Nicole Sintov, i2s Founding DirectorSintov@usc.edu
Nicole is an Assistant Professor of Research at Sol Price School of Public Policy. She has a joint appointment as Research Lead at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering Information Sciences Institute, as well as a teaching appointment in the USC Department of Psychology. Her research seeks to better understand and model human decision-making with environmental impacts. She also designs and evaluates approaches to encourage pro-environmental behavior. Additionally, coupling decision-making models with evaluating intervention effectiveness, she aims to uncover psychosocial processes of change that result from behavioral interventions to uncover truths about more than just what changes, but also how it changes. Her work has been supported by the National Science Foundation, US Department of Energy, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, World Wildlife Fund, US Department of Defense, and US Army Research Office. She holds a B.S. in Psychology / Ecology from the University of California, San Diego, and a Master’s in Psychology, graduate certificate in Sustainable Cities, and Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Southern California. Outside of the lab, you may find her running, hiking, baking, or savoring a glass of wine.