Speaker Bio

Dennis Wagenaar, PhD

Research Fellow, Disaster Analytics for Society Lab, NTU, Singapore

Dr. Dennis Wagenaar is a research fellow at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore in the Disaster Analytics for Society lab. He holds a PhD from the VU University in Amsterdam on the use of machine learning for flood risk modelling. Prior to joining NTU he worked for 8 years at Deltares, a research institute in the Netherlands focused on water management. There he worked on many flood risk assessments around the world, where he gained ample experience in the use of models and data for tackling societal problems.  He’s one of the founders of an international working group on the responsible use of artificial intelligence in disaster risk management. As member of that group he was one of the authors of a World Bank/Deltares lead publication on this topic.