My Ph.D. thesis proposes an approach to improve social media analysis in crises situations and achieve better understanding and decision support during a crisis. In this thesis, we aim to use an artificial intelligence to handles the non-standard spelling challenge is social media. Further, it develops a model to fetch a specific set of information from social media. Finally, the thesis models the iterative question answering process by fetching answers to question form social media and generate the next set questions based on the answers to the previous question. The final objective is to combine the previous solutions to provide an overview of the crisis.
Developing a realistic control room as a venue for experimentation and training in the crisis management area.
iTRACK is designed to be a cost effective open source system, supporting organisations where resources may be limited. To further facilitate its uptake by humanitarian organisations operating conflict and disaster missions, we design technology and policies in with humanitarian practitioners with pilot applications with the World Food Programme and iMMAP in on-going conflict disasters in the Middle East.
COMRADES (Collective Platform for Community Resilience and Social Innovation during Crises) aims to empower communities with intelligent socio-technical solutions to help them reconnect, respond to, and recover from crisis situations.
In the GO2D project we seek a paradigm shift in emergency response. Victims, citizens and first responders will be equipped with superior situation awareness and response capability, supporting coordinated action in the face of disaster.
Smart Mature Resilience (SMR) is a multi-disciplinary research project working for more resilient cities in Europe. Researchers and cities come together to enhance cities’ capacity to resist, absorb and recover from the hazardous effects of climate change. A Resilience Management Guideline and a set of practical tools are piloted in a core group of cities and shared with a wider group of cities, strengthening the nexus of Europe’s resilient cities.
Developing tools to express uncertainty in the forecasts of hydrologic power
A paradigm shift in Emergency Preparedness and Management is now possible owing to persistent progress in mobile technologies and services, their world-wide diffusion and affordability, and the emergence of ever new ingenious uses by citizens.
The SmartEMIS (Smart Emergency Management Information Systems) project focuses on how mobile devices such as smart phones combined with different forms of social media can be applied for improving information sharing and collaboration in emergency preparedness and management
A crisis can occur with little or no warning, anywhere, anytime and it can happen either locally or globally. The SmartRescue project will explore how communication technology can be used in acute crisis situations.