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Engineering Resilience in Critical Infrastructure Symposium

Fri., Nov. 26, 2021 8:45 a.m. - Fri., Nov. 26, 2021 4:00 p.m.

Location: Zoom

Engineering Resilience in Critical Infrastructure Symposium
November 26, 2021
8:45am – 12:00pm (noon) & 1:00pm – 4:00 pm
Via Zoom

 

All are welcome and attendance is free but registration is required.

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8:45-9:00am             Opening Remarks and Greetings from Michael Kram (MP for Regina-Wascana)

9:00-9:30am             Shahid Azam (UofR/Engg) – Infrastructure integrity in expansive soils

9:30-10:00am           Jacob Muthu (UofR/Engg) – Pipeline Integrity and Resilience

10:00-10:30am         Saiful Khan (UofR/Engg) – Bridge Infrastructure Resilience Analysis against Seismic Hazards

10:30-11:00am         Yili (Kelly) Tang (UofR/Engg) – Integrated mobility infrastructure solutions and traffic congestion management

11:00-11:30am         Golam Kabir (UofR/Engg) – Risk-Informed Decision Making for Small to Medium Sized Utilities

11:30-12:00pm         Irfan Al-Anbagi (UofR/Engg) – Vulnerability Assessment and Defence Strategy to Site Distributed Generation in the Smart Grid

12:00-1:00pm           Lunch Break

1:00-1:30pm             Margot Hurlbert (UofR/JSGS) – Disaster Governance

1:30-2:00pm             Nashid Shahriar (UofR/CS) – Cyber Threats in Computer Networks

2:00-2:30pm             Jeremy Gabel (Sasktel) – Maintaining Communication Systems

2:30-3:00pm             Elemer Demeter (SaskPower) – Critical Infrastructure Protection Standards in Electrical Utilities

3:00-3:30pm             Neeraj Saroj (City of Regina) – Snow and Ice Management during typical and extreme winters

3:30-4:00pm             Open Discussions & Closing remarks

 


 

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Michael Kram is the Conservative Member of Parliament for Regina-Wascana, a position which he has held since the general election of October 21st, 2019. Michael sits on the House of Commons Transport, Infrastructure and Communities Committee.

Michael was born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan. His parents are both retired teachers and his grandparents were farmers. He graduated from Dr. Martin LeBoldus High School in Regina.

Michael has a Bachelor of Science Degree majoring in Computer Science and a Bachelor of Arts Degree majoring in Economics. Both degrees are from the University of Regina. He also studied Economics at Carleton University in Ottawa.

E-mail: Michael.kram@parl.gc.ca
Website: https://michaelkrammp.ca/

 

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Shahid Azam
Ph.D., P.Eng.
Professor, Environmental Systems Engineering, University of Regina Research interests: Characterization and Improvement of Geomaterials (Slurries, Soils, and Rocks), Sustainable Mine Waste Management (Tailings Dams and Waste Rock Dumps), Civil Infrastructure Systems (Constructed in, on, or with Marginal Soils) E-mail: shahid.azam@uregina.ca
Website: http://uregina.ca/~azam200s/

 

 

FileSD Jacob Muthu
Ph.D., P.Eng.
Assistant Professor, Petroleum Systems Engineering, University of Regina Research Interests: Nano and hybrid composites, Composite repairs, Piping engineering and materials, Fretting fatigue and fatigue analysis, Slam load analysis of rigid guided mineshaft conveyances, Finite element analysis, Multiscale modeling and simulation.
E-mail: Jacob.muthu@uregina.ca

 

 

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Saiful Khan
MSc., EIT
Ph.D. Student, Industrial Systems Engineering, University of Regina Research Interests: Transportation Infrastructure, Infrastructure Asset Management, Resilience Assessment; Sustainable System Analytics
E-mail: mkx007@uregina.ca

 

 

FileYili (Kelly) Tang
Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Environmental Systems Engineering, University of Regina Research Interests: Analysis, modeling and optimization of the transportation system (Mobility-As-A-Service, public transport, ride-sharing, and emerging transportation technologies), travel behavior and transport economics, data mining and decision analytics (statistical model, machine learning/deep learning), mechanism design and game theory.
E-mail: yili.tang@uregina.ca
Website: https://www.mobility-tech.net/

