SUPERMATH Conference to Feature Cutting-Edge Technology Demonstrations in Predictive Analytics
10/22/2010

SUPERMATH, a new analytics conference slated for November 10 at the Del Mar Marriott, features demonstrations of cutting edge technologies and keynotes by national analytics thought leaders for a day of provocative presentations and futuristic insights designed to inspire, educate and promote collaborations.

Online PR News – 22-October-2010 – – San Diego, CA (onlineprnews) October 22, 2010 - SUPERMATH, a new analytics conference ( http://www.supermathconference.com ) slated for November 10 at the Del Mar Marriott, features demonstrations of cutting edge technologies and keynotes by national analytics thought leaders for a day of provocative presentations and futuristic insights designed to inspire, educate and promote collaborations.

A public expo of cutting-edge analytics technologies, bioinformatics, business intelligence and practical applications in everyday life will be showcased in four industry “neighborhoods” – Risk, Security and Fraud; Healthcare and Medicine; Media, Marketing and Social Networks, and Energy, Infrastructure and Clean Tech.

Among the 20 technologies to be demonstrated are:

SPAWAR (ship and fire identification and mapping) -- The RAPid Image Exploitation Resource (RAPIER) uses advanced image algorithms to detect, classify and map ships and identify and map fires using high-resolution satellite imagery. It is a valuable tool for first responders, disaster response coordinators, maritime law enforcement, and port authorities.

SANDAG (traffic optimization/management) -- Demonstrates how traffic simulation works in conjunction with an $8 million grant received to implement Integrated Corridor Management (ICM) to study the operation of the I-15 freeway corridor as a single multi-model system as opposed to separate assets. Shows how simulation can impact planning a region’s infrastructure decisions, and how information is leveraged in optimizing roadway operations and policy-making.

UCSD LISA (driver prediction system) -- The Laboratory for Intelligent and Safe Automobiles (LISA) explores innovative approaches to making future automobiles safer and “intelligent.” Its research considers issues in sensing, analysis, modeling, and prediction of parameters associated with drivers, occupants, vehicle dynamics and vehicle surroundings. LISA will exhibit recent advances in predicting driver behaviors and intentions. In collaboration with automakers Volkswagen and Nissan, LISA has implemented a next-generation Driver Assistance System.

SmartDrive (driver safety analysis) -- The SmartDrive Safety system uses in-vehicle recorders to capture video, audio and vehicle data to analyze driver behavior for fleet vehicles. Advanced algorithms model and predict driving behavior, enabling companies to identity and coach the drivers most at-risk for a collision or adverse event.

“We are very excited to be showcasing many of the new and innovative analytics applications being developed in the San Diego region,” said Conference Chair Tom Clancy, a director of the San Diego Software Industry Council (SDSIC) and Managing Director at Tao Venture Partners. “These applications are being used to analyze and optimize everything from traffic flow and roadway operations to laboratory research and wildfire burn rates and directions. San Diego is prolific in producing cutting edge research, analytics innovations and talented teams. This conference brings that story to a wider audience. It is designed to educate business and the general public about the significant roles and possibilities analytics present for creating a healthier, safer and more efficient world.”

Conference keynote speakers include: energy-policy analyst, transport economist and environmental activist Charles Komanoff, recently featured in Wired magazine; Cheryl Max, Director, Functional Capabilities, World Wide Demand Programs, IBM; Dr. Eric Topol, a pioneer in advancing individualized and wireless medicine; and Pamela Scanlon, Executive Director of San Diego’s Automated Regional Justice Information System (ARJIS). Others include Michael Victoroff, M.D., Chief Medical Officer for Parity Computing; Amy Chui, Vice-president of Risk Analysis and Management at Sempra Energy, and Revathi Subramanian, Director of Research & Development with the SAS Institute, Inc.

Bob Slapin, Executive Director of the SDSIC which is organizing the conference, said, “Software analytics companies have multiplied and evolved to create a nationally significant cluster in San Diego. More than 100 analytics firms call San Diego home – small, medium and large. And this doesn’t count the numerous additional companies using analytics as an integral part of their on-going operations. Analytics is an amazing source of good-paying jobs for our region and the nation, and it continues to grow rapidly.”

ABOUT THE SAN DIEGO SOFTWARE INDUSTRY COUNCIL

SDSIC is one of San Diego's oldest and largest trade organizations for regional software companies, related technologies and services. The Council supports the entrepreneurial spirit within the local software and IT industry by providing a forum for the exchange of ideas, business intelligence ( http://www.supermathconference.com ), bioinformatics, sharing of resources and promotion of industry goals. More information about SUPERMATH can be found at http://www.supermathconference.com .

For additional information: Nancy Davis 619-770-7605

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