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College of Natural Resources

Center for Geospatial Analytics

Emily is an associate professor in the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering. Her research investigates sociotechnical systems, which are systems in which human decision-making affects resource availability and infrastructure performance, while feedback loops from resource and infrastructure systems affect human decisions. Emily is an expert in the development of agent-based models of sociotechnical systems to simulate feedback mechanisms and adaptive behaviors among consumers, infrastructure, and environmental systems.  Her research also explores optimization models and algorithms to manage the sustainability, security, and resilience of complex infrastructure systems. She specializes in water management, water reclamation and conservation, water security, complex adaptive systems, agent-based modeling, evolutionary computation, human behavior, and social dimensions.



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