Decision Analytic Visualization of and Interaction with Extreme Data (DAVIED).

Period of Performance: 02/26/2014 - 08/31/2014


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Perceptronics Solutions, Inc.
3527 Beverly Glen Blvd. Array
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Principal Investigator


This proposal is to develop a new system for Decision Analytic Visualization of and Interaction with Extreme Data (DAVIED). We propose to synthesize evolving technologies at the University of Maryland s Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMD) and Perceptronics Solutions and apply them to extreme data defined by high volume, variety, complexity, and velocity of change in support of agile, time-sensitive decision making. The core of DAVIED will be an innovative application of an Artificial Immune System (AIS) paradigm for pattern recognition. In particular, we will build on the foundation of current cutting-edge technologies for topic identification and sentiment analysis, entity extraction, and social network analysis and take them to the next level by integration with advanced real-time inference and decision modeling. The new system will provide uniquely powerful tools for the timely exploitation of distributed and heterogeneous streams of data in tactical decision making. From a practical perspective, the end-product will be a Google Now for military personnel conducting tactical operations. Like that recently unveiled technology, DAVIED will integrate a user s current geo-location, time, and activities both with the user s personal history and with centrally located data services to extract and display time-sensitive assessments, alerts, predictions, forecasts, and decision recommendations.