Lunch lecture: Computational models of adaptive human behaviour in face of environmental hazards

11 juni 2021 12:30 t/m 13:30 - Locatie: Online - Door: Webredactie

Part of Delta Futures Lab webinar series on future challenges of Delta regions.

Date: Friday 11th of June
Time: 12:30 – 13:30 [CET]
Location: online
Speaker: Tatiana Filatova
Organised by: Delta Futures lab

Alongside engineering and governmental interventions, individual decisions of households and businesses play a key role in shaping patterns of risks and in adapting to our changing climate. I will discuss the essence and added value of computational agent-based modelling (ABM) in assessing risks and resilience, and will present examples of such complex adaptive systems models in application to floods. ABM enables behaviourally-rich representation of human agency, learning, social interactions and institutions (like markets or social norms) in formal models. It is the primary method to integrate environmental & natural systems models with social and behavioural factors that shape risks.


Tatiana Filatova is an authority in the field of computational agent-based models designed to explore climate resilience of coupled socio-technical-environmental systems. She is appointed as full professor computational economics at the MAS department. After finishing her BSc and MSc studies in information systems in economics while volunteering at an environmental NGO in her birth country Russia, she moved to the University of Twente to do her PhD in environmental economics and agent-based modelling in 2005. She spend half of her PhD years at George Mason University, USA. After her cum laude promotion in the Netherlands in 2009, Filatova started as a tenure-track assistant professor in 2010 at the University of Twente, where she was appointed as full professor in 2019. After joining KNAW De Jonge Akademie in 2016, Tatiana worked on the Science Policy including a Guide to Dutch Academia and Recognition & Rewards for early career researchers. Since 2018 professor Filatova leads the 4TU.Resilience Program ‘DeSIRE’.

About The Delta Futures lab

The Delta Futures lab is a multidisciplinary network for MSc-students, staff and practice with the ambition to become interdisciplinary leaders in spatial design, engineering and governance of deltas. The Lab unites master students, researchers and professionals in multidisciplinary projects. It enriches and supports master students in becoming the mission-oriented engineers that future delta societies need. 

The Friday lunch lectures are on the state-of-the-art and state of the future developments of deltas. The lectures are online and open to all students, researchers and professionals interested in dealing with future challenges of Delta regions. The participants form a broadly international and interdisciplinary group. With participants joining from the engineering, planning and design fields, originating from the Netherlands, Ghana, Mexico, Myanmar and Vietnam.