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Fighting Fires with AI with Dr. Ilkay Altintas

March 29, 2022 Episode 49
The Buzz with ACT-IAC
Fighting Fires with AI with Dr. Ilkay Altintas
Show Notes
Year after year, the United States experiences larger, more frequent, and more destructive wildfires as a result of a changing global climate. These disasters, although a natural part of our ecosystem, have become an increasingly disruptive force that endangers human lives and livelihoods.

To combat this growing threat, researchers at the WIFIRE Laboratory at the University of California San Diego are leveraging data analysis and modeling to better predict how and where fires will spread and plan fire mitigation efforts.

This week, the Buzz is joined by Dr. Ilkay Altintas, Founding Director of the WIFIRE Lab and Chief Data Science Officer of the UCSD Supercomputer Center, to share how her team collects, manages, and visualizes fire data to support fire management efforts by public and private-sector organizations.

More about the WIFIRE lab: https://wifire.ucsd.edu/

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