Thomas V. Robertson is TIEMS Regional Director for North America.
He directs North America operations of TIEMS, where he founded the TIEMS USA local chapter. He was Technical Manager for TIEMS in the European Union Programs ASSET, which developed improved, participatory approaches to pandemic response, and HERACLES, which developed systems and processes to protect cultural heritage sites from the effects of climate change. He has published and presented numerous papers on risk communication, disaster risk reduction, virtual simulation in emergency management, pandemic response, climate change resilience, and applications of advanced technologies in the US, France, Italy, China, Japan, Belgium, Greece, Ukraine, Saudi Arabia, and the Philippines. He is visiting faculty in Disaster Management and Environmental Impact Studies at Écoles des Mines d’Ales, France; a European Innovation Council Expert; and a Senior Life Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.
He is Founder and Principal at Thinking Teams, an international consultancy to leaders and organizations seeking high performance teams to deal with complexity, uncertainty, and risk. His clients have included BAE Systems, The European Commission Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, Portland State University, The Oregon Built Environment and Sustainable Technologies, and Green Empowerment.
He earned BS, MS, and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University, where he did research in bioengineering, communications, artificial intelligence, and remote sensing.
He was Member of the Technical Staff at Bell Laboratories, Director of the Advanced Information Sciences Division at The Analytical Sciences Corporation, Director of Engineering and Chief Scientist of Lockheed Martin Advanced Simulation Center, and Vice President and General Manager of Atlantic Aerospace Electronics Corporation. In these positions he performed and managed research and development in telecommunications, signal and image processing, advanced computing, artificial intelligence, computer graphics, and simulation.