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.
November 10, 2014
The State of Indiana, National Center for Complex Operations (NCCO), NSWC Crane, WestGate Tech Park and Academy, Indiana National Guard, academia and private corporations have a unique and immediate opportunity to leverage existing public and private infrastructure, internationally acclaimed capabilities, and highly-qualified, experienced human capital through the newly established Homeland Security Capability Integration Center (HSCIC), a 501c3 organization.Read Full Story
November 10, 2014
U.S. Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) recently recognized Rachel Sitarz, a Ph.D. candidate in cyber forensics at Purdue University and VACCINE HS STEM Fellow, for her efforts in support of a nationally coordinated investigation in 2012.Read Full Story