Tuesday, August 23, 2011

On flood prediction from IBM Research

There have been some visible floods in recent years, like the one in Australia.    Prediction of the course of floods can be tricky, since rivers can have multiple splits.  Today IBM  announced that  IBM Research together with UT Austin a prediction model to predict the course of flooding.   This combines IBM analytics research with UT research in the physics of rivers.

Note that disaster management is an area where proactive computing hold significant potential, however in order to realizing this potential, strong prediction abilities are required.   

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