Renee Obringer

Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Renee Obringer is an assistant professor in the Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering at Penn State, as well as a faculty associate in the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute. Her research interests focus on understanding and evaluating the impact of climate change on urban systems, with an emphasis on water and electricity. More broadly, Renee harnesses methods from data science, climatology, and civil engineering to study the nexus between climate change, people, and urban systems. Prior to starting her role at Penn State, Renee worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center at the University of Maryland. She earned her PhD in environmental and ecological engineering from Purdue University.

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2020 - 2021
Areas of Expertise
environmental engineering
data science
Research Interests
urban water management
water-energy nexus
climate change impacts
urban resilience
socio-technical systems
Methods of Expertise
predictive modeling
machine learning
data analytics
agent-based modeling