Reuters, Voice of America Feature Hu Research on New Algorithm and Online Mapping of Disaster Areas

Yingjie Hu, assistant professor of geography.

Yingjie Hu, assistant professor of geography.

Reuters interviewed Yingjie Hu, assistant professor of geography, about an algorithm he has developed with collaborators that would improve the online mapping of disaster areas.

“Online volunteers provide up-to-date geographic information that can help disaster response teams on the ground make more informed decisions,” Hu told the news service. “We wanted to make that process more efficient.” Read the story online.

Voice of America picked up the Reuters story and featured Hu’s research on its website.