Short Bio

Mark E. Borsuk, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Engineering

Thayer School of Engineering

Dartmouth College


Mark Borsuk received a B.S.E. in Civil Engineering and Operations Research from Princeton University, an M.S. in Statistics and Decision Sciences from Duke University, and a Ph.D. in Aquatic and Atmospheric Sciences from Duke University. He did his post-doctoral training in the Department of Systems Analysis, Integrated Assessment, and Modelling (SIAM) at the Swiss Federal Institute for Aquatic Science and Technology (EAWAG), where he advanced to head of the Decision Analysis and Integrated Assessment group. He is currently Assistant Professor in the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College.

Mark’s research broadly concerns the use of scientific information in complex decision processes. More specifically, he develops methods and models that integrate knowledge and data across disciplines to generate probabilistic predictions for supporting environmental and human health policy and management. He uses multiattribute utility theory to relate these predictions to the preferences and risk attitudes of decision-makers, organizations, and the public.

Mark has taught courses in modeling, decision analysis, systems analysis, and statistics at the undergraduate, professional, and graduate levels.