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Integrating Methods of Disaster Risk Analysis to Better Understand the Ancient Past

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, March 20, 2018. 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Meeting Location: 
Building 110, Room 112
Data Scarcity of the Earth and Human Past
Meeting Description: 

David Lallemant will present an overview of the disaster risk analysis methods he uses in his research, in view of generating ideas and discussion around the use of these methods to better understand the ancient past. He will also present work conducted by his colleagues at Earth Observatory of Singapore, which builds a collaboration between paleoseismologists, archaeologists and historians to collect evidence of ancient tsunamis in the Indian Ocean and understand their impacts on settlements in the Aceh region.

David Lallemant is an Assistant Professor at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and a Principle Investigator at the Earth Observatory of Singapore and the Complexity Institute. His research focuses on the analysis and modeling of natural disasters and their impacts on society. He uses methods from reliability analysis, spatial statistics, earthquake engineering and remote sensing technologies to quantify the evolution of extreme risk, with a particular interest on cities. Based on a recently awarded National Research Fellowship, David is building a remote sensing and artificial intelligence lab for disaster analytics. David’s research is informed by experiences as a post-disaster response and recovery practitioner following large catastrophic events around the world.