Gitanjali Bhattacharjee is a third-year PhD student in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University, where she is advised by Prof. Jack Baker. Her research focuses on optimizing the management of spatially distributed infrastructure systems -- in particular, highway networks -- subject to uncertain hazard. She also investigates factors that influence information use and decision-making in post-disaster contexts.
Gitanjali has worked in app development, engineering consulting, museum administration, and scientific publishing. She holds an M.S. in Structural Engineering from Stanford University, a B.A. in Liberal Arts (Plan II) and a B.S. in Architectural Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. She also studied at the Marchutz School of Fine Arts in Aix-en-Provence.
Gitanjali currently serves as Co-president of the Stanford Graduate Society of Women in Engineering (GradSWE) and volunteers with Stanford's Office of Community Standards. In her spare time, she makes prints, reads essays, and camps at Point Reyes National Seashore. She is currently collaborating on the design of a tarot deck. She (very occasionally) blogs at gbhattacharjee.com.
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