James Doss-Gollin will join the Rice Civil and Environmental Engineering faculty as an assistant professor in January 2021. He is currently a postdoctoral scholar with the Keller Group at the Penn State Earth and Environmental Systems Institute. His research is motivated by challenging questions at the intersection of climate dynamics, water management, data science, and decision science. He is currently working on conceptual and computational frameworks that integrate hard and soft instruments for adaptive flood risk management.
Dr. Doss-Gollin completed his Ph.D. in Earth and Environmental Engineering at Columbia and holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Yale University. Prior to joining the Keller Group, he was a graduate research fellow at the Columbia Water Center. His Ph.D. dissertation, advised by Upmanu Lall, develops methods for understanding and predicting spatiotemporally clustered hydroclimate risk, and for incorporating uncertain projections into sequential decision problems.