Now showing items 1-10 of 24
A framework for evaluating epidemic forecasts
Abstract Background Over the past few decades, numerous forecasting methods have been proposed in the field of epidemic forecasting. Such methods can be classified into different ...
Mining Novellas from PubMed Abstracts using a Storytelling Algorithm
(Department of Computer Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, 2007), TR-07-08
Forecasting the Flu: Designing Social Network Sensors for Epidemics
(Virginia Tech, 2016-03-08)
Early detection and modeling of a contagious epidemic can provide important guidance about quelling the contagion, controlling its spread, or the effective design of countermeasures. A topic of recent interest has been to ...
Spatio-Temporal Storytelling on Twitter
(Department of Computer Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, 2013-12-16), TR-13-06
Social media, e.g.,Twitter, have provided us an unprecedented opportunity to observe events un-folding in real-time. The rapid pace at which situations play out on social media necessitates new tools for capturing and ...
Learning probabilistic models of connectivity from multiple spike train data
Neuronal circuits or cell assemblies carry out brain function through complex coordinated firing patterns . Inferring topology of neuronal circuits from simultaneously recorded spike train data is a challenging problem ...
From Landscapes to Waterscapes: A PSE for Landuse Change Analysis
(Department of Computer Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, 2000), TR-00-09
Determining Relative Airport Threats from News and Social Media
Airports are a prime target for terrorist organizations, drug traffickers, smugglers, and other nefarious groups. Traditional forms of security assessment are not real-time and often do not exist for each airport and port ...
Understanding the Role of Medical Experts during a Public Health Crisis: Digital Tools and Library Resources for Research on the 1918 Spanish Influenza
Humanities scholars, particularly historians of health and disease, can benefit from digitized library collections and tools such as topic modeling. Using a case study from the 1918 Spanish Flu epidemic, this paper explores ...
Describing the Relationship between Cat Bites and Human Depression Using Data from an Electronic Health Record
Data mining approaches have been increasingly applied to the electronic health record and have led to the discovery of numerous clinical associations. Recent data mining studies have suggested a potential association between ...
Forecasting Social Unrest Using Activity Cascades
Social unrest is endemic in many societies, and recent news has drawn attention to happenings in Latin America, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe. Civilian populations mobilize, sometimes spontaneously and sometimes in ...