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ben-wenderBen Wender, Program Officer
Phone: 202-331-3151, Email:
Ben Wender is a Program Officer with the Board on Mathematical Sciences and Analytics and the Board on Energy and Environmental Systems at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. He joined the Academies as a Christine Mirzayan Fellow and has since worked on projects relating to statistical inference, electricity system modernization and resilience, evidenced-based policy making and governance, and data science education. He completed his M.S. and Ph.D. in Civil, Environmental, and Sustainable Engineering at Arizona State University, where he researched environmental decision making under uncertainty. His dissertation applied sensitivity analyses to complex environmental models with uncertain data to prioritize research investments with the greatest potential to improve decision confidence. Over the course of his studies, Ben participated in research internships with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, General Electric Global Research Center, and Los Alamos National Laboratory. Ben completed his B.S. degree in physics at Hampshire College.