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Resilience Engineering Workshop Report (November 12th, 2012)Japanese Page

November 15, 2012

The Resilience Engineering Workshop was held on November 12, 2012 at the School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo. This was the first of the Deans Forum Workshop Series, which aims to promote collaboration in interdisciplinary research and education among participating institutions.

The Workshop was co-chaired by Dean Noboru Harata of the School of Engineering, Vice President Takehiko Kitamori of the University of Tokyo, and Dr. T. C. Chen, IBM Fellow and Vice President, Science and Technology, IBM Research, and presentations were given by participants from the member institutions*1.  There were more than 80 audience members, students, and researchers in attendance from the School of Engineering.

The possibilities for future joint research and education on Resilience Engineering were addressed in the discussion session, which was coordinated by Prof. Naoto Sekimura, The University of Tokyo, and Prof. Joonhong Ahn, University of California, Berkeley. The discussion session successfully resulted in a wide consensus among all representatives describing future cooperation on resilience engineering, including research synergies, joint external funding application and further encouragement of exchange of faculty and students. Furthermore, participants exchanged in-depth views on international joint-education issues such as curriculum setting and graduate program on this new interdisciplinary field.

*1 Presentations:
"Resilient Society - In the New Era of Computing -"
  Mr. Norishige Morimoto, Director, IBM Research - Tokyo
"Nuclear Engineering After Fukushima"
  Prof. Joonhong Ahn, University of California, Berkeley
"Performance-Based Engineering of Resilient Communities"
  Prof. Bozidar Stojadinovic, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich
"Network Vulnerability Analysis with Special Reference to Transport Systems"
  Prof. Lars-Göran Mattsson, Head of the Department of Transport Science, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
"Systemic Risk in Transportation, Finance, and the Electric Grid"
  Prof. Munther Dahleh, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Resilience Engineering at Imperial College London / Resilience Assessment of Civil Infrastructure Networks"
  Dr. Panagiotis Angeloudis, Imperial College London
"The Contribution of Organizational Theory to Resilience in Complex Socio-Technical Systems: The Case of Nuclear Decommissioning"
  Prof. Christophe Martin, Mines ParisTech
  Prof. Franck Guarnieri, Mines ParisTech
"Engineering Synthesis and Management for Huge Complex Systems Safety"
  Prof. Shinobu Yoshimura, The University of Tokyo


Participants of the Workshop


Dean N. Harata of
the School of Engineering