Director Martin Griss Delivers Talk on Smart Communities-Silicon Valley Campus - Carnegie Mellon University

Friday, April 5, 2013

Director Martin Griss Delivers Talk on Smart Communities

Director of Carnegie Mellon University’s Silicon Valley campus, Dr. Martin Griss, recently gave a talk at the Palo Alto Colloquia, part of Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Technology Center (ATC). Dr. Griss’ talk, “Making Smart Communities Resilient,” focused on recent activities at the campus’ Disaster Management Initiative (DMI) to develop interoperable technologies in efforts to empower and connect citizens in communities, first responders and emergency managers in a disaster situation.

“Community resilience has been a theme at our campus’ Disaster Management Initiative where we are working towards new technologies, especially as it relates to mobile, networking and wireless sensors, to prepare and empower citizens for disaster situations,” said Griss

The 2012 DMI Workshop highlighted emerging technological solutions to disaster management issues, including the Semantic Geotagging project, the Common Operating Picture Platform, interoperability among mobile command and communication vehicles, and Survivable Social Networks, a community smartphone communication system within the new Silicon Valley Resilient Network project.

Lockheed Martin’s ATC serves to provide innovative solutions to the scientific and technical problems that its business partners face. Its Palo Alto Colloquia talk series brings in experts in various fields to present their research and findings on these challenges and others that impact the civilian and defense aerospace arena. See the Lockheed Martin ATC for a list of future Palo Alto Colloquia talks.