CASOS News 2015
- New version of ORA is released. See ORA Software Page for more details.
- Graduate student Wei Wei gave his thesis proposal on Monday December 14th entitled, Learning Latent Event Representations: Structured Probabilistic Inference on Spatial, Temporal and Textual Data. See the proposal here.
- Undergradute Aman Ahuja finishes his Undergraduate Bachelor's Thesis. Full Technical Report provided here.
- The CASOS Center announces dates for its 2016 Summer Institute : June 12 - 18.
- Will Frankenstein, EPP-CASOS student, won the Northrup Grumman Future Technical Leaders Challenge alongside an ECE/BME Master's student. The challenge involved identifying new and creative ways to use the Global Database of Events, Language, and Tone (GDELT). The winning presentation focused on identifying long-term biases in the dataset and using network analysis to associate disparate events and actors identified in the database.
- Kathleen M. Carley, ORA and the CMU DTRA team featured in The Economist.
- August 3-5, 2015 - CMU CASOS hosts ONR 2015 Disaster Tools Technical Exchange This international meeting brings together university, non-government organizations, and various government organizations concerned with developing new capabilities, technologies and solutions to improve human security and recovery in the aftermath of a disaster. Increasingly, a pivotal game-changer is the new influx of data from ground zeroŁ and the development of new data resources using virtual teams. This meeting is held with both a live-in person group and virtually through WebEx.
- Graduate student Kenny Joseph is the 2015 recipient of the CMU Gelfand Service Award. This award is presented to students who share time, talent, energy and a passion for learning to make a difference for members of the external community.
- CMU CASOS hosts ONR 2015 Program Review focused on Social Media Analytics
- Ghita Mezzour was selected for the MIT EECS Rising Stars, a program that brings together for a workshop the top graduate and postdoc women in EECS for two days of scientific discussions and information sessions aimed at navigating early stages of their academic careers.
- Kathleen M.Carley to give Keynote address at PolNet 2015 - "Twitter, Terror and Terms: Network analytics for assessing large scale media data."
- Data Science for Social Good Fellow and CASOS Graduate student Kenny Joseph is working on a project entitled "Early Warning Indicators for Adverse Police Interactions" as part of the White House's Police Data Initiative. For more information and articles related to the project, click the following links: ChicagoInno, WBEZ91.5, and White House Blog.
- Kathleen M.Carley gave special plenary talk "Social Cognition: Intelligence within and about networks," at the California Cognitive Science Conference, Berkeley, CA.
- Student Wei Wei presented his work titled "A Bayesian Graphical Model to Discover Latent Events from Twitter" and student Kenneth Joseph exhibited his poster "Culture, Networks, Twitter and foursquare: Testing a model of cultural conversion with social media data" at the 9th AAAI International Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM '2015), Oxford, UK.
- Student Kenny Joseph project is a winner at the 2015 Datathon for Computational Social Science Summit. See the replication code here.
- New version of ORA is released. Completely new GIS system, and more support for big data.
- New version of ORA is released. Changes include improved control for big data and importers for citation and bibliometric networks analysis. Importers include specific importers for Zotero, Scopus and Bibtec.
- Ghita Mezzour receives NSF travel grant to attend the ACM Symposium and Bootcamp on the Science of Security (HotSos), April 2015, Urbana, IL
- Kathleen M. Carley gave keynote address on "Social Media Analytics Using Dynamic Network Methodologies,"" at the DHS CCICADA meeting, Pittsburgh, PA
- Students Geoff Morgan and Will Frankenstein gave a tutorial on Dynamic Network Analysis at the BRiMS Conference in Washington DC March 31 - April 3.
- Prof. Kathleen M. Carley gives Keynote at DHS workshop on March 20 titled "Social Media and Network Analytics."
- Prof. Kathleen M. Carley is slated to be the keynote speaker at the Political Networks Conference (POLNET) in June 2015 in Portland, OR.