Evan W Patton

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Evan W. Patton
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Evan Patton has worked with technology for most of his life in one form or another, and began more rigorous explorations during elementary school on an old Apple IIe computer. Since then, he has explored a variety of topics in computer science, including database systems, networking protocols, systems-level programming, robotics, and web ecosystems. During his undergraduate career, Evan developed a system called VIA that was designed to record web browsing behavior using the Mozilla Firefox browser. He also developed a modeling tool called SANLab-CM designed to build descriptive human performance models of task environments. Evan completed his undergraduate degree in 2009, a dual Bachelors of Science in Computer Science and Psychology and officially joined the Tetherless World as a Ph.D. student. His current research focuses on the Tetherless World Mobile Wine Agent as a platform for investigating parallelized reasoners in dynamic local networks.

Publications:
Bennett, K., Brown, E., De los Santos, H., Poegel, M., Kiehl, T.R., Patton, E.W., McGuinness, D.L., Temple, S., and Boles, N. 2017. Window of Susceptibility for Zika-Induced Microcephaly Identified by Temporal Gene Analysis.
Patton, E.W., Brown, E., Poegel, M., De Los Santos, H., Fasano, C.A., Bennett, K., and McGuinness, D.L. 2015. SemNExT: A Framework for Semantically Integrating and Exploring Numeric Analyses. In Proceedings of SemStats 2015 (October 11-12 2015, Bethlehem, PA).
Patton, E.W., Pinheiro, P., and McGuinness, D.L. 2014. IN22A-05Semantically aided interpretation and querying of Jefferson Project data using the SemantEco framework. In Proceedings of AGU Fall Meeting 2014 (December 15-19 2014, Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA, US).
McGuinness, D.L., Pinheiro, P., Patton, E.W., and Chastain, K. 2014. IN21B-3712 Semantic eScience for Ecosystem Understanding and Monitoring: The Jefferson Project Case Study. In Proceedings of AGU Fall Meeting 2014 (December 15-19 2014, Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA, US).
Patton, E.W. and McGuinness, D.L. 2014. Toward Next Generation Integrative Semantic Health Information Assistants. In Proceedings of Expanding the Boundaries of Health Informatics using AI (HIAI14) (November 13-15 2014, Arlington, VA, USA), pages 39–46.
Patton, E.W. and McGuinness, D.L. 2014. Connecting Science Data Using Semantics and Information Extraction. In Proceedings of Linked Science 2014 at International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC) 2014 (October 19 2014, Riva del Garda, Trentino, Italy).
Erickson, J.S., Chastain, K., Patton, E.W., Fry, Z., Yan, R., and McGuinness, D.L. 2014. Identifying First Responder Communities Using Social Network Analysis (POSTER ABSTRACT). In Proceedings of International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC) 2014 (October 19-23 2014, Riva del Garda, Trentino, Italy).
Seyed, P., Chastain, K., Ashby, B.E., Liu, Y., Lebo, T., Patton, E.W., and McGuinness, D.L. 2013. SemantEco Annotator. In Proceedings of ISWC 2013 (October 21-25 2013, Sydney, Australia).
Patton, E.W., Seyed, P., Wang, P., Fu, L., Dein, J., Bristol, S., and McGuinness, D.L. 2013. SemantEco: A semantically powered modular architecture for integrating distributed environmental and ecological data. Future Generation Computer Systems
Seyed, P., Lebo, T., Patton, E.W., McCusker, J., and McGuinness, D.L. 2013. SemantEco: A Next- Generation Web Observatory.
Patton, E.W., Seyed, P., and McGuinness, D.L. 2013. SemantEco: A Modular Framework for Integration of Ecological, Environmental, and Earth Sciences Data.
Wang, P., Fu, L., Patton, E.W., McGuinness, D.L., Dein, J., and Bristol, S. 2012. Towards Semantically-enabled Exploration and Analysis of Environmental Ecosystems. In Proceedings of 8th IEEE International Conference on eScience (October 8-12 2012, Chicago, IL).
Wang, P., Fu, L., Patton, E.W., McGuinness, D.L., Dein, J., and Bristol, S. 2012. SemantEco Extension for Natural Resource Managers.
Wood, D. and Wood, D. 2011. Linking Government Data.
Wang, P., Zheng, J., Fu, L., Patton, E.W., Lebo, T., Ding, L., Luciano, J.S., and McGuinness, D.L. 2011. Next Generation Environmental Informatics as exemplified by the Tetherless World Semantic Water Quality Portal. In Proceedings of AGU Fall Meeting 2011 (December 5-9 2011).
Patton, E.W., Wang, P., Zheng, J., Fu, L., Lebo, T., Ding, L., Liu, Q., Luciano, J.S., and McGuinness, D.L. 2011. Assessing Health Effects of Water Pollution Using a Semantic Water Quality Portal. In Proceedings of 10th International Semantic Web Conference (October 23-27 2011, Bonn, Germany).
Wang, P., Zheng, J., Fu, L., Patton, E.W., Lebo, T., Ding, L., Liu, Q., Luciano, J.S., and McGuinness, D.L. 2011. A Semantic Portal for Next Generation Monitoring Systems. In Proceedings of 10th International Semantic Web Conference (October 23-27 2011, Bonn, Germany).
Zheng, J., Wang, P., Patton, E.W., Lebo, T., Luciano, J.S., and McGuinness, D.L. 2011. A Semantically-Enabled Provenance-Aware Water Quality Portal. In Proceedings of the Environmental Information Management Conference 2011 (September 28-29 2011, Santa Barbara, CA, USA).
Wang, P., Zheng, J., Fu, L., Patton, E.W., Lebo, T., Ding, L., Liu, Q., Luciano, J.S., and McGuinness, D.L. 2011. TWC-SWQP: A Semantic Portal for Next Generation Environmental Monitoring (Technical Report).
DiFranzo, D., Graves, A., Erickson, J.S., Ding, L., Michaelis, J., Lebo, T., Patton, E.W., Williams, G.T., Li, X., Zheng, J., Flores, J., McGuinness, D.L., and Hendler, J. The Web is My Back-end: Creating Mashups with Linked Open Government Data. In David Wood, editor, Linking Government Data New York, 2011.
Patton, E.W., DiFranzo, D., and McGuinness, D.L. 2010. SAF: A Provenance-tracking Framework for Interoperable Semantic Applications. In Proceedings of International Provenance and Annotation Workshop 2010 (June 15-16 2010, Hefner Alumni House, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, US).
Patton, E.W. and McGuinness, D.L. 2009. The Mobile Wine Agent: Pairing Wine with the Social Semantic Web. In Proceedings of Social Data On The Web 2009 at ISWC 2009, International Semantic Web Conference (October 25-29 2009).
Patton, E.W. and McGuinness, D.L. 2009. Tetherless World Mobile Wine Agent: An Application for Semantics on Mobile Devices. In Proceedings of Poster and Demo Track, ISWC 2009 at ISWC 2009, International Semantic Web Conference (October 27 2009).
Patton, E.W. 2008. OWL Mobile: Visualizing OWL ontologies on mobile devices. In Proceedings of Tetherless World Constellation Launch (June 11 2008, Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies Auditorium, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY).

