Noelle Selin

Noelle Selin to serve as interim IDSS director

September 5, 2023

Noelle Selin, a professor of both the Institute for Data, Systems, and Society (IDSS) and Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences (EAPS), has been named interim director of IDSS for the 2023-2024 academic year. Selin, who has been directing the Technology and Policy Program (TPP) within IDSS since 2018, will lead IDSS for the year. Senior Research Engineer and longtime TPP staff member Frank Field will serve as Interim Director of TPP.

Selin’s research uses modeling and analysis to inform sustainability decision-making, focusing on issues involving air pollution, climate change and hazardous substances such as mercury. She is co-author of Mercury Stories, an interdisciplinary analysis of human interactions with mercury through history that sheds light on efforts to promote and achieve sustainability.

Selin received her PhD and M.A. (Earth and Planetary Sciences) and B.A. (Environmental Science and Public Policy) from Harvard University. Her work has focused on atmospheric chemistry, air pollution, as well as interactions between science and policy in international environmental negotiations. She is the recipient of a U.S. National Science Foundation CAREER award (2011), a Leopold Leadership fellow (2013-2014), Kavli fellow (2015), a member of the Global Young Academy (2014-2018), an American Association for the Advancement of Science Leshner Leadership Institute Fellow (2016-2017), and a Hans Fischer Senior Fellow at the Technical University of Munich Institute for Advanced Study (2018-2021).

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