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MINDS       GRANTS  WIDE OPENLeadingEdgeForum2012
2012 CSCGRANTSDiscovery — and the ability to track and anticipate         The CSC Grants program helps guide organizationa...
ABOUT THE CSC GRANTS              PROGRAM              Throughout CSC’s history, our people have been known for their abil...
CONTENTSRecipients        Android as an Army Platform2012 CSC Grants   Robert Donnelly �����������������������������������...
Android as an Army Platform              Robert Donnelly              About the Grant Recipient              Dr. Bob Donne...
Architecture Guide for Selecting and                                      Deploying Data GridsPaul colmerAbout the Grant R...
Dematerialized Digipass on Cross-Mobile                                                      Devices              THIBAUT ...
Enabling Mobile Money through Technical                                      Innovationerica salinasAbout the Grant Recipi...
Exploding Trends in Business Intelligence              craig guinn              About the Grant Recipient              Cra...
HTML 5: The Quiet Revolutiondaniel munyanAbout the Grant RecipientDaniel Munyan is Director, Senior Business Solutions Arc...
Improving Patient Outcomes by Applying                                                   Integrative Genomics Techniques  ...
Investigation of Open Source Augmented                                      Reality (AR) for Real ApplicationsRICHARD BROW...
A New Paradigm for Developing, Delivering                                                    and Consuming IT Services in ...
Personalized Medicine: Merging Bio-IT and                                     Informatics with Next Generation            ...
Social Media Analytics: An Emerging New                                                     Age of Advanced Business Intel...
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technologies — is at the heart of CSC’s success in
providing business value to our clients.
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market-sensing capability. Through this program,
we demonstrate our commitment to leadership
and innovation in an array of business areas by
encouraging our employees to explore potential
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  1. 1. MINDS GRANTS WIDE OPENLeadingEdgeForum2012
  3. 3. 2012 CSCGRANTSDiscovery — and the ability to track and anticipate The CSC Grants program helps guide organizationalnew trends, new applications and emerging decisions by publishing high-quality white papers.technologies — is at the heart of CSC’s success in We share the grant results with clients throughproviding business value to our clients. customer presentations and our annual Technology and Business Solutions Conference. Each year, theOur clients continually seek out reliable partners who Leading Edge Forum selects and funds grants fromcan supply them with sound information on which to proposals submitted by CSC employees around thebase decisions about new technologies and business world. We invite you to turn the page and discover thepractices. CSC’s Grants program facilitates this critical breadth and diversity of the work represented in themarket-sensing capability. Through this program, 2012 grant projects.we demonstrate our commitment to leadershipand innovation in an array of business areas byencouraging our employees to explore potentialbreakthrough innovations.In this way, CSC, and our clients, are able to stay Bill Koffabreast of market-leading business trends, promising Vice President & Chief Technology Officernew technologies and their application to solving Office of Innovation, CSCbusiness problems. We share this knowledgecompany wide, and encourage employees to makeoriginal contributions to the body of knowledge intheir field. CSC Grants have already paved the way fortransformative capabilities and innovative solutionsthat have blazed new trails, establishing CSC’s Paul Gustafsonthought leadership in diverse fields. Director, Leading Edge Forum 1
  4. 4. ABOUT THE CSC GRANTS PROGRAM Throughout CSC’s history, our people have been known for their ability to see new uses and applications of technology. Our scientists and technologists have often gone beyond their jobs to explore new ideas, developing breakthrough innovations that have changed the company, the discipline as a whole and their own careers. Recognizing the benefits of “greenfield” research for the marketplace, the individual and the company, the Leading Edge Forum (LEF) created a formal program in 2000 to build on our culture of innovation by giving employees a structured opportunity to ex- plore a technology topic or solution that is gaining momentum in the market but does not yet have broad exposure within CSC. Today, in keeping with our focus to be the leading next-generation technology solutions and services provider, the CSC Grants program encompasses industry specific applica- tions, business process services, consulting and next-generation infrastructure that pro- mote innovation and value for our clients. The LEF provides funds to grant recipients to explore business and technology areas that have strategic implications for market solutions, both near term and long term. By requiring recipients to share their results in a way that can be disseminated through- out the company, we ensure that the Grants program has a deep and wide impact that touches our everyday work for clients worldwide. The information, views and opinions expressed in these research papers constitute solely the authors’ views and opinions and do not represent in any way CSC’s official corporate views and opinions. The authors have made every attempt to ensure that the information contained in their research papers has been obtained from reliable sources. CSC is not responsible for any errors or omissions or for the results obtained from the use of this information. All information in these research papers is provided “as is,” with no guarantee by CSC of completeness, accuracy, timeliness or the results obtained from the use of this information, and without warranty of any kind, express or implied, including but not limited to warranties of performance, merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. In no event will CSC, its related partnerships or corporations, or the partners, agents or employees thereof be liable to you or anyone else for any decision made or action taken in reliance on the information in these research papers or for any consequential, special or similar damages, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.LEADING EDGE FORUM | GRANTS 2