Presentations:
Bennett, K., Erickson, J., De Los Santos, H., Norris, S., Patton, E., Sheehan, J., & McGuinness, D. (December 5, 2016). Data Analytics as Data: A Semantic Workflow Approach. In: The 13th Annual Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS)
Patton, E., Sheehan, J., Liu, Y., Makni, B., & McGuinness, D. (November 5, 2014). Towards Next Generation Integrative Mobile Semantic Health Information Assistants. In: Medical Device Day 2014
Erickson, J., Chastain, K., Patton, E., Fry, Z., Yan, R., & McGuinness, D. (October 19, 2014). Identifying First Responder Communities Using Social Network Analysis (POSTER). In: International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC) 2014
Seyed, P., Ashby, B., Khan, I., Patton, E., & McGuinness, D. (December 12, 2013). SemantGEO: Powering Ecological and Environment Data Discovery and Search with Standards-Based Geospatial Reasoning. In: AGU Fall Meeting 2013
Seyed, P., Chastain, K., Ashby, B., Liu, Y., Lebo, T., Patton, E., & McGuinness, D. (December 9, 2013). Linking Disparate Datasets of the Earth Sciences with the SemantEco Annotator. In: AGU Fall Meeting 2013
Seyed, P., Patton, E., & McGuinness, D. (November 1, 2013). Hierarchical Search in SemantEco Supporting Varied Ontology Design Patterns. In: Taxonomic Databases Working Group Conference
Seyed, P., Chastain, K., Ashby, B., Liu, Y., Lebo, T., Patton, E., & McGuinness, D. (October 30, 2013). SemantEco Annotator for Linked Data Generation and Generalized Semantic Mapping. In: Taxonomic Databases Working Group Conference
Seyed, P., Chastain, K., Ashby, B., Liu, Y., Lebo, T., Patton, E., & McGuinness, D. (October 21, 2013). SemantEco Annotator Poster. In: ISWC 2013
Patton, E. (September 11, 2013). Accessing Linked Data with Collustra. In: TWeD Talk: Introduction to Collustra Visual SPARQL Editor
Patton, E., West, P., Greer, R., & Jin, B. (December 7, 2011). Publishing and Editing of Semantically-Enabled Scientific Metadata Across Multiple Web Platforms: Challenges and Experiences. In: AGU Fall Meeting 2011
McGuinness, D., Zheng, J., Wang, P., Patton, E., Luciano, J., & Lebo, T. (September 28, 2011). A Semantically-Enabled Provenance-Aware Water Quality Portal.
Wang, P., Zheng, J., Fu, L., Patton, E., Lebo, T., Ding, L., Luciano, J., & McGuinness, D. (July 25, 2011). TWC-SWQP: A Semantically-Enabled Provenance-Aware Water Quality Portal .
McGuinness, D., & Patton, E. (June 15, 2011). Wine Agent as a Pedagogical Tool. In: Web Science Conference 2011
Patton, E., West, P., Rozell, E., & Zheng, J. (December 9, 2010). A Modular Framework for Transforming Structured Data into HTML with Machine Readable Annotations. In: AGU Fall Meeting 2010
Patton, E., DiFranzo, D., & McGuinness, D. (June 24, 2010). SAF: A Provenance-tracking Framework for Interoperable Semantic Applications. In: International Provenance and Annotation Workshop 2010

