeling, climate data analysis, remote sensing, geospatial analysis, machine learning and decision making under deep uncertainty (DMDU). Miro is also a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School.
Pedro Nascimento de Lima, Membership Chair (RAND)
Pedro Nascimento de Lima is an associate engineer at the RAND Corporation. His research leverages simulation modeling, high-performance computing, and Decision Making Under Deep Uncertainty methods to inform health policy decision-analytic problems. Prior to joining Pardee RAND, he was a lecturer at UNISINOS, where he taught simulation modeling and other quantitative courses.
Steven Popper, Fundraising Chair (RAND Corporation)
Steven Popper is a senior economist at the RAND Corporation and a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. As associate director of the RAND Science and Technology Policy Institute (1996–2001), Popper provided research and analytic support to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and other agencies of the Executive Branch.
Nathan Bonham, Rules and Processes Chair (University of Colorado Boulder)
Nathan is a student in the PhD program in Civil Engineering with a focus on Hydrology, Water Resources, and Environmental Fluid Mechanics. He is co-advised by Prof. Edith Zagona. His research focuses on bottom-up decision making frameworks for improved management of water supply in the Colorado River Basin. The research is funded by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, with extra support from the GAANN fellowship program on revitalizing U.S. infrastructure. Nathan completed the BS at West Virginia University in Civil and Environmental Engineering, and his research there included development of rapid flood forecasting algorithms, risk assessment of Atlantic Hurricanes to agriculture, and time series analysis of remotely sensed climatic data.
Antonia Hadjimichael, Communications and Outreach Chair (Penn State)
Antonia Hadjimichael is an Assistant Professor at the Pennsylvania State University, studying complex human-Earth systems. Her research sheds light on how human and Earth systems interact across scales and shape human impacts, specifically in the domain of water and planning under uncertainty. Her toolkit includes many-objective evolutionary optimization, machine learning, visual analytics and high-performance computing, among other methods. She holds a BSc in Mathematics from the University of Leicester, UK, a MSc in Environmental Modeling from University College London (UCL), UK, and a PhD in Water Science and Technology from the University of Girona, Spain. She also serves in the Facilitation Team for the MultiSector Dynamics Community of Practice, and in Penn State’s Water Council.