Projects

Updates on QCRI’s applied Social Innovation research and prototyping are available on Dr. Patrick Meier’s blog: iRevolution.net.

Current Projects
  • AIDR (Artificial Intelligence for Disaster Response). In collaboration with the United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the UN International Children’s Fund (UNICEF). AIDR combines human computing with artificial intelligence to automatically identify relevant information in very large volumes of tweets and text messages (SMS).
  • MicroMappers (Microtasking Apps for Disaster Response). In collaboration with OCHA. MicroMappers is a collection of microtasking apps called Clickers use to crowdsource the analysis of multimedia content posted on social media as well as UAV/aerial images captured during disasters.
  • Humanitarian UAV Network (UAViators). In collaboration with multiple partners. UAViators facilitates the safe and responsible use of UAVs in humanitarian settings while promoting Big Data solutions for aerial imagery.
  • Zoomanitarians (Crowdsourcing Satellite Imagery Analysis for Humanitarian Response). In collaboration with Zooniverse and Planet Labs.
  • Verily (Crowdsourced Verification for Disaster Response). In collaboration with the Masdar Institute’s Social Computing and Artificial Intelligence Lab. Using time-critical crowdsourcing to rapidly verify information posted on social media during disasters.
  • TweetCred (Automatically Predicting Credibility of Tweets). In collaboration with Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Delhi.
  • MatchApp (DIY Check-in App for Mutual Aid During Disasters). In collaboration with the International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC) and MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (MIT CSAIL).
  • Digital Humanitarians (Optimizing Organizational Processes for Digital Disaster Response). In collaboration with Microsoft Research and the Standby Volunteer Task Force (SBTF).
  • Twitter Analytics (Capturing Real-Time Socio-Economic Trends). In collaboration with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Egypt.
  • Data Science for Social Good (Mentoring Fellows in Chicago and exploring partnership possibilities for localization in Arab World). In collaboration with the University of Chicago.
Projects Under Consideration
  • AIME (Artificial Intelligence for Monitoring Elections). In collaboration with Columbia University and George Washington University (GWU). Project to build on AIDR.
  • Mobile Analytics (Analyzing Call Record Data for Humanitarian Response and Development). In collaboration with Flowminder.
  • Twitter Analytics (Capturing Forced Displacement in Real-Time). In collaboration with the International Displacement Monitoring Center (IDMC)
Completed Projects

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2014 World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE)

Download ICS File 04/11/2014 - 06/11/2014, Qatar National Convention Center, Doha, Qatar

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