Sam Chatterjee, a senior data scientist in the Physical and Computational Sciences Directorate at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), was appointed the 2021 chair of the security and defense specialty group of the Society for Risk Analysis (SRA).
SRA is the premier international, multidisciplinary, scholarly society for risk analysis professionals from academia, government, industry, consulting, and non-governmental organizations. The society was founded in 1980, has 2,000 members internationally, and operates 16 specialty groups across diverse disciplines. This includes the security and defense specialty group, which focuses on development and application of risk science and risk analysis to the security and defense domain using data-driven, simulation-based, and expert-guided methods.
“This specialty group provides a key scientific forum for sharing best analytic practices and advancing the state-of-the-art in multi-hazard security and defense risk analysis. I look forward to leading and facilitating discussion on data analytics, computing, and security risk topics,” said Chatterjee.
Chatterjee has been an SRA member for 10 years, previously served as chair of SRA’s engineering and infrastructure specialty group, and is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
Chatterjee’s current research focuses on infrastructure network resilience modeling, risk and decision analysis, and data analytics. He leads the artificial intelligence systems thrust within PNNL’s multi-year Mathematics for Artificial Reasoning in Science research initiative and holds an affiliate faculty appointment with the Civil and Environmental Engineering department at Northeastern University.
Chatterjee also recently was the lead editor for a book on homeland security risk analysis, received a risk analysis award for research on infrastructure resilience, published in the Nature research journal Scientific Reports on interdependent network resilience under compound hazards, and was appointed associate editor for the Frontiers in Water journal’s specialty section on water and built environment.