Dr. Anne Wein, USGS, Western Geographic Science Center
Dr. Anne Wein is an Operations Research Analyst in the Western Geographic Science Center of the USGS located in Menlo Park, California. Since 2002, she has participated in interdisciplinary research to quantify the value of earth-science information, enhance natural-hazard risk assessment and analysis methodologies, and interface ecologic indicators and societal values. She (and her co-authors) received the 2007 USGS Geography Best Scientific paper award for a publication on the value of updated and more detailed geologic information for mineral exploration.
Prior to working at the USGS, Anne Wein worked in industry, education (elementary to university) and the New Zealand government as an analyst, project manager, and/or teacher. In industry, she analyzed the complex systems of semi-conductor fabrication and computer VAXcluster systems. At Digital Equipment Corporation, she received an outstanding achievement award for her work on VAXcluster system availability.
She has taken on leadership and volunteer roles with numerous environmental, political, and civic committees and organizations in Massachusetts. Her activities centered on solutions to environmental and financial issues of local and state trash incineration, and school curriculum enrichment.
Dr. Wein received a Ph.D. in Decision Sciences from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University (1988), an M.S. in Operations Research from Stanford University (1985), and a B.Sc. Hons. in Operations Research from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand (1983).