Visual Analytics for Command, Control, and Interoperability Environments


VACCINE's goal is to help this nation's 2.3 million extended homeland security personnel, including first-responders, perform their jobs more effectively by turning mass amounts of data into manageable information.

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One of our visualization images for understanding ice formation in clouds is a top 10 finalist in the NSF/Science magazine Visualization challenge and is also in the running for the people's choice award. This is part of Insoo Woo's PhD work on the visualization software and Dr.Sonia Lasher-Trapp's research in cloud microphysics.
If you are interested or want to vote for our entry,
the link is
The overall goal of our research is to create innovative and effective integrated data and visual analytic environments-frameworks, methods, and software-that advance the start-of-the-art in analyzing massive, heterogeneous, incomplete, temporally evolving homeland security data for anticipating, detecting, and responding to DHS mission needs.
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VACCINE's goal is to educate current homeland security stakeholders and the next generation of talent and enable them to make effective decisions from the mass of multisource, multimedia data they will face in their careers. Our educational initiatives span the entire career development pipline ranging from PK-12 programs through undergraduate and graduate level work, to professional education and training programs.
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  • Team VACCINE Student members Abish Malik, Silvia Oliveros, Satish Kunchakuri and Nimish Dharawat take second prize in the Gold Division of the Burton D. Morgan Business Plan Competition. More Information can be found here.
  • Joe DiRenzo, Division Chief of the Operations Analysis Division, Coast Guard Atlantic Area, will be visiting VACCINE. He will also be giving an invited lecture for the Department of Industrial Engineering on  March 20th at 10AM in Armstrong B071
  • The 2013 Homeland Security Summer Scholars Academy is offering an intensive, ten-week paid summer research experience for undergraduates, hosted by the University of Texas, El Paso.  More information can be found here. 
  • VACCINE will be participating in two paid summer undergraduate research programs, SURF (Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship) and SROP (Summer Research Opportunity Program).  Students can apply by clicking here (SURF) or on this link (SROP).




VACCINE is dedicated to creating methods and tools to analyze and manage vast amounts of information for all mission areas of homeland security.

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VACCINE Newsletter

     Volume 18: July 2014

     Volume 17: June 2014

     Volume 16: May 2014

     Volume 15: April 2014

     Volume 14: March 2014

     Volume 13: February 2014

     Volume 12: January 2014

     Volume 11: December 2013

     Volume 10: November 2013

     Volume 9: October 2013

     Volume 8: September 2013

     Volume 7: August 2013

     Volume 6: July 2013

     Volume 5: June 2013

     Volume 4: May 2013

     Volume 3: April 2013

     Volume 2: March 2013

     Volume 1: February 2013


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