Master's Student (WP3)
Yang Ji is an M.Sc. candidate in Maritime Studies at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Beginning his academic sojourn with degrees in psychology and education from the University of Toronto, a personal passion for ships then guided him to a diploma in naval architecture at the Marine Institute.
A pivotal third-year project on expeditionary cruise ship design introduced Yang to the intricacies of human factors and maritime evacuation. This experience, coupled with his intrigue about passenger safety beyond mere ship design, channeled him towards his current Master's endeavor.
Now, Yang seeks to model the impact of fixed-wing search and rescue (SAR) aircraft on overall rescue duration. Merging his diverse background with this research, he aims to enhance SAR efficacy and offer insights beneficial for strategic maritime planning and acquisitions.