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Professors

Dr. Ronald Pelot

Dr. Ronald Pelot

Professor
Associate Scientific Director of the MEOPAR NCE

Research Interests

  • Maritime traffic modelling
  • Risk Analysis
  • Spatial analysis
  • Arctic shipping
  • Optimal response resource allocation
  • Maritime emergency response
  • Cumulative impacts of maritime shipping
  • Risk and remoteness

To assess risks associated with maritime shipping often requires measures and modelling of the degree of activity, nature of the activity, and types of impacts from the activity. So a lot of his work is based on vessel activity measurements through AIS (automatic Identification System), LRIT (Long range identification and tracking of ships), fishing vessel activity, and surveys about recreational boating. This basis allows the development of exposure measures, trends and spatial distribution of the various types of traffic. From this, risks can be deduced. Recent projects include developing an improved risk model of ship oil spills to determine zones of greatest risk depending on the degree of exposure, and the effects of extreme weather on fishing safety, and optimal resource allocation for Search & Rescue. Other studies concern shipping in the arctic, including a network model of feasible routes accounting for ice, land and bathymetry and a forecast of northern traffic in the future based on a wide range of drivers. The impact of a major disruption to shipping and ports (from an earthquake say), and how to improve emergency response planning is the subject of another ongoing study. Dr. Pelot has published over 50 journal articles and produced more than 100 technical reports.

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Dr. Floris Goerlandt

Dr. Floris Goerlandt

Assistant Professor
Canada Research Chair in
Risk Management and Resource Optimization for Marine Industries

Research Interests

Dr. Goerlandt’s research interests cover risk and safety engineering and management for marine industries, authorities, and associated stakeholders. Current applications focus on risks to coastal communities due to shipping disruptions caused by major natural hazards, maritime emergency preparedness and response risk management, organizational risk and safety management, safety and environmental sustainability of Arctic shipping, and safety and risks of maritime autonomous surface ships. Furthermore, he is interested in fundamental issues in risk and safety science, including the structure and development of key concepts, theories, and methods. In particular, he is interested in the validity and effectiveness of safety and risk analysis methods.

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Post Doctoral Fellows

Dr. Samsul Islam

Dr. Samsul Islam

Postdoctoral Researcher

Research Interests

  • Humanitarian Logistics
  • Risk Analysis and Management
  • Disaster Risk Mitigation and Management
  • Automatic Identification System (AIS)
  • Maritime Logistics, Maritime Transportation Modeling, Maritime Safety
  • Transport capacity management, Six Sigma, Continuous improvement
  • Sustainable Supply Chain Management (SSCM), Supply Chain Collaboration (SCC)

Experience with Funding Application

  • Ocean Frontier Institute (OFI)
  • AXA Research Fund
  • Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
  • Academy of Finland’s Funding

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Doctoral Students

Luana Almeida

Luana Almeida

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests

  • Humanitarian Logistics
  • Meta-heuristics
  • Network optimization
  • Graph Theory

The different types of meta-heuristics methods that can be applied in the context humanitarian logistics are Luana’s main research interests. In terms of heuristics, Luana is interested on its implementation, sensitivity analysis and performance. She is also interested in the use of graph theory concepts as a tool to improve such methods.  In relation to humanitarian logistics, Luana is focused on different models that can be used in the immediate response phase of natural disasters (i.e. earthquakes and hurricanes).

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Moddassir Khan Nayeem

Moddassir Khan Nayeem

Lecturer
Department of Industrial and Production Engineering
American International University-Bangladesh (AIUB)

Research Interests

  • Risk Management
  • Emergency Logistics
  • Operations research
  • Roust optimization
  • Supply chain management

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Reyhaneh Sadeghi

Reyhaneh Sadeghi

Ph.D. student at Dalhousie University
Research Group: Maritime Risk and Safety

Research Interests

  • Risk Analysis and Management
  • Validation in Risk Analysis
  • Data Analysis

Reyhaneh Sadeghi’s primary research interests are in Risk Analysis and Risk Management, and Validation in Risk Analysis. She is also interested in Data Analysis.

