Sqrrl Blog

Feb 17, 2016 12:51:00 PM

Gravitational Waves Collide with Cybersecurity: Using Machine Learning Inspired by Astrophysics

By Ruslan Vaulin, senior data scientist at Sqrrl, member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration

What do searching for signals from merging black holes some billion light years away and searching for cyber adversaries operating on your network have in common? More than you might have guessed...

But let’s start from the beginning. Last week (February 11, 2016) National Science Foundation and LIGO Scientific Collaboration announced the first confirmed detection of gravitational-wave signal from collision of two black holes. The collision happened more than a billion light years, away producing an outburst of gravitational-wave energy equivalent to the light of all stars in our galaxy. While very powerful, such radiation is extremely difficult to detect due to a very weak interaction between gravity and ordinary matter. It truly requires a Jedi's power to sense such disturbances in the force!

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Topics: Big data security analytics, LIGO, Data Science, Machine Learning