  5. 5. CONTENTSRecipients Android as an Army Platform2012 CSC Grants Robert Donnelly ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 4 Architecture Guide for Selecting and Deploying Data Grids Paul Colmer ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 5 Dematerialized Digipass on Cross-Mobile Devices Thibaut de Sany������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 6 Enabling Mobile Money through Technical Innovation Erica Salinas ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 7 Exploding Trends in Business Intelligence Craig Guinn ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 8 HTML5: The Quiet Revolution Daniel Munyan��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 9 Improving Patient Outcomes by Applying Integrative Genomics Techniques to Electronic Health Records Pavan Gupta������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������10 Investigation of Open Source Augmented Reality (AR) for Real Applications Richard Brown��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� 11 A New Paradigm for Developing, Delivering and Consuming IT Services in a Mobile Enterprise Erika Olimpiew ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 12 Personalized Medicine: Merging Bio-IT and Informatics with Next Generation Healthcare Technologies Venkat Rao���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������13 Social Media Analytics: An Emerging New Age of Advanced Business Intelligence Jeremy Ceulemans ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������14 Past CSC Grants����������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������15 3
  6. 6. Android as an Army Platform Robert Donnelly About the Grant Recipient Dr. Bob Donnelly is a Systems Engineer in CSC’s Defense Group’s Ground Division, supporting U.S. Army customers. He has applied knowledge of systems engineering to integration frameworks and field experimentation, enabling interoperability of command, control, communications, computers, Iintelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems. His most recent assignment is for Program Executive Office Command Control Communications – Tactical (PEO C3T) in its support of the Army’s Network Integrated Evaluation (NIE), part of an agile systems engineering process that assesses capabilities in an operational environment and reduces risk in controlled laboratory tests. This is Bob’s second LEF grant. The first evaluated embedded Linux as a mobile platform and provided the basis for CSC’s role as software lead for Land Warrior, a wearable system for the soldier. The current grant work enables comparisons of such special-purpose systems and Android-based devices. Bob started with CSC in support of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, providing middleware for NASA’s Deep Space Network. This triggered Bob’s interest in application performance over satellite and tactical radios, which continues in his Army sup- port. The Defense Group Fellows Program enabled Bob to present this work at industry conferences the last three years. Smartphones are being used for mobile IT needs, These translate into handling Android within the en- social networking and entertainment. While iPhones terprise. If C++ libraries are extensively needed, they and Androids handle the horizontal needs, there’s a should be tested. An Android database can handle growing interest in applying this technology to verti- slow-changing configuration data but not fast-chang- cal needs such as Army mission command and intelli- ing status data for many items. The result is not just gence. Instead of specialized systems (from hardware answering if an app can be used, but how it needs to through all the software layers), various industries are be implemented. asking: “Why isn’t there an app for that?” Identity and system configuration data is a common The answer requires understanding the mobile plat- need, be it Army units and systems, network devices, form and its role within the larger vertical enterprise. package tracking, product and customer lists, email Beyond being web-enabled, a smartphone can run and phone contacts, etc. Handling concerns such a local database, serve and receive multimedia and as keeping local caches and updates are examined. handle specialized transactions. Processing power Interacting with a typical enterprise service such as and memory increases provide extensive functional- LDAP is tested. Again, limits are understood: The ity, but the platform has limits in both software and Android Contact List is useful for storing typical hardware. This grant seeks to understand what An- personnel-related data but not for specialized Army droid can do as part of a vertical market enterprise. or network data. Capabilities like situational awareness map to imple- Most vertical markets are best understood via a holis- mentations (e.g., position/status reports, geographic tic systems engineering approach. Mobility and cloud mapping, organization/identity data) and to mecha- are modern implementation methods. As an open nisms (e.g., transport, storage, map engines with local platform, Android eases adaptations including spe- caching, databases). Capabilities vary by vertical mar- cialized hardware support and adding market-specific ket, but mechanisms are shared. The use of develop- libraries. The results of this grant work enable an ment methods, software libraries and data stores are implementer to understand Android’s capabilities and explored with specific results: C libraries should work, limits so a resulting app provides mobile functionality but C++ libraries have limits like in-use exceptions. In that is an integral part of the enterprise. addition, database commits shouldn’t exceed one per second because of flash write speeds.LEADING EDGE FORUM | GRANTS 4
