Jacob Delveaux is a PhD student in the Department of Geography at King's College London. He received his undergraduate degree in chemistry from the University of Nevada, Reno. During that time he had been drawn towards the more mathematical and physical side of the discipline, which influenced his decision to apply for the collaborative approach to non-equilibrium systems (CANES) CDT at King's College London. He looks specifically into the effects of transport disasters on human mobility; the main drivers of intra-city activity.
Thesis title: 'Effects of transport disasters on human mobility'
The city is characterised by its interactions. Its hubs are flooded by the daytime workers, the hub's surrounding areas are composed of an eclectic mix of shops, and the outskirts house the bulk of the population. Just as the breath flows through the body, the inhabitants flow through the city. Disasters within the transport system are often detrimental to the daily dynamics within and around the city, causing massive socio-economic impacts. Jacob's research focuses on qualitatively assessing the impacts of transport disasters in terms of the city's most valuable asset: people.
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