I ride from the furthest west stop (Vienna) four stops to Ballston on the orange line
Waiting for the metro to arrive
Lucy playing peek-a-boo
Lucy had to be like her dad and hold on to the rail while the metro was moving
So I am still working for Pacific Northwest National Laboraty, but will be working in downtown Arlington inside the new Cyber Research Lab at Virginia Tech's branch doing a totally different line of work than I'm normally used to working on in Richland, Washington.
My office is on the fifth floor that looks out onto the city.
This first week was about getting to know the research that is currently being done here and meeting and getting to know my mentors. Throughout this quarter I will be posting weekly updates with references to Mentor F and A to protect the identity of their names and positions they have at the lab. I will also be referring to the visual analytic tools as Tool A, B, and C since they are not be publicized too. We discussed my goals for the work done this summer to fill out the learning outcomes agreement, installing missing tools from my computer, and doing some background reading on the research on the tools they want me to become familiar with. There are about four or five visual analytic tools they want me to use this summer. Ultimately the goals of the summer will be:
1. Download and provide datasets from technical and government databases
2. Determine what format the datasets need to be in for the visual analytics tools
3. Massage the data so it conforms to the correct format
4. Write a road map with the step-by-step instructions on putting the data into the visual analytics tools