My research background is in complex systems theory and I have developed agent-based models that represent nonlinear dynamics of coupled human-environment systems, including urban slums and hydrocarbon extraction in the Gulf of Mexico. I am interested in how nonlinear feedbacks through behaviors like resource depletion, land use conversion, and natural hazards interact with urban growth and stability in China and India. I plan to use agent-based modeling to investigate how adaptive socio-physical patterns emerge from urban dynamics and how these patterns affect the long-time-scale sustainability of cities.
|Ph.D.||—||Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies|
|M.E.Sc., Environmental Science||2013||Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies|
|B.A., Earth Sciences||2011||University of California, San Diego|