Eric Bickel is an associate professor and director of the Graduate Program in Operations Research & Industrial Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. In addition, he is associate professor and director of the Department of Engineering Management. He holds a courtesy appointment in the Department of Petroleum Engineering. Professor Bickel also created the Strategic Decision Risk Management Certificate program offered through Texas Executive Education in the McCombs School of Business and serves as that program’s academic director.
Professor Bickel’s research interests include the theory and practice of decision analysis. His work has addressed the modeling of probabilistic dependence, value of information, scoring rules, calibration, risk preference, decision education, decision making in sports, and climate engineering as a response to climate change.
His research has been covered in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Financial Times, Sports Illustrated and the MLB Network, to name a few. In addition, Professor Bickel and his research are featured in the documentary Cool It. His research into climate engineering was named as the top approach to address climate change by a panel of economists, including three Nobel Laureates.
Prior to returning to academia, Professor Bickel was a Senior Engagement Manager and Co-Director of Client Education for Strategic Decisions Group, where he remains on the Board of Directors. He has consulted around the world in a range of industries, including oil and gas, electricity generation/transmission/delivery, energy trading and marketing, commodity and specialty chemicals, life sciences, financial services, and metals and mining.
Professor Bickel is Past-President of the Decision Analysis Society and is a Fellow of the Society of Decision Professionals. He holds an MS and PhD from the Department of Engineering-Economic Systems at Stanford University and a BS in Mechanical Engineering, with a minor in Economics, from New Mexico State University.
Professor Bickel is from New Mexico and goes home as often as he is able.
Address: Graduate Program in Operations Research, 1 University Station, C2200, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, 78712-0292; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.