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CHIDS’ Crowley Co-Develops Award-Winning ‘Disaster Box’

Nov 17, 2014


Kenyon Crowley, deputy director of the Smith School’s Center for Health Information Decision Systems (CHIDS), is part of a doctoral-student team whose disaster response system captured first place in a recent international competition.

Crowley, a doctoral student in UMD’s College of Information Studies, co-designed and presented a “Disaster Box” system to solve disaster-caused disruption of communication networks and information infrastructures. The entry won the Student Design Competition at the recent 2014 Association for Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) Annual Meeting.

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