Thursday 6th June, 2013
10:00am to 10:30am
Hurricane Sandy, the worst storm of its type hitting the state of New Jersey and
the New York City in generations, has caused devastating damages to the region’s infrastructure, properties, and business. A variety of geospatial information acquisition technologies have been used after the landing of Hurricane Sandy to support critical decision makings related to search and rescue, damage assessment, environmental risk analysis, debris removal, and rebuilding
processes. This paper described a large-scale application of mobile terrestrial laser scanning technology to post-Sandy disaster response and recovery operations. Several innovative data analysis approaches for supporting damage assessment and flood resilience analysis are presented in the paper. Opportunities and challenges in using mobile terrestrial laser scanning to support post-disaster recovery operations are discussed to highlight future research directions.
Jie Gong is a Civil and Environmental Engineering assistant professor at Rutgers State
University of New Jersey. He has a strong background in building and civil infrastructure engineering, particularly in the areas of remote sensing, structural forensics, building information modeling, data fusion and visualization, and pattern recognition. Dr. Gong’s recent research focuses on integrating emerging technologies such as stationary/mobile LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging), aerial imagery, vision sensors, wireless sensors, mobile computing devices, and thermography with computing methods such as data mining, statistical learning, computer vision, and cloud computing to support post-disaster response and recovery operations. He is a certified CM-BIM expert. Gong is the recipient of the 2010 Best Paper Award of ASCE Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering. He served as the co-conference chair for the 2012 ASCE International Conference on Sustainable Design, Engineering, and Construction as well as a guest editor for the Journal of Automation in Construction. He reviews papers regularly for more than 8 journals. Recently, Dr. Gong has led a remote sensing-based post-Sandy damage study on critical infrastructures and residential housings for much of the Sandy impacted areas in the state of New Jersey and New York City.
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