CAM Colloquium: Vivek Srikrishnan (BEE, Cornell) - Uncertainty and Climate Risk Management


Frank H. T. Rhodes Hall 655



Climate risk is heavily influenced by Earth-system and socioeconomic uncertainties. Resolving the potential for low-probability, high-impact outcomes requires careful analysis of these uncertainties. Relevant models often feature complex dynamics, many parameters, and can be computationally expensive. This complicates uncertainty characterization and quantification. I will discuss the importance of accounting for key uncertainties as well as opportunities for key contributions from applied mathematicians and statisticians.



Vivek Srikrishnan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological & Environmental Engineering at Cornell. He works on climate risk management, at the interface of systems engineering, climate dynamics, economics, data science, and decision science. Dr. Srikrishnan received an M.S. and Ph.D in Energy & Mineral Engineering from Penn State and a B.S. in Mathematics and a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.