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The Martin Centre 50th Anniversary Lecture Series: Monitoring of global urbanization processes and earthquake risk from space

Dr. Christian Greiss (member of German Aerospace Cente and visiting scholar at the Cambridge University Centre for Risk in the Built Environment, Cambridge, U.K)
When Jan 24, 2018
from 01:15 PM to 02:15 PM
Where Lecture Room 1, Department of Architecture
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The impact of natural hazards such as earthquakes on mankind has increased dramatically over the last decades. Global urbanization processes and increasing spatial concentration of exposed elements such as people, buildings, infrastructure, and economic values in earthquake prone regions induce seismic risk at a uniquely high level.

I will present methods to quantify urbanization processes around the globe and uncover trends from comparative analysis of mega cities. In addition, I will show seismic vulnerability analysis using earth observation data and process- ing techniques from the machine learning domain.

Christian Geiß received the M.Sc. degree in applied geoinformatics from the Paris Lodron University of Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria, in 2010 and the Ph.D. degree (Dr. rer. nat.) from the Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany, in 2014.
Since 2010, he has been with the German Aerospace Center. Currently he is a visiting scholar at the Cambridge University Centre for Risk in the Built Environment, Cambridge, U.K. 

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