Chair, Session 1: Disaster Response and Adapting Public Services
Prof. Tina Comes is a Professor in Decision Theory & ICT for Resilience at the TU Delft and the University of Maastricht (NL). She is determined to better understand decision-making of individuals and groups in the context of risk and crises. The uniqueness of her work is the combination of behavioural insights from the field with formal computational models at the interface of information and decision-making. At the TU Delft, she leads the Resilience Lab and heads the disaster resilience theme for the Delft Global Initiative. She is a research fellow for Climate Resilience at the AMS Institute and serves as the Scientific director for the 4TU.Centre for Resilience Engineering, a collaboration of the 4 technical universities of the Netherlands. Most recently, she chaired the SAPEA Working Group on the Evidence Review Report on Strategic Crisis Management in the EU.
Crises combine complexity with the urgent need to (re-)act. Driven by urgency, decision-makers tend to overlook the long-term implications of their actions. Research can empower decision-makers to unravel that complexity and provide the information they need to make good decisions on the long run.