Graham Coates is a Reader in the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences at Durham University and a Management Board Member of the Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience. He has a PhD in Computational Engineering Design Co-ordination from the University of Newcastle and a B.Sc. in Mathematics from the University of Northumbria. His doctoral research focused on developing an approach to real-time operational design co-ordination, which was implemented within a multi-agent system in a distributed computing environment. Recently, his research interest in co-ordination has been extended into the area of emergency response involving work on agent-based modelling and simulation (ABMS) coupled with optimisation based decision support. Also, he is currently leading aninterdisciplinary research project on flood risk management using ABMS to evaluate and improve business response to and preparedness for flood events.
This talk will cover research related to two UK Research Council funded projects involving the use of agent-based modelling and simulation (ABMS).