30 Oct '13, 10pm

IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference Points Engineers at the World’s Problems

IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference Points Engineers at the World’s Problems

Last week, 250 engineers and technologists came from 31 countries to the third annual IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference held in Santa Clara, Calif. There were papers and posters, of course, covering such subjects as using cell phones to monitor the movements of Asian elephants, mining the web and social media to create maps of gas station closures after Hurricane Sandy, and using tweets to find trapped survivors in a disaster. But the real business of the conference was not happening in the session rooms, but in the lobby area, where engineers were connecting with each other and people who are already in the business of tackling tough humanitarian issues around the world and were looking for a few good engineers to help.

Full article: http://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/at-work/innovation/iee...

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