Alfred Weaver

Weaver, Alfred

Primary Appointment

Computer Science

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Research Interests

Computer networks, network protocols, telemedicine, electronic commerce, medical data privacy and security

Research Description

Weaver and colleagues developed the Xpress Transport Protocol (supporting multicast and knowledge of the multicast group members) for the US Navy, and then turned XTP into a commercial product. He was a Founding Director of Virginia?s Internet Technology Innovation Center, which provided technical and business strategy for e-business, and developed e-commerce software for corporate and government clients. Other projects include improving security for mobile devices, evaluating relational keyword search techniques, and writing software that can perform a scientometric analysis of scientific literature. His current research focuses on determining whether the use of crowdsourcing would be an effective adjunct for disaster management.

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