- Mayor Robert Dixon of Greensburg, Kansas and Purdue University Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Professor Tim Filley visited the VACCINE lab on April 1st, 2014. Mayor Dixon received a demonstration of VACCINE's social media analysis tool, ScatterBlogs.
-VACCINE hosted Sheelagh Carpendale April 9th-11th, 2014. Carpendate is a Computer Science professor from the University of Calgary in Canada.
-VACCINE Managing Director Kaethe Beck presented to representatives from John Deere on April 9th and April 28th, 2014 during the company's visit to Purdue University to continue discussions on how to expand the university's working relationship with them. Beck presented as a part of John Deere Tech Day with regard to agronomic decisions via social media and ag decision support.
-Purdue University Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Ed Delp, student Khalid Tahboub, and Kaethe Beck traveled to Cleveland on April 21st and 22nd, 2014 for meetings with ALERT.
-Kaethe Beck attended the 10th anniversary celebration of the CREATE Center at USC on April 24th, 2014 to show support for VACCINE's fellow DHS Center of Excellence.
-Heather Connell, VACCINE Engagement and Transition Manager, presented a case study on the VALET (Visual Analytics Law Enforcement Toolkit) project at the DHS Transition Workshop held at Texas A&M in College Station, Texas on April 29th and 30th, 2014.
-Dr. Ed Delp and Kaethe Beck met with Google's ATAP division on April 16th, 2014.
-VACCINE Director Dr. David Ebert visited FEMA on April 30th, 2014 to explore its use of the Center's technologies.
-VACCINE hosted American Red Cross Disaster Assessment Manager Bob Atlhauser on April 17th, 2014. Althauser received multiple VACCINE project demonstrations and is considering use of VACCINE's social media analysis tool, ScatterBlogs, to assist in the organization's disaster response efforts.
-VACCINE will be hosting an Evaluation of Visual Analytics Workshop at the University of California, San Diego on May 20th and 21st, 2014.
-VACCINE has a position opening for an Education Program Manager.
This position will oversee and coordinate the educational mission of the VACCINE center, facilitate education work plans, implement strategic goals, lead and coordinate multi-institution research activities, and coordinate the center’s Minority Serving Institution programs. If interested, visit www.purdue.edu/hr/careers/
-VACCINE will be hosting an MSI faculty workshop at Morgan State University in July 2014. Watch next month’s newsletter for the confirmed dates and registration details.