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LEADERSHIP TEAM

Paul S. Chinowsky, Co-Director

Dr. Paul S. Chinowsky is a Founder and Co-Director of Resilient Analytics™ and the Mortenson Professor of Sustainable Development in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering at the University of Colorado. Professor Chinowsky initially developed the adaptation models that IPSS™ is based on to address infrastructure adaptation from an engineering perspective. He brings over 20 years of experience in engineering, computer science, management, and architecture to the Resilient Analytics™ team. He has worked with Fortune 500 organizations as well as leading ENR engineering and construction firms providing expertise on global engineering and emerging issues. He has published results in both engineering and economic journals to disseminate the evolutionary approach to climate adaptation.

Prof. Chinowsky received his Bachelor and Master in Architecture from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 1987 and 1988 respectively. He received his PhD in Civil Engineering from Stanford University in 1991.

Kenneth Strzepek, Co-Director

Kenneth Strzepek has spent 30 years as a researcher and practitioner at the nexus of engineering, environmental and economics systems, primarily related to water resource planning and management, river basin planning, and modeling of agricultural, environmental, and water resources systems. His work includes applications of operations research, engineering economics, micro-economics and environmental economics to a broad range applications: from project scale to national and global investment policy studies. He has worked for a range of national governments as well as the United Nations, the World Bank, the USAID. He is Professor Emeritus of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder, and recently a Visiting Professor of Economics and Affiliated Professor in College of Architecture and Planning at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute as well as an International Fellow at the Center for Environmental Economics and Policy for Africa and Examiner in the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. He is currently the USAID Scientific Liaison Office on Water and Climate Change to the CGIAR.

Prof. Strzepek has a PhD in Water Resources Systems Analysis from MIT, an MA in Economics from the University of Colorado and is currently a PhD candidate in the Department of Economics at the University of Hamburg, Germany.