M. Elisabeth Paté-Cornell, Ph.D.

 

 

M. Elisabeth Paté-Cornell, Ph.D.

Director and Chief Scientific Advisor


Dr. Marie-Elisabeth Paté-Cornell is the Burt and Deedee McMurtry Professor in the School of Engineering and Professor and Founding Chair (2000-2011) of the Department of Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University. Her specialty is engineering risk analysis with application to complex systems (space, medical, offshore oil platforms, etc.). Her earlier research has focused on the optimization of warning systems and the explicit inclusion of human and organizational factors in the analysis of systems’ failure risks. Her recent work is on the use of game theory in risk analysis with applications that have included counter-terrorism, nuclear counter-proliferation problems and cyber security. She is the author of more than one hundred publications, and the co-editor of a book on Perspectives on Complex Global Problems (2016).

She is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, of the French Académie des Technologies and of several boards including Draper Laboratory, InQtel, the Board of Advisors of the Naval Postgraduate School and the Advisory Committee of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Dr. Paté-Cornell was a member of the President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board from December 2001 to 2008 and the of the board of the Aerospace Corporation (2004-2013). She holds a BS in Mathematics and Physics, Marseille (France), an Engineering degree (Applied Math/CS) from the Institut Polytechnique de Grenoble (France), an MS in Operations Research and a PhD in Engineering-Economic Systems, both from Stanford University.

Profile of Dr. Paté-Cornell