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GCN : May 2015
GCN MAY 2015 • GCN.COM 29 VIRGINIATECH can serve as hubs after large-scale flooding disasters because they offer tools, hardware, food, water and ready access by highway. “They’d be the most active places in town,” he said. The flood model uses the same basic calculation as the Ebola-focused one, Telionis said. If responders had to pick one place to set up a resource center, it should be based on travel time for the local population. Road segments below the 9-foot wa- terline were mapped based on the as- sumption that vehicles would only be able to travel on them at one-third their normal speed because of debris, Schlitt added. “A lot of the challenge was adapting the newest data source into our work- flow,” he said. “Our hope is if there was a major disaster scenario, even with three hours’ notice, we could have these locations.” The team plans to continue stream- lining the model and find ways to ap- ply it to other situations in which data can be used to explain the geographic distribution of the damage from, for ex- ample, forest fires and blizzards. Virginia Tech’s first Open Data Day and CodeAcross events were held in February as part of Code for America’s annual events of the same name. The initial meeting included roundtable discussions on how open data can be helpful in journalism, public policy and mapping, said Ben Schoenfeld, the university’s Code for America brigade captain. For instance, from the mapping dis- cussion, the university’s Center for Geospatial Information Technology found it could use Virginia Department of Transportation crash data to make a map of accidents. “We are interested in building tools that take that data and mash it up with other data or visualize it in really in- teresting ways,” Schoenfeld said. “The state has a lot of data that would be really important for the cities and towns to have, but the government doesn’t share it.” He said he’d like to see the flood model included at an IT conference hosted by Virginia’s governor in the fall. “This project from these research- ers is an amazing example of what can really happen when people step up and volunteer to help government,” he said. “For us, this is really a longer-term goal of developing these ideas, having projects that really go beyond a hack- athon...and become tools that are really useful for the community.” • A fellowship opportunity is currently available with the Office of Strategic Programs (OSP) within the Office of Business Informatics (OBI) at the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) of the U.S . Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The Risk-Based Quality Assessment & Inspections Fellowship project is administered by ORAU for the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education program. The objective of this research project is to transform drug quality review and inspection management processes by infusing modern risk-based regulatory approaches and tools in submission review, manufacturing facility assessment, and surveillance of marketed drugs and therapeutic biologics. The selected participant will support the implementation, expansion and evaluation of the informatics quality platform by utilizing methods from the fields of computer science, decision science and operations research. One specific area of focus is identifying means to improve data quality of a facility or process. The participant will apply modern tools for decision analysis, and visualization of big data and data management solutions to analyze research and develop the application to FDA’s regulatory review processes. Fellowship Opportunity • A Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctoral degree in a computer science, health informatics, operations research or a related field received within the last five years. • Students currently pursuing a Master’s or Doctoral degree in the aforementioned fields at an accredited U.S. college or university are also encouraged to apply. • Demonstrated informatics and analytical skills and experience in analyzing and documenting complex processes are desired. To be considered, please send a current CV/resume to the attention of CDEROSPRecruitment@fda. hhs.gov and reference source code FDA15OBI008 in all communications. RBQA_ad.indd 1 4/23/15 9:13 AM 0515gcn_028-029.indd 29 4/30/15 10:22 AM