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Jeffrey Anderson 

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Jeffrey Anderson is a third year doctoral student at Carnegie Mellon University, in the Engineering and Public Policy department. Mr. Anderson has a S.B. in aeronautical engineering from MIT, and MBAs specializing in finance, strategy, and technology and management of technology from Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) and Waseda University (Japan).  Outside of academia, he has extensive experience as a manufacturing and R&D engineer in the consumer electronics industry.

Dr. Paul S. Fischbeck

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Dr. Paul S. Fischbeck is a Professor in the Department of Engineering and Public Policy and the Department of Social and Decision Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  His general research involves normative and descriptive risk analysis.  Past and current research includes the development of a risk index to prioritize inspections of offshore oil production platforms, an engineering and economic policy analysis of air pollution from international shipping, a large-scale probabilistic risk assessment of the space shuttle's tile protection system, and a geographic information system (GIS) designed to evaluate health risk, economic potential, environmental justice, and political factors of oil refineries and abandoned industrial sites using a variety of metrics.   Dr. Fischbeck is a graduate of the University of Virginia (BS in Architecture), the Naval Postgraduate School (MS in Operations Research and Systems Analysis), and Stanford University (Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management).  He has written extensively on various applications of decision and risk analysis methods and has won several awards from the Institute of Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS).  He has served on and/or chaired ten National Academy panels investigating such topics as the risks of engineered marine systems, terror attacks on US shipping, double hull tankers, and oil spills in the Aleutian Islands.  He is also the co-founder of the Brownfield center at Carnegie Mellon, an interdisciplinary research group investigating ways to improve industrial site reuse. A 2002 book, Improving Regulation (RFF Press, co-edited with Scott Farrow), presents a dozen case studies of how to integrate insights from multiple disciplines to improve the regulatory process.

Dr. Haibo Zhai


Dr. Haibo Zhai is an assistant research professor in the Department of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). He also serves as the project manager for the Integrated Environmental Control Model developed by CMU for the National Energy Technology Laboratory. His current research mainly includes techno-economic modeling and analysis of electric power generation systems, carbon capture and storage, and energy-water nexus. He has authored or coauthored about fifty technical publications. Dr. Zhai earned his Ph.D. degree at North Carolina State University and did his postdoctoral fellowship research at CMU.