|Speaker: Dr. Inmaculada Flores Garcia., Complutense Unversity of Madrid
Title: Multi-criteria optimization for disaster evacuation of people and relief distribution
Date and Time: Friday, November 1 st, 3.00pm – 4.00pm
Location: Megaflex (near RMIT Connect), Building 8 Level 4 Room 13, RMIT City campus
|Abstract: Disasters and their consequences strike the world population from the beginning of history and their occurrences have an upward trend. Palliating the effects of a disaster is the main objective of the work that will be presented, which is focused on the supported evacuation of the population from the affected area to safer places, with the aim of preventing people from suffering the consequences of the catastrophic event. Furthermore, and once people are located at a safe place, basic supplies must be delivered in order to assure that the evacuated population have their basic necessities covered after the occurrence of a disaster. To tackle this complex problem, a mathematical mixed integer programming model based on time dependence is presented. The problem is multimodal in terms of different fleets of vehicles, types of affected population and of commodities to be distributed.
Bio: Inmaculada has a 5-year degree on Mathematics by the University of Granada, including a year course at the Technische Universität München, and a master degree on Mathematical Engineering at the Complutense University of Madrid. After 6 years working on Data Analysis and Information Security in two important companies at Spain, she became a PhD student and mid-time professor at the Faculty of Mathematical Sciences and at the Faculty of Commerce and Tourism in the Complutense University of Madrid. Currently, she belongs to the Statistics and Operations Research department (Fac. Mathematical Sciences, UCM) as Project Research Staff.
We are happy to invite contribution and participation to the Workshop
OPTIMISATION METHODS IN WILDFIRE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
November 11 – RMIT University, city campus
The problems arising in emergency management have to take into account a high level of uncertainty. In wildfire management, in particular, weather conditions, the stress level of vegetation, location of ignition and fire behaviour dynamics constitute the main sources of uncertainty. In order to protect communities in a safer and more efficient way, emergency management can use optimisation approaches that contribute to reduce uncertainty. Depending on the type of uncertainty and the objectives, the resulting optimisation problems can be classified in different paradigms including stochastic optimisation, robust optimisation, probabilistic combinatorial optimisation or online optimisation.
The workshop will screen the state of research in optimisation for wildefire emergency management and by extension, of any mathematical modelling approach aiming to improve the efficiency of emergency management. Details and updates are available on the workshop’s website.
Two invited international experts on wildfire emergency management and optimisation methodologies will give a lecture:
Prof. Cristina Vega, Universitat de Lleida, Spain: “Towards a landscape fire management strategy in Southern Europe based on risk analysis: Unresolved spatial and mathematical issues”
Assoc. Prof. Aurélie Thiele, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, USA: “An introduction to robust optimization with applications to emergency management”
Who can participate? The workshop is primary dedicated to PhD students and early career researchers. But everybody interested in the topic is welcome.
Location: Melbourne, Vic., RMIT University – Swanston Academic Building 445 Swanston Street – Level 5, room 12.
How to participate? Is you want to attend the workshop, send an email with your details to M. Demange (firstname.lastname@example.org). Participation is free but registration is required (deadline 4th of November).
If you want to present an abstract, send it to Marc Demange (email@example.com) before October 18th, 2019 addressing the following items:
- Real problem that you are addressing.
- Methodological approach that you are using to solve that problem.
- Main challenges identified from the approach you are using.
- Final outcome expected from your research and how this will be used to solve real life problems.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR PARTICIPANTS
Australian attendees from AMSI Member organisations have access to funding via the AMSI Travel Fund. Students or early career researchers from AMSI member universities without access to a suitable research grant or other source of funding may apply to the Head of Mathematical Sciences for subsidy of travel and accommodation out of the departmental travel allowance. We recommend applying as soon as possible. http://research.amsi.org.au/travel-funding/
The Workshop will be followed by GEO-SAFE International Wildefire Conference from November 12 to November 15. Early bird rates available until October 18.
Organisers: Marc Demange, John Hearne, David Ellison (RMIT, Australia), Marta Yebra (Australia National University, Australia), Jagannath Aryal (University of Tasmania, Australia), Núria Prat-Guitart (Pau Costa Foundation, Spain).
AMSI Optimise 2019
17-21 June | Hyatt Regency Perth
AMSI Optimise is an annual networking and research-training event that aims to strengthen mathematical optimisation research engagement and its applications across industry.
Now in its third year, AMSI Optimise moves to Perth, bringing together industry leaders from the natural resources sector, academic experts and the nation’s current postgraduate talent. The event provides a platform to understand industry drivers and foster research collaborations, connecting business with Australia’s future workforce.
This event will comprise a three-day industry-focused conference, followed by a two-day research workshop. The symposium features expert and end-user talks, international guest speakers, collaboration showcases, industry challenge sessions and tutorials. The themes of the 2019 conference are Mining, Oil & Gas, Agriculture & Water.
AMSI Optimise is aimed at:
- anyone using optimisation, with opportunities to learn more about the current state of the art and to connect with others who have similar interests
- industry practitioners interested in exploring the benefits of engagement with optimisation research
- academics and postgraduate students wanting to better understand drivers and needs in this area
Full conference information, a call for submission of abstracts, and registration details can be found on the AMSI Optimise Website – www.optimise.amsi.org.au