Prof. Sauleh Siddiqui Receives Award from National Science Foundation for Systems Research
Congratulations to Professor Sauleh Siddiqui, who recently received funding from the National Science Foundation. Prof. Siddiqui will work with Prof. Benjamin Zaitchik (Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences) to construct a systems-based modeling framework that captures local-scale to national-scale food, energy, and water dynamics in a changing climate.
According to the award documents, “the framework will be implemented for Ethiopia and Mali, two rapidly developing but highly climate vulnerable countries that serve as test cases for a more generalizable analysis system. United States researchers will work with African counterparts and development experts to develop modeling tools and apply them to active and proposed energy and food security initiatives.”
Prof. Siddiqui is Co-Director of the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (formerly the Systems Institute). His reasearch interests include optimization under uncertainty when applied to systems and multiobjective optimization.