Homeland Security Data Mining Using Social Network Analysis

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Homeland Security Data Mining Using Social Network Analysis
The tragic events of September 11th have caused drastic effects on many aspects of society. Academics in the fields of computational and information science have been called upon to help enhance the government's ability to fight terrorism and other crimes. Keeping in mind the special characteristics of crimes and security-related data, data mining techniques can contribute in six areas of research: information sharing and collaboration, security association mining, classification and clustering, intelligence text mining, spatial and temporal crime pattern mining, and criminal/terrorist network analysis. Grounded on social network analysis (SNA) research, criminal network analysis and terrorist network analysis have been shown to be most promising for public safety and homeland security. Based on the University of Arizona's highly successful COPLINK and Dark Web projects, we will discuss relevant SNA for "dark networks" (criminal and terrorist networks). Selected te...
Hsinchun Chen
Added 19 Oct 2010
Updated 19 Oct 2010
Type Conference
Year 2008
Authors Hsinchun Chen
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