2017 (through January):

R. Zimmerman, Presentation No. P17-20592 “Integrating Physical and Cyber-Security Workforce” in Session 619: “Transportation Workforce Needs for Critical Infrastructure Resilience for Physical Security and Related Cyber-Security Challenges,” Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington, DC,  January 10, 2017.

R. Zimmerman, Presentation No: P17-21625 Title: “Role of Transportation Policies, Protocols and Regulations in Mitigating Environmental Health Risks,” in Workshop 101 “The Nexus of Transportation and Environmental Health Governance: Intersections and Collisions Across and Within Borders,” Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, January 8, 2017.



R. Zimmerman, “Reducing Risk Magnification in Infrastructure Failures,” Society for Risk Analysis Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, December 14, 2016.

R. Zimmerman, “Resilience of Urban Transit Systems to Extreme Weather Events,” Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning annual conference, Portland, OR, November 5, 2016.

R. Zimmerman,Panelist, Climate Change: What’s in the Wind, NYU Alumni Day, New York, NY: NYU, October 22, 2016.

R. Zimmerman, “The Transit and Jobs Nexus: Insights for Transit Oriented Development (TOD) and A Commentary, In Getting There from Here: A Conversation About Regional Transportation,” Fordham Urban Law J. Cooper-Walsh Colloquium, New York, NY, October 21, 2016.

R. Zimmerman, “Infrastructure System Interconnectivity Effects on Resilience,” session titled Decision-Making and Evaluation of Proposed Alternatives, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Colorado State University International Workshop on Modeling of Physical, Economic, and Social Systems for Resilience Assessment, Reston, VA, October 19, 2016.

R. Zimmerman, “Effective Public Service Communication Networks for Climate Change Adaptation,” Presentation at the North American Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation. Fostering Resilience and the Regional Capacity to Adapt, August 16-18, 2016, Columbia U., New York, NY. August 18, 2016.

R. Zimmerman, Panel presentation on “financial aspects of critical infrastructure transformations,” for the Transforming Infrastructure in NYC for Sustainability: Critical Needs and Opportunities Workshop, co-organized by Hunter College (CUNY) and NASA/GISS, Columbia University. New York, NY: Hunter College. April 25, 2016.

R. Zimmerman, “Issues of Intermodal Connectivity and Eco-Mobility,” Transportation Transformed. Advancing Eco-friendly Mobility, sponsored by UTRC Region 2, NYSERDA, NYSDOT, and NYIT. New York, NY: NYIT. April 7, 2016.

R. Zimmerman, Panel organizer, moderator, speaker. Critical Transportation Infrastructure Protection Committee (ABR10) Workshop 111, Panel 2: Physical Security: Why It’s Critical to Resilience. Presentation: “Physical Security: New Emerging Needs and Innovations,” Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Washington, DC. January 10, 2016.



R. Zimmerman, Invited Participant and presenter (invited). “Climate, Infrastructure and Health,” Conference Name: Will Climate Change Health? Session 3 Critical Infrastructure & Systems. Sponsor: The Institute for Public Knowledge in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. December 15, 2015. 

R. Zimmerman, Paper Presentation, “Adapting Communications for Complex, Interdependent Technological Risks,” #71-815480 Society for Risk Analysis Annual Meeting, Arlington, VA. December 7, 2015.

R. Zimmerman, Q. Zhu, Z. Guo and N. Memon, “Overcoming Cyber Threats to Transportation Vehicles and Roadway Infrastructure,” University Transportation Research Center's 3rd Annual Transportation Technology Symposium: Innovative Mobility Solutions, New York: NY Institute of Technology.

R. Zimmerman, Invited Panelist, “Heat Waves and Infrastructure,” Conference Name: Extreme Heat Hot Cities. Adapting to a Hotter World, Urban Heat & Infrastructure panel, Sponsored by the AIANY Design for Risk and Reconstruction (DfRR) Committee, Center for Architecture, New York, NY.…;… November 12, 2015.

R. Zimmerman, Invited Provocateur Presentation, Workshop on Human Adaptations to Climate Change: Impacts on the Resilience of Regional Food, Energy, and Water Systems, Columbus, OH: The Ohio State University. November 5, 2015.

R. Zimmerman, Invited Keynote Speaker, Hurricane Sandy: Community Recovery & Resilience, The New York Women’s Foundation with NYU Wagner, NYU-Wagner. November 2, 2015.

Q. Zhu, F. De Leon, Z. Guo, N. Memon and R. Zimmerman, “A Meta-Network System Framework For Resilient Analysis and Design of Interdependent Critical Infrastructures,” Poster presentation at the National Workshop on Resilience Research (NWRR) for Critical Infrastructure 2015. October 22, 2015.

R. Zimmerman, Invited Presentation, “Why is Achieving Sustainability So Urgent in Communities Today?” Sustainable Decision Making seminar, U.S.EPA Region 2, New York, NY. October 14, 2015.

