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Seeking testers for new mobile sensing app: Sensus

The PTL is developing a new cross-platform (Android, iOS, and WinPhone) app for mobile sensing. We looked carefully at alternatives (e.g., Funf), and concluded that no existing app quite fit the bill in terms of extensibility, user interaction, and portability across platforms. So we are building our own, and we're calling it Sensus. We have finished an early version of the Android implementation and have released it to the Google Play Store.

March 3rd, 2014 - PTL member Peter Wu wins collaborative fellowship from Data Science Institute

PTL member Peter Wu was chosen as a recipient for this year’s Big Data fellowship for his proposal, "Uncovering Mechanisms of Social Movements within the Arab Spring: A Data Mining Approach". This is a one-year project in collaboration with Robert Kubinec (UVa Department of Politics). Congratulations Peter and Robert!

November 8th, 2013 - Matt Gerber gives colloquium talk at Michigan State University

The talk focused on "Spatiotemporal Crime Prediction using GPS- and Time-Tagged Tweets" and was organized by the Department of Computer Science and Engineering.

September 25th, 2013 - Matt Gerber gives colloquium talk at University of Maryland

The talk focused on "Spatiotemporal Crime Prediction using GPS- and Time-Tagged Tweets" and was organized by the Computational Linguistics and Information Processing (CLIP) Laboratory.

August 27th, 2013 - Donald Brown gives plenary talk at FOSINT-SI 2013

Details on the symposium are here. The presentation is also available below.

July 12th, 2013 - Sam Huddleston defends Ph.D dissertation

Sam Huddleston successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation, titled "Geographic Probability Algorithms with Security Force Applications". Sam will soon be joining the Center for Army Analysis as an Operations Research and Systems Analyst (ORSA).

July 3rd, 2013 - Jacob Scanlon defends M.S. proposal

Jacob Scanlon successfully defended his M.S. proposal. He will be investigating the automatic detection and tracking of recruitment activities within extremist/terrorist social media content. This work is part of our asymmetric threat prediction project, sponsored by the Army Research Laboratory.

May 19th, 2013 - Ed Teague graduates

We are sad to see him go, but Ed Teague is off to bigger and better things. Specifically, to a post as Assistant Professor in the Department of Systems Engineering at the United States Military Academy. His dissertation can be found here.

Congratulations, Ed!

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