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Student Profile: Eleanor Chaos

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Changing minds for changing times: Priming for decision making under uncertainty using serious games Kia ora! I’m Eleanor Chaos. I moved to Pōneke (Wellington), Aotearoa in July 2021 with my spouse and two dogs, to undertake a Tohu Kairangi (PhD) at Te Herenga Waka – Victoria University of Wellington (VUW). Coming from Perth, Western Australia, […]

Student Profile: Dagim Yoseph

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Development of Seismology based volcano monitoring techniques I was born and raised in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. I completed a BSc degree in Applied Mathematics in 2005 and my Masters’s degree in Computational Sciences and Economics in 2009 and 2013 from Addis Ababa University and Collegio Carlo Alberto, Italy. I worked as a lecturer and researcher […]

Student Profile: Govinda Niroula

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Testing and Evaluation of Simulated Earthquake Rupture Catalogue for New Zealand I was born and raised in Triveni, a village in the southern part of Nepal. I have a Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and Master’s degree in geo-technical engineering from Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu. Following the 2015 Mw 7.8 Gorkha earthquake in Nepal I pursued […]

Student Profile: Suliaman Sarwary

Student Profile: Suliaman Sarwary Suliaman sitting on a rock looking at cloudy mountain valley view.

Institutional structures, social capital  & community resilience: can legislative & governance arrangements facilitate community influence on recovery decision making? I was born in Kabul, Afghanistan. Aotearoa New Zealand has been home for almost 18 years. I have a BA (humanitarian interventions) and LLB from the University of Canterbury (UC) in 2011. Although I went away […]

Student Profile: Pedro Doll

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Post-glacial lava flows at Ruapehu I was born and raised in Argentinian Patagonia and I grew up deeply connected to its landscapes of clear rivers, deep lakes and vast mountains. After finishing high school, I moved to Buenos Aires, where I maintained my connection with mountains through studying geology. During that time, I took particular […]

Student Profile: Laura Hughes

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Using physics-based synthetic earthquakes to assess tsunami hazard in New Zealand I was born and raised in Whanganui but have made Wellington home for the past 7 years. After finishing high school, I headed straight to Victoria University of Wellington (VUW), where I have completed my BSc in Geology and Statistics, before continuing on to […]

Student Profile: Saiteja Sistla

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Developing a risk-targeted seismic design framework for special concentric and buckling restrained braced frame buildings I was born in the composite Andhra Pradesh State in India, and raised in the city of Hyderabad (now in Telangana). After four years of undergraduate study in Civil Engineering, my decision to pursue a master’s degree in Structural Engineering […]

Student Profile: Rizki Dian Rahayani 

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Optimisation of solar generation and integration into a smart grid Rizki Rahayani is currently a Doctoral student in the Electrical, Computer, and Software Engineering department at The University of Auckland. She is originally from Sumatra, Indonesia, and came to New Zealand in 2020. Her research project is part of the Resilience Challenge Built Environments programme. […]

Student Profile: Lakshita Lakshita

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Assessment of Electricity System Impacts and Management Strategies Pre- and Post- HIW Events I was born and raised in New Delhi, India, where I completed my Bachelor of Technology in Electrical and Electronics Engineering in 2014 and Master of Technology in Quality Management in 2018. I also worked in Delhi from 2014-2018 on Solar Power […]

Student profile: Joshua Sargent

Student profile: Joshua Sargent

Understanding the influence of human-climate interactions on coastal flood hazards and risk My name is Joshua Sargent and I’m originally from Rhode Island (“The Ocean State”), United States. Prior to coming to the University of Waikato, I completed my Bachelors and Masters of Environmental Science at the University of Rhode Island. I began my interest […]

Student Profile: Eduardo Allen Binet

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Integrated decision making in transportation resilience and asset management I was born in the city of Viña del Mar, which is located across the Pacific Ocean in Chile. I grew up in a country village nearby, however when I started my University studies, I decided to move to Santiago (the capital city), which is where […]

Student Profile: Annisa Hasanah

Student Profile: Annisa Hasanah

Resilience through infrastructure asset management long-term planning I was born and raised in Yogyakarta, a humble city nestled in Java, Indonesia. Two years after graduation, I made a big move to New Zealand in 2019 for a Master’s degree in Transportation Engineering at The University of Auckland. During my study, I had the chance to […]

Student Profile: Amandine Bosserelle

Student Profile: Amandine Bosserelle Amandine kayaking

Sea-level rise, groundwater dynamics and impacts on infrastructure systems. My origins are in the south of France between Albi where I was born, the Pyrenees and the Mediterranean Sea, and I love fossil hunting in the Occitany Region. I studied water resources management at the University of Montpellier during my Master’s degree in geoscience, then […]

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