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An App That Can Save Lives

LSE Works: LSE Complexity Group

Date: Thursday 24 January 2013 
Time: 6.30-8pm 
Venue: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House
Speaker: Professor Eve Mitleton-Kelly
Respondents: Professor Dr Paul Lukowicz, Nestor Alfonzo Santamaria 
Chair: Professor Paul Kelly

Update Thursday 17 January, 12.15pm: Due to unforeseen circumstances Jon Parker is no longer speaking at this event. LSE apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. 

The scientists behind a crowd safety app, and the City of London Police who use the app in emergencies, will discuss the difference it can make to policy-makers and the emergency services.

Eve Mitleton-Kelly is director of the Complexity Research Group at LSE and organised the trial of the app.

Paul Lukowicz is scientific director at the Embedded Intelligence German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI).

Nestor Alfonzo Santamaria is the lead in business resilience for the City of London Corporation where he is part of the Security & Contingency Planning Group. 

The LSE Complexity Group has been working for over 16 years, with organisations in the private and public sectors, and several companies in the aerospace industry, to address practical complex problems. In the process it has developed a theory of complex social systems and an integrated methodology using both qualitative and quantitative tools and methods.

LSE Works is a series of public lectures, that will showcase some of the latest research by LSE's Research Centres. In each session, LSE academics will present key research findings, demonstrating where appropriate the implications of their studies for public policy. A list of all the LSE Works lectures can be viewed online.

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This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. For any queries email events@lse.ac.uk or call 020 7955 6043.


A copy of Professor Eve Mitleton-Kelly's PowerPoint presentation is available to download. Download 'An App That Can Save Lives' (pdf).

A copy of Professor Dr Paul Lukowicz's PowerPoint presentation is available to download. Download 'Mobile Apps Technology for Emergency and Civil Protection' (pdf).

A copy of Nestor Alfonzo Santamaria's PowerPoint presentation is available to download. Download 'An App That Can Save Lives: A practitioner’s perspective' (pdf).

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