  7. 7. Architecture Guide for Selecting and Deploying Data GridsPaul colmerAbout the Grant RecipientPaul Colmer is a Lead Technology Consultant, Solution Architect and Film Music Composer in Brisbane, Australia. Hisareas of expertise include system transformation and integration, solution architecture and design, business analysis, ITstrategy and roadmapping and business process analysis exemplified through cross-industry client engagements.Paul joined CSC in 2005, after previously working for Santander. He joined the Textron transformation program in EMEAand migrated to Australia in 2006. His work has encompassed a wide range of technologies including virtualized operat-ing systems, storage solutions, WAN/LAN solutions, messaging integration, business continuity, service management,mining applications, financial applications and cloud/grid/utility computing. In addition, he is an active contributor to CSCCatalyst, a member of the local health and safety committee and CSC Brisbane’s Chief First Aid Officer.In his spare time, Paul is a lead assessor for the British Computer Society, an active volunteer for the Queensland StateEmergency Service, Director of Music4Film ( and plays for the over 35’s Mitchelton Soccer Team. As afilm music composer he has been a finalist in two international competitions and has written music for film, tv, radio, gam-ing, concerts and exhibitions. His music is available on iTunes, Amazon and YouTube and he is currently signed to Bluepie.Paul holds a 2:1 Music degree, is a fellow of the London College of Music and a Chartered IT Professional with the BritishComputer Society. Past skills include becoming an advanced motorcycle instructor, 25 years as a martial arts coach andring-side mentor, and even a stint in Portugal as a barman.The IT outsourcing industry is experiencing a new The In-Memory Data Grid is small but important towave of business-driven change. CEOs and business this change. It underpins the Information-as-a-Serviceleaders struggle to comprehend increasing IT costs to movement, able to provide a reliable, scalable, high-refresh, upgrade and maintain systems. Often, these performance fabric that can be leveraged acrossIT transformations do not provide significant business business services and potentially separate businessesadvantages. via the use of an application development platform. It allows data to be modeled to make sense for theBusiness owners and business visionaries are de- business problem, and clears the way for new typesmanding change: a world where IT services are easier of architectures to be defined to support the innova-and more effectively consumed, with significant tive ways in which business processes will be mea-added business value through business process en- sured and the new maturity wave in IT outsourcing.hancement, rather than through business process At last we have a way of providing IT that maximizessupport. They envision a world where email, network- and demonstrates clear business value aligned toing, data protection and data archiving functions changing business needs.happen with a low price point using commodity com-ponents. CEOs are demanding services automatically Imagine an Apple App Store equivalent that allowsin tune with business needs; where IT services change mining clients to select the business applications re-instantly with business change, and where (in the fu- quired by their mobile device of choice and accessture) IT changes happen predictively, just before the the back-end services via a cloud. Now imagine an ITbusiness does. service that directly enables a global mining business to mine an extra 10 million tons per mine, per year.This period of change that IT outsourcing will un- Lastly, imagine a client like NASA being able to offerdergo for the next 3-5 years is beyond cloud; it’s all its data collected over the past 30 years in spaceabout providing IT as an integral part of the business exploration “as a service” to scientists who need in-service, shaped by operational technology (OT)/IT formation to help solve problems.convergence (e.g., SCADA (OT) converging with IaaS(IT) for utilities and mining and PACS (OT) converg- Well imagine no more. It’s coming. And an in-memorying with SaaS (IT) for health clients). data grid is a key piece of the puzzle. 5
  8. 8. Dematerialized Digipass on Cross-Mobile Devices THIBAUT DE SANY About the Grant Recipient Thibaut de Sany is the Mobility Manager for CSC Belgium. He joined CSC in 2008, created a highly-skilled team of 70 peo- ple (in 2012) and has been involved in a variety of mobile technologies since. Prior to this, he worked as Mobile, J2EE Ar- chitect and 3D Medical Engine Developer. Thibaut has more than 10 years of experience implementing mobile solutions on past, present and future mobile platforms. He is an international conference speaker and driven by innovation engineering. Thibaut is also developing the interface brain2machine for CSC later this year ( Find details about his latest initiatives here: People want to interact with their banks on the move This grant was investigated within CSC Belgium’s using personal mobile devices. Securing interactions Mobility Center of Excellence, which is actively in such an environment, without introducing studying, experimenting and delivering mobile constraints, is a challenge. Today, several options offer solutions. CSC Belgium has deep native and mobile dematerialized authentication, enabling availablity on web and hybrid technologies expertise and believes a wide range of mobile platforms. The global market that HTML5 and solutions like Cordova-Phonegap, for mobile authentication products and services is which connects custom native development with estimated to rise from $153 million (2010) to almost HTML-JavaScript front-end, will provide the best $760 million in 2014. toolbox for future mobile applications, deployable on a variety of platforms. The financial services sector aims to offer mobile access to its services without compromising security Strong authentication on mobile devices is in early- This grant looks at how to: stage development, where many actors compete •• Build and deliver a mobile interaction channel ac- to impose technical solutions and business models cessible from as many mobile devices and plat- provide different control and financial options. forms as possible. This, combined with constantly evolving IT security needs to protect against new threats, means that no •• Provide strong and convenient authentication for solution can be considered the reference today. the mobile channel. Special thanks to Daniel Frauman for his knowledge These objectives are a subset of the broader “mobile sharing and research about eID v2 (http://eid.belgium. payment solutions” scope being addressed in a very be/en/) and Vincent Van Mol. I’m proud of the competitive way, aiming to make the smartphone the accomplishments of the entire Belgian Mobile team, modern person’s “Swiss army knife.” recognized by CSC globally as strong, innovative partners.LEADING EDGE FORUM | GRANTS 6
