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


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.