Technical Team

Cougaar Software, Inc. has an experienced technical team with extensive distributed computing, artificial intelligence, and operations research knowledge.

Elliott Wolin, PhD
Senior Software Engineer

Dr. Wolin has over 20 years of experience designing and implementing advanced, large-scale software systems. He obtained this experience while performing fundamental research in experimental particle and nuclear physics at US Department of Energy facilities, and while performing statistical analysis of clinical biomedical data in a commercial setting. In designing and constructing large experimental facilities Dr. Wolin has further developed expertise in numerous engineering disciplines, including civil construction, mechanical engineering, electrical and electronics engineering, cryogenics, superconducting magnet technology, systems engineering, heat transfer, fluid flow, and finite element analysis. During his career Dr. Wolin has additionally gained knowledge in a number of associated fields, including energy, health care, and manufacturing. Dr. Wolin has co-authored over 180 scientific and technical papers that have been published in premier peer-reviewed journals or presented at major international conferences.

Angela Garza, PhD Candidate
Operations Research Engineer

Ms. Garza is the Operations Research Engineer of CSI. She has experience working on various government and military efforts that have dealt with advanced technologies including artificial intelligence, intelligent agents, data analytics, optimization, and situational awareness in such areas as Command & Control (C2), military logistics, and Internet of Things (IoT) supervisory control. With her extensive Operations Research experience, Ms. Garza has provided expertise in simulation, optimization, and data analytics. She has worked on projects involving the application of predictive analytic techniques including regression analysis and machine learning. She has also helped implement state-of-art machine learning techniques for supervisory control of embedded sensors and genetic algorithms for intelligent planning and execution automation technologies in the military. Prior to working at CSI, Ms. Garza was working in the Applied Research Lab (ARL) at Pennsylvania State University, one of the leading research universities in the nation that serves as a University Center of Excellence in Defense science, systems, and technologies with a focus in naval missions and related areas. Her work at ARL focused on applying Agent Based Modeling for Navy manpower planning. She is currently a PhD Candidate, ABD, in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research at the Pennsylvania State University and is expected to graduate in 2016.