Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago
James Rising is a postdoctoral scholar at the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC). He studies the feedback between environmental and human systems, focusing on the impacts of climate change and the water-energy-food nexus. Dr. Rising is a broadly interdisciplinary researcher, drawing on analytical approaches from multiple fields and developing computational models to understand integrated global challenges. Prior to joining EPIC, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Energy & Resources Group at UC Berkeley after receiving his Ph.D. from Columbia University's program in Sustainable Development. He previously taught within MIT's Experimental Study Group and at Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering. Until recently, he worked as a software developer, working with over a dozen companies on audio and video processing, social networks, and artificial intelligence.