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Affiliation: 
New York University
Title: 
Professor
Department: 
Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
Expertise: 
environmental planning and management, risk assessment and risk management with respect to extreme events

Biography

Rae Zimmerman (ICIS Director and PI, Ex-officio Member of the Executive Committee) is Professor of Planning and Public Administration at New York University's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, and member and a former Director of the School's management specialization and the urban planning program. In 1997, she was President of the Society for Risk Analysis, a 2,400 member international, interdisciplinary professional society of natural and social scientists and engineers from academia, industry and government. She is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Society for Risk Analysis. Dr. Zimmerman's teaching and research interests are in environmental planning, management, and impact assessment; environmental equity; urban infrastructure, its measurement and performance; and risk management and public perceptions of complex technologies.