Industry Collaborators

A key aspect of LAS will be the ability to integrate industry into the LAS research program to ensure that emerging techniques, methodologies, and concepts will be carried forward into the operational environment.

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Applied Research Associates

ARA is an international research and engineering company recognized for providing technically excellent solutions to complex and challenging problems in the physical sciences. Our mission is to provide in-depth and diversified research, engineering, and technical support services. We have a broad range of technical expertise in defense technologies, civil engineering, computer software and simulation, systems analysis, environmental technologies, and blast testing and measurement. We also provide sophisticated technical products for environmental site characterization, pavement evaluation, and specialized robotic vehicles.

Founded in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in 1979, ARA has grown steadily and now has offices throughout the United States and Canada. With over 1,000 employees, most of whom have advanced degrees in engineering and the physical sciences, we have the breadth to tackle the most challenging technical problems. ARA is an employee-owned company dedicated to producing innovative solutions in a timely and cost effective manner. One of our greater strengths is our ability to recruit and retain renowned experts from diverse technical fields. This keeps us fresh technically and continually broadens the scope of our capabilities.

Charles River Analytics

Since 1983, Charles River Analytics has been delivering intelligent systems that transform our customers’ data into mission-relevant tools and solutions to support critical assessment and decision-making. Charles River continues to grow its technology, customer base, and strategic alliances through research and development programs for the DoD, DHS, NASA, and the Intelligence Community. We address a broad spectrum of mission areas and functional domains, including sensor and image processing, situation assessment and decision aiding, human systems integration, cyber security, human-robot interaction, and robot localization and automation. These efforts have resulted in a series of successful products that support continued growth in our core R&D contracting business, as well as the commercial sector. Charles River became an employee-owned company in 2012, to set the stage for the next-generation of innovation, service, and growth.

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GDA

Geometric Data Analytics, Inc. is a research, development and consulting company with a focus on solving complex data analysis problems. In particular, the company uses topological data analysis, modeling, pattern and anomaly discovery, machine learning and dynamic data. GDA merges expertise from academia with solutions that matter to industry and government.

Johnston Analytics, Inc.

Johnston Analytics, Inc., is a small woman-owned business whose mission is to help organizations solve complex problems in high-risk environments. We employ qualitative and quantitative methods to identify problems and determine practical solutions developed using evidence-based approaches.

We help individuals and organizations create and test new ways to do analysis by:

  • Conducting applied research in individual and team problem solving and decision making
  • Diagnosing and developing new analytic methods and tools based on empirical data and the needs of the analyst and the organization
  • Training analysts in the use of new methods and tools
  • Evaluating analytic behaviors, methods, and systems to conduct program and performance evaluations

Johnston Analytics, Inc., brings more than 40 years of experience conducting qualitative and quantitative research, particularly in intelligence and military contexts.

Our public sector work includes projects with NASA, the Department of Defense, agencies of the Intelligence Community, and the National Institutes of Health. Our private sector work includes projects involving the pharmaceutical industry, medical device industry, robotics, and health care education.

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Resilient Cognitive Solutions (RCS)

RCS, the premier innovator of Decision Centered Solutions, applies the science of decision making to deliver informative, compelling, and intuitive decision support systems. RCS specializes in applying Cognitive Systems Engineering to the design and delivery of revolutionary, high performance decision-support systems for the most challenging mission and business critical problems. RCS designed systems will help users overcome data overload, automation surprises, and other characteristics associated with challenging domains by employing our unique, fourth generation methodology. Founded in 2007, RCS is a veteran-owned small business.

RTI

RTI International is one of the world’s leading research institutes, dedicated to improving the human condition by turning knowledge into practice. Our staff of more than 3,700 provides research and technical services to governments and businesses in more than 75 countries in the areas of health and pharmaceuticals, education and training, surveys and statistics, advanced technology, international development, economic and social policy, energy and the environment, and laboratory testing and chemical analysis.

In response to the need for complex data analysis across public and private sectors, RTI created the Center of Excellence for Complex Data Analysis, or CoDA Center. The CoDA Center is designed to help government agencies, private businesses, and other organizations make informed policy and program decisions based on analyses of complex data from Medicare and Medicaid records, surveys and censuses, clinical trials, Internet search records, genomic studies, social media activity, and other sources.

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Saffron Technology/an Intel Company

Saffron combines the power of computing, neuroscience and data science to create the worlds most intelligent cognitive computing platform. We help you make sense of dynamic, multi-dimensional data, identify new and interesting connections so you can anticipate what will happen next.

