DALLAS, July 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Advancing its position as a market leader in machine learning and AI for text analytics, Brainspace today announced the appointment of David D. Lewis, PhD as chief data scientist. Lewis brings 30 years of experience designing machine learning and language processing algorithms, dating back to his award-winning dissertation establishing text categorization as a new field of study at the intersection of information retrieval and machine learning.
In research at the University of Chicago, Bell Labs, AT&T Labs, and David D. Lewis Consulting, Lewis pioneered many techniques that are now common in text analytics and beyond, including uncertainty sampling, stratified estimation of classification effectiveness, scaling of probabilistic classifier outputs, and high dimensional Bayesian logistic regression. For this work, Lewis was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2006.
"Brainspace is focused on providing the most advanced analytics capabilities for electronic discovery and investigations. Having Dave on board will drive this development forward, helping us deliver significantly advanced solutions for our clients," said Ravi Sathyanna, Brainspace VP of Technology. "His deep experience in text analytics and data science will be valuable as we amp up our ability to address increasingly complex litigation, corporate investigations and government intelligence."
Since 2000, Lewis has served as an inventor and technology advisor for more than 50 companies and organizations, while continuing to pursue research in computer science. In 2005, Lewis created the first publicly available test collection for e-discovery research (the CDIP or "tobacco" collection), as well as co-founding, with Jason Baron and Doug Oard, the first open evaluation forum for e-discovery research (the TREC Legal Track). Lewis has also served as a consulting expert or expert witness in numerous patent and e-discovery disputes, including the landmark da Silva Moore, Kleen Products, Actos, and Rio Tinto cases.
"I'm delighted about joining the fantastic Brainspace technical team at this exciting point in their history," said Lewis. "Brainspace is the analytics leader in the e-discovery industry, and I look forward to leveraging my experience to help take the capabilities of their software to the next level, and to new markets."
Lewis holds a BA in Mathematics and a BS in Computer Science from Michigan State University, and a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
About Brainspace Corporation
Brainspace Corporation is a pioneer and recognized leader in helping enterprise clients derive meaning, gain insights and identify human connections in unstructured data. Our unique solutions utilize our patented Brainspace platform and are leading the industry in text analytics, accelerating institutional learning and reinventing how organizations exchange knowledge and expertise. Our customers include the Fortune 500, leading consulting firms, legal service providers, and government agencies.
For more information on Brainspace, visit the company's website at http://brainspace.com.
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