Q. Zhu and R. Zimmerman, “Transforming the Resilience of Cognitive, Cyber-physical Systems,” Session S/I-04 “Meta-Network Models for Resilient Interdependent Infrastructures,” Resilience Week 2015. Philadelphia, PA. August 19, 2015.

R. Zimmerman and Q. Zhu, “Measures and Models for Electric Power Dependencies and Interdependencies with Other Critical Infrastructures” Poster Presentation, New York Scientific Data Summit (NYSDS) 2015, sponsored by Brookhaven National Laboratory, Stony Brook University, New York University and the Institute for Advanced Computational Science, New York, NY. August 4, 2015.

R. Zimmerman, Invited Presentation, “Measures of Public Infrastructure Service Sector Recovery from Disasters, NYU Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP). June 4, 2015.

R. Zimmerman, Invited Presentation, “Transportation and Risk Challenges,” in Transportation Risk & Security, Rutgers University, Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. February 18, 2015.

R. Zimmerman, “Building resilient public service infrastructure responsive to storms and other emergencies,” Urban Planning Program faculty research presentation for MUP students. February 5, 2015.

R. Zimmerman, “Untangling Electric Power Interdependencies with Other Infrastructures Mediated by Communication Technologies,” CRISSP Workshop on Interdependent Networks, New York, NY: NYUPoly, January 20, 2015.…

R. Zimmerman, “Multi-Modal Transit Connectivity for Flexibility in Extreme Events,” with C. E. Restrepo, J. E. Sellers, A. Amirapu, and T.R. Pearson, Transportation Research Board annual meeting, Washington, D.C., January 13, 2015.



R. Zimmerman, “Breaking the barriers: Communication networks for risk reduction in technological disasters,” Society for Risk Analysis annual meeting, Denver, CO, December 8, 2014.

R. Zimmerman, “Pipeline Emergency Response: Understanding the Risk and Planning Communication Needs,” N. Groner, C. Jennings and R. Zimmerman*, New York, NY: Christian Regenhard Center for Emergency Response Studies (RaCERS), John Jay College of Criminal Justice, December 2, 2014.

R. Zimmerman, “Extreme Events and Transportation Planning for the Poor,” with C E. Restrepo, Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA, November 1, 2014.

R. Zimmerman,  “The Recovery and Adaptability of Vital Public Transit Services Following Hurricane Sandy and Implications for Other Extreme Events,” presented at the Command, Control, and Interoperability Center for Advanced Data Analysis (CCICADA) Workshop: S&T Innovations and Applications in Hurricane Sandy Research – October 21-22, 2014…, October 21-22, 2014.

R. Zimmerman, Invited Plenary Lecture, “Adapting Transportation to Global Risk Challenges,” International Association for the History of Transport, Traffic and Mobility (T2M), 12th Annual Conference, Spinoffs of Mobility: Technology, Risk & Innovation, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA.…, September 18, 2014.

R. Zimmerman, Panel presentation, Panel Session: Resilience Lessons Learned for the next Hurricane Sandy (the Framework), National Institute of Standards and Technology Developing a Community-Centered Approach to Disaster Resilience, Hoboken, NJ: Stevens Institute of Technology (host).…, July 30, 2014.

R. Zimmerman, Invited presentation, “Innovations for Robust Infrastructure Services in a Time of Extremes,” Stevens Institute of Technology, University Seminar Series, Hoboken, NJ, July 3, 2014.

R. Zimmerman, “Electric Power Delivery and Transit Infrastructure Performance Models for Sandy,” Dorothy A. Reed (presenter), C. J. Friedland, R. Zimmerman, and S. Wang, 94th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, February 6, 2014.

R. Zimmerman, “Introduction to Transportation Infrastructure Cost Recovery Needs,” in Session titled Cost Recovery Strategies for Transportation Agencies: Protecting Transportation Infrastructure and Systems Through Financial Strength, Transportation Research Board 93rd Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, January 13, 2014.



R. Zimmerman, “Network approaches to assess critical infrastructure risks,” Society for Risk Analysis annual meeting, Baltimore, MD, December 10, 2013.

R. Zimmerman, Presentation in “Disasters and Planning: An Emerging Direction for Planning Education,” The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning Administrator’s Conference, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, November 15, 2013.…

R. Zimmerman, Introduction, “Integrating Planning and Resilient Infrastructure: The Next Frontier,” panel for the 2013 APA NY Metro Chapter Conference, New York, NY, November 8, 2013.

R. Zimmerman, “Once Again, the Urban Planning Challenge Associated with Climate Change and Disasters,” DIMACS/CCICADA Workshop on Urban Planning for Climate Events, DIMACS Center, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, September 23, 2013.

