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Dr. Bijan Khazai

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Geophysikalisches Institut (GPI)

Karlsruher Institut für Technologie

Hertzstraße 16

76187 Karlsruhe



Dr. Bijan Khazai is a research scientist at Karlsruhe University's Center for Disaster Management and Risk Reduction Technology (CEDIM). He holds Masters and Doctoral degrees in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, where he worked on developing GIS-based landslide hazard assessment models in the San Francisco Bay Area. Before moving to Germany, Dr. Khazai was a post-doctoral research fellow at Kyoto University's Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI) and Columbia University's Earth Institute. He has been involved in the socio-economic assessment of recovery and reconstruction processes working in the field following disasters in Iran, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and New Orleans. Dr. Khazai's research interests are social vulnerability analysis, megacity and urban risk, and information technology for post-disaster recovery planning. As a project specialist for Earthquake and Megacities Initiative (EMI), he has worked in a number of applied projects in Istanbul, Amman and Metro Manila and Mumbai.

 

Forschungsbereiche

 

Aufgabengebiete

 

Forschungsschwerpunkte

  • Indicators

  • Social Vulnerability Analysis

  • Megacity and Urban Risk

 

Projekte

  • GEM (Global Earthquake Model)

  • EUFP7 Project SYNER-G (Systemic Seismic Vulnerability and Risk Analysis for Buildings, Lifeline, and Infrastructures Safety Gain)

  • World Bank Institute „Risk Analysis“ e-Learning

  • Megacity Istanbul – Indicator Systems

  • Vulnerabiltiy Arbeitsgruppe – Baden Württemberg

 

Gremien

  • Stellvertretender Sprecher des Kompetenzfeld "Geosphäre & Risikomanagement", KIT

  • Younger Members Committee, EERI - Earthquake Engineering Research Institute

  • Consulting Member, EMI – Earthquake and Megacities Initiative

  • Advisory Council - Build for Change – NGO which trains builders in earthquake-resistant construction

 

Publikationen

Franco, G., Green R., Khazai, B., Smyth, A. W. & G. Deodatis: Field Survey of Katrina Depth-Damage Relationships for New Orleans Homes, ASCE Manuscript number: NH/2007/022481, Accepted for publication in ASCE Natural Hazards Review, 2009.

 

Khazai, B., Ingram, J. & D. Saah: The Protective Role of Natural and Engineered Defense Systems in Coastal Hazards, Report prepared for the Kaulunani Urban and Community Forestry Program of the Department of Land and Natural Resources, Hawaii, 69 p., 2007.

 

Ingram, J.C., Franco, G., Rumbaitis del Rio, C. & B. Khazai: Post-disaster recovery dilemmas: challenges in balancing short-term and long-term needs for vulnerability reduction, Environmental Science & Policy, Volume 9, Issues 7-8, November-December 2006, Pages 607-613., 2006.

 

Khazai, B., Franco, G., Ingram, J. C., Rumbaitis del Rio, C., Dias, P., Dissanayake, R., Chandratilake, R. & J. Kanna: Post-Tsunami Reconstruction in Sri Lanka and its Potential Impacts on Future Vulnerability, Earthquake Spectra 22, S829, 2006.

 

Hussain, S., Khazai, B., Nisar, A. & G. Dellow: Learning from Earthquakes: The Kashmir Earthquake of October 8, 2005: Impacts in Pakistan, EERI Special Earthquake Report, February 2006.

 

Khazai, B. & E. Hausler: Intermediate Shelters in Bam and Permanent Shelter Reconstruction in the Villages following the Bam, Iran Earthquake of December 26, 2003, Earthquake Spectra 21, S487, 2005.

 

Tierney, K., Tobin, T., Khazai, B. & F. Krimgold: Learning from Earthquakes: Social and Public Policy Issues following the Bam, Iran Earthquake, 2004, EERI Special Earthquake Report,Vol 21, S513, August 2004.

