Christian Vecchiola is a Research Scientist at IBM Australia, and Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering at the University of Melbourne. Christian’s research is concentrated on designing software systems, particularly multi-agent, distributed, complex, and dynamic systems, with applications to emergency management.
Andrew Rawlinson is a Research Scientist at IBM Australia. Andrew’s research focuses on mathematical modeling, computational and theoretical physics, and implementation of supercomputing and distributed systems, with applications to medicine, ecology, and disaster management. Andrew brings experience in the development of resilient solutions for emergency management and distributed computing.
Larry Smarr holds the Harry E. Gruber professorship in Computer Science and Engineering, and is Director of the California Institute of Telecommunications and Information Technology at the University of California, San Diego. Larry is a visionary pioneer of Internet computing, and brings unparalleled expertise in role of distributed systems for scientific computing and visualization.
Dr. Juerg von Kaenel is the associate director of the IBM Research Australia lab in Melbourne. Juerg’s background includes mathematical modelling and computer science to address practical problems such as disaster resilience. Juerg brings a wealth of experience in developing research and software solutions for a smarter planet.