David Wild is an Associate Professor in Indiana University's School of Informatics and Computing, where he runs the CCRG research group with a primary focus on large scale semantic integration and data mining for drug discovery. He carried out early research in the use of social media and information integration in emergencies and disasters, including the BECIS project and as co-author of Information Technology in Times of Crisis: Considering Knowledge Management for Disaster Management. He is author of the All Hazards Blog, which was featured in a 2010 CNN article on the use of social media in the Colorado Wildfires. He currently volunteers as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) at Bloomington Township Fire Department, and is a search manager and communications specialist for the Argus K9 Search and Rescue Team in Bloomington. He also has several years experience as a volunteer in Emergency Management, including a FEMA Professional Development Series (PDS) certificate. At Indiana University, he leads the School of Informatics and Computing Emergency Response Team.