FORT DETRICK, MD – Subrata Das, Chief Scientist at Charles River Analytics, has been invited to present at the Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center’s Situational Awareness for Biodefense meeting that will take place on December 7, 2005. Dr. Das will present Charles River Analytics’ research in the ALADDIN project, an early-warning system for epidemics or bio-terror attacks. ALADDIN employs a Bayesian Belief Network approach for early detection of disease outbreaks, for instance with the anthrax delivery through the US Postal Service.
About Dr. Subrata K. Das, Chief Scientist: Dr. Das leads research projects in the areas of intelligent agents, high-level information fusion, decision-making under uncertainty, planning and scheduling, and machine learning. His technical expertise includes mathematical logics, probabilistic reasoning including Bayesian belief networks, symbolic argumentation, and a broad range of computational artificial intelligence techniques. Dr. Das held research positions at Imperial College and Queen Mary and Westfield College, both part of the University of London. He received his PhD in Computer Science from Heriot-Watt University in Scotland and M.Tech. from Indian Statistical Institute. Dr. Das has published many journal and conference articles. He is the author of the book entitled “Deductive Databases and Logic Programming” published by Addison-Wesley, and co-authored the book entitled “Safe and Sound: Artificial Intelligence in Hazardous Applications” published by the MIT Press.