I400/I590 Informatics in disasters and emergency response

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INFO I400/590 Informatics in disasters and emergency response is an undergraduate/graduate elective designed for students interested in using technology and informatics skills in prevention of, mitigation of, response to and recovery from threats to safety, and emergency and disaster situations. This course engages students in thought-provoking and practical ways with the technology that can help – and sometimes hinder – from the perspective of three constituents: the students themselves, emergency managers, and emergency responders. Specific topics include designing for situational awareness and high stress situations; technology in big disasters; threat modeling, tabletop exercises, internet and social media resources, and data science / Internet of Things (IoT). The course is next being held in Fall 2018.