 

 

FileGolam Kabir
Ph.D., P.Eng.
Assistant Professor, Industrial Systems Engineering, University of Regina Research Interests: System risk, reliability, resilience assessment; Interdependent network resilience analytics; Multi-criteria decision analysis under risk and uncertainty; Infrastructure management; Sustainable system analytics; Data driven decision making; Multi-objective optimization.
E-mail: golam.kabir@uregina.ca
Website: http://uregina.ca/~gkj627/

 

 

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Ph.D., P.Eng., SMIEEE
Associate Professor, Electronic Systems Engineering
Research Interests: Internet of Things (IoT), Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) and their implementation in delay-critical applications,  Cybersecurity in WSNs and cyber-physical systems, Smart grid communication systems, Cross-layer QoS design in Ad-hoc networks, Cloud-edge architectures, and Big data analytics.
E-mail: Irfan.al-anbagi@uregina.ca
Website: http://uregina.ca/~alanbagi

 

 

 

FileMargot Hurlbert
Ph.D., LLB, LLM, BAdmin
Canada Research Chair in Climate Change, Energy and Sustainability Policy; Professor, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Regina Research Interests: Solving climate change through adapting to impacts including extreme events (droughts and floods), and achieving net zero emissions by 2050.
E-mail: margot.hurlbert@uregina.ca
Website: https://www.saskbmp.com/about

 

 

FileNashid Shahriar
Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Computer Science, University of Regina
Research Interests: My research interest broadly lies in the areas of computer and communication networks. Specifically, my research focuses on addressing resource allocation challenges in emerging networks, including 5G Mobile Networks, Elastic Optical Networks, Cloud Infrastructures, Data Centers, Softwaredefined Networks (SDN), and Internet-of-Things (IoT). I aim to leverage optimization techniques, machine learning, and artificial intelligence to solve exciting networking problems.
E-mail: nashid.shahriar@uregina.ca
Website: http://uregina.ca/~nss373/

 

 

FileJeremy Gabel
Director – Technology (Wireline Access)
Jeremy has been working in the Telecom, IT, and Mobile sectors for over 15 years. Throughout his career, he has held a number of roles in the areas of Technical Support, Network Planning and Strategic Planning. In a recent assignment with SaskTel International, Jeremy led the core network implementation for a startup mobile company in the Bahamas, allowing them to turn up service and be in market within 3 months. In his current role as a Director of Technology, Jeremy’s focus is delivering high quality network solutions, along with monitoring technology trends and evolution and identifying how they can be utilized to solve business problems and enable new opportunities.
E-mail: Jeremy.gabel@sasktel.com

 

 

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Ph.D., P.Eng.
Manager, Engineering Protection and Control, SaskPower
Adjunct Professor, University of Regina, University of Saskatchewan

Over 20 years experience in the electric utility industry working in areas of network planning, SCADA, protection and control. Developed and delivered graduate classes at University of Regina in the areas of power systems engineering, protection, automation and control. Leading critical infrastructure protection effort in Engineering Transmission Services, SaskPower.
E-mail: edemeter@saskpower.com
Website: http://saskpower.com    

 

 

Neeraj Saroj
P.Eng., MBA.
Senior Roadways & Transportation Engineer, City of ReginaNeeraj-Saroj.jpg

Neeraj has acquired a diverse experience in areas of Operations, Project Management and Customer Service while working in public and private sector in Canada and India. Neeraj is currently involved with the operational planning and management of snow and ice related challenges impacting the municipal infrastructure like roadways, sidewalks and alleys. Neeraj is the project lead for City’s key winter projects like Snow Routes, Snow Storage Site Fee Implementation, Emergency Winter Response Plan, Ice Control Enhancement, Telematics and Winter Maintenance Policy. Neeraj also manages roadways operations contracts relating to infrastructure maintenance.
E-mail: nsaroj@regina.ca

 

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