R. Zimmerman, “Network attributes of critical infrastructure, vulnerability, and consequence assessment,” (published proceedings by Taylor & Francis, A.A. Balkema Publishers) 11th International Conference for Structural Safety and Reliability (ICOSSAR), Mini-Symposium: Risk Assessment of Terrorist Attack on Buildings and other Civil Infrastructure Systems, held at Columbia University, New York, NY, June 16-20, 2013.…

R. Zimmerman, “Preparing Infrastructure for Extreme Weather Events,” Preparing for Climate Change: Energy Storage, Emergency Services and Resilient Infrastructure, New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) 8th Annual Energy Conference, NYIT de Seversky Conference Center, Old Westbury, NY, June 13, 201..

R. Zimmerman, Presentation on “Rapid/Collaborative Research: Collection of Perishable Hurricane Sandy Data on Weather-Related Damage to Urban Power and Transit Infrastructure,” Science and Technology (S&T) Innovations in Hurricane Sandy Research, sponsored for the NSF by the U.S. DHS Command, Control, and Interoperability Center for Advanced Data Analysis (CCICADA) and the Center for Discrete Mathematics & Theoretical Computer Science (DIMACS) Special Focus on Algorithmic Decision Theory, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, June 5, 2013..;

R. Zimmerman, “Infrastructure and the Extremes” Public Forum Series on Sandy, Climate Change and the Future of New York City, Panel on Infrastructure, NYU Institute for Public Knowledge, New York, NY, May 14, 2013.…


R. Zimmerman, “Opening Remarks: the New Green,” NYC League of Conservation Voters Environmental Fund NYLCVEF Environmental Candidate School, New York, NY, May 11, 2013.

R. Zimmerman, “Dependency of Electric Power on Information Technology and Cybersecurity,” Session 5 Energy Cybersecurity II, Advanced Energy 2013, Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York, NY, May 1, 2013.… I\I5 Energy Cybersecurity II\Rae Zimmerman

R. Zimmerman, “Roads Toward Resilience,” UK Trade & Investment  Mission: Hurricane Sandy Solidarity Campaign, Session 2: Utilities and Telecom, British Consulate-General, New York, NY, April 18, 2013.

R. Zimmerman, “Frontiers in Assessing/Managing Risks, Strategies to minimize infrastructure disruptions from Natural Disasters,” Seminar on Public Health Risks and Private Initiatives (including Infrastructure Strategies), Society for Risk Analysis Metropolitan Chapter,  Columbia University Alumni Center, New York, NY, April 18, 2013.…

R. Zimmerman, “The Role of Ferries in Disaster Response and Recovery,” Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance 2013Waterfront Conference, Panel: Sandy News Flash: Island People Need Ferries, Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance, New York, NY, April 9, 2013.

R. Zimmerman, “Climate Change: Now What?” Panel: Cities and Climate Change: What is Our Future?  NYU-SCPS Paul McGhee Division, New York, NY, April 2, 2013.

R. Zimmerman, “Selected Factors Affecting Costs and Financing for Disasters,” Conference on Futureproofing Our Cities Urban Resilience, At What Cost? Panel 1: Assessing and Minimizing the Problem: Economic Implications, Newman Real Estate Institute, Baruch College, CUNY, New York, NY, March 14, 2013.

R. Zimmerman, “Sustainability Concepts in Urban Planning, Policy and Management,” Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Sustainability: Transforming Curriculum in Higher Education, NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies Paul McGhee Division and Steinhardt School Wallerstein Collaborative for Urban Environmental Education, New York, NY, March 12, 2013.



R. Zimmerman, “Water Stories: Catastrophic Infrastructure and Environmental Failures from Water and Some Potential Directions Toward Reducing Adverse Consequences,” Presented at Water. Water Everywhere: Ecology, Conservation, Adaptation, Transportation Research Board ADC60 Committee, Session 1, Sandy: The Big Picture, held at MTA NYCT, New York, NY, December 4, 2012. Posted at:;…

R. Zimmerman, “Planning and Policy,” Presented at the Panel “Hurricane Sandy and Beyond: Engineering, Ecology, and Policy Pathways in an Era of Climate Change,” sponsored by the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College and the City University of New York, Institute for Sustainable Cities, invited panelist, New York, NY: Roosevelt House, Hunter College, New York, NY, December 3, 2012..…

R. Zimmerman, “Public Transportation System Networks to Promote Energy and Environmental Efficiency in Urban and Exurban Areas,” (poster) APPAM 34th Annual Fall Research Conference, Baltimore, MD, November 9, 2012.

R. Zimmerman, “Promoting Environmental and Social Connectivity Within Cities Through Transportation,” ACSP 53rd Annual Conference, Cincinnati, OH November 3, 2012.

R. Zimmerman, “Event Diagnostics for Risk Decision and Communication Connectivity to Reduce Consequences of Infrastructure and Technological Catastrophes,” National Science Foundation and Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) joint conference Reckoning with the Risk of Catastrophes, Washington, DC, October 3-5, 2012.  Posted at:…;…

R. Zimmerman, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, 7th Annual Land Policy Conference on “Infrastructure and Land Policies,” invited chairperson, Session V Managing Externalities, Cambridge, MA, June 4-5, 2012.

