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Technical Program
Wednesday October 30th
General Session 2 
8:00 am – 9:00 am
Location: San Antonio Ballroom
Towards a Geospatial
Knowledge Discovery
Framework for Disaster
Budhendra Bhaduri
Corporate Research Fellow, Oak Ridge National
Laboratory, United States
The progressive cyber and data infrastructures have enabled the
development of novel decision support frameworks for the dis-
aster preparedness and response community of practice. This
presentation will de-scribe ongoing development of a computa-
tionally intensive and efficient geospatial modeling and analysis
framework that allows near real time processing and integration
of remotely sensed data, derivation and delivery of useful data
derivatives, and spatio-temporal modeling and simulations using
capability compu-ting. Drawing from our experience in support-
ing national and international disaster management efforts for
recent natural disasters, the practical limitations of traditional
disaster decision support structure and criticality of geospatial
computing will also be highlighted.
Dr. Budhendra Bhaduri is a Corporate
Research Fellow (ORNL) and leads the
Geographic Information Science and
Technology (GIST) group at Oak Ridge
National Laboratory. He is a founding
member of the U.S. Department of
Energy’s Geospatial Sciences Steer-
ing Committee. His research interests
and experience include novel imple-
mentation of geospatial science and
technology in sustainable development
research, including population dynam-
ics, urbanization and watershed im-
pacts, energy resource assessment, and disaster management.
He is a principal member of the LandScan global population
modeling programs at ORNL. He received the 2010 Homeland
Security award for emergency preparedness and response from
Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation. In 2009, he was
appointed to the Mapping Science Committee of the National
Academy of Scienc-es/National Research Council. He is also serv-
ing on the Geographic Information Science and Applications and
on a Strategic Highway Research Program, Expert Task Group of
the Transportation Research Board (TRB) of the National Acad-
emies. Dr. Bhaduri is actively involved with academic institutions
for scientific collaborations and student engagement for research
in geo-spatial science. He is a recipient of the Department of
Energy’s Outstanding Mentor Award for his dedicated service to
the de-partment for developing future workforce for the nation.
Conference Registration Desk Open
7:00 am to 3:30 pm
Location: 2
Floor Texas Ballroom Foyer
Presenter Preparation Room Open
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location: Boardroom, 3rd Floor
The Conference has arranged a room for presenters to prac-
tice their presentations. This room will be open Tuesday and
Wednesday and is available on a first come, first served, basis.
Please be respectful of fellow presenters when using the practice
room. Just like a regular technical session room, an LCD projector
and screen are provided for your practice.
Exhibit Hall Open
9:00 am to 3:30 pm
Location: 2
Floor Texas Ballroom Salons B & C
Breakfast with Exhibitors
9:00 am to 10:00 am
A light continental breakfast will be held in the Exhibit Hall
before the Technical Sessions begin. Take some time to
leisurely view the exhibit hall and continue discussions with
the exhibitors.
Admission to this event is included with most registrations.
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