Understanding and simulating crowd dynamics in the next VESS
Join our next VESS and meet our speakers – Prof. Ashish Verma, Dr. Gayathri Harihara Subramanian, and Ms. Karthika P S from the Indian Institute of Science, (India). On July 15, they will present Understanding and simulating the dynamics of a spiritually motivated crowd.
About this VESS
Since time immemorial, numerous religious gatherings and periodic events happen across the world. Many of these events have been marred by crowd crushes and accidents. Human behavior is a complex phenomenon, which can lead to complex behaviors. Consequently, this makes the safety of people in crowded places a major concern for the government and management authorities. Generally, crowd management happens in two stages: the event preparation and the event execution phase. Therefore, capturing and studying pedestrian behaviors through empirical studies is essential to predicting crowd risk at a given location. These studies can be used to design the facility for the expected crowd. In this regard, the following studies will be discussed in this VESS.
DATE & TIME : July 15, 2022, 5:00 pm CEST Register now
Prof. Ashish Verma
Prof. (Dr.) Ashish Verma is the Convenor of “IISc Sustainable Transportation Lab. (IST Lab.)”. He is Ph.D. from IIT Bombay and is currently serving as a Professor of Transportation Systems Engg. at Dept. of Civil Engg, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India. Furthermore, his research interests are in; sustainable transportation planning & policy, integrated public transport planning and management, transport & Quality of Life (QoL), transport & climate change, modeling and optimization of transportation systems, travel behavior analysis and many more.
Dr. Gayathri Harihara Subramanian
Dr. Gayathri Harihara Subramanian is a postdoctoral fellow at the IST lab, IISc Bangalore, India. She has a PhD from the same institute under the supervision of Prof. Ashish Verma and a master’s degree in Transportation Engineering. Her research work focuses on developing macroscopic crowd flow and risk modelling in mass religious gatherings. Additionally, her research interests are pedestrian behaviour, crowd dynamics, crowd flow modelling, crowd psychology, pedestrian safety etc.
Ms. Karthika P S
Karthika P S is a research scholar working under the guidance of Prof. Ashish Verma at the IST lab, IISc Bangalore, India. She has a master’s degree in Transportation Engineering from NIT Warangal. Her research work focuses on developing a microscopic pedestrian behavioral model for mass religious gatherings and her research interests include pedestrian behaviour, crowd psychology, traffic safety, and travel demand modeling.
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