Distinguished Speaker Series Webinar: Using Mobility Analytics to Understand the Recovery of Cities After Disasters and Pandemics

Event | 5 June 2020

Speaker Details

Speaker: Satish V. Ukkusuri
Affiliation: Purdue University
Time: 09:00–10:00 (Tokyo time)

Webinar Summary

This webinar featured Satish V. Ukkusuri of Purdue University who discussed how mobility data can be used to understand how cities can recover after major shocks, such as natural disasters and pandemics. Ukkusuri focused on the role of mobile phone and social media data to understand the recovery trajectories of businesses after disasters in Japan and the United States. In particular, Ukkusuri examined mobility analytics during the COVID-19 pandemic using data from these two countries, outlining their implications for economic recovery. Finally, insights for developing novel models of recovery of complex networks were presented, as well as the implications for policy makers.

About the Speaker

Satish V. Ukkusuri is a Professor in the Lyles School of Civil Engineering at Purdue University and Director of the Urban Mobility Networks and Intelligence Lab. His research focuses on interdisciplinary transportation networks, with current interest in data driven mobility solutions, disaster management, resilience of interdependent networks, connected and autonomous traffic systems, shared mobility platforms, and smart logistics.