- VACCINE research was featured at the Cyber Security Division 2014 R&D Showcase and Technical Workshop that was held December 16-18, 2014 in Washington, D.C. The event was hosted by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science & Technology (S&T) Directorate Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency (HSARPA) Cyber Security Division (CSD).
Following the R&D Showcase, a two-day technical workshop featured CSD Principal Investigators' (PIs) presentations of their research and technologies to other cybersecurity researchers and leadership from the government, international partners, private sector, and academia.
VACCINE Director Dr. David Ebert presented information about VASA (Visual Analytics for Simulation Based Action). VASA is a distributed component-based framework for computational steering of systems-of-systems simulations for societal infrastructure based on a visual analytics approach. VACCINE PI Ross Maciejewski also presented information on the Uncertainty of Identity Project of which both Dr. Maciejewski and Dr. David Ebert are representing the United States portion of the team. The goal of the project is to link information pertaining to human characteristics in real and virtual worlds in order to better understand and manage the uncertainties inherent in establishing human identity in different geographic locations.
- The 2015 kick-off of the VACCINE Public Safety Consortium Luncheon will take place in February. Please watch for an upcoming invitation and also information in the February newsletter for the confirmed date. The event will be held at the VACCINE Center on the Purdue University campus in West Lafayette, Indiana. The topic of the February meeting will be the use of social media in law enforcement as well as feedback regarding suggested features and enhancements on VACCINE’s social media analysis tool SMART.
- VACCINE Director David Ebert and Managing Director Kaethe Beck both completed the LaunchBox commercialization program offered through Purdue's Foundry. The Foundry is a hub to transform innovators into entrepreneurs by offering fast, effective ways for faculty, staff, and students to move their ideas to the marketplace. LaunchBox is a program offered through the Foundry and is a 10-module program with the goal of helping inventors and founders find the value proposition of their idea.