Assistant Professor, Biological and Environmental Engineering
Vivek Srikrishnan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological & Environmental Engineering at Cornell University. He works on quantifying impacts from climate change and identifying and evaluating strategies for climate risk management. His research employs methods and insights from systems engineering, data science, decision science, and economics.
B.A., Philosophy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2004
B.S., Mathematics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2004
M.S., Energy & Mineral Engineering, Penn State, 2015
Ph.D, Energy & Mineral Engineering, Penn State, 2018
Vivek Srikrishnan's research group works on improving the resilience of societal units, from individual to global, to deeply uncertain and dynamic environmental risks. Our interdisciplinary, mission-oriented research addresses a broad set of problems, from flood risk management to energy-system investments.
Professor Srikrishnan teaches environmental systems analysis in BEE 4750/5750 and climate risk management in BEE 6940. Topics across both courses include approaches to uncertainty, risk, systems simulation, and decision-making. He uses a variety of case studies to illustrate how to model environmental systems, and how to use simulation and optimization to understand relevant dynamics for the design and management of systems facing risks from human activity and environmental change.
His courses include:
- BEE 4750/5750 Environmental Systems Analysis
- BEE 6940 Climate Risk Analysis
318 Riley-Robb Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
viveks [at] cornell.edu