I spent some spare time hanging out with sociologists a few years
back. One result was a paper on Agile in a sociology book (The Mangle
in Practice: look for it from your nearest Duke University Press
outlet sometime “soon”.) The co-editor is going to do research in
data mining and counterterrorism. He writes:
The dream of course would be to locate people who have actually
written data mining programs related to counterterrorism. […] If that
proves impossible, I would just be interested in interviewing people
who have experience designing data mining programs for other
If you are such a person, mail me, and I’ll put you two in touch.
He’s a good guy. He spent time riding in police cars to domestic
violence calls, sitting in court, talking to perpetrators, etc.
Brian Marick, independent consultant
Mostly on agile methods with a testing slant