Creating intelligent memories, just like we do, Saffron’s patented technology mimics our natural ability to learn, remember and reason in real-time. This fundamentally different approach to memory and learning helps Saffron shatter the limitations of other computing paradigms

Born of neuroscience and raised without rules, Saffron is always learning from your data – about what actually matters to your business. Inspired by the remarkable way our brain stores and reasons from information, Saffron is used on large, complex data sets where the data is highly varied and often sparse – providing a more accurate and informative alternative to data modeling. If the goal is to use data to solve problems, then we need to move away from exclusive dependence on data models and adopt a more diverse and adaptable approach to decision support and prediction.

SAS

SAS is the leader in analytics. Through innovative analytics, business intelligence and data management software and services, SAS helps customers at more than 75,000 sites make better decisions faster. SAS helps you make sense of the message. As the leader in business analytics software and services, SAS transforms your data into insights that give you a fresh perspective on your business. You can identify what’s working. Fix what isn’t. And discover new opportunities.

We can help you turn large amounts of data into knowledge you can use, and we do it better than anyone. It’s no wonder an overwhelming majority of customers continue to use SAS year after year. We believe it’s because we hire great people to create great software and services. Since 1976, SAS has been giving customers around the world THE POWER TO KNOW®.

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Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories

SEL invents, designs, and builds digital products and systems that protect power grids around the world. This technology prevents blackouts and enables customers to improve power system reliability and safety at a reduced cost. A 100 percent employee-owned company headquartered in Pullman, Washington, SEL has manufactured products in the United States since 1984 and now serves customers worldwide. Our mission is simple: to make electric power safer, more reliable, and more economical.

Signalscape

Since 1997, Signalscape has supplied engineering services and products used by our country’s security, intelligence, defense, and law enforcement services to combat crime, fight terrorism, and provide for homeland security. Located in the technology-rich Research Triangle area of North Carolina, Signalscape has become a premier provider of specialty wireless systems and our expertise includes audio, video, and data transmission systems for mission critical applications.

Signalscape’s custom mission solutions include Cellular Communications, Wireless Systems, Software Defined Radio, TTL Systems, Remote Sensing, and Video/Imaging Systems.

Our design services include Custom System Design, Software Development, Hardware Design, RF/Antenna Design, Rapid Prototyping, Manufacturing/Test, Certification Services, and Project Management.

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Previous Industry Collaborators

User Experience: Conduce

Conduce gives leaders and teams a single, intuitive interface to access and visualize all of their organization’s data. Any format. Any application. Conduce makes all enterprise information instantly available to the people who need it most, allowing them to make more informed decisions, respond more effectively to crises and exercise effective leadership that drives their organizations forward.

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Sensemaking: IBM Research

For more than 60 years, IBM Research has been the innovation engine of the IBM corporation. From helping the Apollo space missions land on the moon to the discovery of fractals; from the technology behind laser eye surgery to a question answering computer called Watson now being applied to health care, IBM Research continues to define the future of technology.

Sensemaking: Narrative Science

We started Narrative Science in order to solve a big problem—giving people a fast and simple way to understand data. While companies have invested billions sourcing and aggregating data, spreadsheets and dashboards as mechanisms to understand data simply aren’t cutting it. People want the stories the data supports—about their operations, about their business, about their life. And, what better way to tell stories than through language?

That’s why we are focused on creating exceptional software, starting with our advanced natural language generation platform, Quill, that transforms data into meaningful and insightful narratives people can simply read. Quill enables organizations to spend less time crunching numbers and more time providing their employees and customers with actionable information that, ultimately, makes them smarter.

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Behavioral Analysis: SAP-NS2

SAP National Security Services Inc.® (SAP NS2 ®) is an independent U.S. subsidiary of the global enterprise software company SAP, offering a full suite of world-class enterprise applications, analytics, database, cyber security, cloud, and mobile software solutions from SAP, with specialized levels of security and support to meet the unique mission requirements of U.S. national security and critical infrastructure customers.

In addition to software solutions, the company offers secure consulting and support services from credentialed experts in the national security space.

With SAP solutions, delivered by SAP NS2, your organization can run faster, smarter, and leaner in the most secure environments — from the headquarters to the data center to the front lines.

Our solutions are trusted to run some of the largest, most demanding, and most sensitive databases and applications in the world. Now let us help you.

Cybersecurity: Venus

VENUS Cybersecurity Corporation (VENUS) is a new kind of company. It’s a not-for-profit organization designed to make Canada a leader in cybersecurity. VENUS provides its membership with the people, space and infrastructure to work on complex, leading-edge cybersecurity problems affecting individuals, businesses and governments throughout the world.

Our interdisciplinary approach, served by a business ecosystem created specifically to address cybersecurity issues, provides our membership with a rate of return that is expected to be ten times greater than if they worked independently.

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LAS aims to bring together a multi-disciplinary group of academic, industry, and government researchers, analysts and managers together to re-engineer the intelligence analysis process to promote predictive analysis. LAS will do this by conducting both classified and unclassified research in a variety of areas of research. The research done in this area will serve as the foundation for mission effects and integrated back into the enterprise.

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