Executive Director, Center for Robust Decision making on Climate and Energy Policy
University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory
Alison Brizius is the Executive Director of the Center for Robust Decision making on Climate and Energy Policy and a member of the Computation Institute at the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory. Alison's interests center on developing innovative and sustainable approaches to improving the quality and accessibility of scientific information for public policy decision-making. Prior to joining RDCEP, she was the policy and special projects manager for the Chicago Council on Science and Technology (C2ST). There she led a broad range of activities designed to increase public understanding of science policy issues of national importance. Alison received her Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Chicago in 2011 where she helped design, construct, test and analyze data from a microwave telescope and detector array based at the Chajnantor Observatory, in San Pedro de Atacama, Chile. This experiment (QUIET) was designed to measure the polarization of the cosmic microwave background radiation, the characteristics of which have the potential to elucidate the structure and evolution of the early universe. She received her B.S. in Physics from Stanford University and her M.S. in Physics from the University of Chicago.
Recent RDCEP Publications:
Recent RDCEP Presentations and Workshops:
- “FACE-IT: Framework to Advance Climate Economic and Impacts Investigations with Information Technology.” Next Generation Agricultural Systems Models Part 2, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Washington, D.C. January 29, 2015.
- “Introduction to FACE-IT for AgMIP.” AgMIP Phase 2 Fundamentals Workshop, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. June 29, 2015.
- "Information intensive research initiatives at the Center of Robust Decision making on Climate and Energy Policy." Workshop on Research Information Technologies and their Role in Advancing Science, University of Chicago, May 2014.