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Cloud Computing for Citizen Science


Olson, Michael James (2012) Cloud Computing for Citizen Science. Master's thesis, California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/8S5K-FX17.


My thesis describes the design and implementation of systems that empower individuals to help their communities respond to critical situations and to participate in research that helps them understand and improve their environments. People want to help their communities respond to threats such as earthquakes, wildfires, mudslides and hurricanes, and they want to participate in research that helps them understand and improve their environment. “Citizen Science” projects that facilitate this interaction include projects that monitor climate change, water quality and animal habitats. My thesis explores the design and analysis of community-based sense and response systems that enable individuals to participate in critical community activities and scientific research that monitors their environments.

Item Type:Thesis (Master's thesis)
Subject Keywords:cloud, citizen science, paas, saas, iaas, event detection, earthquake detection
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Engineering and Applied Science
Major Option:Computer Science
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Chandy, K. Mani
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:2011
Record Number:CaltechTHESIS:08232011-122341638
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Default Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:6615
Deposited By: Michael Olson
Deposited On:25 Aug 2011 18:40
Last Modified:03 Oct 2019 23:52

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