Risky Decisions and Risk Communications in Real-World Emergency Evacuations
Plan this day in your diary: https://lnkd.in/gaNt6zV … I will be giving a talk, as will other great speakers. Come discuss modelling pedestrian dynamics with us! 25 February 2019, University of Warwick, UK.
Read an article about the benefits of laughter in response to an interview with me about my research here: https://viveplus.nl/lachen-is-echt-gezond/
See an overview of project EVACUATION here: Evacuation project overview from dr. Natalie van der Wal
See here my interview on the IMPACT project outcomes in “Investbook” on Bloomberg TV Bulgaria with Dimitar Vuchev. http://www.bloombergtv.bg/investbook/2017-11-08/kakva-e-rolyata-na-kulturata-v-risk-menidzhmanta
Last week, we, Daniel Formolo and Natalie van der Wal, won the best paper award at the International Conference on Computational Intelligence (ICCCI2017) for our paper “Simulating Collective Evacuations with Social Elements” (download). We are very happy that our peers recognise the need for including socio-cultural factors in evacuation models and our approach. The aim … [Read more…]
It is important to be prepared for emergency scenarios, such as evacuations of buildings, transport stations and public spaces. One way to prepare is with the help of computer simulations. Efficient design of the building and guidance of the crowd can be tested in simulations. What needs more attention in these simulation models are social … [Read more…]
This morning I was pleased when I read the article “No more ‘Dear ladies and gentlemen’: positive step or nonsense?” in the newspaper. It is about the new wordings in public announcements at Dutch Train Stations. Instead of starting with ‘Dear ladies and gentlemen’, the messages will now start with ‘Dear travellers’. This is great! Why, … [Read more…]