Area(s) of expertise: Airport Security
Summary of expertise:
Professor Alan (Avi) Kirschenbaum is a world renowned expert in the field of disaster management, a popular lecturer, author and advisor to governments, public institutions and security-related companies.
Kirschenbaum is the initiator and coordinator of The BEMOSA (Behaviour Modelling for Security in Airports) consortium, a Europe-wide research project aimed at improving security in airports.
He also is a member of the Advisory Council for Aviation Research and Innovation in Europe (ACARE) Workgroup for Safety and Security.
Blog/Web site: http://bemosa.blogspot.com
Airports at risk: the impact of information sources on security decisions
Professor Kirschenbaum authored numerous scientific journal articles and book chapters and the book "Chaos Organization and Disaster Management."
Kirschenbaum has served on the editorial boards of leading international journals was an executive board member of the International Research Committee on Disasters and the European Disaster & Social Crisis Research Network, a member of various international professional academic associations and consultant to a Canadian Department of Defense-funded research project (SIMTEC).
Kirschenbaum is involved in a number of applied research projects which include measuring the effectiveness of disaster management organizations, business continuity during disasters and enhancing local authority, household and organizational preparedness.
Kirschenbaum, who received a Ph.D. in Sociology from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University, is currently a professor of Organizational Sociology and Disaster Management in the faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management at the Technion Israel Institue of Technology.
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