The mission of the RODS Laboratory is to investigate methods for
the real-time detection and assessment of outbreaks of disease, either naturally
occurring or resulting from bioterrorism, using information technology. The
RODS Laboratory is the birthplace of RODS and now the RODS Open Source Project.
The RODS Software is the applied aspect of research at the RODS Laboratory.
Researchers at the RODS Laboratory conduct research in outbreak detection and
analysis algorithms, patient classification using machine learning and natural
language processing, the evaluation of data sources for public health surveillance,
and the development of public health surveillance policy.
The Auton Lab at Carnegie
Mellon University The Auton Lab, part of Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer
Science, researches new approaches to Statistical Data Mining. The RODS Laboratory
and the Auton Lab collaborate on the development of outbreak detection algorithms
that can analyze data from the RODS system.