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MSc Thesis Defense Announcement by Rachit Tomar:"Emergency Evacuation Software Model for Simulation of Physical Changes"

Monday, December 9, 2019 - 10:30 to 12:30

SCHOOL OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

The School of Computer Science at the University of Windsor is pleased to present …

 
MSc Thesis Defense by:   Rachit Tomar
 
 
Date:  Monday December 9th, 2019
 
Time:  10:30 am – 12:30 pm
 
Location: Lambton Tower 3105
 

Abstract:

 
Public spaces such as schools, cinemas, shopping malls, etc. must have an emergency evacuation system in place. Such places are also required to follow certain regulations and protocols for emergency evacuation to assure the safety of their occupants inside from any unpredictable incident. For nearly two decades, companies/organizations are using simulation models/software for evacuation planning. Researchers are working on these software models to improve the efficiency using latest algorithms. This thesis focuses on creating a base software model of evacuation systems for 3D indoor environments to simulate physical changes such as retractable chairs, movable walls, etc. to evaluate their effectiveness before committing to those changes. This research tries to address various flaws and shortcomings of previous software. We are using tools like Unity 3D and Autodesk Maya to simulate suggested changes. It provides planners as well as researchers a new perspective to work on new recommended physical changes to design public venues.
 
 

Thesis Committee:

 
Internal Reader: Dr. Jianguo Lu
 
External Reader: Dr. Faouzi Ghrib            
 
Co-Advisor: Dr. Imran Ahmad
 
Advisor: Dr. Dan Wu
 
Chair: Dr. Dima Alhadidi
 
 

MSc Thesis Defense Announcement

 

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