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Leah E. Talaber

Principal Infrastructure Analyst


Leah Talaber is an Infrastructure Analyst in the Decision and Information Sciences Division.  She has been involved in projects related to critical infrastructure resiliency for the past 14 years.  During this time, she has assessed the impacts to energy and lifeline infrastructure systems resulting from a large variety of natural hazards and man-made incidents.  This work focuses on systems’ vulnerabilities and interdependencies to help prioritize mitigation actions, implement system improvements over time, and communicate system vulnerabilities to operators, and affected state and federal agencies. She has contributed to the development of systems analysis methodologies that incorporates spatial analytic tools to determine the impacts from extreme weather events, including hurricanes, earthquakes, ice storms, etc.  This work is applied to events in real-time and also for planning purposes in support of our government and industry partners.