VACCINATED News Article
September 1, 2010
Given a set of hospital admittance and death records, the VAST 2010 Mini Challenge 2 was to characterize the spread of a pandemic in terms of the attack and mortality rates, spatiotemporal patterns of onset and the recovery time. We began the analysis by preprocessing the hospital admittance records using the University of Pittsburgh’s CoCo classifier that takes hospital admittance text fields and classifies them into chief complaint categories. Once the data was classified, we utilized and extended the work done by the Purdue University Visual Analytics Center on healthcare analysis. Our system consisted of a combination of linked views, showing time series views of syndromes and death rates through line graph views, stacked graph views showing deaths, geographical map views showing the impact by country, and summary windows providing statistical breakdowns of the data. All views are linked through an interactive time slider that allows users to explore the data over time. Extensions to our previous work include the stacked graph view, summary windows, new control chart methods, and an interactive ‘tape measure’ tool.
Our system won an award in the Support for Future Detection Category. Our team members included Abish Malik, Shehzad Afzal, Dr. David S. Ebert and Dr. Ross Maciejewski from Purdue University and Erin Hodgess from the University of Houston - Downtown.
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