Developing the Incident Aide System-Silicon Valley Campus - Carnegie Mellon University

Developing the Incident Aide System

Sunday May 22, 3:00 pm; Bldg 23, Rm 211

Patricia Collins, Assistant Professor of the Practice, CMUSV

Sean Lanthier, Director, eCLIC

Summary: First responders encounter ongoing problems in communications during emergency incidents. The Incident Aide System is designed to address these communications challenges for firefighters, paramedics, and hazardous materials specialists. Initial investigation by a class of 21 software engineering graduate students uncovered many potential requirements for the system. In this workshop, we will share our requirements findings and solicit inputs from the workshop participants for further refinement of the system vision and scope.

About the Speakers: Patricia Collins has been part of the CMUSV Software Engineering and Software Management Programs for the past seven years. In recent years, she has focused her research on the application of requirements engineering methods to gerontechnology (i.e., technology for older adults). The National Institute on Aging is funding her current research in gerontechnology for health. More recently, Patricia has applied state-of-the-practice requirements engineering methods to study the needs of first responders. Prior to working at CMUSV, Patricia served as a research scientist and manager at HP Laboratories and Agilent Laboratories. She holds an MSEE from Stanford University and a BA in Philosophy and Mathematics from Dickinson College.

Sean Lanthier, Retired dual role firefighter/transport paramedic, eCLIC - Director / First Responder Advocate. Palo Alto Fire Dept. 1980-2010 / Stanford University paramedic program 82', A.S. Fire Science college of San Mateo 78' --- Paramedic-1994 Olympics, 2010 US Senior games, 1996 world cup soccer, 3 major motion pictures medic, USAR 3 Northridge, Palo Alto Fire Dept. C.I.S.D critical incident stress debriefing team 19 yrs.