  9. 9. Enabling Mobile Money through Technical Innovationerica salinasAbout the Grant RecipientErica Salinas is a strategy consultant in the Federal Consulting Practice of CSC’s North American Public Sector. She is cur-rently a Project Manager working on mobility solutions for the US Department of Homeland Security. While her roles atCSC have varied, Erica continually strives to bridge the gap between the business and technical worlds. Outside of thefederal space, she has a passion for leveraging technology to drive change across the developing world.Prior to joining CSC, Erica worked as a research engineer for a series of prestigious government-funded laboratories, in-cluding Lawrence Livermore National Labs, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, and the Southwest Research Institute. Erica holds aBachelor of Science degree and a Master of Engineering degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from theMassachusetts Institute of Technology. She also holds a Master of Business Administration degree and a Master of Artsdegree in Development Economics from American University.Mobile money is a disruptive innovation that first While mobile money services emerged from a seriesgained international recognition with the introduction of unknown first movers, it is clear that now is theof M-PESA, a short message service (SMS)-based time for those companies with years of IT, financialmoney transfer system initially launched in Kenya. and mobile expertise to start playing a more signifi-The system allows individuals to deposit money with cant role. If large financial institutions, experiencedan agent, who then transfers the credit to the cus- IT integrators and international payment servicetomer’s cell phone. Subsequently, customers can pay providers start working together, they can transformbills, send remittances, buy goods, cash out at an national mobile money systems into a unified inter-agent or access a variety of other financial services national mobile money ecosystem. This ecosystem-- all with basic SMS text messaging. M-PESA revolu- will need to support universal standards establishedtionized financial services in Kenya and spurred the by leaders with the expertise, reputation, and marketdevelopment and launch of similar services across power necessary to shape the market.Africa and the world. A mature and agile mobile money ecosystem willMobile money is a burgeoning industry, predicted to finally bring cost-effective financial services to bil-become a multi-billion-dollar industry in the next 3 lions of low-income people who have been excludedto 5 years. However, the current market is filled with from their local economies and connect them todisparate proprietary systems that lock users into life-changing financial services. This will impact devel-a single service. If mobile money is to continue its oped and developing markets alike, as we integrateexponential growth, the market will require an open into an ever-growing global marketplace.platform that supports interoperability between mo-bile money systems and established internationalpayment networks. 7
  10. 10. Exploding Trends in Business Intelligence craig guinn About the Grant Recipient Craig Guinn is a Senior Partner, Distinguished Architect and leads CSC’s Analytic Insights and Information Management practice in our Global Business Solutions North America group. He is responsible for delivery of AIIM business, techni- cal and analytic solutions across the United States. Mr. Guinn has over 25 years of broad-based experience in information systems, project management and technology selection and deployment. Mr. Guinn’s background includes a blend of professional consulting and Fortune 50-based technical evolution that has exposed him to a broad spectrum of systems, processes and customer relationship issues. He has specialized in directing complex, large-scale consulting engagements that deploy technical solutions to meet a client’s vision and achieve the organization’s growth objectives. Business intelligence (BI) is a broad area covering This paper covers the data view on the following many competencies and capabilities, second only to trends: the application space. With enterprise resource plan- •• Emerging data techniques (MapReduce) ning organizations holding much of the application space and now reaching maturity, the BI space is •• Data governance (metadata integration) exploding with innovation. Over the past 20 years or •• Data visualization (Cognos, Microstrategy) so, the discipline was relatively stable (data modeling, warehouses, OLAP tools etc.) Now we see an on- •• Purpose-built data hardware (Teradata, Netezza, slaught of tools, techniques, infrastructure and instru- ExaData) mentation that will fundamentally change the data •• Performance engineering (data In memory, solid discipline going forward. state hierarchies, columnar databases) For organizations to remain competitive, a compre- •• High performance analytics (Linux based MPP) hensive top-line Point Of View (POV) needs to be created around these emerging trends. This POV is •• Unstructured-to-structured data flow processes used externally for market-facing collateral support- (MapReduce, Hadoop, XML) ing pursuits, as well as internally for BI and analytic •• Data design (data model integration, business in- practice areas to help in product positioning and formation models) competency development. •• Wireless device integration:(phone and tablet) Given that we are seeing these emerging components find their way into client requests, it is imperative that Taken together, these trends represent a true para- we are able to understand and properly place them digm shift in the data discipline. They need to be within our BI and analytic vision and reference archi- understood individually and collectively to provide tectures. the best value to our clients. This paper describes With CSC’s publication of the LEF report “Data rEvo- these new capabilities, how to differentiate between lution”, a clear call to action was created to describe products and how to match technology to specific the new “big” data and the concept of connecting data assets to enable better, more effective business the dots. This Grant paper, entitled “Exploding Trends decisions. in Business Intelligence,” looks to fill in the gaps, ad- dressing fundamentals of the nature of data and technologies allowing the data to be used in new and fundamentally different ways.LEADING EDGE FORUM | GRANTS 8
