Currently at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD), Dr. Safa Motesharrei is a Systems Scientist whose focus is on the integration of the Human System into the Earth System Models. He has bachelor's degrees in Electrical Engineering and Physics, master's degrees in Physics and Mathematics, and PhD in Applied Mathematics / Public Policy from UMD. He works with a cross-disciplinary team of distinguished scientists, including several members of the US National Academies. His collaborators include Eugenia Kalnay (Atmospheric Science), James Yorke (Mathematics), Jorge Rivas (Social Sciences and History), Yan Li (Forest Science), Matthias Ruth (Public Policy), Ghassem Asrar (Remote Sensing), Jelena Srebric (Building Sustainability), Antonio Busalacchi (Ocean Science), Takemasa Miyoshi (Data Assimilation), Mark Cane (Earth Science), Rita Colwell (Biology), Robert Cahalan (Space Physics), Victor Yakovenko (Econophysics), J. Shukla (Climate Science), Klaus Hubacek (Geography), Fernando Miralles-Wilhelm (Hydrology), Roald Sagdeev (Physics), and many others. Please find below their Perspective paper, Modeling Sustainability (2016, NSR).