Delaware Chapter, ASA

Dinner Meeting: November 2002

Speaker: Barry A. Bodt, Ph.D.
U.S. Army Research Laboratory
Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland

Title: MINE for EFFECT: Data Mining in Army Applications


Those with some grounding in artillery recognize that Fire-for-Effect is characterized by a barrage of shells delivered to a target point to achieve a desired effect. Usually this effect is some degree of neutralization of the target so that troops can safely enter the area and conduct more refined operations.

In an analogous manner, the data miner is willing to unleash any number of exploratory graphical and computational tools to weaken a problem that remains unsolved. With some data structure uncovered in the exploratory process, the sophisticated miner will then refine the result through, for example, domain expertise or traditional methods to support modeling tasks.

In this presentation I will discuss a few applications with modestly-sized data sets where common tools claimed by the data mining community, primarily classification methods, were used to provide real insight to important problems encountered by the Army. Applications include toxicology, target identification, computer security, and a current initiative in data mining combat simulations to facilitate battle planning. I will finish with my view on data mining solutions in general.

Date: Thursday, November 21, 2002

Social hour -- 6:00 pm
Dinner -- 6:30 pm
Speaker -- 7:15 pm

Newark Holiday Inn
Oliver's Restaurant map

Appetizer: Fruit Cup
Salad: Caesar
Entree: Stuffed Salmon Boats w/Cumber vinegairette
Dessert: Pie Slices


$25 for members, $10 for students



Lidia Rejto by Monday, November 18, 2002.
Phone: 302-831-8034
Fax: 302-831-6243
Email: Lidia Rejto.

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