Research Scientist- Decision Analysis

The Water Institute of the Gulf is a not-for-profit, independent applied research institute headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana dedicated to providing advanced understanding and technical expertise to support management of coastal, deltaic and water systems, within Louisiana, the Gulf Coast and around the world. Our mission supports the practical application…

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Postdoctoral Research Associate: Climate Vulnerability and Adaptation

The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department (CEE) at the University of California, Davis invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate focusing on climate adaptation for water resources systems, under the supervision of Professor Jon Herman. The successfulcandidate will join an interdisciplinary team that includes Cornell University, the U.S. Army Corps…

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Reopening California: Seeking Robust, Non-Dominated COVID-19 Exit Strategies

Lima, Pedro Nascimento de, Robert J. Lempert, Raffaele Vardavas, Lawrence Baker, Jeanne S. Ringel, Carolyn M. Rutter, Jonathan Ozik, and Nicholson Collier DOI: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0259166 Abstract:Amid global scarcity of COVID-19 vaccines and the threat of new variant strains, California and other jurisdictions face the question of when and how to implement…

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Approval and plurality voting with uncertainty: Info-gap analysis of robustness

Ben-Haim, Y. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11127-021-00881-2 Abstract:Voting algorithms are used to choose candidates by an electorate. However, voter participation is variable and uncertain, and projections from polls or past elections are uncertain because voter preferences may change. Furthermore, electoral victory margins are often slim. Variable voter participation or preferences, and slim margins…

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Engaging People on Climate Change: The Role of Emotional Responses

Wong-Parodi G., Feygina I. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/17524032.2020.1871051 Abstract:Overcoming climate change skepticism and disengagement is a pressing challenge. Evidence suggests that reactions to climate science and proposed solutions are strongly driven by emotion. This paper explores whether negative emotional responses to learning about climate impacts support recognition of the reality and risks…

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Cyber resilience of autonomous mobility systems: cyber-attacks and resilience-enhancing strategies

Zou, B., Choobchian, P. & Rozenberg, J. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12198-021-00230-w Abstract: The increasing cyber connectivity of vehicles and between vehicles and infrastructure will drastically reshape mobility in the coming decades. While the advent of connected mobility is expected to benefit travelers and the society by smoothing traffic, improving rider convenience, and…

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Postdoctoral Researcher: Modeling and Analysis of Urban Systems Using Big Data Created by Human Activity in the Context of Disaster Risk Management

Columbia University is looking for a postdoctoral researcher for a project aimed at the modeling and analysis of urban systems using big data created by human activity in the context of disaster risk management. This research fellowship is guaranteed for 1 year and renewable for a second year. At Columbia,…

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What is Policy Analytics? An Exploration of 5 Years of Environmental Management Applications

Meinard, Y., Barreteau, O., Boschet, C. et al.  DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00267-020-01408-z Abstract: Our digital age is characterized by both a generalized access to data and an increased call for participation of the public and other stakeholders and communities in policy design and decision-making. This context raises new challenges for political decision-makers and…

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Participation in multi-level policy implementation: exploring the influence of governance culture

Gollata J.A.M., Kochskämper E., Jager N.W., Newig J. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/09640568.2021.1876002 Abstract: In environmental governance, participatory modes of political decision-making and planning are becoming more prevalent. A rationalist model of governance would assume that instrumental rationales prevail in choosing participatory process designs. Some argue, however, that public policy-makers also follow administrative…

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