Visual Analytics for Command, Control, and Interoperability Environments

VACCINE Annual Meeting

Join Us for our 6th Annual VACCINE Meeting!

October 15th and 16th, 2014

Kurz Purdue Technology Center at Purdue Research Park

1281 Win Hentschel Blvd., West Lafayette, IN 47906 - Click here to map the address

(765) 588-3470

Purdue Campus Map

Kurz Purdue Technology Center Parking Map - There is plenty of free parking outside of the building.


There are hotel blocks being held at the Purdue Memorial Union and the Hilton Garden Inn (West Lafayette).

Event Overview

  • A public forum to discuss VACCINE activities and the challenges of visual analytics, data, and homeland security
  • Includes invited presentations, panel discussions and a technology showcase of decision-making tools with hands-on demonstrations of state-of-the-art technologies

Distinguished Keynote Speakers


 Wednesday October 15th 

9:00 AM Registration and Breakfast
9:30 AM Demonstrations and Poster Session
12:00 PM Lunch and Networking
1:00 PM

Welcome and Introduction by Dr. David Ebert

Congresswoman Susan Brooks: "Keeping our Homeland Safe - Lessons Learned and Challenges Ahead"

1:30 PM Rear Admiral Kevin Cook: "Energy Renaissance - Rivers to Rigs" 
2:00 PM Break
2:30 PM Panel 1: Organizational Information Sharing, Problems, and Bottlenecks
Vice Admiral Rob Parker (Ret.), United States Coast Guard (Moderator)
Mr. Shawn Romanoski, Director of Telecommunications, Boston Police Department
Capt. Julia Hein, Deputy Director of Incident Management and Preparedness, United States Coast Guard
Mr. Ravi Suthar, Motorola Solutions
Rear Admiral Mike Parks (Ret.), United States Coast Guard
4:00PM Adjourn

Thursday October 16th

8:00 AM Breakfast
8:30 AM Panel 2: Social Media in Government and Safety
Dr. Satish Ukkusuri, Associate Professor, Civil Engineering, Purdue University
Mr. John Cox, Chief of Police, Purdue University
Dr. Sorin Matei, Associate Professor of Communication, Purdue University
Dr. David Ebert, VACCINE Director and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University
Dr. Robert Althauser, Disaster Assessment Manager, American Red Cross
10:00 AM Break and Networking
10:30 AM

Vice Admiral Charles Michel, USCG : "DHS and Coast Guard Western Hemisphere Engagement -

Opportunities for Enhanced Visual Analytics, Command, Control, and Interoperability" 

11:00 AM

Panel 3: Effective Decision Making for Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness and Response

Mr. Jay Nawrocki, Executive Director, Indiana Intelligence Fusion Center
Mr. David Boyd, United States Coast Guard, Pacific Area 
Mr. Tim Baughman, Chief, Public Safety Communications, Department of Public Safety
Dr. Kelly Gaither, Director of Texas Advanced Computing Center, University of Texas - Austin
12:30 PM Lunch and Networking
1:30 PM Training and Demonstrations
4:00 PM Adjourn


If you have any questions regarding this event, please e-mail


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

View VACCINE Information:

VACCINE Newsletters

     Volume 20: September 2014

     Volume 19: August 2014

     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

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Purdue University
500 Central Drive #226
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2022