Right on Time.
Discovering and reporting unusual disease clusters is critical for the early detection of any covert bioterrorism event. Researchers working at UB’s National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis are developing data interpretation software that is time- and place-sensitive enough to give early warning before changes in community health are apparent to any individual monitor. The goal is a system that’s quick, can work with small numbers, and keeps false alarms at an acceptable minimum. This is just one of the many ways the University at Buffalo is doing its part to take the nation’s homeland security to new levels. To learn more about this research, visit www.geog.buffalo.edu/ncgia.