James Doss-Gollin (), Principal Investigator

James Doss-Gollin is an assistant professor in the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Rice University. Dr. Doss-Gollin’s research is motivated by challenging questions at the intersection of climate dynamics, water management, data science, and decision science. By developing methods for understanding and predicting spatiotemporally clustered hydroclimate risk, and for incorporating uncertain projections into sequential decision problems, he strives to enable the delivery of flexible and resilient infrastructure services. Dr. Doss-Gollin completed his M.S. and Ph.D. in Earth and Environmental Engineering at Columbia and holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Yale University. Prior to joining Rice University, he was a postdoctoral researcher in the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute at the Pennsylvania State University.


Yuchen Lu, PhD Student

Yuchen Lu will start as a PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Rice University in Fall 2021. She completed a BS at Zhongnan University of Economics and Law in China, and a MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. She is interested in infrastructure adaptation in the face of climate change.


Kristina Cibor, PhD Student


Alyssa Graham, Graduate Research Assistant

Alyssa Graham is a graduate student in the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Rice University. She is primarily interested in the application of circular economy methods to resource and supply chains in order to improve community resilience and inform policy for environmental, economic, and social sustainability. Her current research focuses on improving urban water infrastructure resilience through water re-use and circular economy principles. She received her B.S. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from Rice University in 2020 and expects to graduate with a Masters of Science in December 2021.


Sophia Prieto, Undergraduate Research Assistant

Sophia Prieto is a third year undergraduate student majoring in Statistics and minoring in Data Science. Her main interests are in sustainability and renewable energy, as well as automation and machine learning. She is currently working on designing an application for a K-Nearest Neighbor Space-Time Simulator algorithm that creates stochastic projection of wind and solar potential in Texas. Other interests include weightlifting, cycling, bread-making and art and design.

Former members

Name Role
John Cook Undergraduate Research Assistant