USC News: Computer Science Thesis Helps Train Firefighters

May 25, 2007

Viterbi AI project under CREATE auspices speeds simulations


A former Viterbi School computer science graduate student now has his PhD, and this thesis project continues in development as a way to train firefighters and other responders to fight conflagrations.

Viterbi School artificial intelligence expert Milind Tambe and Nathan Schurr (PhD 2007) brought the complex system into being; working directly with the L.A. County Fire Department as it evolved, making sure that it remained relevant and useful. 


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