Dr. J. (Jazmin) Zatarain Salazar


I am an  Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Technology Policy and Management in the Policy Analysis section.  Previously, I was a postdoctoral researcher at the Environmental Intelligence for Global Change group at Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy.  I hold a PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Cornell University, U.S.A., with an emphasis in Environmental and Water Resources Systems Engineering where I was a researcher at the Decision Analytics for Complex Systems lab.


My research interests lie in advancing multiobjective decision support for environmental and water systems under climate and socio-economic uncertainty. This requires bridging hydrologic and climate sciences, artificial intelligence, high performance computing, economics, control theory, visual analytics and participatory policy design to capture the system’s complexity, to discover the tradeoffs across competing goals and to effectively guide discussions among stakeholders.

A diagnostic assessment of evolutionary algorithms for multi-objective surface water reservoir control
J Zatarain Salazar, PM Reed, JD Herman, M Giuliani, A Castelletti
Advances in water resources 92, 172-185

Balancing exploration, uncertainty and computational demands in many objective reservoir optimization
J Zatarain Salazar, PM Reed, JD Quinn, M Giuliani, A Castelletti
Advances in water resources 109, 196-210

Jazmin Zatarain Salazar

Assistant professor

Multi-Actor Systems

Policy Analysis