 

Amini Hosseini, K., Madavifar, M. R., Keshavarz Bakhshayesh, M., Khazai, B., Azadi, A., Sohrabi Bidar, S., Ravanfar, S., Kamalpour, F., Rakhsandeh, M. & S. Banki: Chracteristics of Seismically Induced Landslides in the May 28, 2004, Firoozkuh Earthquake in Northern Iran, Summer, 2004.

 

Khazai, B. & N. Sitar: Evaluation of Factors Controlling Earthquake-Induced Landslides Caused by Chi-Chi Earthquake and Comparison with the Northridge and Loma Prieta Events, Engineering Geology, Volume 71, Issues 1-2, January 2004, Pages 79-95. 2002.

 

Lin, M. L., Hung, J. J., Bardet, J. P., Sitar, N. & B. Khazai: Chapter 5 of the Chi-Chi, Taiwan Earthquake of September 21, 1999, in Earthquake Spectra, Vol. 17A. 2001.

 

Bray, J. D., Sancio, R. B., Kammerer, A. M., Merry, S., Rodriguez-Marek, A., Khazai, B., Chang, S., Bastani, A., Collins, B., Hausler, E., Dreger, D., Perkins, W. J. & M. Nykamp: Some Observations of Geotechnical Aspects of the February 28, 2001, Nisqually Earthquake in Olympia, South Seattle, and Tacoma, Washington, Pacific EQ. Engrg, Rec. Cen., March 8, 2001.

 

Khazai, B. & N. Sitar: Assessment of Seismic Slope Stability Using GIS Modeling, Geographic Information Sciences, Vol. 6, No.2, December 2000, 121-128, 2000.

 

