Date: September, 2020

Location: online.


This September DBSS is gathering experts from the industry and academy to talk about The Use of Simulation for Calamity Analysis. Pandemics, natural disasters, humanitarian catastrophies….. These events are almost impossible to predict and very hard to model, which makes them one of the most challenging areas for simulation.


Keynote speakers:

Dr. Huijuan Wang: “Prediction and Mitigation of Epidemic Spreading”

Dr. Huijuan Wang is currently a tenured assistant professor in the Department of Intelligent Systems at Delft University of Technology. She has been a visiting scientist in the Department of Physics at Boston University since 2011 and in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University for the period April-August 2015. Her main research domain is data driven modelling of dynamic processes such as epidemic spreading, behavior contagion and cascading failures on interdependent networks. Targeting Problems include analysis, prediction and control of information, epidemic and failure propagation. She is currently co-chairing the Dutch Network Science Society and the Netherlands Platform of Complex Systems.

Dr. Jenaro Nosedal-Sanchez: “Dynamic analysis of temporal shelter networks in Mexico through the application of GIS and simulation tools”

Dr Nosedal-Sanchez was appointed as Research Fellow by the National Council of Science and Technology (Conacyt-Mexico) on July 2018, since then he was commissioned to develop and undertake the research project “Coordination of humanitarian logistics activities due to hydro-meteorological events” at the Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México (UAEMex). As a full-time Research Fellow commissioned at UAEMex, his research and teaching activities cover the domain of Supply Chain Management with a special interest in Emergency Management and Humanitarian Logistics. On January 2019 was distinguished with the National Research Distinction (Level C). Dr Nosedal-Sanchez spent two years from May 2016 to April 2018 at York University as a Postdoctoral Fellow in applied research projects within the Advanced Disaster, Emergency and Rapid Response Simulation (ADERSIM) program. He has co-authored several journal articles, project reports, and conference papers arising from participation in those research projects at York University.