Java IISIS is a prototype decision support system designed with, and for, practicing emergency managers. It seeks to integrate appropriate information technologies into a coherent program to increase the ease, accuracy and speed of information flow among organizations engaged in disaster risk reduction, response, and recovery.
Secure CITI: A Secure Critical Information Technology Infrastructure for Disaster Management
The current primary mode of operation in disaster detection and response is through the 9-1-1 system, where humans call in emergencies to a central dispatch agency that receives the call and dispatches the appropriate personnel. This research explores a concept of how to automate a process of risk detection efficiently.
Designing Resilience for Communities at Risk: Decision Support for Collective Action under Stress
This project addresses the problem of collective action in communities exposed to continuing risk. The mobilization of collective action is a long-standing problem in organizational theory, involving individual, group, and organizational decision processes that are often in conflict. For each of these factors, difficult for human managers or organizations to overcome, information technology offers technical means of providing decision support.
Dynamic Incident Management
This research represents a collaborative effort between the IISIS Laboratory, University of Pittsburgh and the MITRE Corporation, a federally funded research and development corporation, to improve local Emergency Preparedness & Response (EP&R) operations through enhanced data integration and interoperability.
Hold that Line! Managing Wildfires in California
This research examines the interactions among municipal, county, state and federal firefighting authorities, private news organizations, and emergent citizens' groups in the series of more than 20 fires that erupted throughout southern California within 12 hours on October 20, 2007 and continued for nineteen days.
Decision Support System for Integrated Adaptive Response (PHASYS)
This project is an integral component of a larger project being conducted by the Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Center at the Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh. The project is sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control, Department of Health and Human Services to develop models and metrics for improving performance in the public health system for the nation.