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Project Geoinformatic Surveillance: Hotspot Detection and Prioritization Across Geographic Regions and Networks for Digital Government in the 21st Century      (Back to Search Results)

Grant Number: 307010

  • Description: Continuing grant
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  • Award Period: 2003-08-01 to 2005-07-31
  • Amount: $ 606000.00

Primary Investigator:
Ganapati Patil

Ganapati Patil
Wayne Myers
Amy Glasmeier
Joseph Ja'Ja'
Martin Kulldorff


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Primary Institution:
Pennsylvania State Univ University

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GeoInformatic surveillance data combined with the right statistical interpretation can enable detection of anomalies, or hot spots, either geographically, over time, or both. The need may be for monitoring, etiology, management, or early warning on topics that are natural, accidental or natural. Many government applications can benefit from such detection, such as carbon budgets, ecosystem health, crop pathogens, invasive species, and public health. This multi-disciplinary grant will develop a prototype system and tool set in collaboration with several Federal agencies using a statistical method known as upper level set scan statistic. The prioritization scheme will be based on multiple criteria using revealing Hasse diagrams and partially ordered sets.