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Tanmoy Das

Tanmoy Das

Ph.D. student
Department of Industrial Engineering, Dalhousie University

Research Interests

  • Optimization
  • Risk Analysis
  • Safety Engineering
  • Uncertainty Quantification
  • Data Science
  • Machine Learning
  • Modeling & Simulation

Tanmoy Das’s research interests encompass risk and safety engineering. His current research work focuses on risk-based ship design and multi-objective optimization exploiting tools and methods available within the domain of Industrial Engineering and Data Science. Moreover, he is concerned about developing algorithms related to data science and machine learning therein, to solve real-world problems.

Tanmoy Das currently is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Industrial Engineering. Since September 2019, he has been working on his research in the Maritime Risk and Safety (MARS) research group. He is primarily working on developing a decision support system for risk-based ship design utilizing data science and optimization tools and methodologies.

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Master Students

Alireza Forouzangohar

Alireza Forouzangohar

PhD Student
Industrial Engineering Department of Dalhousie University, Canada

Research Interests

  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Supply Chain Assessment models
  • Emergency logistics
  • Facility Location Problem
  • Districting Problem
  • Search and Rescue (SAR) Optimization
  • Marine Search and Rescue
  • Risk and Safety Management
  • Marine risk analysis

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Ms. Lauryne Rodrigues

Ms. Lauryne Rodrigues

MASc. student in Industrial Engineering

Research Interests

  • Network optimization models
  • Logistics Emergency preparedness and response
  • Simulation
  • Spatial Data Mining
  • Automatic identification system (AIS)
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Quality Control
  • Supply Chain and Lean systems

Lauryne research interests include network distribution and maritime emergency preparedness and response risk management due to natural disasters, focus on maritime transportation. She is also concentrating her studies in trajectory data mining and analysis explicitly spatial data, through Automatic Identification Systems. Additionally, she expects to increase and narrow her knowledge in data analyses applied to optimization problems in statistics with a focus on quality control and systems improvement.

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Ms. Talah Al-Sharkawi

MaSC Student
Industrial Engineering
Dalhousie University

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Research interests

  • Risk Analysis and Safety Management
  • Maritime emergency preparedness and response
  • Arctic shipping
  • Bayesian Network Modeling
  • Data Science
  • Business Intelligence
  • Quantitative Optimization
  • AI and Machine Learning

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Research Assistants

Jennie Phillips

Jennie Phillips

Research Interests

  • Social Impacts of Digital Technology Use and Innovation
  • Technology-mediated development of social capability and community resilience
  • Risk and Resilience in Complex Physical-Virtual Networks (Networked Operational Resilience)
  • Digital Humanitarian Networks (DHNs) & Digital Advocacy Networks (DANs)
  • Mediated communication in Disaster
  • Disasters, Emergencies and Complex Humanitarian Crises
  • Digital Ethics and Governance
  • Complexity theory and systems thinking
  • Knowledge management and social impact

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Kenzie Pulsifer

Kenzie Pulsifer

Research Assistant, Industrial Engineering
Dalhousie University

Research Interests

  • Social Justice
  • Environmental Justice
  • Community Resilience
  • Adaptation and Mitigation to Impacts of Climate Change and Natural Hazards
  • Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships

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Alumni

  • Ms. Olivia Choi
  • Ms. Erin Gillis
  • Ms. Amy Darrach
  • Mr. Tianliang Zhao
  • Mr. Piers Broadhead
  • Mr. James Crofton
  • Mr. Dean Phinney
  • Mohamed Baiumy

Associate and Visiting Researchers / Co-Supervised International Graduate Students

  • Dr. Jie Li, Lecturer
  • Dr. Jinho Yoo
  • Mr. Du Lei
  • Mr. Fang Li
  • Mr. Liangliang Lu
  • Mr. Valtteri Laine