Professor Dr Jose Emmanuel Ramirez-Marquez
Dr Jose Emmanuel Ramirez-Marquez is Director of the Enterprise Science and Engineering Division and Associate Professor in the School of Systems & Enterprises at Stevens Institute of Technology. A former Fulbright Scholar, he holds degrees in Industrial Engineering (Ph.D. and M.Sc.) and Statistics (M.Sc.) from Rutgers University and degree in Actuarial Science from Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico. His research focuses on the development of mathematical models for the analysis and computation of system operational effectiveness, specifically reliability and vulnerability analysis as the basis for designing system resilience.
Dr Ramirez-Marquez works at the intersection of evolutionary computation for the optimization of complex problems associated with system performance and design. His most recent research explores the interplay between data visualization and analytical decision making. In these areas, he has conducted research funded by both industry and government and has published over 100 refereed manuscripts in technical journals, book chapters and industry reports. Dr Ramirez-Marquez has presented his research at conferences such as INFORMS, ISERC, INCOSE, CESUN and ESREL. He has served as President of the Quality Control and Reliability division board of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers. He is a member of the Technical Committee on System Reliability for the European Safety and Reliability Association and Associate Editor of IISE Transactions. [Email: firstname.lastname@example.org]
Towards Engineering Paradigms of Social/Community Resilience
During the last decade, the paradigm of resilience has emerged as an attribute of utmost importance when considering the development, upkeep and improvement of systems and infrastructures. Common questions include: How can resilience be designed? Can resilience improve infrastructure performance?
While most engineering research has focused on these questions, the role that communities play in the resilience process and the impact has been mostly overlooked from a quantitative perspective. In this, Dr Jose Emmanuel Ramirez-Marquez will discuss current work done at the Stevens Institute of Technology that begins to addresses this gap. Concepts of the quality of experience (QoE), social cohesion and community engagement will be discussed and exemplified through different real-world applications.