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Civic sensing of Disaster Data




4: Architecture

Faculty Supervisor:

Miho Mazereeuw

Faculty email:


Apply by:

May 7


Miho Mazereeuw - mmaz@mit.edu or Aditya Barve - asbarve@mit.edu

Project Description

The Urban Risk Lab is an interdisciplinary research group in the School of Architecture + Planning, developing technologies to embed disaster risk reduction and preparedness into the design of cities. As a UROP, you will assist in the ongoing UX/UI research and front-end development of the RiskMap - a community-centric, open web-map platform to share real time information during disasters by leveraging social-media-based chatbots. You will work closely (virtually) with PI and researchers in the lab to research, design, and develop various use-cases for collecting real-time disaster data for Riskmap. You will also contribute to the development of Riskmap’s chatbot-based communication for evacuation and shelter management. Our current development comprises of a Full-Stack JavaScript, Node.js environment, including: Front-end: Angular, Mapbox GL JS with NestJS Server


Prior experience of front-end web-development frameworks, preferably Angular familiarity with AWS preferable but not required