DIMACS Monitoring Message Streams Seminar Series

Title: Rutgers Warning and Indication System Engineering Laboratory-The WISE Lab

Speaker: Richard Mammone, CAIP Center, Rutgers University

Date: December 1, 2003 4:30pm

Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 433, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ


The mission of the WISE lab is to develop and improve data processing for a variety of situational awareness systems. Data from various sensors such as: nuclear, biological, chemical, surveillance sensors as well as text messages generated by observers in the field are transported to a central server. The challenge is to identify the various sources of the data. For example if the data pertains to a person then the system should automatically identify the person. If the data comes from a material then system should identify the material, for example: materials used for explosives, nuclear, biological and chemical weapons. In addition the system should indicate the location of the identified person or material. The WISE lab has developed digital signal processing and pattern recognition algorithms to translate the raw sensor data into these important classes. Applications of the algorithms in the area of biometrics, chemometrics, and geometrics will be presented. In addition a new Short Messaging Service (SMS) warning system will be described. The WISE Lab is interested in exploring the question of how text analysis can help in the overall warning and indicators systems. For more information about the WISE Lab see: www.caip.rutgers.edu/wiselab.

See Webpage: www.stat.rutgers.edu/~madigan/mms/