Mark Edward Borsuk
Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Mark Borsuk’s research concerns the development and application of mathematical models for integrating scientific information on natural, technical, and social systems. He is a widely-cited expert in Bayesian network modeling with regular application to environmental and human health regulation and decision making. He is also the originator of novel approaches to climate change assessment, combining risk analysis, game theory, and agent-based modeling. Borsuk’s highly collaborative research has been funded by NSF, EPA, NIH, NIEHS and USFS, and he has authored or co-authored 75 peer-reviewed journal publications and 6 book chapters.
Borsuk received the Chauncey Starr Distinguished Young Risk Analyst Award from the Society for Risk Analysis in 2013 and the Early Career Research Excellence Award from the International Environmental Modelling and Software Society in 2008. Before joining the Duke faculty, Dr. Borsuk was a member of the Dartmouth College faculty for 10 years where he held an appointment in the Thayer School of Engineering. Dr. Borsuk received a B.S.E. in Civil Engineering and Operations Research from Princeton University, an M.S. in Statistics and Decision Sciences from Duke University, and a Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Policy from Duke University. He did his post-doctoral training in the Department of Systems Analysis, Integrated Assessment, and Modelling (SIAM) at the Swiss Federal Institute for Aquatic Science and Technology (EAWAG), where he advanced to head of the Decision Analysis and Integrated Assessment group.
As part of his appointment at Duke, Dr. Borsuk directs a new interdisciplinary research and teaching initiative in risk, uncertainty, optimization and decision-making.
Appointments and Affiliations
- Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
- Office Location: 4 Mount Bolus Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
- Office Phone: (603) 667-7454
- Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ph.D. Duke University, 2001
Mathematical models for integrating scientific information on natural, technical, and social systems; Bayesian network modeling with regular application to environmental and human health regulation and decision making; novel approaches to climate change assessment, combining risk analysis, game theory, and agent-based modeling.
In the News
- Mallampalli, VR; Mavrommati, G; Thompson, J; Duveneck, M; Meyer, S; Ligmann-Zielinska, A; Druschke, CG; Hychka, K; Kenney, MA; Kok, K; Borsuk, ME, Methods for translating narrative scenarios into quantitative assessments of land use change, Environmental Modelling & Software, vol 82 (2016), pp. 7-20 [10.1016/j.envsoft.2016.04.011] [abs].
- Su, C; Borsuk, ME, Improving structure MCMC for Bayesian networks through Markov Blanket resampling, Journal of machine learning research : JMLR, vol 17 (2016), pp. 1-20 [abs].
- Ding, P; Gerst, MD; Bang, G; Borsuk, ME, An Application of Automated Mediation to International Climate Treaty Negotiation, Group Decision and Negotiation, vol 24 no. 5 (2015), pp. 885-903 [10.1007/s10726-014-9419-1] [abs].
- Andrew, AS; Gui, J; Hu, T; Wyszynski, A; Marsit, CJ; Kelsey, KT; Schned, AR; Tanyos, SA; Pendleton, EM; Ekstrom, RM; Li, Z; Zens, MS; Borsuk, M; Moore, JH; Karagas, MR, Genetic polymorphisms modify bladder cancer recurrence and survival in a USA population-based prognostic study., Bju International, vol 115 no. 2 (2015), pp. 238-247 [10.1111/bju.12641] [abs].
- Rinderknecht, SL; Albert, C; Borsuk, ME; Schuwirth, N; Künsch, HR; Reichert, P, The effect of ambiguous prior knowledge on Bayesian model parameter inference and prediction, Environmental Modelling & Software, vol 62 (2014), pp. 300-315 [10.1016/j.envsoft.2014.08.020] [abs].