Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering and Political Science
David Johnson holds a Ph.D. in Policy Analysis from the Pardee RAND Graduate School, with concentrations in Quantitative Methods and Economics. He previously earned a B.S. in Mathematics from North Carolina State University and a MASt in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge, where he was a Gates Cambridge Scholar.
Dr. Johnson comes to Purdue from the RAND Corporation, where he worked as an Associate Mathematician. For the past five years, he has been heavily engaged in client-focused work for the state of Louisiana.
His interdisciplinary research focuses broadly on decision-making under deep uncertainty. He has presented and published on a variety of climate change issues including coastal flood risk management, renewable energy policy, assessment of infrastructure risks, and water scarcity and quality management. He is also working to identify robust policies for nonstructural mitigation measures like elevating or flood-proofing homes.