  11. 11. HTML 5: The Quiet Revolutiondaniel munyanAbout the Grant RecipientDaniel Munyan is Director, Senior Business Solutions Architect and Technology Evangelist for CSC’s Machine-to-MachineCenter of Excellence. He coordinates the work of a group of engineers and software developers to create cross-industryand industry-specific applications in this relatively new and interesting M2M space. Daniel works with clients and the CoEfor tracking location and condition of assets through their life cycle; locating people when they are needed, in transit, indanger, or requiring assistance; monitoring and interfacing with industry operations remotely; or visualizing infrastructurethat is complex, remote or extended beyond typical human perceptibility, in 2D or 3D.Daniel joined CSC in 2001 as a Project Management Officer. He has served as the Chief Scientist for CSC’s Biometric Tech-nology Fusion Center (2004-2008) and Director of the CSC Logistics Center of Excellence (2008-2012). Daniel is a patentand copyright holder in both hardware and software, and a published author in biometric hygiene. He received the CSCPresident’s Award for Excellence in Technology (2004), Business Process Improvement (2006), and Excellence in Busi-ness Initiative (2007).Previously, Daniel was the CEO of Everybook, Inc., an ebook startup from 1995-2001, and Director of MIS for the Pennsyl-vania Credit Union Association from 1986-1995. He received a bachelors degree in Geology from Millersville University ofPennsylvania, an MBA from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania and an invaluable education from the 3/4 Cavalry ofthe US Army’s 25th Infantry Division.Hypertext Markup Language, HTML, is the lingua into the market share of both horizontal and verti-franca of the World Wide Web. In 1997, HTML4 be- cal competitors. All of these companies also saw incame the recommended specification and ushered in HTML5 a threat that their competitors could exploitmuch of the web functionality fueling Internet growth unless they stopped relying on the majority of theirin the last 15 years. But along the way, things like proprietary HTML4 enhancements. What began inYouTube, NetFlix, iPhones, App Stores, GPS, Twitter, 2007 as a technological issue to improve the webFacebook, Google Maps/Earth, Latitude, Pandora and experience on PC’s, known as Web 2.0, became, byFaceTime have come along and stretched the fabric 2010, a competitive differentiator on the Post-PC de-of HTML4 beyond its capability. Third party vendors vices of the smartphone and tablet.arrived with proprietary applications to get around The author makes clear how CSC can play multiple,structural problems with the web, but the basic important and profitable roles in the HTML5 revolu-problems of searching and scaling complex graphics, tion. He sees the monopolies of device, network, ap-streaming video and advanced communications did plication and content reforming into open alliances,not go away. while the need for industry expert, technology savvyThe grant paper discusses how HTML5, a nascent integrators becomes more vital. HTML5 is openingweb language specification with no money, no in- new opportunities for cloud orchestration, cyber-dustry support, no government intervention and no security and systems provisioning. It is enabling thewell known advocates, has become a key competitive Bring-Your-Own-Device movement and creating op-weapon in the arsenal of Apple, Microsoft, Google portunities for CSC’s device-independent solutionsand Facebook. The author also addresses the impact and services. HTML5 is opening new opportunities inof this quiet revolution for CSC. the M2M space, especially where M2M meets people through mobile devices (M2M2P). HTML5 is also al-The author contends that HTML5 went from obscu- lowing applications to grow into enterprise-scale mo-rity to near total adoption because every provider of bility, where CSC is well-positioned to exploit mobilehardware, middleware (browsers), application soft- business.ware and content found a way to use HTML5 to cut 9
  12. 12. Improving Patient Outcomes by Applying Integrative Genomics Techniques to Electronic Health Records pavan gupta About the Grant Recipient Pavan Gupta is a Senior Consultant and architectural expert within CSC’s Federal Consulting Practice and is currently working on a special projects team in support of the Department of Homeland Security’s United States Visitor and Immi- grant Status Indicator Technology. Previously, he worked as a part of the Core Technology team at Bridgewater Associates in Westport, Connecticut and as an engineer for USAID’s mission in Iraq. Pavan’s primary interest lies in the application of machine learning techniques and high performance computing to cum- bersome problems both in bioinformatics and computer vision. His experience spans many different technologies from AWK to VHDL, with an increasing focus on the use of GPGPU and FPGA solutions to address complex data-oriented prob- lems. Pavan holds a Bachelors of Science in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Virginia. Systems holding and using electronic health These higher order questions require available data records (EHR) are increasingly falling behind from both EHR systems and other publically available the pace of translation bioinformatics. This gap data (e.g., National Institutes of Health data, World between deployed, active EHR technologies Health Organization data, etc.) and, by definition, and computational cutting-edge technologies is compute answers through the lens of multiple particularly wide when human genome data is variables. Intelligently processing this data using introduced and assessed. As a result, a competitive supervised and increasingly unsupervised machine edge exists for EHR implementers who apply learning can begin to predict clinical outcomes, intelligent integrative genomics to their EHR systems. potential treatment problems and fundamentally Leveraging clinical, academic and genomic data can a more effective use of the healthcare dollar. And provide significant long-term diagnostic advantages implementers who incubate this knowledge stand for patients using EHR systems with integrative to benefit as there will be a continuous need to genomics methods built in. improve and adjust the performance of these kinds of intelligence engines as the informatics space While this project’s review and application of changes. integrative genomics techniques demonstrates