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Laura’s research interests involve bridging technical and the operational requirements through extensive end-user engagements to achieve results in synthesizing data quickly and succinctly in support of informed decision-making for a variety of domains. Laura’s research interests focus on supporting knowledge management and spatio-temporal analysis of data for complex decision making. Laura has applied this approach to deploying innovative technologies to the field, supporting missions with time-sensitive research and analysis, and leading efforts to understand the requirements to ensure that emerging technologies can be grounded in operational realities and leveraged to inform decisions.
Laura has an M.A. in Security Studies from Georgetown University focusing on counterterrorism and counterinsurgency operations, and a B.A. in International Relations from Boston University.
Cassani, L., and Caglayan, A. (2016). Collecting Data and Semantic Content via Mobile Devices. In Sae Schatz, Joseph Cohn, Denise Nicholson, David Combs (Eds.), Modeling Sociocultural Influences on Decision Making: Understanding Conflict, Enabling Stability. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, Taylor and Francis.
Cassani, L. (2016). Automating Canonical Subjects and Place Names in Semantic MediaWiki for Humanitarian Assistance. Presentation at the Humanitarian Technology 2016: Science, Systems, and Global Impact, Boston, MA.
Cassani, L., Caglayan, A, Alavedra, J., Bharadwaj, V., Lee, N., and Parkes, J. (2014). Semantic enrichment and reasoning for mobile data collection of socio-cultural data. In Sae Schatz, Joseph Cohn, Denise Nicholson (Eds.), Advances in Cross-Cultural Decision Making. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, Taylor and Francis.
Clark, T., and Cassani, L. (2014). Semantic knowledge management and Linked Data for humanitarian assistance. Procedia Engineering, 78, 134–142. doi:10.1016/j.proeng.2014.07.049.
Caglayan, A., Cassani, L., Mooney, L., Morgan, W., Boyles, A. (2012). Semantic Technologies for Civil Information Management during Complex Emergencies. Poster presentation at IEEE Technologies for Homeland Defense, Boston, MA.
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