From building the vision to delivering on our mission, our leadership team guides the way towards innovation.
From building the vision to delivering on our mission, our leadership team guides the way towards innovation.
Check out our management team bios to see the unique expertise and perspectives each person brings to Numerica.
Aubrey founded Numerica Corporation in 1996. He holds four U.S. patents for his work in multiple-target tracking, and is the author of more than 130 publications in the areas of applied mathematics, optimization and control, and multiple-sensor/multiple-target tracking. Aubrey has served as a member of the editorial board of the journal Computational Optimization and Applications and is a member the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). Aubrey is Professor of Mathematics, Emeritus, at Colorado State University, where he was awarded the Colorado State University Alumni Association’s 1999 Distinguished Faculty Award and the Colorado State University Research Foundation’s 2004 Technology Transfer Award for his dedication to graduate students, research and the developed multiple target tracking technology. In 2010, Aubrey received the Bravo Entrepreneur of the Year Award from Northern Colorado Business Report for demonstrating growth, business innovation and regional leadership. Most recently, he served on the NRC Committee for the Assessment of the U.S. Air Force’s Astrodynamic Standards. He currently enjoys working on various aspects of multiple target tracking, data fusion, and resource management.
Ph.D. – Applied Mathematics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena
M.S. – Engineering Mechanics, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta
B.S. – Applied Mathematics, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta
Jeff Poore is the president of Numerica Corporation. Jeff joined Numerica in 1998 when the company was in its infancy, partnering with his father Aubrey to build Numerica into the world-class organization it is today.
Jeff’s active interest in leadership began in the U.S. Marine Corps. Starting with his experience as a squad leader in boot camp, and continuing through his current role as the president of Numerica, Jeff learned the value of effective leadership. Standing on a strong foundation of excellence and integrity, Jeff leads Numerica’s team in the delivery of solutions that promote the success of the company’s customers.
Under Jeff’s leadership, Numerica received the United States Small Business Administration’s 2011 Tibbetts Award for excellence in the Small Business Innovation Research program. Numerica was also recognized by former Governor Bill Ritter and the Edward Lowe Foundation as a Colorado Company to Watch – a national award that celebrates growing businesses that positively transform the nation’s economy. In 2009, Jeff received the 40 Under Forty rising business leader award from the Northern Colorado Business Report, and the Loveland Small Business Development Center’s Business Leadership and Vision Award.
M.B.A.- University of Denver
B.S.- Colorado State University, Fort Collins
Shawn provides technical leadership and oversight for Numerica’s IDS business unit. He works directly with Numerica’s Program Directors and Managers to ensure all projects meet technical, schedule and financial requirements, and that customer success is ensured through high-quality deliverables. Because of his significant role in the development of key algorithms for the Missile Defense Agency’s National Team, Shawn leads Numerica’s team that develops solutions for the Command, Control, Battle Management, and Communications (C2BMC) program. Before joining Numerica as a research scientist in 2002, Shawn designed algorithms and performed research at Lucent Technologies and Lockheed Martin Mission Systems. Shawn has significant expertise in the areas of multiple-target tracking, multiple-sensor fusion, track correlation, ambiguity management and sensor registration. He has published papers on speech recognition, joint tracking/classification via particle filters, bias estimation and mitigation, and ambiguity assessment of data association decisions.
Ph.D. – Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
M.S. – Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
B.S. – Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
As Vice President of the Interactive Intelligence Systems business unit, Nick oversees the I2S teams creating innovative intelligence solutions for customers in law enforcement, defense, and private industry. Nick previously served as a Program Director for integrated air and missile defense at Numerica. Prior to joining the company in 2008, Nick spent ten years working with leading mathematicians, scientists, and engineers on innovative, unique solutions and products for problems in seismic exploration, space physics, data compression, and image processing. He has led the development and launch of five separate product offerings, and is the author or co-author of eight published papers and one patent.
M.B.A. – Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ph.D. – Applied Mathematics, University of Colorado at Boulder
M.S. – Applied Mathematics, University of Colorado at Boulder
B.A. – Mathematics, Carleton College, Northfield, MN
As Program Director, Nate leads a crack team of software developers, computational scientists and rabble rousers that eschew the traditional design and development approaches of the defense world in favor of a modern, agile, and effective approach that consistently results in world class solutions (and a lot of fun). Since joining Numerica in 2008, he has participated in and led the development of data fusion and tracking systems, including work in the areas of integrated air and missile defense, surface target tracking, and radar/ELINT fusion. With a background in machine learning and software development, Nate works with his team to ensure a high level of quality and expertise in software, algorithms and systems for customers throughout the DoD.
Ph.D. – Computer Science, Colorado State University
M.S. – Computer Science, Colorado State University
B.S. – Computer Science, Oklahoma State University
Dr. Johnson graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with degrees in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science (Ph.D., M.S.) and Physics (B.S.). During the interim between his graduate and under-graduate studies, he was employed as a Member of Technical Staff at Alphatech, Inc. (Burlington, MA) where he performed algorithm development for problems ranging from image processing to multi-target tracking. Dr. Johnson’s graduate research focused on inference and learning problems in graphical models, including variational approaches utilizing convex optimization techniques. Dr. Johnson was subsequently appointed a Director’s Post-Doctoral Fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratory, where he investigated novel algorithms leveraging ideas at the intersection of information science and statistical physics. This included work on a combinatorial optimization problem to design power grids using convex optimization techniques. In 2011 he joined Numerica Corporation and has held the position of Research Scientist and, most recently, Program Director. Dr. Johnson has supported Numerica’s IR tracking program, developing multi-sensor, multi-target tracking capabilities geared towards processing IR data collected from airborne and space-based platforms. As Program Director, his responsibility has included managing Numerica’s ballistic missile defense team, supporting MDNT in developing and maintaining the C2BMC component of the BMDS.
