This course provides students from various backgrounds with knowledge of the principles and quantitative methods of decision analysis and policy analysis to tackle interdisciplinary questions in the context of sustainable energy systems. We consider engineering analysis, decision analysis and economic analysis in the formulation of answers to address energy system problems. We will use methods such as life-cycle assessment, benefit-cost and cost-effectiveness analysis, microeconomics, distributional metrics, risk analysis methods, sensitivity and uncertainty analysis, multi-attribute utility theory, and simulation and optimization. The integration of uncertainty into formal methods is a fundamental component of the course.

Instructors: Azevedo, I. (PI) ; Arifi, A. (TA) ; Peshin, T. (TA) ; Singh, K. (TA)
Instructors: Azevedo, I. (PI) ; Arifi, A. (TA) ; Peshin, T. (TA) ; Singh, K. (TA)
Faculty Principal Investigator (PI) Required?: N/A

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