The Crisis Technologies Innovation Lab (CTIL) is a collaboration between the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering (SICE) and University Information Technology Services (UITS) to accelerate research and practice on the use of next generation technologies in the front lines of emergency and crisis response.
The last decade has seen dramatic growth of technologies that impact society, from data science and machine learning through to pervasive devices, social media and drones. The same decade has also brought major challenges and threats to human well-being and the economy, including an increase in severity and frequency of natural disasters, increasing dependency on a fragile technology infrastructure, and increased demand on first responders. There is an urgent need for new approaches to using technology to manage crises that are reliable, scalable and affordable; that can interoperate between emergency professionals and the public; and that can help save lives in a complex, challenging environment.
The CTIL is directed by
- David Wild
- Robert Henschel
- Matt Link
For a full listing of the people associated with our lab: