Workshop on China-U.S. Collaboration for Disaster Evolution/Resilience of Civil Infrastructure and Urban Environment
NEEScomm Hosts Workshop on China-U.S. Collaboration for Disaster Evolution/Resilience of Civil Infrastructure and Urban Environment
“The ultimate objective of this workshop is to establish partnerships to improve the disaster evolution/resilience of civil infrastructure and urban environment in both countries and around the world,” said Dr. Julio A. Ramirez, NEES operations director.
Dr. Ramirez noted that the assembly intends to generate opportunities for research collaboration using facilities and data exchange, discuss testbeds where researchers can engage in the validation of models and simulation tools, and provide a forum where researchers and funding agencies from China and the U.S.A. may discuss and promote synergistic collaboration, as well as the linkages necessary to facilitate this collaboration.
The workshop features a combination of keynote lectures from Chinese and U.S. representatives and working sessions on three distinct topics: Hybrid Simulation, Data Infrastructure, and Monitoring. Dr. Jiping Ru, director of the Division of Civil and Environmental Engineering, the Department of Engineering and Materials Science, NSFC, China and Dr. Joy M. Pauschke, program director, NEES, NSF, U.S.A. will attend along with 15 researchers from China and 20 researchers from the U.S.