Tim Wu

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Ph.D. Student, Pardee RAND Graduate School, and Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND
Santa Monica Office


M.S. in engineering management, Missouri University of Science and Technology; B.S. in civil engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University


Tim Wu is an assistant policy researcher at RAND and a Ph.D. student in the Research, Analysis, and Design stream at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. Prior to joining Pardee RAND, he was the executive officer for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 249th Engineer Battalion (Prime Power), serving as chief of staff and second in command of 427 soldiers specially trained in power generation and distribution. An active-duty Army engineer officer with more than 14 years of service, Wu has been assigned to tactical engineer units and various roles in the Army Corps of Engineers. He has experience in combat engineering, heavy construction, project management, program management, contingency response, and the National Response Framework. His research interests include energy resilience, critical infrastructure security, climate change, and disaster response.


English; Mandarin Chinese (speaking only)