Reconnect Workshop 2023: Risk Assessment
June 18, 2023 @ 8:00 am - June 23, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
Where: The Omni Hotel, Providence, Rhode Island
This year’s workshop is focused on Risk Assessment. Risk assessment is an overall process of identifying, analyzing, and preparing for potential risks (e.g., natural or man-made disasters), which is extremely important to ensure the continuity of organization operations and the well-being of the people involved. Risk assessment goals include (a) a better understanding of the vulnerability and the potential impact on the organization and people involved, and (b) prescribing control measures and contingency plans to minimize the potential impacts. Reconnect 2023 will review classic methods and tools for risk assessment for various risks and hazards through real-world case studies. Several researchers affiliated with the newly established DHS Center of Excellence, SENTRY, will provide an overview of SENTRY’s research mission and offer examples of how they will use risk assessment methods in the center’s research. These include allocating resources for disaster management facing adaptive adversaries, deploying “virtual sentries” to protect civilian spaces—so-called “soft targets”—around the country, and several others. Registration fees, lodging, meals, and travel: Accepted participants from US academic institutions: registration, lodging in a single room, and meals will be provided at no charge. Limited funds may be available to provide partial support for travel.
The application deadline is March 15, 2023, or until all slots are filled. Click here to apply.
Organizers: Margaret (Midge) Cozzens, DIMACS, Rutgers University; Tamra Carpenter, Rutgers University Jun Zhuang, University at Buffalo Primary Speakers: Jun Zhuang, University at Buffalo; Allison Coffey Reilly, University of Maryland, Seth Guikema, University of Michigan; and Auroop Ganguly, Northeastern University