Jennifer Geffre

Jennifer joined the PTL in 2010, and is currently a Ph.D. student looking to graduate in 2012. Her research interests are in data mining, dynamic networks (especially social), and strategic predictive models.


Brian Erickson

Brian is currently a M.S. candidate expecting his degree in 2012. He has research interests in sensor fusion, and is currently applying multilevel modeling to corrosion patterns in aluminum-magnesium alloy.


Lei Chen

Lei joined the PTL in 2007 as a Ph.D. student and graduated in 2012. Lei had research interests in data mining, statistical learning, and predictive modeling. She worked on the prediction of intergranular corrosion damage evolution in 5XXX alloys.


Matthew Gerber

Assistant Professor

Systems and Information Engineering

Research Summary and Bio


See our Open Research Positions page for available positions.

Natural Language Processing

Mobile Sensing

Social Informatics

Threat Prediction and Response


Welcome to the Predictive Technology Laboratory (PTL) in the Department of Systems and Information Engineering at the University of Virginia. Members of the PTL design, implement, and evaluate algorithms that predict future outcomes of interest based on historical data patterns. For more information, select from the links along the top of this page.


Faculty Research Interests
Donald Brown (W. S. Calcott Professor)
  • data fusion
  • statistical learning
  • predictive modeling
Matthew Gerber (Assistant Professor)
  • natural language processing
  • predictive modeling
  • medical informatics

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