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DMI in the News



  • Strength in Numbers: Dealing with Catastrophe: "According to CMUSV, emergency managers and response teams often need to find and assess damage over huge areas that can stretch over thousands of kilometres. Researchers at the university are developing hi-tech tools to help speed up disaster relief efforts and recovery."
  • Force for Change: The Foundation’s 2011 Force-for-Change Grants are focused on technology innovations aimed at enhancing collaboration, increasing efficiencies, and supporting effectiveness across the nonprofit sector. CMUSV DMI, part of the Bay Area Cross-Sector Partners in Preparedness (BACSPP), won one of the five Force-for-Change grants.
  • How NASA is Using Aircraft to Fight Fire with Data: NASA and Carnegie Mellon University’s Silicon Valley Campus teamed up to test new approaches to managing and obtaining information about these disasters using aircraft and a next-generation emergency operations center (EOC).

Video Interviews


  • February 1, 2012 - Disaster Recovery: Improving smartphone communications
    Martin Griss, director of Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley and the Disaster Management Initiative, explains how to build technologies that will make a difference for individuals and their communities. He spoke at NASA's Disaster Resiliency Panel held at Moffett Field in Mountain View, Calif.


  • March 15, 2011- Jeannie Stamberger, associate director of the Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley Disaster Management Initiative, talks about the need for companies in the San Francisco Bay area to prepare in the event of a major earthquake. She speaks with Emily Chang and Cory Johnson on Bloomberg Television's "Bloomberg West." (Source: Bloomberg)

  • July 22, 2011 - Interviews DMI Associate Director Steven Ray - They discuss the DMI and how it started as a group of Carnegie Mellon folks who banded together to figure out how to use their innovation and technology to improve upon the process of disaster recovery.