Links

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Publikationen


Zeitschriftenaufsätze
Review of literature on decision support systems for natural hazard risk reduction: Current status and future research directions.
Newman, J. P.; Maier, H. R.; Riddell, G. A.; Zecchin, A. C.; Daniell, J. E.; Schaefer, A. M.; Delden, H. van; Khazai, B.; O’Flaherty, M. J.; Newland, C. P.
2017. Environmental modelling & software, 96, 378-409. doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2017.06.042
Emergent Issues and Vulnerability Factors in Temporary and Intermediate Shelters Following the 2015 Nepal Earthquake.
Khazai, B.; Anhorn, J.; Brink, S.; Girard, T.; Jimee, G. K.; Parajuli, B.; Wagle, S.; Khanal, O.
2016. International journal of mass emergencies and disasters
Open space suitability analysis for emergency shelter after an earthquake.
Anhorn, J.; Khazai, B.
2015. Natural hazards and earth system sciences, 15 (4), 789-803. doi:10.5194/nhess-15-789-2015
Multi-hazard and multi-risk decision-support tools as a part of participatory risk governance: Feedback from civil protection stakeholders.
Komendantova, N.; Mrzyglocki, R.; Mignan, A.; Khazai, B.; Wenzel, F.; Patt, A.; Fleming, K.
2014. International journal of disaster risk reduction, 8, 50-67. doi:10.1016/j.ijdrr.2013.12.006
VuWiki: An Ontology-Based Semantic Wiki for Vulnerability Assessments.
Khazai, B.; Kunz-Plapp, T.; Buescher, C.; Wegner, A.
2014. International Journal of Disaster Risk Science, 5 (1, SI), 55-73. doi:10.1007/s13753-014-0010-9
Near-Real-Time Analysis of Publicly Communicated Disaster Response Information.
Girard, T.; Wenzel, F.; Khazai, B.; Kunz-Plapp, T.; Daniell, J. E.; Brink, S. A.
2014. International Journal of Disaster Risk Science, 5 (3), 165-175. doi:10.1007/s13753-014-0024-3
A review of multiple natural hazards and risks in Germany.
Kreibich, H.; Bubeck, P.; Kunz, M.; Mahlke, H.; Parolai, S.; Khazai, B.; Daniell, J.; Lakes, T.; Schröter, K.
2014. Natural hazards, 74, 2279-2304. doi:10.1007/s11069-014-1265-6
Investigation of superstorm Sandy 2012 in a multi-disciplinary approach.
Kunz, M.; Mühr, B.; Kunz-Plapp, T.; Daniell, J. E.; Khazai, B.; Wenzel, F.; Vannieuwenhuyse, M.; Comes, T.; Elmer, F.; Schröter, K.; Fohringer, J.; Münzberg, T.; Lucas, C.; Zschau, J.
2013. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 13 (10), 2579-2598. doi:10.5194/nhess-13-2579-2013
Investigation of superstorm Sandy 2012 in a multi-disciplinary approach.
Kunz, M.; Mühr, B.; Kunz-Plapp, T.; Daniell, J. E.; Khazai, B.; Wenzel, F.; Vannieuwenhuyse, M.; Comes, T.; Elmer, F.; Schröter, K.; Fohringer, J.; Münzberg, T.; Lucas, C.; Zschau, J.
2013. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences - Discussions, 1 (2), 625-679. doi:10.5194/nhessd-1-625-2013
Uncovering the 2010 Haiti earthquake death toll.
Daniell, J. E.; Khazai, B.; Wenzel, F.
2013. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences Discussions, 1 (3), 1913-1942. doi:10.5194/nhessd-1-1913-2013
An indicator framework to compare regional vulnerability in society and industrial sectors.
Khazai, B.; Merz, M.; Schulz, C.; Borst, D.
2013. Natural Hazards, 67 (2), 145-167. doi:10.1007/s11069-013-0551-z
An automated model for optimizing budget allocation in earthquake mitigation scenarios.
Motamed, H.; Khazai, B.; Ghafory-Ashtiany, M.; Amini-Hosseini, K.
2012. Natural hazards, 70 (1), 51-68. doi:10.1007/s11069-011-0035-y
Quantitative assessment of social losses based on physical damage and interaction with infrastructural systems.
Cavalieri, F.; Franchin, P.; Gehl, P.; Khazai, B.
2012. Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics, 41 (11), 1569-1589. doi:10.1002/eqe.2220
The March 2011 Japan Earthquake: Analysis of Losses, Impacts, and Implications for the Understanding of Risks Posed by Extreme Events.
Khazai, B.; Daniell, J. E.; Wenzel, F.
2011. Technikfolgenabschätzung, Theorie und Praxis, 20 (3), 22-33
Emergency Shelter Provision in the aftermath of Earthquakes: Integrating Social Vulnerability in Systemic Seismic Vulnerability Analysis.
