Emmi Yonekura

Photo of Emmi Yonekura
Associate Physical Scientist
Pittsburgh Office


B.S. in applied mathematics, Columbia University; Ph.D. in atmospheric science, Columbia University


Emmi Yonekura (she/her) is a research scientist in the Engineering and Applied Sciences Department at the RAND Corporation. Her recent research includes cost validation for public buildings in the Puerto Rico recovery, a focus on capabilities in the Space Force, and evaluating metrics used for hard-to-measure concepts.

Yonekura received her Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science from Columbia University with a research focus on risk analysis using climate-dependent statistical models of tropical cyclones. She did her postdoctoral research at Princeton University.