Research in
Agent-Based
Modeling
with
Mike Long
Contact Information
melsch@RIT.edu

(585) 475-5158
Carlson 76-3131
 

Agent Based Modeling of Emergency Response


FacultyBernard Brooks

Mike Long

Jessica Pardee

Jennifer Schneider
StudentPatrick Morabito

Shannon Trudeau

Agents on Computer Resource Landscape


Natural and human-caused disasters leave both long-term geospatial and human scars. Recent catastrophic events such as the 2008 Sichuan earthquake that killed at least 68,000 people, the 2010 Haiti earthquake that killed over 200,000 people, or the 9–11 terrorist attacks that killed not only building occupants but also emergency response personnel, have left their historical mark.  Although geospatial images of each of these events prior to and immediately after the event can provide physical details, ultimate scenario outcome following the disaster is of course absent and unknown.  It is the goal of this project to investigate the use of agent-based modeling combined with geospatial information and network analysis to dramatically improve
the effectiveness and safety of emergency response personnel.