In This Installment of Access the Experts
Brian Ricks, Ph.D., assistant professor of computer science, answers the question: "Is there a way to predict how crowds move?"
Ricks joined UNO in 2015 after doing post-doctoral research work at Rutgers University and earning his doctorate from Bringham Young University. Ricks' work focuses on simulation and modeling using computer technology and graphical representations of data.
His recent publications have included utilizing simulations to increase security in large public spaces like sporting events and transit centers. He is also one of several UNO and UNL faculty on a recent $5 million grant from the Department of Defense Army Corps of Engineers to conduct research that will extend the lifespan of bridges through new monitoring technologies.
About the University of Nebraska at Omaha
Located in one of America’s best cities to live, work and learn, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university. With more than 15,000 students enrolled in 200-plus programs of study, UNO is recognized nationally for its online education, graduate education, military friendliness and community engagement efforts. Founded in 1908, UNO has served learners of all backgrounds for more than 100 years and is dedicated to another century of excellence both in the classroom and in the community.