R. Zimmerman, “The Geography of Transport Resiliency in the Face of Natural and Human Induced Disasters.”  Geography of Disaster Session, Association of American Geographers, New York, NY, February 28, 2012.

R. Zimmerman, “Resilience: Emerging from Disasters,” in Building Resilience to Environmental Hazards: Space, Time, and Scale, Invited panel participant hosted by the Hazards Specialty Group, Association of American Geographers, New York, NY, February 26, 2012.

R. Zimmerman, “Cyber Security for Physical Infrastructure Protection,” I3P Consortium Meeting, New York, NY, February 3, 2012.

R. Zimmerman, “Transforming Transportation Through Information Technology: Opportunities and Vulnerabilities” (P12-5410), Panel titled, Transportation Cybersecurity: How Secure Are Your Car, Plane, and Other Transportation Systems (Number 691), Transportation Research Board annual conference panel, Washington, DC, January 26, 2012.



R. Zimmerman, “Risk Perceptions and Actions of WTC Attack Survivors Compared Inside and Outside the WTC Towers,” Rae Zimmerman, New York University; Martin F. Sherman, Loyola University Maryland; Robyn Gershon, Columbia University, Society for Risk Analysis annual meeting, Charleston, SC, December 5, 2011.

R. Zimmerman, Panel chair (invited) Session titled, Addressing Crises and Other Thorny Policy Problems, APPAM Annual Conference, Washington, DC, November 3, 2011.

R. Zimmerman, “Transportation Network Planning to Increase Infrastructure Resiliency in Disasters,” Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, Salt Lake City, Utah, October 16, 2011.

R. Zimmerman, Panel moderator, Conference on Alternative Fuel Vehicles and Infrastructure Requirements: Bringing Innovation to our Streets, organized by the Rudin Center for Transportation, NYU-Wagner, June 14, 2011.

R. Zimmerman, Jointly Addressing Shared Risks to Critical Infrastructure: The role for public policy in enabling effective public-private partnerships, hosted by NYU-Wagner for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security., April 5, 2011.

R. Zimmerman, Resilience Before and After Disasters. Planning the Unplanned: Disaster resilience and reconstruction, Sponsor: NYU-Wagner, Urban Planning Student Association,, March 29, 2011.

R. Zimmerman, Introduction. ElectriCITY:  The Future of the Sustainable Grid, Sponsors: NYU-Wagner, Wagner Environmental Policy & Action (WEPA) in Partnership with NYC ACRE and NYU Sustainability, New York, Wagner, Puck Building., March 29, 2011.

R. Zimmerman, “Infrastructure: The critical link and cutting edge for disaster recovery and mitigation,” Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting in panel on “Disaster Recovery/Mitigation Planning and Infrastructure Resilience,” January 26, 2011. 



J. Falccoccio and R. Zimmerman, “The Importance of Information Technology (IT) for Transportation Security,” Workshop on Interdisciplinary Studies in Information Security and Privacy (WISSP10), Panel on Digital Security of Critical Infrastructure, NYUAD, Abu Dhabi, UAE, October 3-4, 2010.

R. Zimmerman, “Networks to Support Urban Infrastructure in Disasters,” Poster presentation, The International School and Conference on Network Science (NetSci2010), Cambridge, Massachusetts, MIT, May 13-14, 2010.

R. Zimmerman panel presentation for the Underdome Sessions on Energy and Public Life, Session on “Risk,” Columbia University Studio-X and the Van Alen Institute, October 21, 2010.

C.E. Restrepo, J.S. Simonoff, G.D. Thurston and R. Zimmerman, “Seasonal Ambient Concentrations of Particulate Matter and Asthma Hospitalizations in New York City,” Poster Presentation, The American Association for Aerosol Research (AAAR) Specialty Conference: Air Pollution and Health: Bridging the Gap from Sources to Health Outcomes, San Diego, California, March 22-26, 2010.

R. Zimmerman “Transportation Protection and Recovery in an Age of Disasters,” Transportation Research Board 89th Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, January 12, 2010.

R. Zimmerman, “Mobility in 2050,” Envisioning a Low-Carbon Clean Energy Economy in New York, New York Academy of Sciences, New York, NY, January 5, 2010.



R. Zimmerman, C.E. Restrepo and J.S. Simonoff “Solving multiple risks is better than solving one: Risk-based co-benefit assessment for infrastructure investments,” Society for Risk Analysis annual meeting, Baltimore, MD, December 9, 2009.

J.S. Simonoff, C.E. Restrepo and R. Zimmerman “Cost consequence estimates for natural gas transmission and distribution incidents as a risk management tool,” Society for Risk Analysis annual meeting, Baltimore, MD, December 9, 2009.

