Fusion News

September 22, 2015

Welcome to Dr. David Wojcicki Boston Fusion would like to introduce our newest team member, Dr. David Wojcicki, Research Engineer. David's passion for researching and engineering innovative systems that benefit society led him to pursue an education across multiple engineering disciplines, culminating in a Ph.D. in Energy Engineering from UMass Lowell. His previous experience includes work as a Systems Engineer on many Department of Defense programs, including Air Force weather sensor systems, and mission planning software development. Welcome David!

August 10, 2015

New Location Boston Fusion is On the Move!

As of 28 September 2015, our new address will be:

70 Westview Street Suite 100,
Lexington, MA 02421

April 23, 2015

SPIE logo Boston Fusion is pleased to announce that Dr. Onur Ozdemir has been invited to present a paper at the 2015 SPIE DSS (Defense, Security, and Sensing) Conference on Multisensor, Multisource Information Fusion: Architectures, Algorithms, and Applications. The paper, entitled Uncertainty Characterization Using Copulas for Classification, was co-authored by Sora Choi (Syracuse Univ.), Thomas G. Allen (Boston Fusion), and Prof. Pramod K. Varshney (Syracuse Univ.). The paper addresses the problem of characterizing uncertainty for multisensor data fusion in a classification problem. Dr. Ozdemir will present a novel approach to solve this problem based on the statistical theory of copulas. Early results show that the proposed framework can capture the uncertainties more accurately than current state of the practice, and lead to robust and improved classfication performance compared to traditional classifiers. The conference is being held 20-24 April, 2015, at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, MD.

December 8, 2014

Boston Fusion would like to introduce our newest team member, Pranab Banerjee, Senior Research Scientist. Pranab has over 20 years of research experience spanning a variety of interests, including computer vision, image processing, machine learning, data fusion, large scale computing, and data visualization. He also enjoys developing algorithms inspired by biological systems and human social dynamics. Pranab comes to us from BAE Systems, where he most recently worked with the Video Understanding and Exploitation (VUE) group. Welcome, Pranab!

June 10-12, 2014

Dr. Kendra E. Moore discusses autonomy at 2014 Command, Control, Communications, Cyber and Intelligence (C4I) Technology Review Days This June, the Armed Forces Communications Electronics Association (AFCEA), Erie Canal Chapter, invited Dr. Moore to give a presentation at the 2014 Command, Control, Communications, Cyber and Intelligence (C4I) Technology Review Days, as part of the C2 of Large Teams & Autonomous Systems Workshop. Her talk, entitled “Autonomy: Bringing the Vision to Reality”, discussed the forward-looking vision of fully implemented autonomy, summarized the current state of the art, identified the current gaps or challenges, described the key research challenges, for both individual autonomous systems and collections of autonomous systems, and proposed a research and development path for achieving autonomy. Click here for more information on the C4I Tech Review Days.

October 10, 2013

Welcome to Dr. Joanna Brown Boston Fusion is pleased to introduce our newest team member, Dr. Joanna Brown, Senior Research Scientist. Joanna loves solving difficult puzzles and investigating new topics in science. A graduate of Caltech, Joanna most recently wrapped up a fellowship at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. With ten years as an observational astronomer, Joanna has extensive experience working with large datasets and finding signal within the noise, and is widely published for her work. Welcome, Joanna!

August 20, 2013

Fun with team building during our company outing Boston Fusion Corp. recently held its annual all-company offsite meeting, setting strategy and communicating the corporate vision for the coming year while providing a forum for all employees to contribute ideas and be heard. A favorite part of this annual tradition is the team-building exercise. This year, employees refined their teamwork skills and camaraderie while cooking a gourmet meal at EuroStoves in Beverly, MA (http://www.eurostoves.com). Our hard work was rewarded with a delicious dinner, and a good time was had by all!

July 30, 2013

Introducing Onur Boston Fusion is pleased to introduce a recent addition to the team: Senior Research Scientist Dr. Onur Ozdemir. Onur is a voracious learner who loves to explore and solve challenging technical problems. A graduate of Syracuse University, Onur comes to us from Andro Computational Solutions LLC, where he worked on a variety of DoD-related projects in signal processing and data fusion. At Boston Fusion, Onur will pursue original research in information fusion, machine learning, and signal processing. Welcome, Onur!

July 15, 2013

Francis speaks at the 2013 International Workshop on Social Multimedia Research Boston Fusion Corp. in collaboration with Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) presented new results in the field of social media research at the 2013 International Workshop on Social Multimedia Research (part of the IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo) on July 15, 2013 in San Jose, CA. Dr. Francis T. O’Donovan and Dr. Connie Fournelle, who led this work, presented the results as part of their talk entitled Characterizing User Behavior and Information Propagation on a Social Multimedia Network. A preprint of the accompanying article is available here. More information about the SMMR workshop can be found at https://sites.google.com/site/iwsmmr2013/ . Congratulations to Dr. O’Donovan and Dr. Fournelle!

May 22, 2013

Kendra speaks at Naval Postgradudate School, Monterey, CA Dr. Kendra E. Moore, founder and CEO of Boston Fusion, addressed the faculty and staff at the Naval Postgraduate School of Monterey, CA, on the Import and Challenge of Maritime Domain Awareness. Dr. Jim Scrofani, Director of the Center for Multi-INT Studies, who leads a research team focused on Maritime Domain Awareness Analytics, hosted the visit. After Dr. Moore’s provocative talk, she reviewed student thesis work, presented by two Navy Lieutenants pursuing their Master’s Degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering, in the areas of Spatio-temporal Clustering in the Maritime Domain and Statistical Approaches for Detecting Anomalous Behavior in the Maritime Domain.

April 22, 2013

All of us at Boston Fusion extend our deepest condolences to the victims of the tragic events that took place during both the 2013 Boston Marathon and the ensuing investigation. Our hearts and prayers go out to all who were traumatized by these events.

Two Boston Fusion team members were racing in this year’s Marathon in support of charity, and experienced first-hand the fear and devastation wrought by these acts. We are incredibly grateful that our employees, and their family and friends, all escaped injury. Despite circumstance, we celebrate their incredible accomplishment, and all the training and fundraising that brought them there. We are so proud of our employees’ efforts!

Here in Massachusetts, Patriot’s Day is a beloved civic holiday commemorating the battles of Lexington and Concord in 1775, which triggered the start of the Revolutionary War. On this day, we are reminded of those who bravely fought for our nation’s independence. Patriot’s Day coincides with Boston Marathon, and is a day of celebration shared with tourists and athletes from all over the world. In the wake of last week’s despicable acts of terror, we are thankful for those who are still fighting for our freedom every day, and for the many brave acts of law enforcement and first responders.

As we look to the future, each of us feels a responsibility to help. Boston Fusion stands together with the City of Boston, the Town of Watertown, and the United States as we continue to work to secure the future safety and freedom of our great nation.

April 12, 2013

Boston Fusion Corp. (BFC), a leading developer of data fusion, situation awareness, and anomaly detection technology, announced the launch of its new website. The new site, www.bostonfusion.com, was designed and developed by Thomas Goodwin Communications (www.tgoodwincom.com), in collaboration with BFC's staff.

Dr. Kendra E. Moore, founder and CEO of BFC remarked, "Our new website is truly a team effort. We look forward to seeing the benefits that increased exposure from our new website will bring to BFC."

Located in Burlington, MA, Boston Fusion Corp. is a leading technology developer serving the defense and intelligence communities. BFC's multidisciplinary team offers a broad range of research and development capabilities across multiple technical fields and application domains, such as anomaly detection, cyber security, intelligence and knowledge enhancement, military vehicle acquisition, patterns and behavior analysis, and social media. For more information please visit http://www.bostonfusion.com.