|Center for Information Management, Integration and Connectivity|
Current Research Areas
|NASA/RAC: As one of NASA's Regional Application Centers CIMIC is involved in an environmental monitoring project from space, enabling the Hackensack Meadowlands Development Commission (HMDC) to benchmark and target environmental improvements throughout the district. The space and land- based environmental monitoring systems will address such areas as land monitoring, fire detection, urban planning. This work is sponsored by HMDC and NASA.
||Multilayered Clinical Decision Support System. The focus of this project is to design and develop a Clinical Decision Support System that facilitates patient-oriented, time- oriented, event-oriented, and problem-oriented, type of analysis that help to conduct research studies or trend analysis. This work is being carried out in collaboration with St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center.|
Research Institute is established to develop a better understanding
of the complex environmental factors that affect the Hackensack
Meadowlands ecosystem, the research and monitoring activities of
MERI will focus on six interrelated themes: 1) Vegetation patterns
2) Inter-tidal and shallow sub-tidal habitats, 3) Contaminant hot-spots
4) Water quality 5) Air quality and 6) Scientific information management.
These distinct themes have common investigative threads and complement
one another within an environmental monitoring program that can
establish baseline conditions and periodically issue an environmental
"report card" for the District.
||Methane Imaging: In collaboration with Bowling Green State Univ. and Hudson Research Inc., CIMIC will be a partner in an experiment to image and map methane plumes with high-spatial-resolution, multi-spectral thermal IR satellite data collected over a known active solid landfill. Methane is a green house gas that contributes to global warming and is the principal gas escaping from solid waste landfills. It is expected that by implementing the methane mapping objective, a new, more effective and inexpensive methane emission monitoring technology will be developed.|
|Security for Digital Libraries. To provide support
for security of objects and to protect privacy of users accessing
these objects through (1) the development of suitable access control
models that can model and administer security policies specified
on credentials and characteristics of users and concepts associated
with the objects, and (2) the development of methodologies for ensuring
copyright and copy prevention using digital watermarking technologies.
In collaboration with University of Milan.
||Universal Access. To provide flexible and highly customizable access to systems by making the multimedia DL objects intelligent enough so that they automatically manifest themselves to different users' capabilities (such as physical, linguistic, technical), expertise, preferences (such as presentation quality), and hardware and software capabilities. This research is being undertaken in collaboration with Lucent Technologies and University of Pittsburgh.|
|Security for Workflow Management Systems. The
focus of this project is to develop models, techniques and algorithms
for incorporating multilevel security into advanced application
domains such as office information systems, CAD/CAM, software development
and publication environment. It also investigates how Petri Nets
can be used to model and analyze workflows. Sponsored by NSF and
||Content based Image Retrieval. The aim of this research is to develop a methodology for efficient retrieval of images based on the content of image objects in terms of their color, shape, and relative positions. The contribution of this methodology is in the ability to retrieve images based on any combination of color, shape, and spatial relationships among the objects depicted in them. In collaboration with IBM Watson Research Center and NASA.|
|Information Extraction and Concept based Search.
To extract concepts from multimedia objects for building conceptual
indexing. In collaboration with Law Library of Congress.
||Interoperability. To provide mechanisms to integrate new data sources, ingest data, and provide seamless access to heterogeneous, autonomous and distributed data sources.|
|A Distributed Database Approach to Electronic Data Interchange
(EDI). To develop an approach to EDI that can eliminate
the process of standardization where EDI messages are exchanged
through database transactions via a database-to-database communication
rather than application-to-application.
||Channel Competition in internet consumer market. To investigate the nature of conflict between channel members that arises when manufacturers begin to sell products online in addition to selling through the traditional retailing channels. In collaboration with IBM Watson Research Center.|
|Data Warehousing. To develop methodologies to
detect changes in the underlying sources and propagate them to the
warehouse and build a system that can conduct drill-down analysis.
Sponsored by DPSC and Lawrence Livermore National Labora- tory.
||Development of a Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) system for CRAMTD (Combat Ration Advanced Manufacturing Technology Demonstration) to support several key manufacturing and management functions of small to medium businesses in manufacturing packaged food products for civilian and military. Sponsored by DLA and DoD.|