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[CCICADA-announce] CCICADA Workshop: S&T Innovations and Applications in Hurricane Sandy Research

Linda Casals lindac at
Wed Oct 15 15:21:14 EDT 2014

CCICADA Workshop: S&T Innovations and Applications in Hurricane Sandy Research 

  October 21 - 22, 2014
  DIMACS Center, CoRE Building, Rutgers University

    David Mendonca, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, mendod at 
    Fred Roberts, Director of CCICADA, froberts at 
  James Wojtowicz, Rutgers, the State University of NJ (wojtowic at

Presented under the auspices of The Command, Control, and
Interoperability Center for Advanced Data Analysis (CCICADA).


The CCICADA Center at Rutgers University is pleased to announce a
follow-up to last year’s highly successful Workshop on S&T Innovations
in Hurricane Sandy Research (June 2013). Last year’s workshop
highlighted ongoing research by NSF-funded investigators on a wide range
of projects related to preparation, response and recovery following
Hurricane Sandy. This year’s workshop will focus on results and
discoveries produced by these and other Sandy-related projects and on
applications of this work.

The workshop will be held at Rutgers University October 21-22, 2014 and
will feature presentations and accommodate and encourage discussions and
networking. Attendees will include a wide range of researchers along
with individuals from appropriate State and Federal governmental
agencies and organizations (e.g., DHS, NSF, FEMA, US Coast Guard).

The specific goal of this workshop is to disseminate methodologies,
results and implications of research based on Hurricane Sandy and to lay
out a set of research challenges for the future. Brief working papers
and posters presented at the workshop are expected to lay the groundwork
for publication elsewhere with contributions from Sandy-related research
in the broad areas of disaster preparation, impact assessment, response
and recovery.

The workshop will begin at 9 AM on October 21, 2014 and end after lunch
on October 22, 2014. The agenda will consist of presentations and poster
sessions, organized by topic area, with time for discussion among all
attendees.  Please return to this website for updated information on the

Workshop Program:

This is a Tentative Program

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 (all talks are in CoRE 431)

 8:30 -  9:00  Breakfast and Registration (CoRE Lounge  room 401)

 9:00 -  9:15  Welcome
               Fred S. Roberts, Rutgers University
               David Mendonca, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
               Michael Tobia, Science and Technology Directorate, 
               United States Department of Homeland Security

 9:15 -  9:30  State of New Jersey Perspective - Introduction
               Dr. Christopher Rodriguez, Director, NJ Office of 
               Homeland Security and Preparedness

 9:30 - 10:00  Jersey Central Power & Light Storm Preparedness, Response and Restoration
               Anthony L. Hurley, Vice President of Operations, JCP&L

10:00 - 10:30  Sandy and Beyond, Building Resilient Cities and Infrastructure
               Joseph Picciano, Deputy Director for Preparedness, NJ
               Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness

10:30 - 11:00  BREAK (CoRE Lounge  room 401)

11:00 - 11:30  Measurements and Modeling of Waves, Surge, and Damage in 
               Ortley Beach, NJ during Hurricane Sandy
               Andrew Kennedy, University of Notre Dame

11:30 - 12:00  Comparison of Hurricane Sandy Impacts in Three New Jersey Coastal Communities
               Katlin Walling, Stevens Institute of Technology

12:00 - 12:30  Environmental Constraints Analysis in Congruence With
               Design Studies for Reducing Storm Surge and Flooding
               Risks to New Jersey Coastal Communities
               Firas Saleh, Postdoctoral Associate, NJ Institute of Technology

12:30 -  1:30  LUNCH (CoRE Lounge  room 401)

 1:30 -  2:00  Family Structures, Relationships, and Relocation Decisions after Hurricane Sandy
               Ali Nejat, Texas Tech University

 2:00 -  2:30  Restoration Interdependencies and the Value of
               Information-Sharing in Interdependent Infrastructure Restoration
               Thomas Sharkey, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

 2:30 -  3:00  Relocation Decision and Psychological Well-Being after Hurricane Sandy
               Zhen Cong, Texas Tech University

 3:00 -  3:30  BREAK

 3:30 -  4:00  NJ Transit  Superstorm Sandy Recovery and Resilience Program
               Eric R. Daleo, Director, Superstorm Sandy Recovery and Resilience Program, NJ Transit

 4:00 -  4:30  Component-based vulnerability analysis of storm surge
               damage to residential structures from Hurricane Sandy
               Adam Hatzikyriakou, Princeton University

 4:30 -  5:00  Improving Coastal Resilience and Environmental 
               Sustainability with Big 3D Disaster Data: Challenges and Opportunities
               Jie Gong, Rutgers University

 5:00 -  5:30  Green and Adaptive Flood Risk Reduction Strategies for 
               Rebuilding in the Aftermath of Super Storm Sandy
               Bertrand Byrne & Qizhong (George) Guo, Rutgers University

 5:30 -  6:30  Day One Wrap-up  Plan for Day Two

               Reception (CoRE Lounge  room 401)

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

 8:00 -  8:30  Breakfast (CoRE Lounge  room 401)

 8:30 -  9:00  Health Impact Assessment: An institutional mechanism for 
               improving disaster recovery
               James K. Mitchell, Rutgers University

 9:00 -  9:30  Clifton R. Lacy, MD, Professor & Director of the
               University Center for Disaster Preparedness and Emergency
               Response and of the Rutgers Institute for Emergency
               Preparedness and Homeland Security, Rutgers, the State University of NJ

 9:30 - 10:00  The Recovery and Adaptability of Vital Public Transit
               Services Following Hurricane Sandy and Implications for Other Extreme Events
               Rae Zimmerman, New York University

10:00 - 10:30  Using coarse GPS data to quantify city-scale
               transportation system resilience to extreme events
               Daniel Work, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

10:30 - 11:00  BREAK (CoRE Lounge  room 401)

11:00 - 11:30  Rutgers University Hurricane Sandy Task Force Report
               Steven Keleman, Rutgers University Office of Emergency Management

11:30 - 12:00  Collection of Data of Flood and Damage in New York City during Hurricane Sandy
               Hansong Tang, CUNY City College

12:00 - 12:30  Network Improvisation in Emergency Response: An Application to Debris Removal Operations
               David Mendonca, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

12:30          LUNCH (CoRE Lounge  room 401)

Workshop web site (including registration):

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