Patrick Butler is a senior research associate at the Sanghani Center. The main thrust of his research focuses on the IARPA funded EMBERS project that uses open source indicators such as tweets, news, blog, weather, etc., to forecast population level events such as civil unrest, elections, and epidemics.
He graduated with a Ph.D. in computer science from Virginia Tech in 2014 during which time he was awarded a SMART Fellowship. His dissertation was in the area of using knowledge discovery for intelligence analysis.
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Patrick Butler's Timeline
Graduate Research Assistant, Virginia Tech
VAST Mini-Challenge Award, IEEE VAST Symposium
Research Scientist, US Army Corps of Engineers
Senior Research Associate, DAC, Virginia Tech