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MICHAEL D. PORTER
Associate Professor
Systems and Information Engineering
Darden School of Business
University of Virginia

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ABOUT

I'm an Associate Professor in the Department of Systems and Information Engineering and the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia. I also hold an affiliation with the Data Science Institute.
I enjoy spending time with my bride, Erica, and three kids Evie, Joseph, and Benjamin, reading, and being outdoors.

BACKGROUND

I received a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia in 2006, a M.S. from Vanderbilt University in 2003, and a B.S. from Purdue University in 1998. I have been an Assistant and Associate professor of Applied Statistics at the University of Alabama (2013-2018), principal research scientist for Spadac, Geoeye, and DigitalGlobe (2008-2013), post-doc at NCSU and SAMSI (2006-2008), as well as an industrial engineer and maintenance supervisor for Sanford/Newell Brands (1998-2001).

RESEARCH INTERESTS
Event Prediction: modeling where, when, and why events occur
  • crime and terrorism prediction
  • traffic incident prediction
  • point processes, spatial statistics, time series, predictive analytics, machine learning
Pattern and Event Detection: discovering patterns and anomalies in data
  • anomaly detection
  • dynamic network analysis
  • spatial hotspot detection
  • clustering
  • data mining
Data Linkage: matching data that correspond to the same entity
  • crime linkage
  • statistical forensics
  • record linkage
  • road conflation
Application areas: Criminology, Transportation, Terrorism, Defense, Security, Forensics, Business