Date: 19 April 2018
Location: UMW Dahlgren Campus – University Hall (Room 110)
Refreshments will be served at 8:00am, and the lecture begins promptly at 8:30am.
The lecture is open to the public. Registration is requested as space is limited (registration form below).
Summary: The ability to collect large sets of data from diverse sources such as advanced satellite, airborne and terrestrial sensors, human observations, news reports, and social media has provided both opportunities and challenges to national security professionals. Clearly we want to quickly and eﬀectively exploit these sources to enhance our understanding of the current situation in ﬂash points around the world and to predict the behavior of current and potential adversaries. However, the volume of the data and diversity of modalities, e.g., video and free text, make eﬀective exploitation challenging, This presentation describes new methods available from recent work in data science to address these challenges and describes gaps that data science research needs to address.