Menu Close
Professor of Industrial Engineering Applied to Energy Policy, UMass Amherst

Erin Baker is a Professor of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research at University of Massachusetts, Amherst and Director of the NSF-funded IGERT: Offshore wind energy engineering, environmental impacts, and policy. She works at border between engineering and economics. Her research is on decision making under uncertainty applied to energy and the environment, with a focus on publically-funded energy technology Research and Development portfolios in the face of climate change. Her work appears in leading academic journals including Science, Nature Energy, Operations Research, and Climatic Change.


  • –present
    Professor of Industrial Engineering applied to Energy Policy, University of Massachusetts Amherst


  • 2002 
    Stanford University, PhD Engineering Economic Systems and Operations Research