I'm Gitanjali Bhattacharjee, and this website is my online headquarters. I'm a PhD student in Jack Baker's research group at Stanford University. Currently, I'm researching the resilience and reliability of transport networks subject to uncertain hazard, like earthquakes.
I'm also investigating how decision-makers use different types of information in post-disaster contexts, and what makes that information actionable. The unifying theme of my research interests is decision-making.
Invited speaker for the USGS Earthquake Science Center’s seminar series. Presented Developing a task-centric understanding of responders’ post-earthquake building damage information needs and uses.
Presented Learning to manage bridges subject to seismic hazard using deep Q-networks (poster) at the PEER Annual Meeting at UCLA.
My recommendation of The Nowhere Man by Kamala Markandaya was selected for inclusion in The Atlantic’s Books Briefing (Dec. 21, 2018).
Published a piece in McSweeney’s Internet Tendency
Invited to facilitate for the Stanford Life Design Lab’s Designing Your Life course (Fall quarter)
Awarded a graduate Voice and Influence Program (gVIP) fellowship by The Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford
Presented Modeling Bay Area Transport Network Resilience with Rodrigo Silva-Lopéz at the PEER Researchers’ Workshop in Richmond Field Station, CA
Presented Developing a user-centric understanding of post-disaster building information needs (ID 1667) at the 11th National Conference on Earthquake Engineering in Los Angeles, CA.
Elected co-president of Stanford's Graduate Society of Women in Engineering.
Abstract Developing a user-centric understanding of post-disaster building information needs (ID 1667) accepted for an oral presentation at the 11th National Conference on Earthquake Engineering (June 2018).
Also co-authored two other abstracts accepted for oral presentations: Crowd-sourced remote assessments of regional-scale post-disaster damage (ID 678) and Rapid and seamless earthquake information to inspire individuals to recognize risk (ID 1893).
Graduated with an M.S., Structural Engineering from Stanford University.