Extended reality (XR) which combines virtual and augmented reality technologies has significant applications in public safety, public health, and disaster and emergency management. ADERSIM uses virtual and augmented reality for emergency simulations that can be used for emergency exercises, professional training, public and academic education, and operations.


Dr. Gunho Sohn

Department of Earth & Space Science & Engineering, York University

Dr. Ali Asgary

Associate Professor, Disaster & Emergency Management
Associate Director, Advanced Disaster, Emergency and Rapid Response Simulation (ADERSIM), York University

Dr. Ghassem  Tofighi

Professor, School of Applied Computing,
Sheriden College, Ontario, Canada

Dr. Aaida A. Mamuji

Assistant Professor, Area Coordinator, Disaster & Emergency Management,
School of Administrative Studies, York University

Abel Augusto Ribeiro Guimaraes

Research AssociateMaster in Electrical Engineering, FEI University Center, Sao Paulo, Brazil.Research  interests: Artificial Intelligence, Automation, and Robotics

Dr. Ali Ahmadi

Associate Professor, Artificial Intelligence Dept.
Faculty of Computer Engineering, K.N. Toosi University of Technology

Dr. Pio Claudio

Software Engineer / Research Associate
Ph.D.(2017) Computer Science, KAIST
Research Interests: Map Visualization, Computer Graphics, AR/VR

Afnan Ahmad

Ph.D. Candidate
Earth and Space Science and Engineering, York University
Research Interest: Indoor Localization, Augmented Reality, Deep Learning