Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
David Mendonça is an Associate Professor in the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, NY, where he also holds an appointment in RPI’s Cognitive Science Department. He is the principal investigator for the Operations and Systems Engineering Extreme Event Research (OSEEER). He has published extensively on field, archival and experimental studies on human response to disaster, as well as computer-based support for disaster response decision making. His work has been funded through grants from NSF, the Office of Naval Research and other organizations, and has involved numerous national and international collaborations.