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BIOSURVEILLANCE
2008
Springer
9 years 3 months ago
Integrating a Commuting Model with the Bayesian Aerosol Release Detector
The Bayesian Aerosol Release Detector (BARD) is a biosurveillance system for detecting and characterizing disease outbreaks caused by aerosol releases of anthrax. A major challenge...
Aurel Cami, Garrick L. Wallstrom, William R. Hogan
UAI
2004
9 years 2 months ago
Bayesian Biosurveillance of Disease Outbreaks
Early, reliable detection of disease outbreaks is a critical problem today. This paper reports an investigation of the use of causal Bayesian networks to model spatio-temporal pat...
Gregory F. Cooper, Denver Dash, John Levander, Wen...
BIOSURVEILLANCE
2008
Springer
9 years 3 months ago
A Temporal Extension of the Bayesian Aerosol Release Detector
Early detection of bio-terrorist attacks is an important problem in public health surveillance. In this paper, we focus on the detection and characterization of outdoor aerosol rel...
Xiaohui Kong, Garrick L. Wallstrom, William R. Hog...
BIOSURVEILLANCE
2008
Springer
9 years 3 months ago
Dynamic Network Model for Predicting Occurrences of Salmonella at Food Facilities
Salmonella is among the most common food borne illnesses which may result from consumption of contaminated products. In this paper we model the co-occurrence data between USDA-cont...
Purnamrita Sarkar, Lujie Chen, Artur Dubrawski
AAAI
2008
9 years 3 months ago
Ensemble Forecasting for Disease Outbreak Detection
We describe a method to improve detection of disease outbreaks in pre-diagnostic time series data. The method uses multiple forecasters and learns the linear combination to minimi...
Thomas H. Lotze, Galit Shmueli
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