Entries by Robert Munro

EFO helping in Haiti

For the first 6 months of 2010 I worked on crisis response in Haiti, helping to plan and manage Mission 4636, a text-message based emergency response and reporting system.

I coordinated the translation, geolocation and categorization
of emergency text messages sent in Haiti in the wake of January 12, 2010 earthquake. This was the first step in the only emergency response service available to people within Haiti during this critical period. When not working with EFO I am a graduate fellow at Stanford, where I research methods for processing large volumes of short messages in less-widely spoken languages and crowdsourcing ...