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Janet Marsden

Janet Marsden

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network


  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network


Dr. Janet Marsden’s research specializations include computational methods, geospatial modeling, risk assessment and management, urbanization effects on ecosystem resilience and sustainability, and data and information visualization for scientific and technical communication. She has 20+ years of experience in data collection and validation, descriptive and inferential statistical analysis, and database design and development.

Janet has designed and developed information systems for the National Marine Fisheries Service, the Naval Underwater Systems Center, the US Coast Guard, and several Fortune 500 companies. Her current interests include enhancing traditional data collection and sampling methods with advanced remote sensing and surveillance technologies, including drones, and the use of citizen science, crowdsourcing and social media for environmental monitoring. She is the UREx SRN Data Manager and acting lead for the Computing and Visualization Working Group. Janet’s dissertation research examined the phenomenon of self-organizing ad hoc emergency response based on advanced information and communications technology during Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy.



Marsden, J. 2017. Cross-domain data fusion: A design approach for advanced cyber-physical-human systems. Poster presented at the 2nd Annual UREx SRN All Hands Meeting, New York, NY.



Marsden, J. 2016. Improving infrastructure resilience to extreme events: Lessons from Katrina and Sandy. Presentation at the International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technologies (ISSST 2016), May 16-18, 2016, Phoenix, AZ.

Marsden, J. 2016. Lessons from Katrina and Sandy: How advanced information and communications technologies enhance situation awareness and enable stigmergic mass collaboration. Presentation at the 2016 Collective Intelligence Conference, Stern School of Business, New York University, New York, New York.

Marsden, J. 2016. Urban Resilience to Extremes: A new Sustainability Research Network. Presentation at the Nunan Lecture and Research Day, Syracuse University's College of Engineering and Computer Science Graduate Research Activities and Projects, Syracuse, New York.