Khazai, B.; Vangelsten, B.; Duzgun, S.; Braun, J.; Daniell, J.
2011. Geophysical Research Abstracts, 13, 7374
The CATDAT damaging earthquakes database.
Daniell, J. E.; Khazai, B.; Wenzel, F.; Vervaeck, A.
2011. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 11 (8), 2235-2251. doi:10.5194/nhess-11-2235-2011
Field Damage Survey of New Orleans Homes in the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Franco, G.; Green R.; Khazai, B.; Smyth A. W.; Deodatis, G.
2010. Natural hazards review, 11 (1), 7 - 18. doi:10.1061/(ASCE)1527-6988(2010)11:1(7)
Earthquake vulnerability assessment using GIS and high resolution satellite imagery.
Nolte, E.; Khazai, B.; Wenzel, F.
2008. Geophysical Research Abstracts, 10, 02375/1 - 2
Post-Tsunami Reconstruction in Sri Lanka and its Potential Impacts on Future Vulnerability.
Khazai, B.; Franco, G.; Ingram, J. C.; Rumbaitis del Rio, C.; Dias, P.; Dissanayake, R.; Chandratilake, R.; Kanna, J.
2006. Earthquake Spectra, 22 (S3), S829 - S844
Post-disaster recovery dilemmas: challenges in balancing short-term and long-term needs for vulnerability reduction.
Ingram, J. C.; Franco, G.; Rumbaitis-del Rio, C.; Khazai, B.
2006. Environmental science & policy, 9 (7-8), 607 - 613. doi:10.1016/j.envsci.2006.07.006
Social and Public Policy Issues following the Bam, Iran Earthquake.
Tierney, K.; Tobin, T.; Khazai, B.; Krimgold, F.
2005. Earthquake spectra, 21 (S1), S513 - S534
Bücher (Monographien)
Risk Analysis Course Manual For Instructors: Disaster Risk Management Online Program.
Khazai, B.; Daniell, J.; Apel, H.
2011. The World Bank/GFDRR, Washington (D.C.)
The Protective Role of Natural and Engineered Defense Systems in Coastal Hazards.
Khazai, B.; Ingram, J.; Saah, D.
2007. Spatial Informatics Group, San Leandro
Buchaufsätze
Framework for Systemic Socio-economic Vulnerability and Loss Assessment.
Khazai, B.; Daniell, J. E.; Düzgün, Ş.; Kunz-Plapp, T.; Wenzel, F.
2014. SYNER-G: Systemic Seismic Vulnerability and Risk Assessment of Complex Urban, Utility, Lifeline Systems and Critical Facilities. Ed.: K. Pitilakis, 89-130, Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht. doi:10.1007/978-94-017-8835-9_4
Incorporating ecology and natural resource management into disaster risk reduction.
Ingram, J. C.; Khazai, B.
2012. Integrating Ecology and Poverty Reduction: Ecological Dimensions. Ed.: J. C. Ingram, 369-392, Springer, New York (NY). doi:10.1007/978-1-4419-0633-5_22
Ecological Dimensions of Disaster Prevention, Integrating Ecology and Poverty Reduction.
Ingram, J. C.; Khazai, B.
2012. Integrating Ecology and Poverty Reduction - Ecological Dimensions. Ed.: J. C. Ingram, 369-292, Springer, Berlin
Risk and Resiliency Indicators.
Khazai, B.; Bendimerad, F.
2011. Earthquake and Megacities Report No. TR-1 1-03, Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) Project BW 600330 and 09526, March 2011, Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM)
Megacity Indicator Systems (MIS) for DRM in Greater Mumbai.
Khazai, B.; Bendimerad, F.
2011. Mumbai Disaster Risk Management Master Plan (DRRMP). Earthquake and Megacities Initiative, Final Technical Report, No. CR-1 1-0, 31; Project BW 600330 and 09526, March, 2011. Ed. F. Bendimerad, Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM)
Proceedingsbeiträge
Near Real-Time Forensic Disaster Analysis: experiences from hurricane Sandy.
Kunz, M.; Mühr, B.; Schröter, K.; Kunz-Plapp, T.; Daniell, J.; Khazai, B.; Wenzel, F.; Vannieuwenhuyse, M.; Gomes, T.; Münzberg, T.; Elmer, F.; Fohringer, J.; Lucas, C.; Trieselmann, W.; Zschau, J.
2013. European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly, Wien, Österreich, April 7-12, 2013
Near real-time forensic disaster analysis.
Wenzel, F.; Kunz, M.; Khazai, B.; Zschau, J.; Daniell, J. E.; Kunz-Plapp, T.
2013. ISCRAM2013 Academic Papers : 10th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management. Ed.: T. Comes, Comes, T. [Hrsg.] 10th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM), Baden-Baden, May 12-15, 2013 Conference Proceedings Karlsruhe : Karlsruhe Inst.of Technology, Campus North, 2013, 581-585, Baden-Baden