an increasingly complex and significant computational Through this grant, Pavan demonstrated the use power requirement, it also demonstrates the of a series of modern machine learning algorithms possibility for these techniques to yield key answers to intelligently identify genetic sequences for both about medical effectiveness and efficiency. Indeed, Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease from the entire spectrum of healthcare participants can whole genome sequences and microarray data. These benefit from intelligent data integration through disease characteristics were then used as a template machine learning, from patients knowing in advance to flag new patient data as having or not having about their breast cancer to the Food and Drug the identifying genes for these diseases. Although Administration recognizing deadly drugs more this work is certainly a prototype, it represents the quickly. possibility that a real diagnostic revolution is on the horizon, and integrative genomics may be one of the cutting-edge knowledge sets required to lead the charge.LEADING EDGE FORUM | GRANTS 10
  13. 13. Investigation of Open Source Augmented Reality (AR) for Real ApplicationsRICHARD BROWNAbout the Grant RecipientRichard Brown is a CSC Senior Scientist/Visualization Lead working at the John C. Stennis Space Center (SSC). He hasextensive experience in 3D visualization, especially in a geospatial context, with a remote sensing and realtime terrainmodeling background. He has worked at SSC for over 30 years and led visualization projects ranging from Meteor Cra-ter, Arizona to Lewis and Clark’s FT Clatsop site in Oregon to Shackleton Crater on the south pole of the moon. He hasalso developed several stereo immersive visualization applications for NASA including a forensic launch system foamfragments viewer, for which he won a space flight awareness award. He founded, developed and passed on his own mul-timedia company in the late 1980s. Richard holds a degree in mechanical engineering technology from the University ofSouthern Mississippi.Today augmented reality (AR) technology and ap- possible applications. Determining that “need” andplications are rapidly increasing in everyday use. AR the best application and platform for the end user isinvolves blending the real world with simulated ele- currently being explored by many developers, withments; the technology is already employed in niche updated toolsets and enhanced mobile platformsareas such as flight simulations and surgical training. rapidly being released.Now applications are being developed and woven AR software development tools are now released ininto everyday use in the form of AR tags/image open source fashion to see what advancements fromrecognition triggers in advertising placement, hard- application developers will gain traction. Real applica-ware/equipment demos and auto-trigger website tions used in value-added ways that can enhance op-launches from AR tag recognition via AR-enabled erational models are the grail being sought. It needssmartphones. It holds great promise for “point of to be worth it to hold your smartphone up and pointapplication” data and information overlay via either it at an augmented scene, or to have your “glasseshandheld tablet AR platforms or hands-free wearable on’” — sometime in the future perhaps.head-mounted Heads-Up Display type usage. Thereare great rumblings now that the major smartphone This grant paper documents the investigation andinnovators are close to releasing AR glasses to bring lessons learned from exercising the most recent opena hands free augmented lifestyle one step closer to source AR software/service toolsets to test prototypereality. To be able to move in an AR-enabled environ- applications on an Android tablet in three areas atment and get immediate data retrieval at the point of Stennis Space Center: facilities, operations, and his-need is an extremely powerful concept with unending torical recreation/archiving. 11
  14. 14. A New Paradigm for Developing, Delivering and Consuming IT Services in a Mobile Enterprise erika Olimpiew About the Grant Recipient Erika Mir Olimpiew is an Application Designer Leader in Chantilly, Virginia and is also a part-time Adjunct Professor at George Mason University (GMU). Erika’s research interests are in the areas of enterprise mobility, cloud computing, soft- ware design, software testing and software reuse. In 2010 she presented the results of a research grant on “A reference architecture model for cloud service lifecycle management” at CSC’s Technology and Business Solutions Conference and wrote a paper based on this grant. She is currently researching enterprise mobility ecosystems. She received her Ph.D. in Information Technology from GMU in May 2008 with the dissertation “Model-Based Testing for Software Product Lines,” and a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1997 with the thesis “An investigation of the software testing coupling effect using perturbation analysis.” Previously, she was a teaching assistant at GMU and worked for 6 years developing software for a satellite communications company. Outside of work, she enjoys nature watching, art and music. Recent technology advances in more powerful, This research addresses the challenge of how to de- feature-rich and low cost consumer handheld devices sign, develop, host and manage mobile applications are enabling the development of new and innovative for an enterprise by describing a mobile application mobile applications that support enterprise IT ser- development process model, and then applying this vices. However, developing mobile applications for an model to two examples: an asset inventory and track- enterprise is challenging given the variety of devices ing IT mobile application for a field worker, and a con- and platforms, expensive test devices and unique in- ference exhibit application. The process model covers teraction patterns between devices, mobile users and requirements, analysis, design, implementation, test- the environment. ing and deployment activities, emphasizing aspects unique to mobile application development. The paper concludes with lessons learned, recommendations and future study.LEADING EDGE FORUM | GRANTS 12
