Current, Past and Continuing Projects
Automation of Knowledge Works
President Obama has declared that the "cyber threat is one of the most serious economic and national security challenges we face as a nation" and that "America's economic prosperity in the 21st century will depend on cyber-security."
In the past several years, research and studies about different aspects of the cyber space have grown exponentially. ESSAN, a high-tech research and development organization, has been at the forefront of these advances, in particular:
In 2012, the Obama administration announced the Big Data Research and Development Initiative, which explored how big data could be used to address important problems facing the government. The initiative was composed of 84 different big data programs spread across six departments. ESSAN has been conducting big data research and development in the last several years. Below are some of the areas we are involved with:
Harnessing and Utilizing Massive Data
Data Management and Analysis of Big Data
Improve Situational Awareness to Help War-Fighters and Analysts and Provide Increased Support to Operations
Anytime-Anywhere Algorithms for processing Large Social Networks
Development of Scalable Algorithms for Real-Time Processing Imperfect Data in Distributed Data Stores
Development of Effective Human-Computer Interaction Tools
Extracting Insights from Huge Scientific Datasets and Finding Key Features
Social Media Stream Processing and Analysis
Large-Scale Distributed Processing
To truly comprehend the human terrain, it must encompass awareness and understanding of socio-cultural factors of the population from individuals to groups to organizations to nation states. The key enabler is the development of next-generation human geography and cultural intelligence tools that is able to organize human geography characteristics as drivers of human behavior and activity.
ESSAN has been a foremost and leading research organization in human terrain and related areas, especially socio-cultural factors. In addition, ESSAN has conducted research and development in human modeling and successfully applied the results in various domains. Drs. George Cybenko and Eugene Santos, Jr. are founding members of the Dartmouth Laboratory for Human Terrain. Drs. Eunice E. Santos and Eugene Santos, Jr. did pioneering works in cultural-infused social networks. Drs. George Cybenko , Eugene Santos, Jr. and Eunice E. Santos are all members of ESSAN's team.
In addition, Drs. Eugene Santos, Jr. and Eunice E. Santos formulated adversarial modeling and intent analyses, which are central to the study of many aspects of human terrain.
Computational Social Systems
Social Media Knowledge Extraction
Modeling Care Professional Beliefs and Biases
Modeling Human Error in Surgical Teams
Malpractice in Surgical settings
Modeling and Simulating Behavior of (IL-) legal cross-border migration
Improvised Explosive Device (IED)
Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) covert network analysis
Physical and mental resiliency
Soldier Health and Community Impact
Psychometric Software and Psychological Evaluations
Processor utilization and management