Speaker: Dr Lili Yang
Topic: Emergency Information Systems and Risk Management
Abstract: The ability and efficiency of responding to crises and unexpected events have become increasingly important throughout the world. The September 11th attacks on the World Trade Centre and London bombings are etched in memory in which humans were ill-equipped to respond. The slow and inadequate responses have led to many people death and the loss of property. Procuring the right information at the right time, in the right format, and to get it to the right people is a challenge in any emergency management and response system design. Poor designs can lead to response systems that are not used, ineffective, and in some cases dangerous to the emergency personnel. The faster the emergency responders are able to gather, analyse, and act on key information, the more effective their response will be, the better the needs will be met, and the greater the benefit to all affected people. This talk will summarize the research works on emergency information systems and risk management completed or being carried out by Dr Yang’s research team.