Young author award for AIT researcher

Young author award for AIT researcher
A researcher working at AIT’s GeoInformatics Center (GIC) has bagged the young author award at the Eighth International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Kaleidoscope Academic Conference held at Bangkok between 14-16 November 2016. While Biplov Bhandari, Research Associate, GIC , won the young author award, the paper also won the best paper award at the Conference.
The research paper also supports three UN’s Sustainable Development
Goals (SDGs) that are targeted at ending poverty, making human
settlements safe and sustainable, and at combating climate
change.According to Biplov, the paper discusses the potential of implementing
CAP for disaster management, all-hazard emergency alerts, and public
warnings activities. It also analyzes the concept of Common Alerting
Protocol (CAP) among experts working with the National Disaster
Alerting Authority.The paper, which was co-authored by Biplov Bhandari, Angga Bayu
Marthafifsa, Manzul Kumar Hazarika, Francis Boon, Lutz Frommberger and
Nuwan Waidyanatha, is based on experience gained from the
implementation of a Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) in the Philippines,
Maldives and Myanmar.  Based on SAMBRO (Sahana Alerting and
Messaging Broker), the location-based Early Warning Platform (EWS) was
developed and customized under the “CAP-on-a-MAP” Project, which is
funded by The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia
and the Pacific (UNESCAP).

Biplov Bhandari (center) receiving the
young author award.