- CENAPRED, which is Mexico’s National Center for the Prevention of Disasters, and part of the Ministry of the Interior. CENAPRED oversees all aspects of Mexican disasters, from prediction of events, to management of the aftermath, to public engagement and awareness raising.
- SACMEX, the Mexican water agency
- Government of Jalisco
In conjunction with with the partners, some preliminary questions for exploration at the ITT have been developed:
– Classification of seismic signals from the Popocatepetl volcano
– Debugging a seismic catalogue
– Calculating final users’ water consumption in the Mexico City water supply system
– Optimising water distribution in the Mexico City water grid
– Open data mashups for predicting water supply in Jalisco
– Mapping forest fire risk using remote sensing data
The focus of the ITT will be on developing AI approaches to these and other questions. Complementary to this, we will explore the statistical and mathematical underpinning of AI methods, as well as emphasise the understanding of societal and social impacts.
The conventional model of a week-long, off-campus workshop is not possible. Instead, we are going to take advantage of the time difference to run local teams in the UK and MX involving around 60 participants in total, with joint sessions for the main activities during UK afternoons and Mexican mornings when everyone can join, but with groups from each country working independently before and after this time.