Disaster Management for Power System Restoration


1st Seminar;

Speaker: Carleton Coffrin, a research scientist at NICTA in the Disaster Management Team. (PhD, Brown University, 2012)

Date: December 6, 2012
Time: 3 p.m. EST (UTC -5) – Local Time

Title: Disaster Management for Power System Restoration

Recent natural disasters, such as hurricane Katrina (2005) and the Tohoku earthquake (2011), have increased awareness of disaster preparation and recovery operations. In response, scientific researchers have begun to investigate if the successes of supply chain and logistics optimisation can be brought to disaster management. This presentation reviews two examples of how computer science and operations research can be used to improve power system restoration after a natural disaster. These technologies are currently being used by the U.S. government for recovering from seasonal hurricanes including Irene (2011) and Sandy (2012).


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