Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University’s Silicon Valley campus (CMU-SV) receive grant from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)


April 13, 2014

How can wireless technology be improved to generate more informative emergency alerts? With an 18-month, $874,000 grant from the DHS, that is what a team at CMU-SV will be exploring under the direction of Martin Griss, founding director of the CMU-SV's Disaster Management Initiative (DMI), Bob Iannucci, associate dean and director of CMU-SV, and Hakan Erdogmus, professor of electrical and computer engineering. They will study issues surrounding the creation, dissemination and reception of emergency messages and how first responders and the public react to different types of messages.