Mark E. Borsuk

Associate Professor of Engineering

131 Cummings Hall

Thayer School of Engineering
14 Engineering Drive
Dartmouth College
Hanover, New Hampshire 03755

Phone number:  1-603-646-9944
Fax number:  1-603-646-2277
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My research concerns the development and application of mathematical models for integrating scientific information on natural, technical, and social systems.  The goal of this work is to improve insight into system functioning and provide a rational basis for environmental and health policy and management.  Research activities focus on: 1) the development of quantitative methods for identifying causes of system behavior using data collected under uncontrolled conditions, 2) applying causal information to probabilistically predict system response to human activities and interventions, and 3) combining predictions with preference assessments to support rational decision making.  These activities involve the use of statistical techniques of model selection, inference, and uncertainty representation, usually from a Bayesian perspective. Applications to date have focused on the natural environment, but recent projects have added dimensions relevant to human health.