Seminar on “Integrated Strategy for Enhancing Social Service in Emergency Situations”

Speaker: Dr J.W. Wang, Research Fellow, Department of Systems Innovation, The University of Tokyo

Date: 30-Oct-2013

Time: 14:00 – 15:00

Venue: EF619


Timely social service after disaster is extremely important for our society. For instance, the victims after earthquake have to be sent to the hospitals to meet their health care demands. However, it is a challenging task to meet the service demands in emergency situations due to: (1) the supply ability of service systems may decrease due to the damage of the system infrastructure, and (2) the human's demand may dramatically increase. In this talk, the speaker will present an integrated strategy for enhancing social service in emergency situations by reconfiguration of different resources of service system. A framework of the strategy, as well as its mathematical model will be formulated. A real-world application will be also introduced to validate the proposed strategy.

Bio - Dr. Junwei Wang

Dr. Junwei Wang is currently a research fellow in the Department of Systems Innovation at the University of Tokyo. He received his first PhD degree from the Northeastern University, China in 2006 and second PhD degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 2013. Before he joined the University of Tokyo, he was a lecturer at the Northeastern University from 2006 to 2007 and a research associate at the University of Saskatchewan from 2007 to 2011. He is also an adjunct professor at the East China University of Science and Technology. Dr. Wang's research interests encompass resilience engineering and service systems engineering. He has completed eight research projects as a PI, Co-PI or member of research group in China, Canada and Japan. He has developed a complete theory and methodologies of resilient service systems and published one book and 17 technical papers most of which are in international journals with an average SCI impact factor of 3.21.