Dr. Casey Brown is Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. His primary research interest is the development of analytical methods for improving the use of scientific observations and data in decision making, with a focus on climate and water resources, and he has worked extensively on projects around the world in this regard. His work is funded by NSF, Rockefeller Foundation, NOAA, DoD, and WRF among others and he consults for the World Bank, private sector, state agencies and municipalities. He has a number of awards to his credit, including the Presidential Early Career Award for Science and Engineering and the National Science Foundation CAREER award. He graduated with a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and was also commissioned as an Air Force officer and earned a PhD at Harvard University.