Project Collaborator

Health on the Web
Principal Investigator: Deborah L. McGuinness and Joanne S. Luciano
Description: The Tetherless World Constellation's Health on the Web's primary goal is to explore the next generation web technology needed to improve health.
Mobile Health Project LogoMobile Health
Principal Investigator: Deborah L. McGuinness
Description: The Mobile Health project aims to bring semantic representations of medical data collected from a variety of consumer and medical grade devices and integrate those data on an individual's mobile smartphone. Combined with the reasoning capabilities of semantic web and technologies such as IBM Watson, this project plans to enable personalized health care through the instrumented self.
SemantEco Annotator Project LogoSemantEco Annotator
Principal Investigator: Deborah L. McGuinness
Co Investigator: Patrice Seyed
Description: Generating useful RDF linked data is not a straightforward process for scientists using today's tools. In this project we introduce the SemantEco Annotator, a semantic web application that leverages community-based vocabularies and ontologies during the translation process itself to ease the process of drawing out implicit relationships in tabular data so that they may be immediately available for use within the LOD cloud. Our goal for the SemantEco Annotator is to make advanced RDF translation techniques available to the layperson.
SemNExT LogoSemantic Numeric Exploration Technology (SemNExT)
Principal Investigator: Deborah L. McGuinness and Kristin Bennett
Description: SemNExT combines numeric analysis of data with semantic understanding and explanation technologies to provide a holistic means of exploring robust datasets.
SSIII LogoSemantic Sea Ice Interoperability Initiative (SSIII)
Principal Investigator: Siri Jodha Singh Khalsa, Ruth Duerr, and Mark Parsons
Co Investigator: Deborah L. McGuinness
Description: SSIII is a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded effort to enhance the interoperability of sea ice data to establish a network of practitioners working to enhance semantic interoperability of all Arctic data. SSIII is a collaborative project between NSIDC and the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) Tetherless World Constellation project. We seek to build on the work initiated under the International Polar Year (IPY) and create a community of practice working to improve interoperability within the Polar Information Commons (PIC), the Sustained Arctic Observing Network (SAON), and broader global systems.
SemantAQUA LogoSemantic Water Quality Portal (SemantAQUA)
Principal Investigator: Deborah L. McGuinness
Co Investigator: Joanne S. Luciano
Description: We present a semantic technology-based approach to emerging environmental information systems. We used our linked data approach in the Tetherless World Constellation Semantic Water Quality Portal (TWC-SWQP). Our integration scheme uses a core domain ontology and integrates water data from different authoritative sources along with multiple regulation ontologies to enable pollution detection and monitoring. An OWL-based reasoning scheme identifies pollution events relative to user chosen regulations. Our approach also captures and leverages provenance to improve transparency. In addition, semantic water quality portal features provenance-based facet generation, query answering and data validation over the integrated data via SPARQL. We introduce the approach and the water portal, and highlight some of its potential impacts for the future of environmental monitoring systems.
TW Website Project
Description: A semantically-powered Tetherless World Website running in the Drupal CMS. This combines many web standard technologies, including RDF, SPARQL, XSLT, and XHTML.
Wineagent LogoWine Agent
Principal Investigator: Deborah L. McGuinness
Description: The Wine Agent represents knowledge of wines and foods and is a demonstration platform for a large variety of Semantic Web technologies in a rich domain and is derived from previous work in the field of reasoning systems.