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SPREE Seminar Series - Elisa Borowski

When: Wednesday, April 19, 2023
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CT

Where: Technological Institute, A230, 2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student

Contact: Tierney Acott   (847) 491-3257

Group: McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Category: Lectures & Meetings



Sourcing the 'Crowd' for Resilience: The Role of Social Infrastructure for Accessing Resources During Disaster Response   


Elisa Borowski, Ph.D., will share an overview of their research on social mechanisms, like crowdsourcing and sharing, for resource access during unplanned disruptions. In this research, disruption-response mobility behavior is examined using the inclusion of social and psychological determinants of decision-making in econometric models. Findings are interpreted through a lens of social equity, and future avenues for research on multi-hazard resilience will be discussed. 


Elisa Borowski, Ph.D., is a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Northwestern University, a recipient of the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship, and an active member of the Transportation Research Board’s Committee on Community Resources and Impacts (AME80). They received their Doctor of Philosophy in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Northwestern University with a specialization in transportation systems analysis and planning in December 2022, as well as an M.S. in Civil Engineering with a focus on structures and materials and a B.A. with a double major in Anthropology and English from the University of New Mexico.  

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