Robert Bernard

Robert Bernard

Director, Risk Modeling Services, PwC US, PwC US

Rob Bernard is a Director of Climate Risk Modeling at PwC where he focuses on physical risk modeling, climate change, and related risk management and risk mitigation strategies. Rob leads a team that develops analytics, models, and quantitative frameworks that estimate the deleterious effects of climate change.

Rob has developed analytics and models in a variety of industries, from simulating long-term land use and demographic change for small towns, to creation of machine learning models of fraud detection, to creation of innovative natural language processing techniques for measuring engagement, commitment, and understanding in online discussion forums.

Rob has a Master's degree in Urban and Regional Planning with a specialization in Gaming/Simulation Studies from the University of Michigan, a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Cognitive Science from Princeton University, and has recently completed his Master's thesis in Predictive Analytics from Northwestern University.  He has worked in data science and simulation for ten years at PwC, developed counterterrorism analytics for the US Intelligence industry for Boeing, and specialized in regional demographic and economic forecasting for the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments.

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