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Monika Rohe-Al Torman

Lunchtime Seminar - Smart Urban Resilience

Tuesday, 9. January 2018 - 12:00 to 13:00, Leo 18

Speaker: Dr. Sadeeb Ottenburger

Abstract:

A key feature of many future technologies is that they rely more and more on ICT-technologies - hence the vulnerability potential tends to grow. New technologies should be implemented in a sensible way s. t. urban resilience increases but at least does not decrease. The transformation of the classical power system into smart grids is one of the most prominent and societally relevant examples of upcoming transformations - the ongoing increase of automation and power consumption illustrates its increasing importance. So besides the need for further improvements of cyber security measures, the basic question is: How do different implementation patterns or further security layers influence urban resilience? In this talk we emphasize the importance of technological design w.r.t. distribution policies using the example of smart grids. This leads to us to general considerations concerning the connections between preparedness and response phases and ways how simulation can be applied for decision support.

Vita:

Sadeeb  Ottenburger studied mathematics and physics at the University of Karlsruhe and did his PhD on topological questions at the Karl-Ruprechts-University in Heidelberg and at the Excellence Cluster for Mathematics at the Rheinischen Friedrich-Wilhelms-University in Bonn.

Since 2016 Sadeeb Ottenburger is a scientific member of the Institute for Nuclear and Energy Technology (IKET) and a member of the Center for Disaster Management and Risk Reduction Technology (CEDIM) at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). His research topics lie in the intersection of sustainable technologies and security research and focus on questions concerning design and policy by developing and utilizing analytical urban resilience techniques.