Numerica Corporation hired two additional research scientists and one computational scientist at its Northern Colorado headquarters. A total of six scientists have been hired in as many weeks by the company.

Jason Johnson, Ph.D., joins Numerica as a research scientist to develop algorithms for tracking orbiting objects and debris for improved space situational awareness. Johnson earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Physics, and his advanced degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge. Prior to attending graduate school, Johnson was on the technical staff at Alphatech, Inc. (now BAE Systems’ Advanced Information Technologies). Johnson has published extensively, and is a former Department of Energy postdoctoral research fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico.

Gabe Hart joins Numerica as a computational scientist. Hart will develop algorithmic solutions and software for distributed multiple target tracking for air and missile defense programs. Hart pursued a double major and received his undergraduate degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota. He received his Master of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Hart is published, and before joining Numerica he was a research and development engineer at Kitware Inc. in Carrboro, North Carolina.

Numerica research scientist Alex Mont is creating algorithms and software for combinatorial optimization problems arising from multiple object tracking programs across Numerica. Mont also pursued a double major and received his Bachelor of Science degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics from the University of Maryland at College Park. He has completed all requirements for a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and will receive his degree in December. Mont gained extensive experience in mathematical and scientific software development working for the National Institutes of
Standards and Technology (NIST) and the U.S. Census Bureau.

The Northern Colorado Economic Development Corporation estimates that every job created by primary employer Numerica generates an additional 1.63 “spinoff” jobs in area communities. This multiplier effect, applied to Numerica’s six recent hires, would have a total impact of adding 16 new jobs to the regional economy. “As a business, Numerica continues to innovate and grow because exceptional people like Jason, Gabe and Alex strengthen our team and help us achieve product excellence,” said Numerica president Jeff Poore. “We’re proud that our team’s growth and success contributes to a healthier regional economy.”