Joseph Pollack is TIEMS Editor with main responsibility for TIEMS Newsletter.
Joseph Pollack received a merit-based scholarship to attend United World Colleges- an educational movement dedicated to promoting world-peace through cultural understanding - as one of 6 French students in 2004. He went on to pursue an undergraduate degree in War and Security Studies at the University of Hull where he wrote his dissertation on societal security and inter-agency collaborative training for mass-casualty incidents. He then co-founded a small research SME specialised in instrumented large-scale, live training simulations for mass-casualty incidents in Elverum, Norway, which is part of two on-going EU FP7 projects: www.crisistraining.no.
In 2011, Joseph started the European Masters in Law & Economics program where he had the opportunity to get an LLM from the University of Hamburg and an MSc from the Indira Gandhi Institute for Development Research in Mumbai. He went on to complete a Research Masters in Applied Economics at the University Pantheon Sorbonne in Paris. In 2013, Joseph joined the European Research Centre for Information Systems in the Inter-Organisational Systems where he researched “Networked Humanitarian Logistics” for his PhD as a Marie Curie Scholar through the ITN for ESR.
He was focussing on promoting community approaches for statistical capacity building as program co-chair for Statistics Without Borders the outreach arm of the American Statistical Association. He pursues this interest as an advisory board member for Virginia Poly-technic University’s laboratory for inter-disciplinary statistics.
He is particularly interested in the protection and inclusion of indigenous populations, inter-agency training exercises, statistical and computing capacity building, GIS applications in civil protection, and future crimes. In addition, he is seeking out community insights with regard to specialised (CBRNE) training, institutional capacity building, citizen engagement, and policy and technology development for the rule of law.