R. Zimmerman, “Infrastructure Dependencies, Interdependencies, and Security: Measuring Anecdotes,” Infrastructure Security Workshop, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, October 14, 2009.

R. Zimmerman, “Evacuation and Transportation Planning,” Infrastructure Security Workshop, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, October 13, 2009.

R. Zimmerman, “The New Sustainability: Co-benefits of Secure and Green Infrastructures for Cities and Their Regions,” Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, Washington, DC, October 2, 2009.

J.S. Simonoff, Restrepo, C., R. Zimmerman, Naphtali, Z, Willis, H., “Resource Allocation and Infrastructure Density Around Vulnerable Sites,” 2009 Joint Statistical Meetings, section on Statisticians in Defense and National Security, August 2-6, 2009.

R. Zimmerman, Restrepo, C., Simonoff, J.,  “The Age of Infrastructure in a Time of Security and Natural Hazards,” Aging Infrastructures Workshop, sponsored by the DHS S&T Directorate and Columbia University, New York, NY, July 21, 2009.

R. Zimmerman Restrepo, C., “Analyzing Cascading Effects within Infrastructure Sectors for Consequence Reduction,” 2009 IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security, Waltham, MA, May 11, 2009.

R. Zimmerman, “Transportation and Climate Change.” Panel on Climate Change: Integrating Transportation, Energy, the Environment, and Health, Transportation & Infrastructure Issues for the Next Decade, Policy Research Institute, Princeton, NJ, March 6, 2009.

C.E. Restrepo, R. Zimmerman, J.S. Simonoff, and Z.S. Naphtali, “Data Needs and Availability for Infrastructure Incident Analysis Vulnerability Assessment of Critical Infrastructure, With Case Studies on Power Transmission Networks and Dams,” Presentation and discussion paper, Workshop on Vulnerability Assessment of Critical Infrastructure, With Case Studies on Power Transmission Networks and Dams, University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison), Madison, WI, January 13-14, 2009.



R. Zimmerman, J.S. Simonoff, Z.S. Naphtali, C.E. Restrepo, and H. Willis, “Measures of Critical Infrastructure Density around Vulnerable Facilities,” Society for Risk Analysis, Boston, MA, December 9, 2008.

R. Zimmerman, “Securing Infrastructure Services in the Digital Age,” Panel on Hooked on Technology: The Benefits and Dangers of the Digital Age, The NYU Alumni Association, November 6, 2008.

R. Zimmerman, presentation for “U.S. Department of Homeland Security,” DHS Modeling & Simulation Workshop,” Suffolk, VA , October 28-30,

R. Zimmerman. Invited presentation (and subsequent paper) on “Public Investment in American Cities: Infrastructure, Services and Delivery,” Shape of the American City, a conference co-sponsored by the Penn Institute for Urban Research and the American Academy of Political Science and Social Science, Philadelphia, PA, October 24-25, 2008.

C. Rosenzweig and R. Zimmerman, “Integrating Transportation, Population and Hazards Data for Risk Avoidance During Emergencies,” NYC Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene/Office of Emergency Management, New York, NY, July 15, 2008.

R. Zimmerman, C.E. Restrepo, J.S. Simonoff, Z.S. Naphtali, A. M. Culpen, “Hazards, Infrastructure Incidents and Social Equity in Urban Areas,” Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP)/Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP) World Planning Congress, Chicago, IL, July 8, 2008.

R. Zimmerman, C.E. Restrepo and J.S. Simonoff, Paper presentation for “Security: Advancing a Framework for Enquiries (SAFE),” Istanbul, Turkey. Sponsored by the European Science Foundation and NATO. Workshop 4: Management of Security: Successes and Failures, May 21-23, 2008.

C. E. Restrepo, Z. S. Naphtali and R. Zimmerman, “Using GIS to evaluate the distribution, concentration and level of risk posed by dams in the United States,” the Association of American Geographers’ (AAG) Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, April 15-19, 2008.

R. Zimmerman, C. E. Restrepo, and J. S. Simonoff, Infrastructure Disruptions and Recovery Rates in Disasters, ASCE Metropolitan Section Infrastructure Group Technical Seminar “New York City Infrastructure Critical Needs,” Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, NY, March 24, 2008.

R.Zimmerman, C. E. Restrepo, and J. S. Simonoff, Regression modeling and prediction of causes and consequences of oil & gas pipeline accidents and electric power outages, Second Annual Homeland Defense and Security Education Summit, University of Maryland University College, College Park, MD, March 19, 2008.

R. Zimmerman, An Educational Initiative Combining Security and Global Climate Change (GCC) Needs for Critical Infrastructure Protection, Second Annual Homeland Defense and Security Education Summit, University of Maryland University College, College Park, MD, March 18, 2008.

A.Culpen, Graduate Research Assistant (with others), Student Poster and Presentation. Infrastructure Needs of Vulnerable Populations in Catastrophes, New York University, Wagner School, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, University Network Summit and Student Day, Washington, DC, March 18, 2008.

