A three days course on Open Source Analysis: Exploring Data Mining and Analytical Tools.
This course focuses on open-source research methods, including on how to acquire, analyze, and visualize data from a variety of sources using a range of tools and methodologies. Participants will engage a variety of data types and data management best practices, while exploring how different approaches can be leveraged to further their data analysis skills. Topics will include data structure, statistical analysis, geospatial analysis, data mining, and visualization approaches. This course is directed at a graduate school-level audience or junior analysts conducting research on a variety of topics.
27th September 2022. 9:00 - 14:00
09:00 - 10:15 What is OSINT?
10:45 - 12:00 Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery Process
12:45 - 14:00 Identifying and Evaluating Sources
28th September 2022. 9:00 - 14:00
09:00 - 10:15 Variables, Data Structure & Databases
10:45 - 12:00 Data Capture Approaches
12:45 - 14:00 Geospatial and Geolocation
29th September 2022. 9:00 - 14:00
09:00 - 10:15 Applied Geospatial and Modeling
10:45 - 12:00 Visualizing Results
12:45 - 14:00 Activity
Venue: University of Public Service, Educational Centre, O-415
1083 Budapest, Üllői Str. 82.
Lecturer: Philip M. Baxter, PhD
Philip M. Baxter is an expert in international security, geopolitical analysis, and open source intelligence. His research leverages innovative methodologies to assess emerging threats, in particular at the nexus of technology and international security. He has over a decade of experience in the international security domain, having worked previously at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, National Nuclear Security Administration, Center for Policy Research at the University at Albany-SUNY, and the National Defense University. He is currently an Assistant Professor with the Intelligence Analysis Program at James Madison University. He received his Ph.D. in International Affairs, Science, and Technology from the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
His research has appeared in International Areas Studies Review, Journal of Cybersecurity, Science and Diplomacy, Federation of American Scientists’ Public Interest Reports, Arms Control Wonk, and Real Clear Defense. He is the co-editor and contributor to a recent publication entitled Nuclear Modernization in the 21st Century, which examines the extent to which nuclear weapons modernization has become a significant point of concern and consideration in international security. He is a member of International Studies Association, American Political Science Association, and the International Network for Social Network Analysis, and an advisory board member of the Rowman & Littlefield book series on weapons of mass destruction.