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Upasna’s research interests lie at the intersection of adaptation to climate change and risk reduction related to natural hazards and variability. Her work relates to conceptualizing and measuring vulnerability and adaptive capacity to climate risk. In recent years she has asked questions related to the role of Information and Communication Technology (ICTs) in enhancing ability to respond to climate risk. Her recent sponsored projects have been related to this theme in the context of agriculture. In the past she has investigated questions on adaptive capacity in the context of extreme weather events like cyclones and public response to hazard early warnings. She has studied science policy interactions and the effect of institutional features on landslide risk management systems. Upasna is a member of the South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE), Kathmandu, Nepal. She is also a member of Indian Society for Ecological Economics (INSEE). Upasna’s teaching experience includes course on Environment & Society, Technology & Development, and Development Planning & Project Appraisal at IIT Madras. From December 2011 to December 2012, she was an Assistant Professor at the Department of Humanities and Social Science, IIT Madras. In January 2013 she joined the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at IIT Delhi and joined the School of Public Policy at IIT Delhi in 2018.

Education:

PhD (IIT Bombay, India), Post-doc (International Institute for Applied Systems (IIASA), Austria)

Research Interests:

Upasna’s research interests lie at the intersection of adaptation to climate change and risk reduction related to natural hazards and variability. Her work relates to conceptualizing and measuring vulnerability and adaptive capacity to climate risk. In recent years she has asked questions related to the role of Information and Communication Technology (ICTs) in enhancing ability to respond to climate risk. Her recent sponsored projects have been related to this theme in the context of agriculture. In the past she has investigated questions on adaptive capacity in the context of extreme weather events like cyclones and public response to hazard early warnings. She has studied science-policy interactions and the effect of institutional features on landslide risk management systems.

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