Current Members

Vivek Srikrishnan

Vivek Srikrishnan, Principal Investigator

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Vivek Srikrishnan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological & Environmental Engineering at Cornell. He works on climate risk management, and is particularly interested in how uncertainties and multi-sector feedbacks can influence the efficacy of risk management interventions. Dr. Srikrishnan received an M.S. and Ph.D in Energy & Mineral Engineering from Penn State and a B.S. in Mathematics and a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He also lost on Jeopardy!.

Parin Bhaduri

Parin Bhaduri, Ph.D. Student

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Parin Bhaduri is a first-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering at Cornell. He graduated with a B.S from the Johns Hopkins University in Environmental Health and Engineering and Public Health Studies in the Spring of 2021. Parin is interested in the utilization of systems-level modeling to inform decision makers on climate adaptation, particularly on issues surrounding climate justice and equity. In his free time, Parin enjoys baking, photography, and playing soccer.

Yifan Luo

Yifan Luo, Ph.D. Student

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Yifan Luo is a Ph.D. student in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Cornell. She holds an M.S. in Environment and Sustainability from the University of Michigan, specializing in Ecosystem Science and Management and Geospatial Data Sciences, and she completed her B.S. degrees in Forest Sciences from the University of British Columbia and Biotechnology from Beijing Forestry University. Yifan’s research focuses on understanding hydrological and climatic processes and their interactions on different spatial and temporal scales. Outside of academics, Yifan enjoys traveling, reading, watching films, and playing video games.

Katerina Tang

Katerina Tang, Ph.D. Student

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Katerina Tang is a Ph.D. student at the Center for Applied Mathematics at Cornell. She graduated with a B.A. in Mathematics from Kenyon College in May 2021. Katerina is interested in the development and application of network analysis methods to identify pathways leading to cascading failures in coupled human-Earth systems. Outside of math, Katerina enjoys knitting, climbing, and running.

Cella Schnabel

Cella Schnabel, Undergraduate Researcher

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Cella Schnabel is an undergraduate student in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Cornell. She is interested in understanding climate risks as they affect global access to food, water, and land. Cella loves running, cooking, and dancing.

Former Members

Chloe Darnell

Chloe Darnell, M.S. Student