Hussam Mahmoud's Research on Community Response to Disasters Recognized
The College of Engineering at New Mexico State University has invited Hussam Mahmoud to speak on his research on vulnerability of communities to extreme events. ASEE First Bell also recognized Hussam Mahmoud’s research on the development of novel computational models aimed at modeling the response of communities to multi-hazard disasters, including understanding the societal and economic impacts of events such as hurricanes and wildfires. His research is aimed at providing new, integrated information that can be leveraged for risk assessment, community planning and adaptation, emergency response planning, and communication with the public before, during, and after disasters strike. In addition, his work on hurricanes is also noted in the Smithsonian Magazine.