Entry Date:
August 4, 2015

Decentralized and Adaptive Environment Resource Management Strategies

Principal Investigator Dennis McLaughlin

Co-investigator Saurabh Amin

Project Website https://cee.mit.edu/blog/

This project will be led by Professor Dennis McLaughlin, a hydrologist who specializes in water resources and data assimilation for diverse systems, and Assistant Professor Saurabh Amin, who creates robust control algorithms for cyber-physical infrastructures with an emphasis on unreliable and insecure conditions. This project will investigate the decentralized management of environmental resources, building on game theory and stochastic control descriptions of human decision-making. Resources to be studied include common pool aquifer pumping and procurement strategies for meeting the food needs of the world’s growing population.