Praescient Analysts have used crowdsourcing as a tried-and-true method for capturing and contextualizing information of all types. What comes next? Business Development Specialist, Connor Izzo, details how crowdsourcing can impact conflict.
In this week’s blog, Research Analyst Julia Herriott details an analytic workflow to detect illicit cocaine shipments coming from Colombia in connection with the macro-level potential of thoughtful investigative mechanisms to promote conflict resolution in the context of the Colombian Peace Process.
Intelligence Cell Research Analysts, Natalie Polanosky and Sarah Jasinski, have been working to compile information regarding child sex trafficking in the United States this summer. A demo involving Praescient’s ANB platform to demonstrate the movement of domestic CSAM in Texas will wrap up the duo’s research from this session. Their efforts follow notional cell tower… Read more »
This week, Praescient’s first ever Data Science Intern, Nikita Alluri, discusses the team’s use of the field in its projects along with its supporting role in data analytics.
Intelligence Cell Research Analyst, Erin Cassano, explores how the growth of the digital world has impacted the true anonymity of data. Cassano discusses re-identification techniques for scrubbed personal data using direct and indirect identifiers and emphasizes how with great power comes great responsibility.
This week, Research Analyst Sarah Jasinski uses her Forensic Psychology background to demonstrate the connections between psychological profiling and data modeling. Forensic Psychology and Data Analytics overlap on many fronts, as detailed in a previous Praescient blog. Exploring the connection between data modeling and psychological profiling initiates a deeper dive into the mechanics of how… Read more »
In this week’s blog, Research Analyst, Justin Greger, discusses how the consideration of personal and cultural values add context and break down assumptions when analyzing patterns within data. Decisions are not made by machines. Everyone makes decisions and all decisions are ultimately made by individuals. When people make decisions, they intuitively weigh pros and cons… Read more »
Against conventional odds, Ukraine’s military has thus far been able to thwart the ultimate goals of Russia’s advance. How has this been possible? One probable reason: the growth of technologies producing geospatial intelligence, or GEOINT. Research Analyst, Ezra Cohen, breaks down how the private sector has driven GEOINT’s recent development, future implications for open-source data analysis, and how governments are responding.
In this week’s blog, Research Analyst Rhys Hartsough, details her cryptocurrency capstone that develops a workflow to “follow the money” and identify an illegal network of money-laundering within Bitcoin transaction data. 2021 was a huge year for cryptocurrency. But what should we expect in 2022? We’ve watched as Bitcoin hit numerous all-time high prices over… Read more »
In a recent podcast, retired U.S. Navy SEAL Jocko Willink highlights the importance of making mistakes as a critical facet of professional growth. During his motivational speech, Jocko details a list of concerns posed by his direct subordinates in the joint services, whereby he frames failure as a necessary point of reflection and self-improvement. Throughout… Read more »