2022 Food Waste Solutions Summit

May 10-12, 2022 | Minneapolis, MN





Sauleh Siddiqui

Associate Professor of Environmental Science

American University


Sauleh Siddiqui is an Associate Professor of Environmental Science with an affiliation with the Department of Mathematics & Statistics at American University and a Research Fellow at the German Economic Research Institute (DIW Berlin). He is also PI and Director of Multiscale RECIPES for Sustainable Food Systems Research Network, a $15M grant from NSF funding 14 institutions, 40 faculty, 45 graduate students, and 14 staff. His primary area of research is mathematical optimization and operations research applied to environmental systems, including energy infrastructure, food systems, and human health. His algorithms for systems optimization incorporate infrastructure function, game theory and markets, and energy and environmental policies to enable optimal decision-making. He is the recipient of the Young Researcher Prize from the INFORMS Energy, Natural Resources, and the Environment (ENRE) section, where he has served as the Secretary/Treasurer and past Chair of the Energy Cluster. In addition, he has served as Vice Chair for Linear and Conic Optimization for the INFORMS Optimization Society and is currently an Associate Editor for the journals Optimization & Engineering and Energy Systems. He received an A.B. in Mathematics and Public Policy from Franklin & Marshall College and a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics & Statistics, and Scientific Computation from the University of Maryland, College Park.


Wednesday, May 11th

11:00am - 12:00pm

Breakout Sessions (Running Concurrently)

Ski-U-Mah Room

Insights from the Field: Advances in Understanding Food Loss and Waste 

Developing solutions to food waste starts with a deep understanding of the problem. But food waste isn’t just one problem – it’s a lot of different problems depending on the sector. So where do we start? From on-farm measurement to consumer research, this session will take a deep-dive into new efforts to understand the food waste challenge, as well as shed light on important areas needing continued exploration. 

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