NASA Chat to Show Data Mining's Safety Value
An expert from NASA will join Capt. Jeff Hamlett, flight safety director for Southwest Airlines, at 2 p.m. EDT Wednesday to discuss how it is used.
Data mining – analyzing “terabytes of aviation data to find issues before they become incidents,” as NASA explains it – is paying dividends for Southwest Airlines. The airline’s flight safety director, Capt. Jeff Hamlett, will explain how the airline uses this process to improve its operations during a web chat this week hosted by NASA.
Ashok Srivastava, a data mining expert who is project manager for the System-wide Safety and Assurance Technologies project at NASA’s Aviation Safety Program, is the co-presenter for the event. He’ll discuss the computer tools NASA is developing to do the data mining, according to NASA.
The chat will begin at 2 p.m. EDT on March 23. Visit this website to participate; the site says participants must have Java to take part in the chat. The chat window on the site will open a few minutes before the chat is scheduled to start.