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University of Chicago
Computation Institute
Global change impacts, computation, integrated assessment


"Joshua Elliott works on a variety of topics at the interface of global change, environmental, and social sciences through applied modeling and computational projects. He leads teams at the center for Robust Decision-making in Climate and Energy Policy (RDCEP) and in the Agricultural Modeling Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP; e.g. Ag-GRID). He currently runs several projects designed to improve global change Vulnerability, Impact, and Adaptation (VIA) assessments and tools (primarily in agriculture and forestry) using large-scale high-resolution models enabled by high-performance computing. He also works on predictions of agricultural production at seasonal time scales, the effects of large-scale extreme events (such as droughts and heat waves), and with socio-economic modeling and scenario analysis in the context of integrated assessment models. He received his PhD in high-energy theoretical particle physics from McGill University in 2008. He has been with the Computation Institute since Fall 2008."