To create intelligent systems through the principled, self-adapting orchestration of diverse algorithms interacting with sensor systems, motor systems, training systems and multiple domains of relatable knowledge.
For over 20 years Erik has pushed the envelope of ontologically-grounded analytic/intelligent software technologies and the applications they support with a recent emphasis on incorporating dynamic knowledge into the control of the training, deployment and validation of machine learning algorithms – a DARPA Gen3AI problem. He is a world authority in the field of multidimensional information systems. He co-founded Power Thinking Tools, the first software company to develop cell-level dependency tracking and loosely coupled multi-level representations for multidimensional databases. As Distinguished Scientist at Hyperion Solutions, he designed their first heterogeneous data integration engine. He was PI on several efforts for US gov’t agencies focused on the use of ontological grammars for situation awareness and dynamic re-planning. He is also the author of several reference books including OLAP Solutions: Building Multidimensional Information Systems 2nd edition, which is used around the world in both graduate computer science and MBA programs. Two of the companies he co-founded were acquired in unsolicited acquisitions.
For more than 20 years Joss has been building and leading diverse interdisciplinary teams around technolgy and user needs. He was a Co-founder of Weave Visual Analytics focused on evolution, maintenance, training and support for the open source visualization platform Weave a open source web based visualization and analytics package. As well as Co-founder and managing partner of Entelechy Technology a consultancy built around Data, Cognitive Science, Machine Learning, and Visualization.
With more than a decade of software engineering and development experience, John has experience in architecting and developing large software systems. While a researcher at the University of Massachusetts Lowell he contributed to a large open source visualization package, Weave, that he aided in spinning off into a startup company. He has extensive experience in dealing with balancing client needs with software development goals from his time at Weave Visual Analytics. John has also pursued being an educator by teaching Data Science and Data Visualization at the University of Massachusetts Amherst alongside his research contributions as an IEEE VAST Challenge committee member. He received his Master's and Bachelor's degrees in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts Lowell and expects to receive his Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts Amherst December 2019.
As the founder of Electric Sky Studio, he helps enterprise technology companies define and communicate value and differentiation. Previously, he led marketing for sales automation company, Pramata; was CMO for the social media analytics pioneer, Buzzlogic; was VP of corporate marketing and communications for Hyperion; and SVP of the Ketchum public relations firm.
Blender Logic’s C.O.R.E. technology grew out of two government-sponsored projects. One was to build a heterogeneous fusion capability for outer space situation awareness that was capable of
The other was to build a heterogeneous fusion capability for dynamic re-planning using, for message interpretation, a kind of combinatory categorial grammar around an ontologically typed language emphasizing precision of interpretation that did not degrade as recall improved.
Both projects made use of an ontologically typed computing language, background knowledge, reconciliation of new data with prior knowledge, controllers and ntological indexes: the basic elements of C.O.R.E.
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