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Mathematica SIG (Washington DC Area)

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  • Subject: [mg99851] Mathematica SIG (Washington DC Area)
  • From: "Bruce Colletti" <bwcolletti at>
  • Date: Sat, 16 May 2009 05:20:40 -0400 (EDT)

Mathematica SIG


22 May 2009, 7:30 am

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)
8301 Greensboro Drive
McLean VA
Southern Corner of Westpark Drive and Greensboro Drive


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.

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