Keynote and Invited Speakers

Keynote speakers



Hong-yuan Lee, PhD
Ministry of the Interior, Taiwan
Title: Global Climate Change–Integration, Coherence and Governance (Taiwan Experience)


Roger M. Wakimoto


Roger Wakimoto, PhD
Assistant director
National Science Foundation Assistant Director for Geoscience, USA
Title: Climate Change & Extreme Weather Events

Invited speakers

Chien Wang


Chien Wang, PhD
Senior Research Scientist
MIT Center for Global Change Science & Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART), USA
Title: Atmospheric Haze:Why should we care about it and how can we assess its impacts on climate and air quality


Wei-fuu YANG


Wei-Fuu Yang, PhD
Water Resources Agency, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Taiwan
Title: Compound Disasters Caused by Flood and Typhoon





Douglas Paton, PhD
School of Psychology, University of Tasmania, Tasmania, Australia
Title: Disaster Prevention, Preparedness, Response, Resilience, and the Community Role




Hugo Romero Aravena, PhD
Associate Professor
Investigador responsable,  Nucleo Milenio CIVDES, Universidad de Chile, Santiago de Chile
Title: Multiscalarity of Natural and Social Factors Producing Vulnerability in Disasters Occurrence, Coping And Recovery in Latin America


PAN Tso-Chien


Tso-Chien Pan, PhD
Executive Director
Institute of Catastrophe Risk Management,  Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Title: Evolving Catastrophe Risks of Asia 


Robert Fovell


Robert Fovell, PhD
Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Title: Forecasting Severe Downslope Windstorms in Southern California




John Rundle, PhD
Distinguished Professor
Department of Physics, University of California, Davis, USA
Title: Role of the World Wide Web in Disaster Forecasting, Planning, Management and Response: Challenges and Promise


Tetsuya SUMI


Tetsuya Sumi, PhD
Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University, Japan
Title: Reservoir Watershed Management Due to Extreme Weather



Chung-Ming Liu


Chung-Ming Liu, PhD
Director General
The Chinese Association of Low Carbon Environment, Taiwan



Masumi Yamada


Masumi Yamada, PhD
Assistant Professor
Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University Earthquake Hazards Division, DPRI, Kyoto University, Japan
Title: Seismology of Landslides: Real-time Monitoring of Large Slope Failures


Jeremy D. Bricker


Jeremy David Bricker, PhD
Associate Professor
Hazard and Risk Evaluation Research Division, International Research Institute of Disaster Science, University of Tohoku University, Japan
Title: The 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami: Preparedness, Response, Reconstruction, and Lessons Learned