Berkeley Hazard Analytics Meeting

When: 9am-5pm on Wednesday, 1 June 2016
Where: ICSI, 1947 Center St Suite 600, Berkeley, CA 94704
ICSI frontdesk: +1-510-666-2900.
Remote participants:
For visual: join the Skype meeting with account icsi-vcm, before either 9am or 1:30pm.
For audio: dial +1-888-550-5602 or +1-212-812-2800 and enter 5005 9426, or go to

Session 1

0. 08:55am - 09:00am
Stella Yu / Deb Crawford
1. 09:00am - 09:20am
Emergency Informatics for Disaster Events
Robin Murphy
Texas A&M University
2. 09:20am - 09:40am
Seismic Performance Observatory for Visualizing and Managing Information on the Earthquake Performance of Structures
Steven Mahin / Frank McKenna / Matt Schoettler
UC Berkeley
3. 09:40am - 10:00am
E-FUEGO: Fire Urgency Estimator on Geosynchronous Orbit
Carl Pennypacker
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
0. 10:00am - 10:30am

Session 2

4. 10:30am - 10:50am
ICT for Civil Infrastructures
Kincho Law
Stanford University
5. 10:50am - 11:10am
Fast Ensemble Representations for Abstract Visual Impressions
David Whitney
UC Berkeley
6. 11:10am - 11:30am
Remote Sensing of Smoke Emission Modeling from Wildland Fires
Siamak Khorram
UC Berkeley / North Carolina State University
0. 11:30am - 12:00pm


0. 12:00pm - 01:30pm

Session 3

7. 01:30pm - 01:45pm
Vision as Learning and Integrating Local Relations
Stella Yu
UC Berkeley / ICSI
8. 01:45pm - 02:00pm
3D Estimation from A Single Image
Hao Su / Leo Guibas
Stanford University
9. 02:00pm - 02:15pm
Indoor Spatial Awareness -- On the Spatial Informatics of Built-Up Spaces
Mehul Bhatt
University of Bremen / DFKI Bremen, Germany
0. 02:15pm - 02:45pm

Session 4

10. 02:45pm - 03:00pm
Situational Information from Text: Frame Semantics for Hazard Analytics
Collin Baker
11. 03:00pm - 03:15pm
Situation Assessment based on Advanced Queries of the Social Media Response
Gerald Friedland
UC Berkeley / ICSI
12. 03:15pm - 03:30pm
Visual Sentiment Analysis of Social Media
Damian Borth
DFKI Kaiserslautern, Germany
0. 03:30am - 04:00pm

Session 5

0. 04:00pm - 05:00pm
Open Discussions
1) identify both domain-specific and shared research priorities in the different hazard science and engineering communities.
2) develop a shared understanding of existing approaches, tools and technologies and new advances promised.
3) discuss on the formation of collaborative research projects that present "low hanging fruit" and begin the conceptual development of larger, center-scale efforts.