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Leveraging AI for Disaster Response: Scalable and effective algorithms for strategic planning and tactical response

Research Team Leadership

• PI: Bistra Dilkina, University of Southern California

Project Overview

This project focuses on research into artificial intelligence (AI) techniques that can inform planning and response to both man-made and natural disasters. Disaster management (including planning and response) decisions informed by AI-based techniques will be compared to the more reactive, human-limited decision-making which has characterized disaster management to date. The dual-institution (UIUC, USC) project will also involve collaboration with the U.S. Coast Guard.