Polaris Consulting Limited are delighted to announce that three Polaris led projects in excess of £250,000 have been successfully funded as part of the MOD Centre for Defence Enterprise (CDE) Autonomy and Big Data for Defence competition. Two of the projects are designed to exploit big data analysis methods to improve maritime autonomous vehicle decision making. The third project will apply novel machine learning techniques to support intelligence analysis processing. Polaris are supported by a local Solent consortium consisting of ASV Ltd, BMT ARGOSS and the University of Portsmouth’s cross-faculty Centre for Operational Research and Logistics (CORL), which brings together the Department of Mathematics, the Institute of Industrial Research (IIR), and the Business School. For further details please email email@example.com.
Sam joined Polaris in January 2016 as an Analyst after completing his MSc project in collaboration with the company. Both his MSc in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, and BSc (Hons) in Mathematics with Statistics, were completed at the University of Portsmouth. His studies developed a wide range of skills including Operational Analysis, Supply Chain Management, Logistics, and Statistics.
Since starting, Sam has continued to develop the project started at University as well as undertaking various other analytical tasks.
Polaris announced as winners of 3 CDE bids in Big Data and Autonomy challenge.
Thanks to everyone for making the recent company Christmas Lunch a really enjoyable occasion. It was great to have everyone all together from our offices to share this.
Jo has over 15 years’ experience providing systems engineering consultancy to defence with specific expertise and achievement in technical delivery of projects within the C4ISTAR domain. She has experience at the business and system design level, including planning and oversight of complex work programmes undertaken by multi-disciplinary and consortium based development teams.
David Bangert, Polaris’ Managing Director, and Neil Davies, ex MOD Chief Economist, gave a paper at the Annual Conference of the Society for Cost Analysis and Forecasting (SCAF) in London on 15 September 2015. The paper focused on the challenges which cost escalation pose towards current and future defence programmes, with a response from Professor Trevor Taylor of RUSI. The paper may be found on the SCAF Website at http://www.scaf.org.uk/library.html.
Ryan has been with Polaris since 2015 and is an analyst for the company with a BA(Hons) in War and Security Studies from the University of Hull. With a background in International Politics and Strategic Studies, Ryan was hired as a graduate and has since worked on a number of tasks, particularly in Operational Research and Analysis. He has provided support to tasks for a range of customers and the company itself, covering a wide range of subjects and approaches.
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Ryan Watson, an analyst at Polaris, delivered a presentation on the issue of Defence Acquisition Growth in the Royal Navy using data from an internal study here at Polaris at the Young Operational Research 19 Conference at Aston University, Birmingham. Turnout was great and there were a number of interesting responses from those in attendance.