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Access Analytics Vision & Leadership
Our Vision

Access Analytics advances your business through business analytics and their performance as well as national and international strategies.

We have deep experience in data and text mining, predictive analytics, data fitting, large scale optimization and optimal control, process analysis/design/simulation/optimization, and the experience to understand your needs and create a meaningful and coherent solution for your business.
In addition we provide high performance computing (HPC) expertise for shared and distributed memory as well as in the exploitation of GPGPUs. This includes: software development, training, porting, tuning, implementation, and management.
Due to our years of success in international ventures and an exstensive business network throughout Asia we can also provide you with a unique business development expertise for entering or expanding your position within Asia, or if your company is based in Asia, expantion into the markets in North America.

Whether you seek insights from data, operations improvement, or deep analytical method design, implementation, or performance improvement, or expansion into Asia or North America, Access Analytics has a proven record of success and the experience to enable your company to advance its future.

Leadership

 Larry McArthur
  Chief Executive Officer and President


 David R. Ferguson, PhD
  Chief Technology Officer


 Dan'l Pierce, PhD, MBA
  Co-Founder and Technical Consultant

Larry McArthur
Chief Executive Officer and President

Mr. McArthur is that rare combination of scientist, inventor, entrepreneur, businessman and economist. He has an extensive background in starting, growing and managing successful global high tech companies over a forty-year period for IBM, Gould, Silicon Graphics, and others. He has had direct P&L responsibilities with both public and private companies and is best known for his analytical and creative management strategies. Mr. McArthur has founded six high tech companies and turned around eight. He has a long track record of successes in marketing and sales to Fortune 1000 and global corporations including Ford, GE, Raytheon, British Aerospace and ABB. Mr. McArthur has bought and/or sold 20 companies and has raised over $750 million in capital for his companies in the U.S., Asia and the EU. Mr. McArthur has been active in China and Asia for over 37 years and has an extensive network of high-level government and industry contacts in the region. Mr. McArthur is a global dealmaker with significant operating experience in a variety of high tech industries including energy (oil, gas and coal) life sciences, military, software, high performance computing, Internet security and control systems.

Mr. McArthur is a cofounder of the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences, where he served on the board of directors for 16 years. Mr. McArthur also serves as CEO of McArthur & Associates. He holds a B.S. from Western Michigan University School of Pulp and Paper Science and Technology.



Contact Mr. McArthur: dferguson@aanalytics.com

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David R. Ferguson, PhD
Chief Technology Officer

Dr. Ferguson has a long career in industry developing advanced mathematical solutions for product design and formulation. Of particular focus to Dr. Ferguson is on the geometric design and mathematical representation of parts, much of which was enabled for The Boeing Company to replace the physical mockup of an aerospace vehicle with a digital representation.

Dr. Ferguson left The Boeing Company as a Technical Fellow after 25 years of highly recognized and rewarded contributions leading Boeingís geometry research team. Before joining The Boeing Company, Dr. Ferguson worked for The Aerospace Corporation with a focus on development programs for mathematical tools to solve corporate problems in orbital mechanics, data modeling and fitting, and geometric design among others. Dr. Ferguson is driven by an enthusiasm for bringing the right mathematical tools to customers

Dr. Ferguson has also lead many diverse teams to provide advanced analytics solutions to the business place, from developing and deploying new design methods for The Boeing 787 to software standards development. He has also been an active leader amongst researchers, authoring and co-authoring over 25 refereed publications, a common invited speaker to national and international conferences and symposia, serving as editor of two journals, reviewer and referee on several professional journals, organizing conferences and workshops as well as earlier in his career teaching at the University of Wisconsin and the University of Southern California.

Dr. Ferguson also holds a M.S. degree in mathematics from the University of Wisconsin and a B.S. degree from Seattle University.


