American Family Insurance funded our research on predicting wildfires

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Our proposal “Facilitating Wildfire Insurance Business with Big Data and Machine Learning” (PI: Min Chen; Co-PI: Volker Radeloff) has been selected for funding by the American Family-UW-madison data science initiative program.

Recent wildfires across the western US have caused enormous environmental hazards and economic losses. This project will prototype a machine learning framework, modeled on fires in California, that will improve the prediction of wildfire probability and severity at daily, weekly, and monthly scales.

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