#Montana, #BigData, & #IBM w/ Alex Philp, Ph.D. Founder, GCS Research

  • March 1, 2013 · 5:30 PM
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Topics: IBM Academic Initiative at the University of Montana, IBM and Big Data in Montana, GCS

Alex Philp, Ph.D. is the founder and visionary behind three advanced technology companies headquartered in Missoula, Montana – GCS Research, Adelos, and, most recently, TerraEchos. He is renowned as an innovator and entrepreneur addressing complex problems in the areas of geospatial intelligence (GEOINT), measurement and signal intelligence (MASINT), clandestine sensor systems, and distributed analytics.

Alex received B.S. degrees in history and philosophy from Seattle University. Before entering graduate school and receiving his Ph.D. degree in interdisciplinary studies from the University of Montana, he worked for the U.S. Forest Service and the National Park Service, helping to understand and manage Montana’s wilderness areas. He currently lectures in the Department of Geography, Computer Science and School of Business at the University of Montana as a faculty affiliate.

A former staff member of U.S. Senator Brock Adams, Alex currently serves on numerous boards, including St. Patrick’s Hospital and the Montana Neuroscience Institute. He participates in philanthropic endeavors dedicated to STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) education and geography education campaigns, and he acts as a liaison between the Governor’s Office of Montana and the Idaho National Laboratory for advanced technology transfer and regional economic development. He has received various awards in his field, lectures around the country on multiple topics, was recognized as an IBM Champion in 2011 and 2012 and publishes articles in respected journals.

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  • Nathan S.

    Alex Philp, Ph.D. gave a great presentation. His passion for the Missoula community is evident. The name Missoula and Big Data will some day be synonymous if Alex has his way. His foresight on where Big Data is heading combined with his drive and determination clearly show he means business. All that's needed is the combined interest of the Missoula community, academia and government to understand and get it. If anyone can move us all in the right direction it's Alex Philp.

    1 · March 1, 2013

  • MontanaAbe

    Tops

    March 1, 2013

  • Nathan S.

    1st floor 119

    March 1, 2013

  • John S.

    Regrets :/

    February 28, 2013

  • Cassie F.

    Have other commitments for that weekend.

    February 25, 2013

  • Paul G.

    I'll be out of town unfortunately.

    February 25, 2013

  • wilson m.

    Anyone want to car pool from Billings on Friday for the 5 hour scenic drive? I'll be seeing how well my Verizon mi-fi works en route.

    February 25, 2013

  • MontanaAbe

    Just where is this Meetup to be held?

    February 24, 2013

  • John S.

    The description describes the person but not the talk. The title seems to hint at talk topics but is pretty broad and vague. Do you have any more data on the talk topic(s)?

    February 24, 2013

    • Nathan S.

      More information on the IBM Academic Initiative: http://www-03.ibm.com...­

      1 · February 24, 2013

    • John S.

      Perfect - thank you.

      1 · February 24, 2013

  • Jaylene N.

    I so wish we could come, but physicist Lisa Randall, one of Time's "100 Most Influential People in the World" is speaking in Bozeman that night.

    1 · February 19, 2013

  • Jaylene N.

    Bringing Jen Fowler, my co-worker from UM Physics dept. We're looking forward to it!

    February 7, 2013

  • wilson m.

    Thanks!

    February 7, 2013

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