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Friday, May 18
Computational Statistics
Data Analytics Supporting Homeland Security
Fri, May 18, 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
Grand Ballroom E

Using Data Analytics to Support Disaster Response During Harvey and Irma: Social Media, Weather and Other Data Sources (304755)

*Eddie Fuller, West Virginia University and Homeland Security 
Alexandra Phounsavath, Homeland Security 

Keywords: disaster response, data analytics, social media

In this talk we will present an overview of a response effort during hurricanes Harvey and Irma utilizing data analytics to support emergency response. Using social media analytics, weather data and geographic data sets we provide guidance to first responders in real-time for rescue efforts.