Graham Coates - 2 UK Research Council funded projects involving the use of agent-based modelling and simulation (ABMS)

10:00
Mardi
6
Sep
2016
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Graham Coates
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Biography

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.

Résumé : 

This talk will cover research related to two UK Research Council funded projects involving the use of agent-based modelling and simulation (ABMS).

  •  The first part of the talk will focus on a research project using computer simulation to model the co-ordinated response of the UK’s emergency services to mass casualty incidents, which includes two integrated strands of research: (i) ABMS and (ii) optimisation based decision support. The ABMS strand aims to model events in realistic geographical areas in which agents represent first responders from the emergency services and casualties, and the decision support strand aims to rapidly generate and maintain operational plans tailored to the evolving event to enable a coordinated response.
  • The second part of the talk will focus on a research project on flood risk management aimed at evaluating and improving business response to and preparedness for flood events, particularly Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). The SESAME project brings together academics from six universities working in the areas of business continuity management, ABMS, flood modelling, economic modelling and the social/behavioural sciences. While this project pursues a number of interdisciplinary research objectives, Durham's involvement and thus the focus of this talk will be on how ABMS is being developed and used to assess the behaviours of SMEs at risk of flooding.