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College of Natural Resources

Center for Geospatial Analytics

Emily uses geospatial analytics to investigate the spatial character of socio-technical systems, in which human decision-making affects resource availability and infrastructure performance as resource and infrastructure systems affect human decisions. She develops agent-based models of sociotechnical systems to simulate feedback mechanisms and adaptive behaviors among consumers, infrastructure, and environmental systems. Her interests include optimization models and algorithms to manage the sustainability, security, and resilience of complex infrastructure systems––particularly those managing household water, stormwater, and solar power.

Emily Berglund with a student
Emily mentors students who couple studies of resource use and availability to model the adoption and impacts of environmentally friendly technologies and infrastructure.



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