C. E. Restrepo, R. Zimmerman, and J. S. Simonoff, “Risk Communication in Support of Energy, Transportation and Water Services,” 2008 Risk Symposium, Santa Fe, NM, March 11, 2008.

R. Zimmerman, “New Paradigms to Simultaneously Achieve Environmental Sustainability and Security for Infrastructure,” Public Entity Risk Institute (PERI) Web Symposium, “Infrastructure Risk and Renewal: The Clash of Blue and Green, January 14-18, 2008.

R. Zimmerman and C.E. Restrepo, “Research Directions for Analytical Tools to Portray and Monitor Infrastructure Vulnerability for Resource Allocation,” Panel on Securing Critical Infrastructures in New York State: Directions for Research and Application, Conference on Protecting New York from Terrorism and Disaster: Taking Stock, Setting Directions, Looking Forward, Protect New York Society, Levin Institute of SUNY, New York, NY, January 11, 2008.

R. Zimmerman and J.S. Simonoff, “Transportation Density and Opportunities for Expediting Recovery to Promote Security,” Panel on Transportation Security in New York, Conference on Protecting New York from Terrorism and Disaster: Taking Stock, Setting Directions, Looking Forward, Protect New York Society, Levin Institute of SUNY, New York, NY, January 10, 2008.



C.E. Restrepo, J.S. Simonoff and R. Zimmerman “Risk and Vulnerability Measures for Infrastructure Asset Protection: Bridges and Dams,” Society for Risk Analysis Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, December 20, 2007.

R. Zimmerman with C.E. Restrepo and J.S. Simonoff, “Infrastructure Impacts of Global Climate Change,” Global Climate Change and Greenhouse Gases. Market Incentives, Risks, and Lessons. Interactive Seminar. Sponsored by the Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) NY Metro Chapter and Columbia Students for Environmental Action; co-Sponsored by The Louis Berger Group Inc., New York, NY, November 15, 2007.

R. Zimmerman, “Status of Recovery in New York Since the World Trade Center Attacks,” Invited presentation at the Disasters Roundtable Workshop, Recovering from Disaster, National Academies, Washington, DC, October 17, 2007.

R. Zimmerman, C. Restrepo, Z. S. Naphtali and J.S. Simonoff, “Impact of Infrastructure Trends & Issues on Public Transportation for a Sustainable Future,” Invited presentation for the session on APTA’s Visioning Initiative: Public Transportation’s Role in a Sustainable, Physical & Natural Environment, American Public Transportation Association Annual Meeting, Charlotte, NC, October 9, 2007.

R. Zimmerman, C.E. Restrepo, Z.S. Naphtali, J.S. Simonoff, “Analyzing Infrastructure Vulnerabilities to Multiple Hazards” Symposium on Emerging Developments in Multi-Hazard Engineering, Co-sponsored by the Architectural Engineering Institute of ASCE (AEI) and the Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research (MCEER, U. of Buffalo) and sponsored by the Steel Institute of New York. McGraw Hill Conference Center, New York, NY, September 18, 2007.

R. Zimmerman, C.E. Restrepo, B. Nagorsky, and A.M. Culpen “Vulnerability of the Elderly During Natural Hazard Events,” University of Colorado (Boulder), Hazards and Disasters Researchers Meeting; Vulnerable Populations in Disaster: Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Session, Boulder, CO, July 12, 2007.

C.E. Restrepo and R. Zimmerman, “Spatial and Temporal Distribution of Heat Related Incidents in the United States, Consequence Measures, Vulnerable Populations and Risk Management, 1980-2005,” University of Colorado (Boulder), Natural Hazards Center 32nd Annual Natural Hazards Research and Applications Workshop, Informational Research Abstract R07-30. Boulder, CO, July 9-11, 2007.

B. Nagorsky and A. Culpen, “Special Vulnerabilities of Elderly in Disasters from Infrastructure Failures,” Poster presentation, U.S. DHS 2007 Homeland Security S&T Stakeholders Conference, Washington, DC, May 23, 2007.

S. Clark and A. Culpen, “Security Resource Allocation Using Infrastructure Condition as Potential Terrorist Targets,” Poster presentation, U.S. DHS 2007 Homeland Security S&T Stakeholders Conference, Washington, DC, May 23, 2007.

A. Culpen, N. Haphuriwat, and J. Menoyo, “Resource Allocation Based on Valuations of Infrastructure Targets,” Poster presentation, U.S. DHS 2007 Homeland Security S&T Stakeholders Conference, Washington, DC, May 23, 2007.

R. Zimmerman, Z.S. Naphtali, and C.E. Restrepo, “Spatial concentration of critical infrastructure systems and resource allocation for national security grants,” Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 19, 2007.