Contact Dr. Ferguson: dferguson@aanalytics.com

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Dan'l Pierce, PhD, MBA
Co-Founder and Technical Consultant


Dr. Pierce combines deep analytical and computational expertise with business expertise to create meaningful, understandable solutions. While an Associate Technical Fellow at The Boeing Company he developed methods and solutions across The Boeing Company to improve or enable: large scale optimization and optimal control, large scale data analysis of wind tunnel data, high fidelity structural statics and dynamics analysis, noninvasive structures testing and model updating, as well as a co-inventor and patent holder for text mining and visualization capabilities. While at Boeing Dan'l also built and ran Boeing's Math & Information Software business line of licensing Boeing developed analytics software solutions. As a Senior Vice-President in the commercial and sub-prime banking businesses at Washington Mutual (now Chase) he lead the development of analytics for predictive demand models, customer profiling, customer indifference modeling and correcting and improving their loan payoff worksheets and processes.

Dr. Pierce has leveraged his deep understanding of analytics and passion for realistic business solutions to analyze and design strategies for market entry of advanced computing capabilities for Cray's massively multithreaded Cray XMT supercomputer, as well as in selling supercomputers for HP.

Daníl has had the priviledge to work at several advanced technology companies including, SAS, The Boeing Company, Intel, Cray Inc., Hewlett-Packard, and MSC.Software. His range of experience has covered advanced research and development, budget, project, program, team, people, and organizational management. Business development, sales, relationship development, and off-shore team creation and management.

Dr. Pierce has built an extensive network of research and business colleagues and partners within North America, and Europe, and across Asia, especially in Taiwan and The Philippines.

A key component of Danílís success has been a unique understanding of business needs and constraints, together with a broad experience as an applied mathematician.

Daníl received his MBA from The University of Washington and his PhD in Applied Math from North Carolina State University. He also holds a M.S. in Mathematics and a B.S. in Computer Science and Mathematics from Northern Illinois University.


Contact Dan'l: danl@aanalytics.com

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Scientific Advisors

Scientific Advisors are experts with worldwide reputations as leaders in their technical fields that provide Access Analytics and its customers with their years of insight and guidance to formulate and deliver the analytic needs to our customers.

Access Analytics Scientific Advisors include:

 Roberto Altschul, PhD

 Biswa Nath Datta, PhD

 Ben Kim, PhD

 Horst Simon, PhD

Roberto Altschul, PhD
Scientific Advisor

Dr. Altschul is presently Affiliate Associate Professor in the Department of Statistics at the University of Washington. Previously, Altschul was employed by the Boeing Company as the Senior Manager of Applied Statistics.

While at Boeing, Dr. Altschul provided strategic and technical leadership in development of new methods and tools. Some of the application fields include Data Mining, Design and Analysis of Computer Experiments, Statistics Quality Control for parts with complex geometries, Six-Sigma, Design of experiments applied to wind tunnel and flight tests, Reliability analysis, Financial modeling, Information retrieval, and Statistical methods for Tolerancing.

Dr. Altschul was one of the originators of the first Boeing Data Mining research project. He lead the application of these methods to several projects including Airline Performance, Weather effect on Air Traffic, and the analytical methods for Boeingís Airplane Health Management service.

Dr. Altschul developed Reliability Models for the Fault Tolerant Systems and Probability Models for Multi-phased Fault Trees. More recently Dr. Altschul developed new techniques for the analysis of airplane reliability data. This work has changed the processes used by MSG, Maintenance Steering Group, to determine the intervals at which scheduled maintenance tasks will be acceptable to the regulatory authorities, the operators, and the manufacturers.

Dr Altschul received his Ph.D. in Mathematics in 1973 from Case Western Reserve University. He has more than 25 technical publications and reports and is a member of the American Statistical Association.


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Biswa Nath Datta, PhD
Scientific Advisor

Biswa Nath Datta is a Distinguished Research Professor at Northern Illinois University. He is a Professor of Mathematical Sciences and an Adjunct Professor of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering at NIU. Professor Datta held visiting professorship at University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign, Pennsylvania State University, University of California at San Diego, State University of Campinas, Brazil, as well as at many other universities and research laboratories around the world, including the Boeing Company.

