The "Evaluating Lost Person Behavior" paper is now officially available in the online edition of Transactions in GIS.
Sava, E., Twardy, C., Koester, R., & Sonwalkar, M. (2016). Evaluating Lost Person Behavior Models. Transactions in GIS, 20(1), 38–53. http://doi.org/10.1111/tgis.12143
- Charles left the university to be a data scientist (contractor) at the Defense Suicide Prevention Office
- Eric did a senior thesis on optimal UAV path planning for SAR, then graduated and took a McDonnell fellowship offer at Washington U.
- Elena continues her graduate work at Penn State.
- Mukul is still doing GIS and systems programming for H3C.
Second, what are we working on? Mainly, we are doing some data analysis a DHS SBIR awarded to Bob Koester (dbS Productions) for initial SAR response. Along those lines:
- Eric has been working on a motion model based on diffusion equations. He is assisted by intern Justin Spiegel who is taking a slightly different approach.
- Graduate student Shreyas Raut and intern Jonathan Lee have been working on a survival analysis using statistical and machine learning methods.
- Financial support has been provided in part by a DHS SBIR to Bob Koester at dbS Productions, in part by Charles' research funds from the successful SciCast project, and in part by mentoring internships. SciCast ended mid-2015, though the research funds continued to be available for SciCast until January 2016.
Expect posts on these soon!