C.E. Restrepo, J.S. Simonoff, R. Zimmerman, and Z.S. Naphtali, “Spatial Distribution of Electricity and Oil and Gas Pipeline Failures,” First Annual International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Working Group (WG) 11.10 International Conference on Critical Infrastructure Protection, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, March 21, 2007.

C.E. Restrepo, J.S. Simonoff, and R. Zimmerman, “Vulnerabilities in the Oil and Gas Industry,” First Annual International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Working Group (WG) 11.10 International Conference on Critical Infrastructure Protection, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, March 20, 2007.

R. Zimmerman, “University Research in Transportation Security Planning,” Presentation for the panel, Adapting Transportation Planning to Homeland Security, Transportation Research Board Annual Conference, Washington, DC, January 22, 2007.



Symposium for CREATE organized and chaired by R. Zimmerman with four paper presentations, “Decision Analysis for Risk Management of Catastrophic Events,” Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, December 4-6, 2006.

L.B. Lave, A.Z. Rose, C.E. Restrepo, J.S. Simonoff, R. Zimmerman, and M.R. Greenberg, “Approaches to Integrated Risk and Economic Analysis for Electric Power Disruption,” SRA Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, December 4-6, 2006.

J.S. Simonoff, C.E. Restrepo, and R. Zimmerman, “Measures of Risks of Failure of Oil and Gas Facilities for Energy Risk Management,” SRA Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, December 4-6, 2006.

R. Zimmerman, “Connectivity and Consistency of Environmental Decision Tools for Community Planning,” Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) 2006 Annual Conference, Fort Worth, TX, November 9-12, 2006.

R. Zimmerman, Invited Panelist for Panel on “The New York City Region and the University,” Terrorism and the University Conference, John Jay College, New York, NY, November 10-11, 2006.

R. Zimmerman, C.E. Restrepo, J.S. Simonoff, and Z.S. Naphtali, “Modeling Spatial Concentration of Transportation Systems to Assess Vulnerability to Natural Hazard and Terrorist Threats,” INFORMS, Pittsburgh, PA, November 5-8, 2006.

C.E. Restrepo, Invited Presenter, “Infrastructure: How Firm is the Foundation,” Symposium 300 Million Americans, National Press Club, Population Resource Center, Washington DC, October 5, 2006.

A. Culpen, B. Nagorsky, W.E. Remington, and R. Zimmerman, ICIS poster and handouts “Evacuation of the Elderly in Disasters,” Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management (and ICIS participation) Good to Go: Transit Options for Older Adults, New York, NY, September 26, 2006.

R. Zimmerman, “World Trade Center Evacuation and Communication and Transportation,” World Trade Center Evacuation Study Scientific Meeting, Translating Research into Practice, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, New York, NY, September 15, 2006. [Focused on a statistical analysis of the role that infrastructure systems played in enabling survivors to reach initial and ultimate destinations after the attacks.]

R. Zimmerman and C.E. Restrepo, “Planning Tools to Protect Border Area Infrastructure,” 2006 World Planning Schools Congress, Mexico City, Mexico, July 11-16, 2006.

R. Zimmerman and C.E. Restrepo, “Information Technology (IT) and Critical Infrastructure Interdependencies for Emergency Response,” Third International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM) 2006, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ, May 16, 2006.

R. Zimmerman, “Sustainability and Security,” American Planning Association 2006 National Planning Conference, Local Strategies to Achieve Sustainability, San Antonio, TX, April 23, 2006.

R. Zimmerman, “Hurricane Katrina: Societal Impacts of Civil & Environmental Infrastructure in New Orleans,” New York University-Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York, NY, April 18, 2006.

C.E. Restrepo, J.S. Simonoff and R. Zimmerman, “Analyzing Vulnerabilities in the Oil and Gas Sector from Incident Data,” Los Alamos National Laboratories Risk Symposium 2006 - Risk Analysis for Homeland Security and Defense: Theory and Application, Santa Fe, NM, March 21, 2006.

R. Zimmerman, “NYC Electricity: Achieving Security and Sustainability,” panel presentation for Energy System Research & Innovation: New York City Electricity-Past, Present, Future, Co-sponsored by the NY Academy of Sciences Environmental Sciences Section, Metropolitan Engineering Society’s Council (MESC), and the Association of Energy Engineers NY Chapter (NY-AEE), New York, NY, February 21, 2006.

C.E. Restrepo, J.S. Simonoff, and R. Zimmerman, “Unraveling Geographic Interdependencies in Electric Power Infrastructure,” Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Kauai, HI, January 4, 2006.



R. Zimmerman, C.E. Restrepo, J.S. Simonoff and L.B. Lave, “Estimating Risks and Consequences of Catastrophic Energy and Electricity Outages,” Society for Risk Analysis Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, December 7, 2005.

R. Zimmerman, “Global Climate Change Impacts on Coastal Infrastructure Services,” U.S. Climate Change Science Program Workshop: Climate Science in Support of Decisionmaking, Washington, DC, November 14, 2005.

