Incoming Secretary of the Department of Public Works and Highways Hon. Mark A. Villar receives his certificate and token of appreciation from Sutainable Built Environment (SBE16) Chair and ERDT Program Leader Dr. Aura C. Matias and SBE16 Co-Chair and UP College of Architecture Dean Prof. Mary Ann A. Espina during the SBE16 Manila Conference co-located with 13th ERDT Conference.
Faculty advisers and participants of the ERDT Research Management Training pose for a group shot with ERDT Program Leader Dr. Aura C. Matias.
ERDT-UP Diliman Scholar wins Best Student Paper Awards at Top International Wireless Communications Conference.
Dr. Aura Matias, ERDT Program Leader delivers her opening remarks for the Intellectual Property Protection Awareness Orientation at the UP Engineering Theater on 30 September 2014. The orientation is in partnership with the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Development – IP and Technology Transfer.
Dr. Eric Pallant answers inquiries of the overwhelming 500 participants during his lecture entitled “Rehabilitating Polluted Rivers: The Solution is not in the water” at the UP Engineering Theater on 22 September 2014. This lecture is the 6th Engineering Forum Series conducted by the ERDT in partnership with the UP COE Environmental Engineering program, UP CS Institute of Environmental Science and Meteorology, and Ateneo de Manila University Department of Environmental Science.
PCIEERD Executive Director Dr. Rowena Cristina L. Guevara and ERDT Program Leader Dr. Aura C. Matias together with ERDT Scholars who won this year's best posters for the 3rd ERDT Congress.
UP COE Dean and ERDT Program Leader Dr. Aura C. Matias receives a token of appreciation from Chulalongkorn University President Prof. Pirom Kamolratanakul, M.D. during the ERDT Coordination Meetings with Southeast Asian International Partner Universities.
The ERDT team in a group photo with the officials, faculty members and staff of the University of Malaya’s Faculty of Engineering during the ERDT Coordination Meetings with Southeast Asian International Partner Universities. Seating on the right side of Dr. Matias is Faculty of Engineering Deputy Dean for Research Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hazlie Mokhlis.
The ERDT team with the Officials of the Institut of Teknologi Bandung in a group shot during the ERDT Coordination Meetings with Southeast Asian International Partner Universities. Seating besides UP COE Dean and ERDT Program Leader Dr. Aura C. Matias is Vice Rector for Communication, Partnership, and Alumni Prof. Dr. Ir. Hasanuddin Z. Abidin.
(Left) Dr. Aura C. Matias, ERDT Program Leader discusses to the Members of the Philippine Congress the need for continued investment to S&T Human Capital in order to contribute to the fulfillment of inclusive growth and other national goals and aspirations. The presentation was done during the Smarter Philippines: Tour and Presentation of DOST Flagship Projects held last March 12, 2014 in UP Diliman. (Right) Sen. Cynthia A. Villar expresses to UP President Alfredo A. Pascual and to Honorable DOST Secretary Mario G. Montejo how important it is for legislators to actually observe and have first-hand experience on the outputs and products of R&D for them to have comprehensive assessment. Photo is taken during the tour at BetterMine and MINERS Program at UP COE DMMME.

Input-Output Modeling Framework for Disaster Preparedness and Recovery

Joost Santos, The George Washington University

 

The objective of this presentation is to explore the development of hierarchical and multiregional decomposition models to better understand the dynamics of recovery in the aftermath of disasters. The vast majority of risk analysis studies on disasters and extreme events focus on preparedness and resilience measures for physical infrastructure systems. Nevertheless, significant research is severely lacking in areas of modeling, assessing, and managing the adverse impacts of disasters on the workforce. Although several studies underscore the enormous losses that can stem from workforce disruptions, there is currently no integrated modeling enterprise that is capable of modeling the impacts of disasters on coupled workforce infrastructure systems. A proof of concept will be demonstrated to address the following research questions: (i) how significant are the effects of disasters on workforce availability and how diverse are the resulting impacts on labor utilization across infrastructure and economic systems? (ii) what are the unique dynamic characteristics of post-disaster workforce availability that are different from the properties of infrastructure systems? (iii) how sensitive is the pace of regional recovery with respect to variations in levels of workforce availability and infrastructure functionality? and (iv) to what extent does prioritization of disaster management strategies across workforce and infrastructure systems alter the recovery timeline and regional losses? A dynamic input-output model formulation will also be introduced to define the resilience coefficient, or the capability of an economic sector to recover to its “business as usual” production status after a disruptive event. Case studies will be presented to describe the effects of various disasters on coupled workforce-infrastructure systems.

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