Gene Rochlin

professor emeritus, Energy & Resources Group

Gene I. Rochlin is professor emeritus in the Energy and Resources Group at UC Berkeley. He holds a PhD in physics from the University of Chicago. Retrained in social and political science, his research interests include science, technology and society; cultural and cognitive studies of complex socio-technical operations; the politics and policy of energy and environmental matters; and the broader cultural, organizational and social implications and consequences of science and technology. Rochlin's book Trapped in the Net, recipient of the 1999 Don K. Price Award from the American Political Science Association, examined the risks of growing dependency on computerized operation of socio-technical systems ranging from market trading to military affairs. He continues to take an interest in that subject.