Information Processing Across Networks for Decision-Making (IPAN)

The research in this trust will investigate social, cognitive, information and communication models to support the transformation of data into graph representations of the partially observed but mostly latent information network. Furthermore, research will investigate models to enable the information network to be accessible to the decision makers in a manner that is best matched to the cognitive abilities of these decision makers. The research is organized under three topics areas. The first topic area focuses on the synthesis of the knowledge from the data. The second topic area focuses on the representation and management of uncertainty throughout the whole synthesis and presentation process. Finally, the third topic area focuses on the distributed architecture and information network presentation techniques to enable the uncertain synthesized knowledge to be accessible to the user.

IPAN has five tasks focusing on three main topics.

  • Topic 1: Context-aware Knowledge Synthesis and Analytics over Multi-genre Networks
    • Task I1: Constructing Unified, Structured Knowledge Networks by Integrating Text, Social Media and Multi-Genre Networks.
  • 4.3.2    Topic 2: Uncertainty Management Across Multi-genre Networks
    • Task I2: Taming Uncertainty in social Channels: Algorithms, Bounds, and Team Performance.
  • 4.3.3    Topic 3: Distributed Processing & User Interactions for Situational Understanding
    • Task I3: Resource Aware, Multi-modal Content Fusion.
    • Task I4: Distributed, User-oriented Multi-scale network Summarization and Online Analytical Processing.
    • Task I5: Problem Solving in Socio-information Networks.