CTS Events
November 14, 2012

Dr. Nebiyou Tilahun, UPP, presents a seminar entitled "An agent based model of origin destination estimation (ADOBE)" Wednesday, November 14th at 4:00 pm in Rm 1127 SEO


November 7, 2012

Mr. Thomas Murtha, CMAP, will address the CTS-IGERT community at 4:00 p.m. in Room 1127 SEO.


October 24, 2012

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Bo Zou, CME, on Wednesday, October 24th, Room 1127 SEO, 4:00 p.m.


CTS Happenings
September 25, 2012

Award Received by Joshua Auld, CTS-IGERT alumnus.


April 20, 2012

Congratulations to James Biagioni, CTS Fellow and CS PhD candidate, winner of the Dean's Scholar award.


January 2, 2012

James Biagioni, CTS Fellow, receives "Best Presentation Award" at SenSys2011


July 30, 2010

Dr. Ouri Wolfson, Dr. Phillip Yu, and Leon Stenneth, CS student and CTS Associate, recently had a paper accepted to the 6th IEEE International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications (WiMob 2010).


April 21, 2008

Dr. Kate Beard, "Exploring Events from Sensor Networks"

Dr. Kate Beard
Department of Spatial Information Science and Engineering
University of Maine

Time: 1:30 pm
Location: 1000 SEO

The expanding deployment of sensor systems that capture location, time, and multiple thematic variables raises a need for exploratory spatio-temporal data analysis tools. Geographic information systems (GIS) and time series analysis tools support exploration of spatial and temporal patterns respectively and independently, but tools for the exploration of both dimensions within a single system are relatively rare. This presentation will describe a framework for the visualization and exploration of spatial, temporal, and thematic dimensions of sensor based data. The unit of analysis is an event, a spatio-temporal data type extracted from sensor data. An eventviewer allows exploration of spatial and temporal trends, temporal relationships among events, periodic temporal patterns, the timing of irregularly repeating events, event-event relationships in terms of thematic attributes, and event patterns at different spatial and temporal granularities.

Dr. Beard is a professor in the Department of Spatial Information Science and Engineering at the Universiy of Maine. She has been a research faculty with the National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis (NCGIA) since its beginning in 1989 and currently serves as Director for NCGIA-Maine. She holds a M.S. (1984) and Ph.D. (1988) from the Institute for Environmental Studies, Land Resources Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison where she specialized in geographic information systems.

She is currently PI on an NSF grant funded through the Science and Engineering Information Integration and Informatics (SEIII) program working with oceanographers to develop an ontology of ocean related events, detect oceanographic events from ocean sensor data streams, and develop methods for visualization and exploration of event patterns. She is PI and Director of the NSF IGERT program: Sensor Science, Engineering and Informatics.

Dr. Beard maintains additional collaborations in the area of bioinformatics. She served as PI on a two-year grant from NSF to investigate the application of spatial concepts to genome mapping. She currently serves on the Executive Committee for the University of Maine NSF IGERT program in Functional Genomics.

Her current research interests include modeling, analysis and visualization of spatio-temporal phenomena and spatio-temporal information integration and research on gazetteer and geographic feature ontology development as knowledgebases for enhancing spatial information retrieval and integration.