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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


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


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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