Shahzeen Z. Attari
Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University, 2009
M.A. Carnegie Mellon University, 2005
B.S., University of Illinois, 2004
- Assistant Professor, Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA), September 2011 to present
- Adjunct Professor, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, 2011 to present
- Adjunct Professor, Cognitive Science Program, 2011 to present
- Adjunct Associate Research Scientist, Columbia University, September 2011 to present
- Postdoctoral Fellow, The Earth Institute & Center for Research on Environmental Decisions (CRED), Columbia University, 2009-2011
Awards, Honors & Certifications
- Grand Challenge Student Paper Award, NSF-AEESP, 2009
- Outstanding Teaching Award, Civil and Environmental Engineering (CMU), 2009
- Freie Universität fellowship, 2009
- Precourt energy efficiency travel fellowship, 2009
- Environmental Research and Education Foundation, 2005–2009
- Colin U. Miller and Mary Hay Miller Charitable Trust, 2007–2008
- Steinbrenner Seed funding, 2005
- Harold Allen Thomas Memorial, 2004–2005
- Women in Engineering, 2003–2004
- Lorella Jones Undergraduate Research, 2003
Energy policy, energy efficiency and conservation, behavioral economics, social dilemmas, risk communication, and sustainable development
Her current work investigates effects of real-time energy feedback, how to use games for research and learning, and factors that motivate action in social dilemmas.
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- Cook, J. E. and Attari, S. Z. (2012). Paying for What Was Free: Lessons from the New York Times Paywall. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking 15(12), 1-6 .
- McNeeley, S. et al. (2012) Catalyzing frontiers in water-climate-society research: A view from early career scientists and junior faculty Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 93(4), 477-484
- Attari, S. Z., DeKay, M. L., Davidson, C. I., & Bruine de Bruin, W. (2011). Changing household behaviors to curb climate change: How hard can it be? Sustainability: The Journal of Record, 4(1), 9-11.
- Attari, S. Z., DeKay, M. L., Davidson, C. I., & Bruine de Bruin, W. (2010). "Perceptions of energy consumption and savings." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 107(37), 16054-16059. [Commentary of article: Dietz, T. (2010). "Narrowing the US energy efficiency gap." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 107(37), 16007-16008.]
- Attari, S. Z., Schoen, M., Davidson, C. I., DeKay, M. L., Bruine de Bruin, W., Dawes, R. M., & Small, M. J. (2009). "Preferences for change: Do individuals prefer voluntary actions, soft regulations, or hard regulations to decrease fossil fuel consumption?" Ecological Economics, 68(6), 1701-1710.