Keynote Speakers

 Keynote Speakers 1:

Prof. Gary Tan
School of Computing, National University of Singapore

Gary Tan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science, School of Computing at the National University of Singapore. He is also a Vice Dean of Student Life at the school. He received his B.Sc (1st class Honours) from NUS, and his M.Sc and Ph.D from the University of Manchester , U.K.

“Crisis Management Simulation – Hindsight, Foresight and Symbiosis”

Symbiotic simulation is a promising new technique for providing “What-If?” analysis of systems in real-time. This kind of decision-support tool is exactly what crisis management
needs to enable a modern approach to managing crises through information superiority. Unfortunately, no tools at present focus on integrating the decision-support aspect of crisis management with the hindsight and foresight studies that comprise its remaining parts. In this talk, I will present a conceptual overview of a “perennial” framework for crisis management, and will conclude with a summary of implementation case studies, such as for evacuation, and traffic management. This framework acknowledges cutting-edge simulation techniques such as virtual worlds, and provides an excellent way of creating crisis management simulations to maximum effect.


Keynote Speakers 2:

Prof. Yun Bae Kim
School of Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea
Yun Bae KIM is a Professor in the Department of Systems Management Engineering, School of Engineering at the Sungkyunkwan University of Korea. He is also a Vice President of General Affairs and Academics, Athletic Director, and the Head of Department of Smart Factory. He received his B.Eng from SKKU, his M.Sc from the University of Florida, U.S. and Ph.D from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, U.S.

“Pandemic Disease Simulation – Close Co-work is called to Predict and Prevent in Asia”

The spread of diseases caused by highly pathogenic influenza such as the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and avian influenza is threatening to cause a human pandemic of potentially devastating proportions and also inflicting significant socioeconomic problems. Agent-based disease diffusion model that reflects not only the nature of the disease, but also the structural and statistical characteristics of region’s population is used to investigate the effectiveness of targeted antiviral prophylaxis, quarantine, and pre-vaccination in containing an emerging influenza strain at the source(Suwon, Korea). Asian cities with very condensed population, such as Hong Kong, Shanghai, Tokyo, and Seoul are fragile to these pandemic. A close co-work is needed for a systematic analysis of disease spread patterns.