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US Ignite Award for THRIVE

US Ignite Award for THRIVE

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THRIVE: Timely Health Indicators using Remote Sensing & Innovation for the Vitality of the Environment

Earth observations have been used for decades to benefit society. The Veterans Administration (VA) is the country’s largest health care provider, caring for seven million veterans. The project is aimed at enhancing the VA decision support tools in the area of public health and air quality utilizing multiple NASA Satellite and Earth Science Model Products. This environmental information will be integrated with the VA’s Decision Support Systems.

The project is based on a close collaboration with the VA to provide a three-fold enhancement of the existing VA decision support, namely:

  1. Personalized Health Alerts for Patients in the existing MyHealtheVet tool.
  2. New Tool for Logistical Planning for Emergency Rooms and Clinics.
  3. Improved Diagnosis Tools for Physicians.

We learn from the past to inform the future by using machine learning to determine the mapping from historical VA hospital admissions (all ICD codes) and prescriptions over the last decade to the environmental data provided by a suite of NASA products. The key goal is the sustained routine use of the NASA products beyond the end of this project.

The proposition being developed and tested is that global daily high resolution air quality data delivered as a web service is of tremendous measurable value for multiple application verticals in a suite of decision support tools. The daily data products derived from a suite of NASA datasets using machine learning will allow provision of proactive health care by the country’s largest health care provider, the VA, and proactive policy making and environmental reporting for the municipality of San Leandro, CA.

We will utilize the UTD Innovative Virtual Platform for Research Collaboration and Application (a state of the art telepresence facility) to have regular videoconferences with our partners across the country.

2010 IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society Letters Prize Paper Award

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2010 IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society Letters Prize Paper Award for Lary, D.J.; Remer, L.A.; MacNeill, D.; Roscoe, B.; Paradise, S.,  “Machine Learning and Bias Correction of MODIS Aerosol Optical Depth,” IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, vol. 6, Oct. 2009, pp. 694-698.

 

NASA Group Achievement Honor Award

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NASA Group Achievement Honor Award

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NASA Group Achievement Honor Award

NASA Space act award

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NASA Space act award for AutoChem software

 

AutoChem Certificate of Recognition August 11, 2005

AutoChem Certificate of Recognition August 11, 2005

NASA Inventions and Contributions Board Award

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NASA Inventions and Contributions Board Award for AutoChem software

AutoChem TechBrief Certificate of Recognition January 27, 2005

AutoChem TechBrief Certificate of Recognition January 27, 2005

NASA Space Act Award

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NASA Space act award for AutoChem software

AutoChem Certificate of Recognition January 27, 2005

AutoChem Certificate of Recognition January 27, 2005

NASA Tech Brief Award

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NASA Tech Brief Award for Creative development of a technical innovation for AutoChem software

AutoChem Certificate October 27, 2004

AutoChem Certificate October 27, 2004

Alon Fellowships for Outstanding Young Researchers

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Alon Fellowship: 1998-2001

The Alon Fellowship program is named after the late Yigal Alon, who was a Minister of Education and a Chairman of the Council of Higher Education, and its original intent was to enable universities to absorb outstanding young researchers. The Alon Fellowships in fact turned into prizes for excellence among the best candidates for absorption in the staffs of the higher education system. The program is competitive and is based on personal excellence, without setting a quota for any university or for any field. Approximately 20 new fellowships are awarded each year.

Sambrooke Exhibition Prize

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Sambrooke Exhibition Prize for Best First Year Student in Natural Science

Kings College London

Kings College London