The WIFIRE Lab develops integrated systems for natural hazards monitoring, simulation, and response. Our mission is to conduct research and development towards infrastructure, services and tools for artificial intelligence integrated fire science.
WIFIRE Lab grew out of an NSF-funded project called WIFIRE, where we grew our passion for integrated wildfire modeling and response. For more information about WIFIRE see the VOA/TEK News video feature on WIFIRE.
Although, the WIFIRE Cyberinfrastructure is built with a primary goal of enhancing fire science, it has been impactful in operational fire response and public situational awareness settings. As an example for the system’s public impact, through word-of-mouth and social media the Firemap tool was accessed by 800,000 public users over 8 million times to view information related to the devastating wildfires in California throughout the fall of 2017.