EHS On Tap: E99 Predicting Evacuation Behaviors With Location Data

On episode 99 of EHS On Tap, Xilei Zhao, assistant professor at the University of Florida, and Jeff White, CEO of Gravy Analytics, talk about using location analytics data to predict evacuation behaviors during natural disasters.

Xilei Zhao is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering at the University of Florida. She received her MSE in Applied Mathematics and Statistics and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University in 2017. She specializes in applying data science (data analytics, machine learning, optimization, and simulation), complex systems modeling, and risk assessment to tackle challenging problems in transportation and resilience.

Jeff White is the founder and CEO of Gravy Analytics. Prior to founding Gravy, he founded several companies and led them to successful exits. These companies include mySBX (sold to Deltek in 2009) and Blue Canopy (sold to a private investment firm in 2007). He has over two decades of experience leading successful companies and was awarded the D.C. Technology Entrepreneur of the Year in 2011.