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Education
  • 2014 – ... Ph.D. student in Landscape Architecture and Urban PlanningHazard Reduction and Recovery Center
    Texas A&M University
    GPA 3.93, Tau Sigma Delta honor society member due to distinguished performance
    Dissertation topic: Evacuation modeling, Population synthesis, Risk analysis
  • 2007 – 2009, Ph.D. student in Production Engineering (Incomplete)
    Federal University of Sao Carlos, Brazil
  • 2006, M.S. Production Engineering
    Federal University of Sao Carlos, Brazil
    Thesis “Tube Cutting Optimization: Application to the Aeronautics Industry”
  • 2001, B.S. Civil Engineering (Professional degree)
    University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
    Civil Engineer professional
    Registration certificate in Brazil (5061451968 CREASP)

Work Experience
  • September 2017 – May 2018, Graduate Research Assistant
    Texas A&M Hazard Reduction & Recovery Center. CRISP project ... under development
  • June 2017 – August 2017, Graduate Research Assistant
    Texas A&M Hazard Reduction & Recovery Center. Research on developing a county level synthetic population using ACS and PUMS data 
    to investigate the impact of flooding risk and natural hazard evacuation strategies
  • June 2016 – May 2017, Graduate Research Assistant
    Texas A&M Hazard Reduction & Recovery Center. Research on the Adoption and Utilization of Hazard Mitigation Practices by Jurisdictions along Gulf and Atlantic Coasts performing mapping/GIS and spatial analysis
  • May 2015 – May 2016, Graduate Research Assistant
    Texas A&M Hazard Reduction & Recovery Center. Research on the Hurricane Evacuation Study performing mapping/GIS and Social Vulnerability literature review
  • 2004 – 2008, Graduate Research Assistant
    Group of Studies in Operational Research. Production Engineering Department, Federal University of Sao Carlos, Brazil. Research, teaching and analysis of Operational Research models, methods and techniques to support decisions on production systems
  • 2002 – 2005, Engineer
    Research Department of Cutrale Sucocitrico, Araraquara, Brazil - Statistics projects of determinist forecast models and implementation of new information systems technology into the plants
  • July 2003 and July 2004, Engineer
    Cutrale Citrus Juice (Coca-Cola), Auburndale, Florida. Conducted research and statistical analysis (advisor on determinist forecast models)
  • 2000 – 2001, Civil Engineer Trainee
    Pro-Salas, University of Sao Paulo, Sao Carlos, Brazil. Engineer trainee member of a team of architects responsible to develop the renovation of campus facilities

Publications
  • Journal Articles (peer-reviewed)
    • Abuabara, A.; Abuabara, A.; Tonchuk, C.A.L. “Comparative analysis of death by suicide in Brazil and in the United States: descriptive, cross-sectional study”, São Paulo Medical Journal, 2017, São Paulo: EBSCO. DOI 10.1590/1516-3180.2016.0207091216
    • Abuabara, A.; Morabito, R. “Cutting optimization of structural tubes to build agricultural light aircrafts”, Annals of Operations Research, v.169, n.1, p.149-165, 2009, Netherlands: Springer. DOI 10.1007/S10479-008-0438-7
    • Abuabara, A.; Morabito, R. “Mixed integer programming models for the planning of one dimensional metallic pipe cutting in the aeronautics industry”, Gestão & Produção, v.15, n.3, p.605-617, 2008, São Carlos: UFSCar-SciELO
  • Technical Reports
    • Peacock, W.G.; Wunneberger, D.; Abuabara, A.; Park, H.; Van Zandt, S. “Valley Study Area Hurricane Evacuation Study Vulnerability Analysis Report”, prepared by Texas A&M Transportation Institute and Texas A&M Hazard Reduction & Recovery Center, February 2016

Presentations
  • Abuabara, A.; Peacock, W.G., “The Importance of Mobile Homes to Determine Natural Hazard Evacuation Boundaries”, poster presented in the 42nd Annual Natural Hazards Workshop, July 2017, Broomfield/CO, USA
  • Abuabara, A., “Considerations for Modeling Natural Hazard Evacuation of Mobile Neighborhoods and Mobile Parks in the Texas Valley Region”, poster presented in Urban Theory at the 46th UAA Conference, March 2016, San Diego/CA, USA
  • Abuabara, A.; Morabito, R., “Modelo de otimização de corte unidimensional aplicado a fabricação de aeronaves agrícolas” (One-dimensional cutting optimization model applied to manufacture of agricultural aircrafts), Annals of XXXIX Simpósio Brasileiro de Pesquisa Operacional (Brazilian Symposium of Operations Research), August 2007, Fortaleza, Brazil
  • Morabito, R.; Abuabara, A., “A one-dimensional cutting stock problem in the production of agricultural light aircrafts”, Book of Abstracts: XXII European Conference on Operational Research, p.44, July 2007, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Abuabara, A.; Morabito, R., “Pipe cutting optimization: application to the aeronautics industry”, Annals of CLAIO’2006, November 2006, Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Abuabara, A., “Investigações de modelos de otimização e heurísticas em problemas aplicados de corte unidimensionais” (Optimization models and heuristics in applied problems of one-dimensional cutting stock problems), Annals of IX and X National Workshop of Cutting and Stocking Problems, December 2004 and 2005, São José dos Campos, Brazil

Experience
  • Teaching Assistant
    • URPN 201 Evolving cities (undergraduate-level)
      Co-Instructor with Dr. Yu Xiao and others
      Spring 2017. LAUP, TAMU
    • URSC 642 Analytic Methods II (graduate-level)
      Instructor: Prof. Dr. Walter Peacock
      Spring 2017. LAUP, TAMU
    • Programming Introduction to Production Engineering (undergraduate-level)
      Instructor: Prof. Dr. Reinaldo Morabito
      2006. Production Engineering Department, Federal University of Sao Carlos, Brazil