Our Team

Chris Poulin

Chris Poulin, Managing Partner

Chris Poulin is the principal partner of Patterns and Predictions (a Predictive Analytics company). In this role, Poulin was co-author of the P&P software tool, a Bayesian classification and decision engine used worldwide in universities and by industrial clients. He was most recently co-director of the Dartmouth College Metalearning Working Group at Dartmouth Thayer School of Engineering. He is also the co-inventor of Centiment, a semantic analysis based event prediction system with current clients such as DARPA. Poulin’s other research affiliations include the University of Massachusetts, in the area of high performance computing (HPC). He was previously VP of Advanced Technology (R&D) for a commercial search entity, (Viziant) a provider of Search/KM for the U.S. Military. Prior to this, Poulin held senior IT positions, including dot com/networking projects with Nortel Networks. He is a patent holding inventor in Federated Web, Information Retrieval, and Predictive Analytics related systems.

Advisors:

Paul Thompson, Ph.D

A leader in the linguistics of deception and the security study of cognitive hacking, Paul Thompson is currently a researcher affiliated with Dartmouth College’s Department of Computer Science, Institute for Security Technology Studies, and Department of Genetics. Thompson received the Ph.D. in library and information studies from the University of California Berkeley in 1986. He is currently an instructor in the Department of Genetics and the Dartmouth Medical School, and a computational linguist at General Dynamics. His graduate research was on probabilistic information retrieval. He has worked in the field of information studies for over 25 years. He has published numerous papers, journal articles, and book chapters, and has served as a reviewer for various conferences (such as TREC), journals, and the National Science Foundation.

 

Research Staff:

Brian Nauheimer – Technical Project Manager

Chhean Saur – Lead Web/API Programmer

Linas Vepstas – Lead Machine Learning Programmer

Kevin Watters – Principal Programmer, Middleware

Ann Marion – User Experience (UX) Design

Jane Nisselson – User Interface (UI) Design

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