San Bruno Disaster Debrief Panel Session-Silicon Valley Campus - Carnegie Mellon University

San Bruno Disaster Debrief Panel Session

Sunday May 22, 1:00 pm, Bldg 3, Ballroom

Jeannie A. Stamberger. Ph D., Associate Director, Disaster Management Initiative and Adjunct Faculty

Summary: Many lessons were learned on the success or failure of emergency communications in the San Bruno Fire in September 2010. This panel late in the workshop will discuss what we learned as described in the white paper, what we have learned since then, and what the solutions we have tested at the event affect the issues identified.

About the speaker: Jeannie A. Stamberger, Ph.D. is the Associate Director of Strategic Programs and Funding of the CMUSV Disaster Management Initiative, and an CMUSV Adjunct Faculty. Jeannie received her Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from Stanford University in 2006. During her doctorate, she worked on the BioACT project with the Stanford Computer Science Department "InfoLab" group where she advised human-computer-interaction research on field biology data collection, curation and dissemination, resulting in award-winning field technology, such as the EcoPod interface (CHI - Vannevar Bush IEEE/ACM 2006 Best Student Paper Award). She has worked on technical risk assessments for URS Corporation (Oakland, CA) for California Sacramento/San Joaquin Delta levees, which affect the water supply for 25 million people and the 7th largest economy in the world. She brings a unique perspective to disaster management, by integrating her experience developing technology for extreme environments and analytical skills for patchy data, resulting in award winning designs such as "Tweak the Tweet" (a Twitter hashtag syntax for disaster reporting; Random Hacks of Kindness, November 2009). She has been the CrisisCamp lead for Silicon Valley since early 2010. Within the DMI her research interests include social media, user-centered design, technology to reduce violence against women, and the 'human sensor'.