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A ‘network of networks’ approach to multiscale dependence in critical infrastructure lifelines under resilience stressors


While the increasing complexity and intelligence of critical infrastructures enable us to make better decisions and reduce the associated risks with such decisions, these infrastructures themselves are at risk due to variety of factors including weather extreme, climate change, cyber-attacks, extreme changes in the operating environment. Therefore, developing thorough understanding of the dependence structure among extreme events is critical for evaluating the impact of stressors on infrastructure and natural systems (stressed systems), and human lives and economies (impacted systems). This project will develop a novel and efficient framework that will enable analytical prediction of complex behaviors, in response to system and policy changes. Our framework, including resilience focused methods and computational tools, will provide an improved understanding of the interdependencies created by the interactions between the physical, the cyber, and social, behavioral and economic elements of interdependent critical infrastructure systems.

Team Members

Devesh Tiwari

College of Engineering

Auroop Ganguly

College of Engineering

Ravi Sundaram

College of Computer and Information Science