Academic Profile : Faculty

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Assoc Prof David Lallemant
Associate Professor, Asian School of the Environment
Nanyang Assistant Professor, Asian School of the Environment (Courtesy Appointment)
Assistant Chair (Student Life), Asian School of the Environment
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David Lallemant’s research focuses on understanding and quantifying the evolution of extreme risk in today’s growing cities. He uses hazard modeling, engineering analysis, predictive modeling and spatial statistics for application in large-scale natural disaster risk analysis. The transdisciplinary and policy-oriented nature of his work has led him to build collaborations with the World Bank, Google, the Red Cross, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the Natural Capitals Project and others.

David holds a PhD from Stanford University, a master’s degree from UC Berkeley (2010) and bachelor’s degree from MIT (2007). David co-founded the Stanford Urban Resilience Initiative and the Co-Risk Labs consultancy group.

David is also active in post-disaster response and recovery, which forms the basis for his research on post-disaster assessment and community resilience. He worked for two years in Haiti following the 2010 earthquake and has been involved with the response and recovery following the Christchurch earthquake and recent earthquake in Nepal.
- Disaster risk modeling
- Engineering risk and reliability analysis
- Remote sensing and earth observation technology
- Geostatistics/spatial statistics
- Predictive modeling
- Humanitarian and development sciences
- Design thinking as a research tool
  • Climate Transformation Programme
  • Climate Transformation Programme - Cluster 3 (Janice Lee)
  • Climate Transformation Programme - Cluster 3 (Simon Redfern)
  • Flood Damage Models for the Agriculture Sector: Assessing Model Transferability across Locations
  • High-Resolution Flood Risk and Impact Modeling
  • Integrating Volcano and Earthquake Science and Technology (InVEST) in Southeast Asia
  • Natural Risk Analytics
  • Physical Climate Risk Analytics Solution for Portfolio Managers
  • Southeast Asia SEA-Level Program (SEA2)
  • Stochastic modelling of natural hazards risk
Data Innovation for Sustainable Development Award
Fellowships & Other Recognition
National Research Foundation Fellowship
Nanyang Assistant Professorship
Shah Family Fellowship
John A. Blume Fellowship
P.K. Mehta Fellowship
Courses Taught
Data Science for Earth and Environmental Systems Science
Introductory Field Experience
Teaching in Earth and Environmental Systems Science