Carnegie Mellon University

Sunhee Baik

Sunhee Baik

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Address
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Bio

Sunhee Baik holds B.A. in Information and Industrial Engineering from Yonsei University, M.S. in Industrial and System Engineering from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), and Ph.D. in Engineering and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University. She works as a postdoctoral researcher with Professor M. Granger Morgan and Alex Davis. Her interests focus on policy problems where technology, science, and public perceptions play a central role. Her current research focuses on characterizing energy system vulnerabilities from natural disasters and emerging threats, obtaining informed judgments of individuals about their economic and social preferences for reliable electric services in the event of a large blackout of long duration, and enhancing the reliability and resilience of the power system without addressing issues of social equity.

Jorge Izar-Tenorio

Jorge Izar-Tenorio

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Karen Kietzke

Karen Kietzke

Address
5113 Scott Hall
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Rachel Reolfi

Rachel Reolfi

Research Associate

Bio

Rachel has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and Engineering & Public Policy, as well as an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, both from Carnegie Mellon University. She currently works as a research associate for Granger Morgan in the Department of Engineering & Public Policy. In this role, she provides technical support for the research and outreach initiatives of the Center for Climate and Energy Decision Making (CEDM).

Aranya Venkatesh

Dr. Aranya Venkatesh

Research Scientist

Bio

Dr. Aranya Venkatesh is a research scientist in the Engineering and Public Policy department at Carnegie Mellon University, primarily working on the Open Energy Outlook project to examine decarbonization pathways for the U.S. energy sector using open-source energy systems models. She holds a B.E. in Chemical Engineering from Thadomal Shahani Engineering College in India and a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. Her research interests are focused on modeling and evaluating energy infrastructure development, and the environmental and policy implications of energy utilization decisions. She has a background in systems modeling, optimization, and data analysis for energy technology and environmental assessment, with over 8 years of research experience in industry, government, and academia. In addition to research, she currently teaches the 'Sustainable Energy for the Developing World' course at CMU.