As the global temperature increases and climate changes people will react by moving from one location to another. The implications of populations shifting in the future are significant. Where are people going in the future? This is an opportunity to get a clue.
The Technical Society of Knoxville meeting on March 11, 2019 will have as a speaker Dr.Amy Rose. She is the Team Lead for Population Distribution and Dynamics in the Geographic Information Science and Technology (GIST) group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), and also serves as the Population and Land Use Theme Lead for the ORNL Urban Dynamics Institute (UDI). Recently she was appointed an ORNL Joint Faculty Assistant Professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Tennessee. Her work is focused on geocomputational methods to characterize the spatiotemporal and demographic patterns of human populations to inform a variety of applications including urban resiliency, human health and security, and climate change impacts. Dr. Rose is currently the program manager for the LandScan Population Distribution project, and is also focused on developing a global building characterization to support consequence assessment and disaster planning.
Dr. Rose is educated in geography with a masters degree in geography, logistics and transportation from the University of Tennessee and a doctors degree in geography from the University Tennessee.