DRAC speaker to focus on community resilience

Deniz Berfin Karakoc, a Ph.D. student from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will speak as part of the Disaster Resilience Analytics Center Seminar Series from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28 via Zoom.

In Karakoc’s work, she studies the restoration planning of critical interdependent infrastructure networks after a disruptive event by emphasizing the social vulnerability indices of interacting socially.

Karakoc earned her master’s degree in industrial and systems engineering from the University of Oklahoma, and a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Bilkent University in Turkey. Deniz is currently a Ph.D. student in civil and environmental engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.