Civil and Industrial Engineering, and the Future of Crisis Management

Upcoming virtual lecture:
Mon., Aug. 8
7–9 pm
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Guest speaker:
Andrea Jackman, PhD
Principal Consultant in Data Science with ABS Group

Andrea Jackman, PhD

Join Andrea Jackman for an insider’s look at the science and industry of emergency management. Dr. Jackman will discuss current applications of engineering principles in disaster science, from building codes to federal policy for risk management to scientific studies conducted by major federal agencies. Hear about future areas for research, how we avoided a second Katrina, what went wrong during the COVID-19 pandemic, and more.

About Dr. Andrea Jackman

Dr. Jackman is a Principal Consultant in Data Science with ABS Group. Prior to joining ABS, she worked for over ten years with IBM as a consultant on emergency management projects with FEMA, US Army Corps of Engineers, and NOAA, after earning her BS in Meteorology from Valparaiso University and PhD in Wind Science & Engineering from Texas Tech. Her past projects and ongoing research interests include the application of civil and industrial engineering principles within disaster and crisis management. She enjoys publishing her project work and findings in academic journals and books, including articles for the United Nations Office of Disaster Risk Reduction and most recently, Harvard Business Review.

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