Center for Global Public Safety Annual Advisory Board Meeting

The Center for Global Public Safety held its annual Advisory Board meeting on Tuesday, August 18, 2020.  The meeting was attended by academic partners from Tsinghua University and American University of Sharjah as well as industry partners such as JENSEN HUGHES, Tu Simple, UL and Lion, Inc.  Presentations and progress reports were given by WPI faculty on global projects and research related to water, fire safety and global health.  
 
AGENDA

  • Welcome Remarks - Karen Bean, WPI Advancement, Global & Special Projects
  • CGPS Vision - Wole Soboyejo, WPI Senior VP & Provost
  • Progress Report on Smart Transportation Projects and Exchange Programs  - Jianyu Liang, CGPS Director & Prof. of Mechanical Engineering at WPI
  • Tsinghua University Progress Report - Hui Zhang, Director of Institute of Public Safety Research at Tsinghua University
  • Progress Report on Fire Safety & Emergency Response Related Projects - Albert Simeoni, FPE Dept Head at WPI
  • Progress Report on Water Initiatives & Research Projects - Hal Walker, Schwaber Professor of Civil & Env Engineering at WPI
  • Progress Report on Water Projects in the UAE & Namibia - Joe Doiron, Director, UAE & Namibia Project Centers; Asst Professor, Global School;  ACE, Global Partnerships at WPI
  • Progress Report on Global Health Initiatives & COVID-19 Response in Africa  - Reeta Rao, Assoc Dean of Grad. Studies & Prof of Biology at WPI
  • Stakeholder Feedback
  • Closing Remarks - Wole Soboyejo, WPI Senior VP & Provost