  15. 15. Personalized Medicine: Merging Bio-IT and Informatics with Next Generation Healthcare TechnologiesVenkat RaoAbout the Grant RecipientDr. Venkat Rao is a Senior Fellow and Chief Scientist for the CSC Defense Group’s National and Defense Programs. Dr.Rao is a recognized subject matter expert in biochemical pharmacology, toxicoinformatics and decision support systemsrelated to biodefense medical countermeasure and pharmaceutical products development. He has over 20 years of expe-rience working on public health, infectious agent risks assessment, biodefense vaccine biosafety practices, chemical andcarcinogenic agents risk assessment, and toxicoinformatics. He is the CSC senior subject matter expert supporting severalfederal initiatives including U.S. Defense Advance Research Programs Agency (DARPA) projects on the biological-inspiredneuromorphic computing architectures. Dr. Rao was program director for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’sglobal tuberculosis laboratory performance evaluation program.Dr. Rao holds a doctoral degree in biochemistry, two Master’s degrees (pharmacology and toxicology), and is Board-cer-tified by the American Board of Toxicology. He has authored over 100 articles and publications, serves on expert panels innational and international forums, and is frequently invited to speak on emerging topics in biomedical sciences.In recognition of his technical qualifications and leadership, Dr. Rao was inducted, in 2008, as a Senior Fellow by the CSCDefense Group. Dr. Rao was accepted, in 2008, as a visiting scholar of the Hastings Center, to study bioethical issues re-lated to biosecurity research and development programs.Personalized medicine is about making medical treat- of competing diagnostic and therapeutic interven-ment as individualized as one’s disease by systemati- tions. Such a cost-benefit analysis would help payerscally including genomic and clinical information in the make healthcare coverage decisions and the industrydiagnosis and treatment. Personalized medicine em- make investment decisions on the new generation ofphasizes disease prevention by enhancing our ability pharmacogenomics drugs. A key requirement is theto predict an individual’s predisposition to a disease availability of clinical evidence to demonstrate thesuch as cancer, project the course of disease devel- economic benefits of a nascent healthcare deliveryopment, and identify potentials for adverse effects. system such as personalized medicine.The healthcare community is on track to adopt per- Currently, healthcare IT focuses mainly on automat-sonalized medicine, as early results indicate better ing healthcare delivery as practiced today and isefficacy, better outcomes and safer treatment op- not designed for new healthcare paradigms like per-tions. However, in order to fully realize the benefits, sonalized medicine. IT platforms need to support athe discipline of pharmacogenomics needs more de- seamless flow of digital information at an individualvelopment. Pharmacogenomics is a rapidly emerging patient level on clinical, laboratory, genetic, diseasespecialty where genetic variability in drug response monitoring, medical claims and health outcomes. Theis used as the basis for drug development. Genetic system should facilitate connectivity, integration andvariation is combined with biochemistry and pharma- medical informatics on healthcare outcomes acrosscology to offer better, safer drugs. subgroups.Related to this, successful adoption of personalized This grant focused on these two critical forces, whichmedicine depends largely on two broader forces: are likely to have a significant impact on the researchcost-benefit and information technology (IT). Person- and development of core technologies and enablersalized medicine provides healthcare decision makers of personalized medicine.with a unique tool to make key decisions about re-source allocations based on the cost-benefit analysis 13
  16. 16. Social Media Analytics: An Emerging New Age of Advanced Business Intelligence JÉRÉMY CEULEMANS Jérémy joined CSC Belgium in 2011 as a Change Manager. Previously, he worked in the healthcare insurance sector. At CSC, he is responsible for the initiation phase of the change management on a five-year program. Before joining CSC, Jérémy worked in Rome for an agency of the United Nations, the World Food Programme, and was in charge of various projects in the logistic units. Jérémy holds two Master’s degrees: one in Business Engineering from the Louvain School of Management in Belgium and a second one from the CEMS in International Management. During his studies he specialized in the management of infor- mation and business opportunities of Web 2.0. He is a Certified Associated in Project Management (CAPM) from the Proj- ect Management Institute (PMI). With the advent of Web 2.0 and the growth of so- and spurring innovation. Now, it requires some ex- cial media and networks, customers who used to be pertise to identify, for each business objective, the isolated and passive actors have started moving to a perfect set of key performance indicators (KPI) that more central position in business. Now they can share should be tracked. When it comes to deciding which their experiences and express their opinions quickly software solution to use to track the identified KPI, it and loudly. becomes complex. A framework linking the business objectives, the functionalities and the metrics can This grant work is not about social media itself. It be used to assess the match between the business is about the business intelligence that goes along needs and the solution to be used. It is important to with social media and the business opportunities in understand this end-to-end process since it enables this domain. Today most of our clients are present us to approach clients, offer advice in selecting, in social media, but few are measuring the ROI or implementing and fine-tuning the right software, and even monitoring what is said about them on the web. possibly integrate the solution alongside legacy sys- These clients are showing a growing interest in social tems. media analytics and they are coming to us with ques- tions. A long-term objective of this research is to develop expertise in the integration of these social media ana- One can easily identify the business objectives that lytics with other performance indicators in order to stand as the reason why social media activities are expand our integration capabilities and service offer- undertaken: raising awareness, fostering dialogue, ing in performance management. promoting advocacy, facilitating customer supportLEADING EDGE FORUM | GRANTS 14
