Tina Comes

PhD, professor ved Institutt for IKT, Universitetet i Agder

Dr. Tina Comes is Full Professor in the Department of ICT, University of Agder, Norway, and Co-Director of the Centre for Integrated Emergency Management. Dr Comes is currently a fellow at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and the Harvard Kennedy School (USA) and Visiting Professor at the Université Dauphine (France). She studied Mathematics, literature and philosophy. After receiving her Ph.D. on distributed scenario-based decision support from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, she was head of a research group on Risk Management. Her research aims at supporting decision- making and risk management in complex, dynamic and uncertain situations. To this end, Dr. Comes develops methods and tools that support planning and management of complex and interlaced networks. Particularly, she focuses on the development of collaborative and distributed decision support tools, which are designed to facilitate coordination and fast adaptation in dynamic environments. Her main research areas include scenario design and analyses, humanitarian disaster management, supply chain risk, and information systems for resilience. To cover this domain, Dr. Comes combines her formal and analytic background in mathematics with programming skills, knowledge in economics, decision theory and cognition and humanitarian field research. Dr. Comes is author of more than 80 papers published in international journals and conferences. She has been successful in attracting national and international research funding for her research, and currently, Dr. Comes is engaged in four H2020 projects, and is coordinating the H2020 project iTRACK on protection of humanitarian missions. Throughout her career, she has been actively promoting the link between academia and practice. Since 2013 she serves as Board member of the ISCRAM Association, and she is Vice President since 2015.