Jessica Block

blockJessica Block is a research assistant at the University of California, San Diego. Jessica has helped in organizing per-project workshops on Emergency Management for the RISER team both in Melbourne and in San Diego.

Guy Sharon

Guy SharonGuy Sharon was the Manager of the Model and Information Composition Group at IBM Research Australia. Guy has expertise in the field of active and event-driven technology and was the key IBM contact for the RISER project, as well as a member of the ADMP team.

Dr Peter Zhong


Peter was an IBM Research Intern and a PhD student at the University of Melbourne, supervised by Prof Bill Moran. Peter has been central to helping build and deploy RISERnet, having developed much of the code for the sensor network. Peter is now a post-doc of RISER leading the research of several subprojects, including RISERnetMoistuRISERStream processing, and Firefront tracking.

Mark Garvey

Mark@LocateMark Garvey is the director of Red Bluff Spatial. Mark worked as a scientist and GIS leader at the Country Fire Authority for 32 years. He was the Chair of the Victorian and Australian emergency management spatial information groups (EMSINA). He brings expertise in GIS and remote sensing for disaster management. He is now leading the UpRISER and SensoRISER subprojects.


Dr Simon Fuller

Image 1 copySimon is the director of ThinkSpatial. Simon’s team helped the RISER project with the deployment and maintenance of the RISERnet networks, the development of the RISERview interface, and the collection and processing of drone imagery in the UpRISER subproject. The team brought in expertise in field work, GPS navigation, spatial visualization, and remote sensing.

Dr Azadeh Mousavi

Azadeh MousaviAzadeh Mousavi completed her PhD in the Department of Infrastructure Engineering at the University of Melbourne. She was a PhD student intern at IBM Research Australia. Azadeh’s PhD is on event detection in spatiotemporal sensor data using PGMs (probabilistic graphical models). For the RISER project, Azadeh is working on the MoistuRISER sub-project, using the sensed data to monitor fuel moisture. Before starting her PhD, Azadeh worked in governmental and private organizations in Iran as GIS analyst.