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Carnegie Mellon Engineering Policy Chief Elected to NAS

Granger Morgan, head of Carnegie Mellon's Department of Engineering and Public Policy, was named to the National Academy of Sciences in honor of his research work over the years.
Morgan co-directs the Carnegie Mellon Electricity Industry Center and directs the National Science Foundation's Climate Decision Making Center.

Granger has focused on ways to describe scientific uncertainty and incorporate it into public policy decision making. He has also worked extensively on risk analysis. With his colleague Baruch Fischhoff, he has improved methods for communicating with the general public about technical risks.

Morgan serves as chair of the EPA Science Advisory Board, the Electric Power Research Institute Advisory Council and the Scientific and Technical Council for the International Risk Governance Council of Geneva, Switzerland. He is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Institute for Electric and Electrical Engineers, and the Society for Risk Analysis.

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