PhD Dipl.-Ing. Andreas Schäfer, CTO
Andreas is an expert for advanced soft computing, developing self-adapting, dynamic technologies for natural hazard and risk modelling. In addition, he is an active member and the current president of Engineers Without Borders (KIT) coordinating several engineering projects in 7 countries. Since 2015 he is pursuing his PhD in physics developing cutting-edge risk modelling software for hydrological hazards (tsunamis, storm surge), while he is also active on risk communication, both on social media platforms (CATnews) and public stages (Science Slams).
- Hazard Modelling
- Full Stack IT Development
- Science Communication
- Risk Modelling
- Catastrophe Data Analysis
For Andreas, a main research focus is the development of smart and fast hazard and risk modelling systems. He already developed GPU-based and partially AI-supported tools for tsunami, earthquake and aftershock risk & hazard modelling.
In addition, rapid impact mapping and gamification technologies are amony his other research interests