Resilliency Indicators for Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction in the City of Mumbai.
Khazai, B.; Bendimerad, F.; Wenzel, F.
2011. European Geosciences Union General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, April 3-8, 2011
A country level physical and community risk index in the Asia-Pacific region for earthquakes and floods.
Daniell, J. E.; Daniell, K. A.; Daniell, T. M.; Khazai, B.
2010. The 5th Civil Engineering Conference in the Asian Region and Australasian Structural Engineering Conference 2010 : CECAR 5 and ASEC 2010, 8 - 12 August 2010, Sydney, Australia. Conference Proceedings., Paper 0392
The Cost of Historic Earthquakes Today - Economic Analysis since 1900 through the use of CATDAT.
Daniell, J. E.; Wenzel, F.; Khazai, B.
2010. AEES Conference 2010: Abstracts of a Conference held by the Australian Earthquake Engineering Society, Perth, Western Australia, November 26-28, 2010. Ed.: K. McCue, 1 CD-Rom, Australian Earthquake Engineering Society, McKinnon (Vic.)
Vorträge
Wine: the increasing risk of a highly vulnerable industry globally to natural disasters and climate change (NH division outstanding ECS award lecture).
Daniell, J. E.; Daniell, T. M.; Daniell, K. A.; Wenzel, F.; Schäfer, A. M.; Kunz, M.; Kunz-Plapp, T.; Khazai, B.; Girard, T.; Burford, R.
2017. EGU General Assembly, Wien, A, April 23-28, 2017
The central European flood in June 2013: Exeriences from a near-real time disaster analysis in Germany.
Schröter, K.; Khazai, B.; Mühr, B.; Elmer, F.; Bessel, T.; Möhrle, S.; Dittrich, A.; Kreibich, H.; Föhringer, J.; Kunz-Plapp, T.; Trieselmann, W.; Kunz, M.; Merz, B.
2014. European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly, Wien, A, April 27 - May 2, 2014 Geophysical Research Abstracts, 16(2014) EGU2014-6054-1
The near real time forensic disaster analysis of the central European flood in June 2013. A graphical representation of the main results.
Schröter, K.; Elmer, F.; Trieselmann, W.; Kreibich, H.; Kunz, M.; Khazai, B.; Dransch, D.; Wenzel, F.; Zschau, J.; Merz, B.; Mühr, B.; Kunz-Plapp, T.; Möhrle, S.; Bessel, T.; Fohringer, J.
2014. European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly, Wien, A, April 27 - May 2, 2014 Geophysical Research Abstracts, 16(2014) EGU2014-16565
Das Hochwasser im Juni 2013 in Deutschland: Auslöser und Ausprägung.
Schröter, K.; Mühr, B.; Kunz, M.; Elmer, F.; Khazai, B.; Bessel, T.; Möhrle, S.; Dittrich, A.; Kunz-Plapp, T.; Kreibich, H.; Trieselmann, W.; Merz, B.
2014. Tag der Hydrologie 2014, Eichstätt, 20.-21.März 2014
Near real-time forensic disaster analysis.
Wenzel, F.; Kunz, M.; Khazai, B.; Zschau, J.; Daniell, J. E.; Kunz-Plapp, T.
2013. 10th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM), Baden-Baden, May 12-15, 2013
Near-real-time forensic disaster analysis: experiences from hurricane Sandy.
Kunz, M.; Mühr, B.; Schröter, K.; Kunz-Plapp, T.; Daniell, J.; Khazai, B.; Wenzel, F.; Vannieuwenhuyse, M.; Comes, T.; Münzberg, T.; Elmer, F.; Fohringer, J.; Lucas, C.; Trieselmann, W.; Zschau, J.
2013. European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly, Wien, A, April 7-12, 2013 Geophysical Research Abstracts, 15(2013) EGU2013-9183
Using semantic web for disaster management.
Khazai, B.
2009. Cityriskpedia, Asian Megacities Forum 2009, Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Management in Urban Development Planning and Local Governance, Mumbai, India, April 22-24, 2009
Megacity Indicator Systems (MIS) for Disaster Risk Management in Istanbul.
Khazai, B.; Wenzel, F.; Kilic, O.; Basmaci, A.; Konukcy, B.; Mentese, E. Y.; Sungay, B.
2009. International Conference on Megacities: Risk, Vulnerability and Sustainable Development, September 7-9, 2009, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Leipzig, Germany, 2009. Ed. D. Heinrichs
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