The identification of missing prisoners of war is a complex and time-consuming task, with thousands of missing service members whose remains have yet to be returned to their families and loved ones. This is what led to CoRA, The Commingled Remains Analytics Ecosystem.
CoRA has streamlined the way forensic anthropologists sort through skeletal data and identify missing service members. Through improved management for inventorying and analyzing human remains, CoRA allows anthropologists to work more cohesively and with less chance of data loss or corruption.
During his talk, Sachin Pawaskar, Ph.D., MBA, MS, tells a story of how this technology helps in the identification and segregation of bones, helping our nation to fulfill its promise to soldiers and their families.
CoRA is a technology developed in partnership between the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) and UNO's College of Information Science and Technology (IS&T).
About the Speaker
Dr. Pawaskar currently holds a Professor of Practice position in the UNO IS&T, Department of Information Systems & Quantitative Analysis. He joined UNO in 2016, with 25 years of industry experience and a successful record of accomplishments including telecommunications, energy, retail, transportation, insurance industries, new product development, technology architecture and frameworks, quality assurance, DevOps, software security analysis, risk mitigation, and audit compliance. His research interests include Big Data Analytics, Data Visualization, Internet of Things (IoT), Cloud Computing, Web Application Development, Agile Methodologies, Sustainability, Energy Awareness, and Forensic Anthropology.
About the Series
Curious People Series events feature a UNO Faculty who speaks about a topic they are an expert in or have studied in their personal and academic lives.
All events begin at 6 P.M. in the Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center with free visitor parking.
The goal of this series is to stimulate curiosity among attendees. Curiosity has many benefits to those who ask questions, including an increase in the ability to learn and retain information, personal growth, openness to new opportunities, and overcoming stereotypes. It also increases problem-solving skills, maintains a sense of wonder that helps with innovation, and creates positive interpersonal interactions.
Curiosity stimulates productive conversations by seeking to understand another’s beliefs and allowing participants to authentically examine their own assumptions and opinions. In order to genuinely explore new ideas, one must be actively listening and open to exchanging knowledge. This free series is intended to foster a community of like-minded searchers, interested in learning more about the hidden areas of expertise at UNO.
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