Meet the Keynote Speakers


Dr. Tina Comes

TU Delft

Dr. Comes is Associate Professor and Delft Technology Fellow on Designing Resilience. She is also a Full Professor of Decision-Making and Digitalisation at Maastricht University and a Senior Research Fellow at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative. Dr. Comes serves as Scientific Co-Director of the 4TU Center on Resilience Engineering.
Dr. Comes' research focuses on the collaborative and informational aspects of resilient societies. Building on foundations in information systems and decision support for crisis and risk management, she investigate the role of information in urgent and ill-defined problems to design better sensemaking and decision support systems. Areas of application include critical infrastructures, industrial vulnerability, supply chain risk management, and humanitarian logistics.


Dr. Igor Linkov

Dr. Igor Linkov is the Risk and Decision Science Focus Area Lead with the US Army Engineer Research and Development Center. He is an Adjunct Professor of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University and Professor of Practice in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Connecticut. Dr. Linkov has managed multiple risk assessments and risk management projects in the areas of environmental management, cybersecurity, critical infrastructure, climate change, and systems vulnerability. He is currently developing resilience assessment and management approaches for infrastructure and cyber systems. Dr. Linkov was recently selected by the Department of Defense as the Laboratory Scientist of the Year for the second quarter of fiscal year 2020.

US Army Corps of Engineers


Dr. Masaru Nakano

Keio University

Dr. Nakano is a Professor Emeritus in the Graduate School of System Design and Management at Keio University. He was formerly a researcher at the Toyota Center R&D Laboratories. Dr. Nakano's research specialties include manufacturing systems design, business process design, and sustainable society design. He has been a collaborator in joint research between Japan, the US, and Europe, and is the author of Systems Approach for Business Engineering and How Has the Toyota Production System Evolved Around the World? Japan's Manufacturing Is Lagging Behind.


Dr. Mijic is a Senior Lecturer in Water Systems Integration and a Co-Director of the Centre for Systems Engineering and Innovation. She is leading the development of novel systems tools focused on quantifying the interaction between the water cycle and sustainable development.  Dr. Mijic has worked with the UK Environment Agency to apply systems thinking and systemic approaches to understanding the catchment water system complexity of the Cumbria Catchment Pioneer. She has also led the UK NERC CHANSE project on systems water management and irrigation water use in India. Dr. Mijic was awarded the 2019 Imperial President’s Award for Excellence in Research for Outstanding Research Team.

Imperial College London

Dr. Ana Mijic

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