MacEachren presents NEVAC research at DHS University Network Summit

North-East Visualization and Analytics Center director, Alan MacEachren, presented some of NEVAC's work over the last year at the first Annual Department of Homeland Security University Network Summit on Research and Education. The summit, held in Washington, D.C. on March 15-16, was open to homeland security officials, professionals, researchers, educators and students, as well as other interested parties in government, academia and industry.

Dr. MacEachren's presentation, Geo-temporal information discovery (25 MB pdf file), was included in the Cross-Media Information Identification and Extraction panel. The presentation focused on the challenges of exploiting complex, heterogeneous information that contain both implicit and explicit geospatial and temporal references. The approaches and applications presented are part of a larger effort to develop, implement, test, and deploy a suite of geovisual analytics methods and tools directed to supporting an iterative process of information foraging, analysis, sensemaking, and decision-making.

For more information, contact Krista Kahler at kck12@psu.edu

Visit http://www.orau.gov/DHS_RE_Summit07/ to learn more.