Bio: James Rising is a Ciriacy-Wantrup postdoctoral fellow at the Energy and Resources Group at UC Berkeley. He studies and develops frameworks to model the feedback loops between environmental and human systems. He is particularly interested in complexity in the food system, and how policy leverage points play out spatially and dynamically. His current research includes a tool for distributed meta-analysis used by the Climate Impact Lab, the integrated modeling of water, energy, and food in the United States, and studies in the future of coffee under climate change.
James previously taught assorted seminars at MIT's Experimental Study Group and electrical engineering at Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering. Before earning his PhD, he worked as a software developer, working with over a dozen companies on signal processing, social networks, and artificial intelligence projects.
Fields of interest: Climate change, food systems, integrated modeling, complexity science
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