  17. 17. PAST CSC GRANTS2011 2010 Bleeding Edge — Nanotechnological Applications in Quantum CryptographyAgent Technology Applied Cloud Computing — Roadmap Kelly KoenigJames Odell for Success in the Public Sector Juan Diego Suarez Gonzalez Document and Content ManagementAugmenting Reality with CAD data with Open Source SolutionsJohn Stubbs Artificial Intelligence, Semantic and Pablo de la Hera Knowledge — A Way from 2.0 to 3.0Augmented Reality with CSC OmniLoca- Pablo Castaño Iglesias Enterprise Performance Management:tion for the Mobile Worker Trends, Tools and OpportunitiesAlbert Tang Developing Financial Services for the Dieter Decuypere Public CloudBeing an Effective Entrepreneur on a Bill Ohnemus and Ryan Savage Integrating Agile Methods into CatalystCloud Ecosystem Jim TremlettBill Ohnemus Intelligent Systems for Disease Detection and Surveillance Semantic Business Process ManagementDistributed Databases in the Cloud using Venkat Rao Simon StokesNoSQLSidney Shek Mobile Application Security Testing SOA Testing Framework Sundar Varanasi Manoharan DanielEnhancing Enterprise CommunicationThrough Social Networking Next Generation Location Based Services Virtualization with XenAntonio Tedesco for Mobile Devices Andrew Levy Sidney ShekEnterprise Architecture Simulation: AMethodology for Managing the Failure in Open Source System Configuration 2008Transitioning to Future Enterprises Management with PuppetThomas McDonald Jesús Couto Fandiño X3D for Web 2.0 Enterprise Applications William GlascoeHadoop for CYBER Reference Implementation andLes Klein Architecture for Cloud Lifecycle Adaptive Techniques Empowering Management Personalized Marketing for MobileSAP Federal FMLOB configured Template Erika Olimpiew Devicesin a Cloud Environment Jan-Erik TappPeter Gibb Smart Integration — ERP for All Through Microsoft Technologies Minding the Miner — Tracking MinersDIRECTED GRANTS Using RFID Chris DelaneyHadoop for Climate Change Data Daniel Munyan Testing Applications in the CloudSa’ad Masri Hariharan Kothandaraman Tagless Tracking Using UWB RadarInterRupt Rick TomredleChris Wiesinger Flight Plan Optimization in the Presence 2009 of Inadmissable Airspace Bioinformatics and the Future of Medical Vincent Kuo Resarch and Clinical Practice Dr. Robert House 15
  18. 18. Next-Generation Knowledge Enterprise Digital Dashboards as Rich Open Source MySQL EvaluationManagement with Web 2.0 Internet Applications Philip CzachorowskiPablo O Bermejo Garcia Sidney Shek RFID SecurityApplications of Advanced Analytics in Collaborative Document Review Peter RehäußerMining Geoffrey Grabow The XQuery RevolutionJarrod Bassan Progress MtshaliSoftware-Defined Radio 2006Edward Criscuolo Continuous Warfighter Identification 2004Ubiquitous Web Application Availability Daniel MunyanDavid J. Macluskie Adding Meaning to the Web Pricing and Revenue Optimization Edward LuczakLeveraging the Emerging IMS IntelligenceArchitecture Patricia Marthi Applications of Web MiningRichard Kaczmarek Laurence Lock Lee Creating Targeted Security EnvironmentsTrusted Data Centers/Trusted Data Mary Walker Automating High Integrity SecurityServices (TDC/TDS) Configuration Management and ControlRonald Sherwin Multimedia Mining Aleks Lubiejewski Doron ShalviSecond Life Disconnected Wireless Database —Ben Machin and Deb O’Grady Supply Chain RFID for ERP Working Outside the Bubble Jonathan Gregory David Dossett Ruby on Rails Exploring Identity Management2007 Marcus Vorwaller David LewisEmerging SOA Security Technologies, Infrastructure and the Future Enterprise mCard ConceptStandards and Challenges for the Federal Kenneth Betts Michael KinderSectorAndrew Wilson Wi-Max Web Acceleration and Network Delivery Carl Wu David StringfellowArchitecture Blueprint for LeveragingIdentity Federation Innovation FrameworksSøren Thygesen Gjesse Pascal Gambardella 2003Distributed Development Solutions Embedded Linux as a Mobile InteractiveHenry Liang 2005 PlatformAn Evaluation of SOA Frameworks DORIAN — Detail-Oriented Rules Robert DonnellyRamakrishna Raju Identification and Analysis Network Enabling Collaborative Product DesignRIA Flex and J2EE George Marvin Via Agent TechnologyDavid Lowe Mapping the Information Landscape — Michael BauerUsing the ESB with e4 Topic Map Technology Integrated Reasoning EngineEnrique Riesgo Canal Paul Lerke Robert Hickman Open Source Exploitation John HancockLEADING EDGE FORUM | GRANTS 16
  19. 19. PAST CSCReducing the Cost of Software GRANTS Internet Electronic Data Interchange Internet Electronic Data InterchangeMaintenance Through Self-Healing (EDI) (EDI)Software Systems Patricia Humphris Felipe PuertoJed Higgins Investigation of Web-Based Collective IP Version 6: The New Internet ProtocolUsing Enterprise JavaBeans in Training System Technologies Claude DoomEngineering Environments David MacLuskie Linux and SAP R/3James Bosco J2EE Integration Blueprint Dan McDanielWeb Services Security Andrew Boyd Make WAP WorkMichael Mosher Mass Deployment of Linux in the Eddy Quintelier Enterprise Network Management Research2002 Robert Romero Evan PfeifferElectronic Currency? Show Me the Mixed Initiative Agent-Based Systems Object Relational Database Managemente-Money James Skinner System (ORDBMS)Will Tremain Practical Application of Distributed Paul PalaniappanLDAPExplorer Processing Real-Time Data Rendering onDieter Gerdemann Andi Thomas the InternetTechnologies for Personal and Peer-to- Sheela BelurPeer Knowledge Management 2000 Remote Computing — Mobile Users ofEric Tsui VPN and PGP from Standard ISP Services BRAINWARE — Artificial Intelligence- Based Search Engine Tony Reeves2001 Jacques Auberson The Inclusion of Information Portals Developing Robust Applications Using into an Enterprise Data WarehouseA Thin-Client Distributed Architecture ArchitectureUsing XML and SOAP PHP3 Blake Patterson Tony BrunoRin Saunders Evaluation of Freeware Development Utopia80Bluetooth Wireless Technology David MacLuskieJohn Johnson Environment for the Linux Operating System Web-Based Customer Care Support andDigital Pulse Wireless Kevin Hassett Customer Self-Healing Technologies withJohn Angell Silknet and Motive Increasing Speed of Development forEncryption Algorithms and Practical Windows CE Applications Katy MorrisonBusiness Application Rick Nornholm Wireless Remote Secure Extranet AccessJohn Kahanek for e-Commerce Information DialtoneEnterprise Personnel Meta-Directory Richard Stillman Dan GiacomelliWilliam Nunes Intelligent Agent Technology SurveyEvaluation of CYC Charisse SaryRoland Sanguino 17
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