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UTSA researcher awarded NSF grant to create computer models for food insecurity project
Date:8/6/2014

imate change and local policy already in place. Du will apply models to predict human behavior in different scenarios relating to the food security issue.

"The region's general food insecurity is a complex, multi-faceted issue. The interdisciplinary aspect of this project allows our team a unique opportunity to examine the issue at its many roots," said Du. "The four year project is about finding the best way to use technology to produce a sustainable outcome for the many stakeholders in the region which we are studying."

Du is a construction engineering and management expert with a combined 10 years of experience in civil engineering and construction management. His research specialties include human behaviors in engineering organizations, risk management and computer simulation. He also recently received a research grant from Zachry Industrial, Inc. to study human behavior and risk assessment on multi-billion dollar projects.


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Contact: Jesus Chavez
jesus.chavez@utsa.edu
210-458-7904
University of Texas at San Antonio
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