Å.J. Holmgren “A European perspective on protecting critical infrastructure from catastrophe: Planning for the Protection of Critical Infrastructures Against Attacks: Policy and Risk Assessment,” NYU-Wagner, New York, NY, September 28, 2005.

R. Zimmerman, C.E. Restrepo, J.S. Simonoff and L.B. Lave, “Risk and Economic Costs of a Terrorist Attack on the Electric System,” Second CREATE Economics Symposium: Economic Costs & Consequences of a Terrorist Attack, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, August 19, 2005.

R. Zimmerman, “Robust Transportation and Future Threats: from Terrorism to Climate Change,” U.S. DOT, FHWA Advanced Research Forum, Boston, MA, July 13, 2005.

R. Zimmerman, C.E. Restrepo, R.E. Schuler, L.B. Lave, J.S. Simonoff; N.J. Dooskin, J. Fraissinet, R.V. Hartwell, J.I. Miller and W.E. Remington “Estimating Consequences of Terrorism Attacks Against Critical Infrastructure: Electric Power Case,” Institute for Information Infrastructure Protection (I3P), Dartmouth College Consortium Meeting, NYU, New York, NY, June 16, 2005.

R. Zimmerman, C.E. Restrepo, N.J. Dooskin, J. Fraissinet, R.V. Hartwell, J.I. Miller and W.E. Remington “Diagnostic Tools to Estimate Consequences of Terrorism Attacks Against Critical Infrastructure,” Proceedings, U.S. Department of Homeland Security conference, Working Together: Research and Development Partnerships in Homeland Security, Boston, MA, April 27, 2005.

R. Zimmerman, “Security Planning: Protecting Infrastructure and the Public Realm,” American Planning Association, Metropolitan Chapter Annual Conference, New National Challenges – New York Solutions – A Survival Guide for Planners, New York, NY, April 22, 2005.

R. Zimmerman, “Outside of the Box: Indicator-based Assessments for Terrorist Attacks” CREATE Research Symposium: Terrorism Risk Analysis, Los Angeles, CA, January 14-15, 2005.…



R. Zimmerman, L.B. Lave and R.E. Schuler, “Consequence Assessment Methods for Terrorist Acts Against Critical Infrastructure” for Risk Analysis in the Age of Terrorism and Homeland Security panel, Society for Risk Analysis Annual Meeting. Moderator: R. Hall; Discussant: D. von Winterfeldt; Papers: B. Zycher; R. Zimmerman; V. Bier and A.S. Nagaraj; H.H. Willis, A.R. Morral, J.J. Medby, and T.K. Kelly, Palm Springs, CA, December 5-8, 2004.

R. Zimmerman, “Protecting Critical Infrastructure from Terrorism: A Risk-Based Multi-Hazard Approach to Vulnerability Assessment,” CREATE conference: Reducing the Costs and Consequences of Terrorism, Los Angeles, CA, November 18, 2004.

R. Zimmerman, Critical infrastructure protection presentation at U.S. DHS Critical Infrastructure Protection Modeling & Simulation Workshop, Arlington, VA, November, 8-9, 2004.

R. Zimmerman, “Planning for Urban Security with Green Technologies,” ACSP 2004 Annual Conference, Portland, OR, October 21-23, 2004.

R. Zimmerman, Presentation on the role of the first homeland security center of excellence, the Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events, and its critical infrastructure mission, National Academy of Sciences Committee on Disaster Research in the Social Sciences workshop, Washington, DC, August 23-24, 2004.

R. Zimmerman, “The Epidemiology of Extreme Events: Health and Safety Impacts of Cascading Infrastructure Failures,” International Society of Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE) at New York University, New York, NY, August 2-4, 2004.

R. Zimmerman, “Infrastructure and Health,” Disasters Roundtable workshop, Public Health Risks of Disasters: Building Capacity to Respond, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC, June 22, 2004.

R. Zimmerman, Discussant, workshop entitled Optimizing Resource Allocation for Transportation Infrastructure Protection, University of Wisconsin (Madison) Center for Human Performance and Risk Analysis, Madison, WI, May 20, 2004.

R. Zimmerman, Post-9/11 projects related to Lower Manhattan. Association of the Bar of the City of New York – committee on Lower Manhattan issues, New York, NY, May 12, 2004.

R. Zimmerman, “Promoting Flexibility in Transportation to Reduce Vulnerability in the Aftermath of Terrorism,” at Balancing Security and Mobility: A Symposium on Innovative Approaches to Transportation Security, U.S. Department of Transportation’s Volpe Center, Cambridge, MA, May 6, 2004.

R. Zimmerman, “Development Patterns, Infrastructure Interdependencies, and the Security of Rail and Road-based Transportation Systems,” IEEE Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security, Cambridge, MA, April 22, 2004.

R. Zimmerman, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Industry Forum, panel on University Programs, Washington, DC, March 9, 2004.