Ph.D. – Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
M.S. – Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
B.S. – Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dr. Slocumb received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 1998 from the Georgia Institute of Technology. In 1988 he received the MS degree in Electrical Engineering from Washington University, and in 1986 he received the BS degree in Systems Science Engineering also from Washington University. He received a BA in Mathematics from The Colorado College in 1984. Dr. Slocumb joined Numerica Corporation in 2001 where he is responsible for the direction of research programs in the areas of multi-target multi-sensor tracking, information and data fusion, radar signal processing, and mathematical and statistical modeling with specific application to radar and ESM systems.
From 1988-2001, Dr. Slocumb was employed at the Georgia Tech Research Institute in Atlanta, GA, as a Senior Research Engineer where he worked on a variety of programs involving tracking, radar systems, and electronic warfare systems. From 1992-1993 while on leave from GTRI he has served as a Visiting Research Fellow concurrently with the Defence Science and Technology Organisation and the Cooperative Research Centre for Robust and Adaptive Systems in Australia. Dr. Slocumb is a member of the IEEE, SPIE, and ISIF. He is the Area Editor for Fusion Applications for the Journal of Advances in Information Fusion. He serves as a reviewer for the IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems and the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing. Dr. Slocumb is the author or co-author of two book chapters, 29 refereed conference papers, and 66 major DoD final reports.
Ph.D. – Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
M.S. – Electrical Engineering, Washington University
B.S. – Systems Science Engineering, Washington University
B.A. – Mathematics, The Colorado College
Dr. Du Toit received a Ph.D. degree from the California Institute of Technology in Control and Dynamical Systems in 2009. He also received a M.S. degree from the University of Michigan in Applied Mathematics, and an Honors B.S. degree in Physics summa cum laude from Brigham Young University. During his ﬁve years as a Senior Research Scientist and Program Manager at Numerica Corporation, Dr. Du Toit has led teams in fundamental scientiﬁc research and software development. His work in algorithm development draws on wide-ranging ﬁelds of applied mathematics including estimation, combinatorial optimization, optimal control, convex analysis, continuation methods, and dynamical systems. Applications of these techniques have been primarily in the areas of optimal mission planning for unmanned aerial systems, optimal design of spacecraft trajectories, and latent pattern detection on networks.
In the machine learning ﬁeld, Dr. Du Toit has used L1 methods to apply learning approaches to identify hidden patterns and anomalies on noisy computer networks. The approach provides rigorous guarantees for recovery of latent low-dimensional structure, while at the same time providing a fast algorithmic framework. The complexity of the algorithms scale as the dimension of the latent low-dimensional structure making the approach suitable for analysis of very large data sets typical of today’s ‘big-data’ environments. He is an author of a pending U.S. patent titled ”Pattern Detection in Sensor Networks”.
Dr. Du Toit has also developed stochastic optimization algorithms on SBIR research programs funded by the US Navy to improve mission planning and unmanned aerial systems subject to safety criteria, and NASA for which he developed algorithms for design of optimal spacecraft trajectories.
Ph.D. – Control and Dynamical Systems, California Institute of Technology
M.S. – Applied Mathematics, University of Michigan
B.A. – Physics, Brigham Young University
Jeff joined Numerica as a research scientist in 2011 after completing a two-year postdoc at Princeton University in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Jeff now leads Numerica’s program in Space Situational Awareness (SSA), which develops and transitions advanced software solutions that inform operator action to protect military and commercial satellites. His technical background and interests include scientific computing, uncertainty quantification, multi-target tracking, astrodynamics, and fluid mechanics. Jeff is the author or co-author of twenty journal publications, ten conference proceedings, and one patent in an SSA-related technology. His postdoctoral research has been featured in Science News, Wired Magazine, and on National Public Radio. His graduate work has appeared on the front page of the New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, and Philadelphia Inquirer. As an Eagle Scout, Jeff takes pride in leading efforts to solve challenging scientific problems that will strengthen our national security.
Ph.D. – Applied Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
B.S. – Mathematics with Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dr. Gadaleta graduated from Eberhard-Karls-Universitaet Tuebingen in 1997 with a Master’s degree in Physics. He earned his Ph.D. in Mathematics at Colorado State University in 2000, after which he worked as a Program Manager at Numerica from 2000-2005. He then worked at EADS/Airbus in Europe for five years as a systems engineer before returning to Numerica in 2010. He is currently Program Manager for the Lumen software product. He is managing the development of the entire software suite, including information retrieval and knowledge representation systems. Prior to his work on Lumen, Dr. Gadaleta made significant contributions to the success of Numerica research and development programs in finance, space situational awareness, video tracking and other areas. He has more than twenty publications in the area of target tracking, image processing, classification and nonlinear dynamical systems.
Ph.D. – Mathematics, Colorado State University
M.S. – Physics, Eberhard-Karls-Universitaet Tuebingen
As the Corporate Controller, Emily oversees the Accounting and Contracts Department. Her role includes the collection, organization and publication of financial and contract administrative information that is timely, accurate, and useful. Emily is an active Certified Public Accountant in the state of Colorado, and began working for Numerica in 2001. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with an emphasis in Accounting from Colorado State University.
B.S. – Business Administration- Accounting, Colorado State University
As Numerica’s Business Manager, Brian oversees business development activities including sales and marketing of the I2S product suite (Lumen, CJISvault, PROact), and proposal management for IDS and I2S contracts. He collaborates with both internal and external stakeholders to design, align, and execute business development strategies to achieve company objectives.
M.B.A. – Ethical Leadership, Marist College
B.S. – Business Management and Administration, Mount Saint Mary College