Center for Emergency Response Technologies
The goal of the center is new and innovative technology research. The focus will be on how technology will improve emergency response. At the system level: robust systems, resiliency in extreme situations. At the Information level: convert large-scale, multi-modal information into actionable information upon which decisions can be made. A layer of social science research provides the application context. Engineering research (e.g., transportation systems and alert systems) provide a specific lifeline for which the value of IT can be illustrated.