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Welcome back to on the -- at foxnews.com.
Live we're joined now by Allison Barrie -- war games columnist and defense specialist.
Joining us from marry a third in London to today where the -- -- is already set I'm not sure it is a prison for a very long time in England I know when to.
Good to see you Allison.
Good to see that -- thank you for having me thanks for being here I am.
You dead you've been looking into -- that sort of criminologist.
Serial killer techniques.
Being used instead help us in the in the search for terrorists how on -- is that what.
Yes I you know I love an interdisciplinary approach -- -- invent and reinvent the -- begin.
Chance for a borrow something from really hard work and another discipline -- I.
Real love this story the idea is.
Our viewers are probably familiar from watching CSI Arab criminal minds.
That -- -- that kind of proverbial white board where they.
They're hunting serial killer and they've cut the map and they put it on the white board -- and -- stick the pins in marking the locations of the attacks in the incidence of the victims.
That's kind of the idea here.
And set -- but using it for tracking.
He was a pilot to tracking terrorists are locating him playing terrorist cells.
But also there's other cool possibilities Arthur -- could use it for say biological warfare attacks.
Or even and and natural manifestation -- manifestation.
-- an infectious disease.
I was I would exact Allyson.
That's a very good question.
I've gone geographic profiling.
And essentially are a power equipment that -- they do a great job drop dramatizing these things and a fictional programs.
But I PA did if you imagine a mapping -- you can -- -- development locations are.
Let's say if it's an infectious disease outbreak Jonathan -- sort of pinpoint where you know that you've got manifestations of the disease.
We've got new patient cases and -- had to work out if there's a pattern there user pattern of movement.
Which ways it traveling -- who have traced back to the point of origin and so.
-- know whether it's who was the first case the first incident.
Of a new disease outbreak.
With the terrorist nowhere was the first point of origin where is this terrorist residing.
In the simplest thing you with this year Claire try to figure out.
-- -- his goals and -- place he's hiding out that you know or that the couch -- -- friend he's sleeping on.
While conducting his his reign of terror so that's idea again the right -- and did some very very -- -- -- -- whose pioneering this sort of idea.
Well you know I thought he -- -- -- in London this week I give a shout out to our our researchers -- here is so -- -- -- of -- is a University of London.
I had to team of researchers who thought -- actually working on.
Specifically the security issue of infectious disease Jonathan.
And I thought you know it but let's look for other disciplines so they can start looking at -- -- on those lots of research study.
It did in fact using tax many greats software that a police departments -- on the United States -- used using this geographic profiling techniques for criminals.
They thought let's apply that to you disease outbreaks whether it's deliberate and -- -- attack or whether it's an -- -- and -- very -- the last couple years have been applying it to key studies so look can't say malaria outbreaks.
The cholera outbreak which you know Jonathan from British history class throw it back at a levels -- You know -- notorious outbreaks in the past to see.
Just how effective transferring.
This methodology is an incredibly.
-- really spectacularly effective so I.
I think I'm -- excited about this I think as a whole a lot of promise.
For protecting predicting -- -- useful tool going forward.
After that range of threats like -- -- from a terrorist bio attack three to.
Were incredibly hopefully we'll have won but it is looking like at some point we'll have an outbreak -- human outbreak of you Swine Flu or -- inflict so I'm excited about it.
-- -- -- -- exciting idea thank you very much Allison and while -- over there in London go to Lamine flagging common garden and have a -- divide PA for me please.
Will do I promise I'll try to do that today it's all right very good great to see you -- -- see you back in theory Allison Barrie.
-- games columnist with foxnews.com.
Ironical on this the use of this kind of technology will be up on the foxnews.com website just a little later today --
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