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LSU 100 Recognizes DQSI as a Fastest Growing Tiger Business

LSU 100 Recognizes DQSI as a Fastest Growing Tiger Business

LSU 100 Recognizes DQSI as a Fastest Growing Tiger Business

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February 28, 2011                                          

 

 

 

 

Covington, LA– DQSI, LLC announced today that it was selected as an inaugural member of the LSU 100 (http://www.lsu100.com/).  The first annual LSU 100 program had to select from hundreds of companies nominated for the program.  “As one of the top 100, DQSI is in good company!” said Jarett Rodriguez, LSU100 Associate Director.  The 100 honorees include companies from several states as well as locations outside the United States. The former students representing these companies hold degrees from nearly every college within the University.  It is an impressive list.  

LSU PhD computer scientist Dr. Shelly Stubbs started DQSI in 1998.  In addition to serving as CEO, she is an active principal investigator for a 2011 NASA research project involving cloud computing.  Dr. Stubbs stated, “It’s an honor to be recognized by my alma mater.  Our company has benefited greatly over the years from LSU grads.”  DQSI also collaborates with the Louisiana Optical Network Initiative (LONI) which is administered by LSU as well as other partners including University of New Orleans, Ole Miss, Vanderbilt, and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

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DQSI, LLC (www.DQSI.com) is Louisiana-based women-owned, 8a, small business, providing exceptional professional services to public and private organizations in the Gulf Coast region and beyond.  DQSI conducts research through the DQSI advanced research center (DARC).  Today DQSI provides military, civilian, and commercial clients with a full spectrum of technical,  management, and research services, including: Information Technology (IT); Cloud & High Performance Computing (HPC) Services; Geological, Oceanographic & GIS Services; Environmental Services; Green Energy Services; and Construction Services.

 

NASA Invests in DQSI for High Performance GIS Research

NASA Invests in DQSI for High Performance GIS Research

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 February 25, 2011                                          

Covington, LA– DQSI, LLC. announced today that NASA has awarded the company a Phase I SBIR project, titled: “Distributed GIS Computing for High Performance Simulation and Visualization.”  Under the project, DQSI will be researching and developing high performance computing (HPC) that address NASA’s mission for Earth Science Applied Research and Decision Support. 

“The SBIR and STTR programs help facilitate innovative research and technology development among America’s most creative small businesses,” said Bobby Braun, NASA chief technologist at the agency’s Headquarters in Washington. “These Phase I awards will serve as seed funds for transformative research and technology projects that have the potential to mature new products and services of great benefit to NASA and the nation.”

Today, the ability of sensors to generate geographical data is virtually limitless. Although NASA provides a capability for accessing, manipulating, and visualizing data, an enormous gap still exists between raw and simulated data and the visualization capability.  The challenge addressed in this research is to develop new methods for automating the access and processing of raw sensor data, sharing data and methods among researchers, and integrating visualization throughout the process.  To meet this challenge, DQSI will develop new innovations, particularly Geo-Cloud™ (www.Geo-Cloud.net).   The significance of the Geo-Cloud creation is that it is a highly performing, scalable, network environment that encompasses: 1) a high performance cloud computing (HPCC) environment, and 2) geographical context (HPGIS) whereby users can store, access, and manipulate extensive geographical resources.  Geo-Cloud provides virtualized access to Internet2 and supercomputing resources for processing very large datasets and simulations.

The project will be managed by DQSI’s Advanced Research Center (DARC).  DARC funding comes from a variety of sources including grants from federal and state agencies.  DARC maintains research facilities at the NASA Stennis Space Center through the Mississippi enterprise for Technology (MsET) and the University of New Orleans (UNO) Research & Technology Park.  Collaborators on the project include UNO’s Pontchartrain Institute for Environmental Research and the Louisiana Optical Network Initiative (LONI).

DQSI President & and CEO, Dr. Shelly Stubbs stated, “This investment is an important step in our continued DARC research in cloud computing and GIS technology.”  DQSI was the sole recipient from both Mississippi and Louisiana of the 1,876 separate 2010 NASA SBIR proposals.  It is rewarding to see our many years of GIS and scientific support recognized in this way by NASA.”   

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DQSI, LLC (www.DQSI.com) is Louisiana-based women-owned, 8a, small business, providing exceptional professional services to public and private organizations in the Gulf Coast region and beyond.  DQSI conducts research through the DQSI advanced research center (DARC).  Today DQSI provides military, civilian, and commercial clients with a full spectrum of technical,  management, and research services, including: Information Technology (IT); Cloud & High Performance Computing (HPC) Services; Geological, Oceanographic & GIS Services; Environmental Services; Green Energy Services; and Construction Services.

DQSI, LLC selected by UM Center for Traveler Information for Research and Development of Geospatial Products for Transit Users

UM Center for Traveler Information Selects DQSI for R&D of Geospatial Products for Transit Users

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January 26, 2011                                         

Stennis Space Center, MS– DQSI, LLC. has announced that it was selected by University of Mississippi’s Center for Traveler Information (UM-CTI) for research and development of geospatial products for the traveling public. The research is being funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to develop tools for safely receiving transit and traffic information while traveling. The DQSI project is one of three that UM-CTI will be conducting in conjunction with students and researchers at the University of Mississippi.

Under the project, DQSI’s Advanced Research Center (DARC) will research, develop, test, and evaluate systems that allow Smartphone users to receive geospatial information showing the location of transit vehicles relative to traveler’s location. The research team will also investigate different methods of public access to the transit information, including, public kiosks at key locations. The research will design and test solutions that will provide travelers with location information of transit buses in the City of Oxford, MS. For the project, the buses will be equipped with a GPS system that will transmit tracking information to a cloud computing environment for processing. The location of the buses will be integrated with other geospatial data and information for real-time discovery via Internet, Smartphone and community-based kiosks. A key safety aspect of this effort addresses the need to decrease accidents associated with impaired travelers through integration of a community-based ride service for college students who visit local bars and restaurants after regular transit services have ended for the evening.

“Transportation in the U.S. is a people business with citizens using roads, rail lines, sea lanes, and airports to move about the country every day,” stated Dr. Greg Easson, UM-CTI Director. “The DQSI project will help investigate and develop technology-based solutions that allow travelers to more efficiently use public transportation with, a key aspect of the project being the dissemination of geospatial data to mobile communication devices.”
DQSI President & and CEO, Dr. Shelly Stubbs stated, “This project is an important continuation of our ongoing high performance GIS research. It will allow us to deploy some of our high performance visualization, geospatial, and networking technology developed under our DARC activities.”

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DQSI LLC is Louisiana-based women-owned, 8a, small business, providing exceptional professional services to public and private organizations in the Gulf Coast region and beyond. DQSI conducts research through the DQSI advanced research center (DARC). Today DQSI provides military, civilian, and commercial clients with a full spectrum of technical, management, and research services, including: Information Technology (IT); Cloud & High Performance Computing (HPC) Services; Geological, Oceanographic & GIS Services; Environmental Services; Green Energy Services; and Construction Services. Please visit www.DQSI.com for more information.

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