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Mathematica SIG (web.mac.com/hrbishop.pmsi/DCSIG.m/DCSIG.html) MEETING 22 May 2009, 7:30 am Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) 8301 Greensboro Drive McLean VA Southern Corner of Westpark Drive and Greensboro Drive Agenda 1. Prepared Talks A Search Model for IEDs, by Mel Friedman Abstract. A model that describes search (using a thermal imaging sensor) from a moving vehicle for objects that are on the road or on the side of the road will be presented. The long term goal is to develop a model that describes the detection of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) using a thermal imaging system. The model was developed using Mathematica. This talk is based upon one recently given to The International Society for Optical Engineering. Automatic Numbering of Objects, by Eric Bynum Abstract. The title says it all. Eric's talk launches the first of what will be many memorable Mathematica tutorials. History Timelines of Notable Savants Abstract. From Leonardo da Vinci to Ronald Graham, the life-timelines of about fifty notable and prolific contributors to science and technology, or its discourse, are presented with dynamic categorization and time-marking. The structure of the database and its supporting functions will be explained, and the plot's dynamic properties will be demonstrated. Dan also will illustrate how the database's structure facilitates the use of time-series information from virtually any field of scholarship. 2. Mathematica Gems and Discoveries - Sharing of Mathematica programming oddities - Applications of Mathematica to some areas of science - Something recently read and worth sharing 3. Mathematica Questions, Possible Approaches and Discussion 4. New Business - Select next meeting presentation, time and place Directions to 8301 Greensboro Drive, McLean VA (tall, boxy and white SAIC Enterprise Building at south corner of Westpark Drive and Greensboro Drive): >From the Beltway, go northwest on Route 7 (Leesburg Pike) and proceed past Route 123 (Chain Bridge Road). Turn right onto Westpark Drive (Gosnell Road in the other direction). Turn right at the next light onto Greensboro Drive and then right into the parking lot. Visitor's Parking is adjacent to Westpark Drive. A SIG representative will meet you in the lobby. Please arrive no later than 6:50AM if you wish to join us for a dutch-treat breakfast, and no later than 7:20AM to attend the meeting only. The desk officer will ask for a driver's license before issuing a visitor's badge.