Computational Powerhouse

Noblis shows off data analytics and machine learning at its first GEOINT Symposium

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Exhibiting for the first time at GEOINT 2017 is Noblis (Booth 1337), a nonprofit research and analytics organization.

“We’re fresh. We’re kind of looking at [GEOINT 2017] as our coming-out party,” said Ellen McCarthy, president of Noblis NSP, the company’s intelligence segment.

At its booth, Noblis is featuring capability overviews and subject matter experts sharing insights with attendees. Additionally, visitors to the Noblis booth may view a series of informative videos highlighting the organization’s services.

Among those key offerings is Noblis’ data analytics capability, which leans on the company’s Center for Applied High Performance Computing to develop and commercialize applications requiring graph analysis.

“We have a Cray [XMT2] computer, and a bunch of SGI and IBM power,” said Roger Mason, executive VP of Noblis National Security and Intelligence. “That allows us to not just do powerful engineering analytics, but to test [real-world use] cases.”

For example, open-source data can be used to compare satellite positions and monitor movement of objects, improving a client’s spatial situational awareness.

According to Mason, Noblis has experienced great success in machine learning.

“We have a group that has done applied machine learning for facial recognition for IARPA and others,” he said. “We’ve taken that same group and instead of applying that machine learning to face recognition, turned it to a different type of imagery, i.e. GEOINT, to see what we can do in terms of feature extraction and change detection.”

Their booth includes information on this offering as well as on the Internet of Things.

Image courtesy of Noblis.

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