Tuesday, June 9, 2009

CyLab Researcher Wins Best Paper @ ICCS 2009

"This technology is expected to have an impact on visual real-time data mining for network security, sensor networks and many other multivariable real-time monitoring systems." Yang Cai and Rafael de M. Franco, Interactive Visualization of Network Anomalous Events

CyLab Researcher Wins Best Paper @ ICCS 2009

At the ninth annual International Conference on Computational Science(ICCS 2009), recently hosted by Louisiana State University's Center for Computation & Technology in Baton Rouge, CyLab researcher, Yang Cai, PhD., along with Rafael de M. Franco, won best for "Interactive Visualization of Network Anomalous Events."

In their paper, Cai and his colleague presented an "interactive visualization and clustering algorithm that reveals real-time network anomalous events."

"In the model, glyphs are defined with multiple network attributes and clustered with a recursive optimization algorithm for dimensional reduction. The user's visual latency time is incorporated into the recursive process so that it updates the display and the optimization model according to a human-based delay factor and maximizes the capacity of real-time computation. The interactive search interface is developed to enable the display of similar data points according to the degree of their similarity of attributes. Finally, typical network anomalous events are analyzed and visualized such as password guessing, etc."

ICCS is an "interdisciplinary conference" that brings together thought leaders in diverse subject areas in the sciences and arts, together with computer scientists who are "designing and building the cyberinfrastructure necessary for next-generation computing," and the conference's content focuses on "new applications for high-performance computing, including petascale algorithms, tools and applications, high-speed optical networks ... and new software programs for biomedical, science and humanities research.'

Previously, the ICCS has been held in Krakow, Poland, Beijing, China, Reading, UK, Atlanta, Georgia, Melbourne, Australia and St. Petersburg, Russia, Amsterdam, Netherlands and San Francisco, California.

For more information about Yang Cai, the Instinctive Computing Lab, read Instinctive Computing Workshop to Explore Transformational Developments and CyLab Research Update: Basic Instincts in the Virtual World.