15th June 2019

2019 DBSS Symposium – Simulation of Human Behaviour

TU Delft, September 27, 2019


This year DBSS is gathering industry professionals and academic researchers to talk about Simulation of Human Behaviour. This emerging area of simulation has already raised a lot of interesting questions in different areas of application.

To register for the attendance of the Simulation of Human Behaviour Symposium click here.

Key Note Speakers and their topics:


Dr Ashish VermaDr. Ashish Verma

“The Kumbh Mela Experiment (KME) – Understanding and Simulating the Dynamics of Mankind’s Largest Crowd”

Dr. Ashish Verma is a Ph.D. from IIT Bombay and currently serving as Associate Professor of Transportation Engg. at Dept. of Civil Engg., Centre for infrastructure, Sustainable Transportation, and Urban Planning (CiSTUP), and Robert Bosch Centre for Cyber Physical Systems (RBCCPS) at Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India. His research interests are in; sustainable transportation planning, integrated public transport planning and management, modeling and optimization of transportation systems, travel behaviour, pedestrian and crowd flow modeling, driver behaviour and road safety, intelligent transportation system (ITS), traffic management etc.  More details about him can be seen on his home-page.


Dr. Adriano O. Solis

Dr. Adriano Solis teaches and conducts research in the areas of operations/logistics/supply chain management and decision sciences at York University, Toronto, Canada. He has served, since November 2015, as Director of York’s School of Administrative Studies, which offers one of the largest business programs in Canada, with more than 4,200 students. The School also offers undergraduate and graduate programs in Disaster and Emergency Management. His research interests include inventory systems modeling, supply chain management, intermittent/lumpy demand forecasting, applied modeling and simulation, data analytics and pattern recognition, and IT in operations and supply chain management.


Dr. Edgar Lopez-Rojas (tentative)

Dr. Edgar Lopez is a fraud security expert with over 18 years of international experience spanning Colombia, the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway and the UK. He recently held the position of Postdoctoral Researcher at a number of leading universities including Universidad EAFIT and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, where he specialised in the simulation of financial data for fraud detection. He has also spent time using his expertise as a researcher for Bancolombia. Currently he is working in the Financial Simulation Engineering team at Simudyne.


Margarita Bagamanova


PhD students:


Javier Lara de Paz

Javier Lara de Paz studied Physics at the Faculty of Science of National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), a Specialization in Applied Statistics and he also holds Master’s degree in Operation Research at the Faculty of Engineering (UNAM). He has been professor of Science and of Operation Research. Currently he is pursuing a Ph.D. in Operational Research at UNAM. His research scope is in Socio-Economic Complex Networks Simulation and Agent-Based modelling.


Juseong Lee

Juseong Lee is a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, TU Delft. He received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering at Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST), where he studied the optimal design of space systems. As a PhD at TU Delft, he is now working on the safety assessment of the condition-based aircraft maintenance, which is part of the ReMAP HO2020 project. His research interests are safety assessment, multi-agent socio-technical systems, and simulation.


Olivia Sashiko Shirai Reyna

“Second Generation Agents for Aviation Decision Making”

She holds a bachelor’s degree in Actuarial Science at the Faculty of Sciences of the UNAM. She continued her academic training with a master’s degree in Operations Research at the Faculty of Engineering. Currently she is a researcher assistant at the Faculty of Engineering, and she is professor assistant at the Faculty of Sciences, UNAM. She had the opportunity to apply her knowledge working as Big Data and Predictive Analytics consultant at a Business Intelligence company. She has particular interests in mathematics, statistics, data science, actuarial science and operations research in general.


More details soon!