Suzanne A Pierce


Suzanne A Pierce
Assistant Professor of Research, Environmental Science Institute, College of Natural Sciences
Assistant Director, Digital Media Collaboratory, Center for Agile Technology

Phone: +1 512 954 1810
Email: spierce@tacc.utexas.edu

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Marc Airhart
512-232-1066
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Christine Sinatra (primary)
512-471-4641
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Suzanne A. Pierce is a Research Scientist with the Texas Advanced Computing Center. She is also a Lecturer for the Environmental Science Institute in the Jackson School of Geosciences. A trained hydrogeologist with a focus on participatory deliberation, Dr. Pierce has prior professional background as a Scientist with Sandia National Laboratories and as the Environmental Manager for one of the world's largest metals mines.

Dr. Pierce adopts a scholar-practitioner approach to integrate science-based information with human organizational systems for application to groundwater management and energy-water problems. Resultant decision support systems link participatory modeling with simulation, optimization, and multi-stakeholder concerns. Current projects include development of hydroinformatics for sustainable aquifer yield in Central Texas and South Australia, along with creation of the ENCOMPASS cyberinfrastructure for a geothermal basin in the Atacama Desert of Chile. ENCOMPASS is a scientific platform for sharing data, algorithms, and educational modules that has been funded by the Fulbright Nexus program and the Longhorn Innovation Fund for Technology for energy, innovation, and engagement.

Media Rep Contact

Marc Airhart
512-232-1066
email

Christine Sinatra (primary)
512-471-4641
email