Apps for Rapid Epidemiological Analysis (AREA)

Period of Performance: 02/29/2016 - 02/28/2018


Phase 2 SBIR

Recipient Firm

IST Research, LLC
3006 Lafayette Blvd Array
Fredericksburg, VA 22408
Firm POC
Principal Investigator


IST Research will research and design a feasible solution to data collection and analysis for numerous types of data, for a wide variety of purposes through Active and Passive monitoring. The ability to funnel multiple sources of datafrom human responses, to social media feeds, to publicly available data on the open, deep, and dark weband then quickly analyze and visualize results in one platform is key to managing and understanding the vast quantities of data that are perpetually being created. The overall objective of the project is to create an end-to-end system that provides the end user with a robust Data Collection Environment (DCE) allowing simultaneous active information campaigns with populations and passive monitoring of open internet and social media data to. The system will support the collection of information and direct communication with populations in austere environments, and augment data sets with information gleaned from internet sources.