High School Visual Analytics Module: Detect the Expected; Discover the Unexpected
October 8, 2009
A three day hands-on learning module on visual analytics, developed by Ross Maciejewski, PhD Research Assistant from Visual Analytics for Command, Control and Interoperability Environments (VACCINE), was presented at Triton Central High School by Marti Burns, Asst. Education Director, and Nick Klosterman, Research Assistant. Triton Central High School offers a project oriented elective course, Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HS/EM). This course is built around the development of first responder skills, exposure to emergency management careers and the fundamental principles of homeland security; prepare, protect, respond and recover.
The module was integrated into the course curriculum and focused on the following topics: how visual analytics can be beneficial to homeland security related fields, critical assessment of visualized data, pros and cons of visual analytic tools and current VACCINE projects.
A key component of the HS/EM class will be to conduct a semester-end Tabletop Exercise (TTX) with a scenario that involves an explosion at a local cold storage plant. The module consisted of creating a custom Google Maps application to explore affected areas due to the explosion. Crime data was also visualized and analyzed to identify events indicative of larger criminal activity that may have been preventable prior to the disaster.
May 20, 2013
Purdue graduate students contributed to the development of a program to advance recovery from a hurricane. Researchers at Purdue with Visual Analytics for Command, Control and Interoperability Environments (VACCINE), part of the Purdue Research Park, developed a system to increase efficiency in United States Coast Guard operations called Coast Guard Search and Rescue Visual Analytics, also known as cgSARVA. David Ebert, director of VACCINE, said the system allows the United States Coast Guard to be more aware of their resources.Read Full Story
May 7, 2013
In efforts to prioritize and efficiently manage the repair of boats and stations damaged by Superstorm Sandy, the U.S. Coast Guard has accredited a system called Coast Guard Search and Rescue Visual Analytics (cgSARVA) developed in collaboration with Purdue University. The Coast Guard accredited the system on April 22, 2013, at its headquarters in Washington, D.C.Read Full Story