CCICADA Seminar Series in Homeland Security – March 30, 2017

CCICADA Seminar Series in Homeland Security.   Thursday from 12:15 pm to 1:00 pm

Command, Control and Interoperability Center for Advanced Data Analysis – CCICADA Research Group Lab Meeting – March 30, 2017


Mubbasir Kapadia, Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department, Rutgers University

Title: Crowds, Stories, and Games

This talk will present a birds eye eye of our recent efforts in the following three research areas:

Modeling, Validating, and Optimizing Crowd Dynamics: We are developing agent-centric models for simulating crowd dynamics that challenge foundational assumptions in crowd modeling, while providing solutions that are validated using comparisons to real data, and virtual reality experiments. These solutions can be used to optimize the behavioral dynamics of real crowds and model the relationships between crowd flow and environment features, with applications in predictive analytics and crowd management, and environment layout design.

Computational Narrative: We are developing intelligent, accessible, visual interfaces to allow anyone to create their own digital stories and exploring solutions to transform traditionally passive experiences into immersive interactive experiences while preserving the original story.

Serious Games: I will briefly showcase some of our recent efforts in the use of games to study collective human behavior.

Speaker Bio: Mubbasir Kapadia is an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science department at Rutgers University. Previously, he held positions at Disney Research Zurich and the Human Modeling and Simulation Lab at University of Pennsylvania. He was the project lead on the United States Army Research Laboratory (ARL) funded project Robotics Collaborative Technology Alliance (RCTA). He received his PhD in Computer Science at University of California, Los Angeles.

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Thursday, March 30, 2017/12:15pm to 1:oopm


Computing Research & Education Building (CoRE), Busch Campus, Rutgers, the State University of NJ
4th Floor Conference Room – 433

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