Datta's research interests are interdisciplinary, blending linear and numerical linear algebra with control and systems theory and vibration and structural engineering. He was elected to a Fellow of IEEE in 2000 for his interdisciplinary contributions. He was elected as an "Academician" by the Academy of Nonlinear Sciences in 2002. He is an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer and was awarded IEEE Plaques of Honor by the IEEE Chapter of Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India in 2005, 2006 and by NIU IEEE Chapter in 2005. Among the other prestigious awards and honors received by Professor Datta are the International Federation of Nonlinear Analysis (IFNA) Award in 2001 for outstanding contributions to mathematics. The Senior Fulbright Specialist Award, by Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FSB) and the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) in 2005. This award is given in US-wide competition and recognizes qualities of excellence and leadership.

Professor Datta's research has been supported by Federal Funding agencies including National Science Foundation (NSF), Airforce Office of Scienti c Research (AFOSR), Office of Naval Research, private companies,the Boeing Company and Wolfram Research Incorporation, and several international granting agencies.


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Dr. Ben Kim
Scientific Advisor

Dr. Kim is Chair of the Management Department, Genevieve Albers Professor and also Director of the Electronic Commerce and Information Systems program at Seattle University.

Before joining Seattle University, Dr. Kim taught at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln for ten years. He holds Ph.D., MBA and BA degrees from the University of Minnesota, University of Washington and Seoul National University, respectively.

Dr. Kim has published more than forty journal articles, conference proceedings, book chapters in the areas of information systems and management. He conducted seminars on information systems and corporate strategies for governments and businesses of the United States, Asia and Eastern European countries. Dr. Kim's teaching and research interests include international business with a special focus in East Asia, information systems management, e-commerce, and database systems.


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Horst Simon, PhD
Scientific Advisor


Dr. Horst Simon was named Deputy Laboratory Director for Lawrence Berkely National Laboratory in 2010. In his role Horst is responsible for the overall integration of the scientific goals and objectives, consistent with the Director's vision nad the Laboratory's mission. The Deputy Director is responsible for management oversight of interdisciplinary programs and interacts with policy and advisory committees to assure the highest scientific standard. The Deputy serves as management liaison to the University of California, the Department of Energy, and other public and private agencies and programs to represent the laboratories programs, accomplishments, and initiatives.

Horst joined LBNL in early 1996 as director of the newly formed NERSC Division, and was one of the key architects in establishing NERSC at its new location in Berkeley. The NERSC Center is DOE's flagship supercomputing facility for unclassified research funded by DOE's Office of Science and is currently supports 2,677 users at more than 300 institutions. Under Horst's leadership, NERSC has enabled important discoveries in fields ranging from global climate modeling to combustion to astrophysics.

Horst is also the founding director of Berkeley Lab's Computational Research Division, which conducts applied research and development in computer science, computational science, and applied mathematics. His research interests are in the development of sparse matrix algorithms, algorithms for large-scale eigenvalue problems, and domain decomposition algorithms for unstructured domains for parallel processing.

Horst's recursive spectral bisection algorithm is regarded as a breakthrough in parallel algorithms for unstructured computations, and his algorithm research efforts were honored with the 1988 Gordon Bell Prize for parallel processing research. Horst was member of the NASA team that developed the NAS Parallel Benchmarks, a widely used standard for evaluating the performance of massively parallel systems. He is also one of four editors of the twice-yearly TOP500 list of the world's most powerful computing systems.

Horst was previously with SUNY Stony Brook (1982-1983), Boeing Computer Services (1983 - 1989), Computer Sciences Corporation at NASA Ames (1987-1994), and SGI (1994-1996). He holds a PhD in Mathematics (1982) from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Diplom in Mathematik from the TU Berlin (1978).

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