Donald Polaski

Chief Technologist, Booz Allen Hamilton

Donald Polaski is a Chief Technologist at Booz Allen Hamilton leading the development of Artificial Intelligence (AI) solutions. As the Senior Data Scientist on a department of defense contract, he has helped build an enterprise cloud-based data science platform and is currently driving the development of new AI-based tradecraft and analytic solutions across the agency.

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Geosp.AI.tial: Applying Big Data and Machine Learning to Solve the World’s Toughest Geospatial Intelligence ProblemsSummit 2020

As new geospatial data sources come online the variety and velocity of this data makes it increasingly difficult to find the answers to intelligence problems manually. In this talk, the Booz Allen team provides insights into how we use the Databricks ML Runtime coupled with geospatial libraries like GeoMesa to accelerate GEOINT workflows. By combining these powerful tools, our team uses computer vision algorithms to extract data from imagery, build patterns of life with time series analysis and co-traveler analytics, and answer key intelligence questions in a digestible way using Databricks built in notebook and dashboard visualizations.