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). The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the Fire Department of New York City (FDNY) and others have expressed interest in piloting the forthcoming prototype.
  • Verily (Crowdsourced Verification for Disaster Response). In collaboration with the Masdar Institute’s Social Computing and Artificial Intelligence Lab. Several humanitarian and media organizations have expressed an interest in piloting the forthcoming prototype. Project to sync with AIDR.
  • MatchApp (DIY Check-in App for Mutual Aid During Disasters). In collaboration with MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (MIT CSAIL). Several humanitarian and city-level emergency response programs have expressed an interest in piloting the forthcoming prototype. Project to sync with AIDR.
  • Digital Humanitarians (Optimizing Organizational Processes for Digital Disaster Response). In collaboration with Microsoft Research and the Standby Volunteer Task Force (SBTF).
  • Highly Scalable Microtasking (Applying Dynamic Microtasking Platforms to Satellite Imagery for Humanitarian Response). In collaboration with Zooniverse and Planet Labs.
  • MicroMappers (Microtasking apps for disaster response). In collaboration with CrowdCrafting and UN OCHA.
  • AIME (Artificial Intelligence for Monitoring Elections). In collaboration with Columbia University and George Washington University (GWU). Project to build on AIDR.
  • 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.
  • Internet Resource League (Explore application of massive multiplayer games for microtasking crisis information). In collaboration with Metropolitan College of New York.
  • Customized reCAPTCHA (Using daily login process to tag tweets/images related to disasters).  In collaboration with the UN.
Projects Under Consideration
  • Computing Credibility (Using Machine Learning to Automatically Identify Rumors in Social Media). Project to be added to 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)
  • Disaster Tweets Policy Analysis (Assessing Impact of Filipino Government’s policy of promoting crisis hashtags on volume and quality of reported tweets). In collaboration with UN OCHA.
Completed Projects

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