Please join us fall semester from 3:30-4:20 pm, on Wednesdays in St. John Rm 011 on the UH Mānoa campus (map attached) for the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management seminar series (series schedule attached)! Zoom information is on the attached flyer for those who would like to join us online. If you would like to be removed from the weekly announcements list, please let me know.
Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Management
Fall 2019 Seminar Series, 3:30–4:20 pm Wednesdays
St. John Rm 011 (basement), University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Campus
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Call in +1 669 900 6833 US; Meeting ID: 294 386 624
Tracing the Curves of Bouncing Back:
Data-Driven Methods for Assessing Disaster Resilience
Dr. Yi Qiang
Assistant Professor, Assistant Professor Department of Geography & Environment, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Considerable efforts have been made to understand resilience of human systems and develop useful metrics to measure it. Despite the extensive work on the conceptual frameworks, definitions, and case studies, quantitative assessment of resilience are still challenging due to the lack of empirical observations about human and infrastructure in real disaster events. In the era of big data, various types of sensors generate large volumes of data which can be used to monitor human activities at real-time and real-place. This presentation introduces a series of methods for assessing community and infrastructure resilience using various types of data including census data, remote sensing imageries, social media data and crowdsourced data. This research aims to fill the critical gap of empirical data and assessment methods for disaster resilience. The findings increase the understanding the complexity and dynamics of resilience and provide actionable information for disaster management, urban planning and sustainable development.