Scott Steinschneider


Dr. Scott Steinschneider is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering at Cornell University. His primary expertise is in statistical hydroclimatology, with two principal focus areas: (1) the characterization of hydroclimatic variability across space-time scales, and (2) the analysis of hydroclimate impacts in the water sector. His work has focused on water systems across the United States and globally and has been sponsored by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, NOAA, Department of the Interior, National Science Foundation, US Department of Agriculture, and New York Sea Grant. He earned his BA in Mathematics from Tufts University and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Prior to arriving at Cornell, he was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Columbia Water Center at Columbia University.

Research Areas: hydroclimatic variability and change; water resources planning and management; uncertainty and risk analysis; decision-making under uncertainty.