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Civic Sensing for Real-time Disaster informatics


Term:

IAP

Department:

4: Architecture

Faculty Supervisor:

Miho Mazereeuw

Faculty email:

mmaz@mit.edu

Apply by:

1/01/2020

Contact:

mmaz@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 development of the RiskMap project. Currently operating in three countries - Japan, India, and the United States – RiskMap is a real-time disaster coordination platform for connecting residents and government and sharing time-critical information. As a UROP, you will work closely with PI and researchers in the lab to develop the next phase of Urban Risk Map in Japan, Thailand, and India to: • Develop methods to use chatbot based communication for evacuation and shelter management. • Assist with the development of backend infrastructure Riskmap platform for real-time disaster reporting. • Assist in the development of chatbot based evacuation management during disasters.

Pre-requisites

JavaScript / TypeScript with Angular or similar framework based web-development experience preferred.