Deild:  


Ásbjörg Kristinsdóttir, Lecturer

School:School of Science and Engineering 
Phone:515 9159 
Email:asbjorgkru.is 
Website:http://www.ru.is/starfsfolk/asbjorgk
http://www.linkedin.com/in/asbjorg/

Education

Ph.D. in Engineering Management from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012
M.Sc. in Civil Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008
MBA from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management, 2008
B.Sc. in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering from University of Iceland, 2002


Career

2012-             Project Planning and Construction Division at the National Power Company, in Iceland
2012-             Postdoctoral Fellow at MIT Sloan School of Management, in Cambridge, USA
2008-2012:    Doctoral researcher at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Cambridge, USA 
2007-2008:    Leaders for Global Operations Intern at Amgen, in Puerto Rico
2007:             Graduate Teaching Assistant, at MIT Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, in Cambridge, USA
2002-2006:    Assistant Project Engineer at the National Power Company, in Iceland

RU teaching record

2019-1SE-834-HPMHydro Power Management
2019-1T-764-VEVEProgram and Portfolio Management
2018-1T-811-LEANLean and 6 Sigma
2018-1T-764-VEVEProgram and Portfolio Management
2018-1ISE 01The Green Program
2018-1ISE 01The Green Program
2017-3SE-804-ER1Energy Resources
2017-3ISE 01The Green Program
2017-3ISE 01The Green Program
2017-1T-811-LEANLean and 6 Sigma
2017-1T-764-VEVEProgram and Portfolio Management
More...

Teaching outside RU

Massachusetts Intitute of Technology, 2012: Facilitator of Management Flight Simulators for Sloan MBA students, and Sloan Executive Education.

University of Iceland, 2010: Lecturer on topics of risk management and decision making for the Master of Project Management Program at the University of Iceland.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007: Graduate Teaching Assistant at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering for Prof. Moavenzadeh´s course titled Project Management in Construction.


Research

2008-2012: As a Ph.D. Candidate at MIT I conducted a research on risk in power plant development projects, focusing on risk informed investment decision analysis. My studies were interdepartmental between the MIT Sloan School of Management and the MIT Department of Civil Engineering.


Honours and grants

2011: Emerging Leaders in Environmental and Energy Policy Network (ELEEP) Selected to participate in the ELEEP network, which is set up by the Atlantic Council in partnership with the Ecologic Institute. ELEEP is a dynamic, membership-only forum for the exchange of ideas, policy solutions, best-practices, and professional development for emerging American and European leaders working on or around environmental and energy issues.

2011: Doctoral Research Award Selected to receive the Doctoral Research Award by the Geothermal Association of Iceland, which annually supports one doctoral student to attend an international energy conference.

2011: Graduate Student Research Award The Icelandic National Power Company awards annually the Graduate Student Research Award to support students who have demonstrated outstanding academical achievements in their research work on energy and environmental issues.

2011: Young Future Energy Leaders (YFEL) Invited by the Masdar Institute of Technology to participate in the YFEL Program at the 2011 World Future Energy Summit, in Abu Dhabi, UAE, as well as the 2011 European Future Energy Summit, in Geneva, CH. The mission of YFEL is to promote interaction between the young professionals and government representatives, businesses leaders and other organizations active in the area of alternative energy and sustainability.

2009: MIT Tucker-Voss Award Established in memory of Professor Ross F. Tucker and Professor Walter C. Voss, the first two heads of the MIT Department of Civil Engineering. The award is given annually to a student who shows particular promise in the field of building construction.

2008: Louis Berger Fellowship Award Awarded by the Louis Berger Group for high academic achievement at the MIT Department of Civil and Environment Engineering.


Services

2009-2012, MIT Energy Club: Executive Committee Member, Managing Director for the 2009 MIT Energy Night, and Lead Organizer for Risk Panel at 2011 MIT Energy Conference.

2004-2006, Project Management Association of Iceland: Elected board member and representative for collaboration with the Project Management Institute, International Cost Engineering Council, and the project management association of the Nordic countries (NORDNET).


Publications

Ásbjörg Kristinsdóttir, "Risks and decision making in development of new power plant projects", Ph.D. Dissertation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012.

Ásbjörg Kristinsdóttir, "Capital project development in biotechnology industry", MS.c. Thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008.