I'm an Associate Professor in the School of Data Science and the Department of Engineering Systems and Environment and the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.
I enjoy spending time with my bride, Erica, and three kids Evie, Joseph, and Benjamin, reading, and being outdoors.
I received a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia in 2006, a M.S. from Vanderbilt University in 2003, and a B.S. from Purdue University in 1998. I have been an Assistant and Associate professor of Applied Statistics at the University of Alabama (2013-2018), principal research scientist for Spadac, Geoeye, and DigitalGlobe (2008-2013), post-doc at NCSU and SAMSI (2006-2008), as well as an industrial engineer and maintenance supervisor for Sanford/Newell Brands (1998-2001).
Event Prediction: modeling where, when, and why events occur
- crime and terrorism prediction
- traffic incident prediction
- point processes, spatial statistics, time series, predictive analytics, machine learning
Pattern and Event Detection: discovering patterns and anomalies in data
- anomaly detection
- dynamic network analysis
- spatial hotspot detection
- data mining
Data Linkage: matching data that correspond to the same entity
- crime linkage
- statistical forensics
- record linkage
- road conflation
Application areas: Criminology, Transportation, Terrorism, Defense, Security, Forensics, Business