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UNT professor's software helps local emergency planners develop stronger response plans
Officials in charge of organizing response plans and resource distribution strategies in preparation for major emergencies, such as terrorist attacks or disease outbreaks, will soon have a new resource for identifying problem areas and strengthening response plans. Dr. Armin Mikler, professor of computer science and engineering in UNT's College of Engineering, has received an almost $800,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a computer-based system that will help emergency planners identify vulnerable populations, such as those with no access to vehicles or who cannot leave their homes, and modify response plans accordingly. Mikler is working with Tarrant County Public Health on the project, which involves the use of a computer system named "RE-PLAN," which stands for Response Plan Analyzer... Read More