Sustainable Environmental Decisions Group

Research Group Leader: Mark Borsuk, Associate Professor of Engineering

The Sustainable Environmental Decisions Group (SEDG) focuses on the development and application of engineering-based methods and models for the integration of quantitative information on natural, socioeconomic, and technological systems. The goal of this work is to improve insight into system functioning and provide a rational basis for individual, organizational, and public policy decisions regarding the environment and human health.

Consistent with the emerging discipline of Sustainability Science and Engineering, the work of SEDG is driven by the following three research objectives:

1. To develop tools for integrating data into decision-making


2. To advance the ability of organizations, governments, and individuals to make decisions that account for risk and uncertainty


3. To guide long-range environmental policy by developing quantitative models that integrate technical, economic, political, and social factors