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Cambridge, MA, United States, 2014/05/23 - Charles River Analytics, a developer of intelligent systems solutions, discussed airborne decision aids for response planning on a panel discussing recovery at the University of Massachusetts - CRA.com.
UMass Boston’s Center for Rebuilding Sustainable Communities After Disasters (CRSCAD) held a conference on May 8-9, 2014, to address the challenges of disaster recovery. A main goal of the UMass Boston International Conference on Disaster Mitigation, Preparedness, Response and Sustainable Reconstruction was to examine and share best practices and lessons learned in reducing the impact of disasters on communities around the globe.
Over ninety panelists, including Daniel Stouch of Charles River Analytics, presented on topics ranging from science and technology applications, response and recovery efforts, community approaches, animals in disasters, and data and disasters. Stouch’s paper, Rapid Aerial Assessment of Post Incident Damage for Enhanced Situational Awareness, will appear in the conference proceedings.
“On a panel discussing science and technology applications to mitigate natural hazards, I presented some work that we’re doing with airborne decision aids to optimize flight routes for response planning,” explained Stouch. “We are also developing algorithms to more autonomously process and use the collected imagery.”
Keynote speakers at the conference included Elina Palm, Head of the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction in New York; Susie Kitchens, Her Majesty’s Counsel General British Consulate General in New England; Michael R. Davis, President, Boston Society of Architects; Stephen White, Dean, School of Architecture, Art & Historic Preservation, Roger Williams University; and Clayton Kolb, Sr. Director of Resource Support and Coordination, American Red Cross, National Headquarters, Washington, DC.
About Charles River Analytics
Since 1983, Charles River Analytics (cra.com) has been delivering intelligent systems that transform our customers' data into mission-relevant tools and solutions to support critical assessment and decision-making. Charles River continues to grow its technology, customer base, and strategic alliances through research and development programs for the DoD and the Intelligence Community, addressing a broad spectrum of mission areas and functional domains, including: sensor and image processing, situation assessment and decision aiding, human systems integration, and cyber analytics. These efforts have resulted in a series of successful products that support continued growth in our core R&D contracting business, as well as the commercial sector. Charles River became an employee-owned company in 2012, to set the stage for the next-generation of innovation, service, and growth.