Posts by Ari Gesher

Detecting Human Rights Violations Using Medium Resolution Imagery

Dr. Andrew Marx of the US Department of State and a fellow at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Center for the Prevention of Genocide, developed a novel method for analyzing archived data from NASA’s Landsat ETM+ mission to better understand when and where specific villages were destroyed in the Darfur conflict from 2003-08. This study [...]

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HuffPost Live: fighting human trafficking through better data analysis

Human trafficking is a global problem involving the deception, enslavement, labor and sexual exploitation of vulnerable people. While human traffickers are avid users of technologies like social networking sites to find and target victims, technology is also playing an important role in enabling anti-trafficking organizations to combat the problem. The fight against human trafficking is [...]

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Hack Week 2013

Team Pegasus’s quadcopter gathers on-the-scene damage assessments via aerial imagery for better disaster recovery. Hack Week: a Palantir tradition Now in its fifth year, Hack Week is an annual tradition at Palantir. During Hack Week, all normal work on our products stop and ad-hoc teams compete to create prototypes of new features (or even whole [...]

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Team Rubicon: using Palantir to improve disaster recovery

Team Rubicon’s William Gauntner uses Palantir Mobile client to provide immediate data to relief agencies in tornado-ravaged Oklahoma. Time’s Nation blog just published a piece describing the work of Team Rubicon in Moore, Oklahoma in the wake of the powerful tornado that created a swath of devastation on May 20, 2013. Entitled, “How Vets and [...]

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Palantir at StrataRX 2012: Doing Big Data By Yourself

Lauren Chaparro and I were honored to be among the speakers at Strata RX 2012, O’Reilly’s conference on the use of big data in health care/medical field. Our talk was called “Doing Big Data All By Yourself: Interactive Data Driven Decision Making by Non-Programmers“. I gave the first half of the talk, delving into the [...]

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Palantir testifies at House Subcommittee Hearing

While teams of veteran relief volunteers and Palantir engineers deployed to Oklahoma to provide relief in the aftermath of one of the widest tornadoes ever recorded, the U.S. House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee asked experts to testify at a panel addressing Emergency Preparedness, Response and Communications. On June 4, Palantir’s Jason Payne joined Google’s Matthew Stepka and others [...]

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Palantir Hack Week 2012

Hack Week is a hallowed tradition at Palantir, a time when all scheduled work stops and our engineers spend a week exploring new ideas, playing with different technologies, and building something from the ground up. People from across the company form ad-hoc teams and scramble to complete projects in one week of frenzied coding. In the video above, we take a quick look at Hack Week 2012.

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Grameen Foundation & Palantir: Partners for Food Security

A Grameen Foundation Community Knowledge worker speaks with a Ugandan farmer. A piece recently published on both the Scientific American and Fast Company’s CoExist websites highlights our most recent work with the Grameen Foundation. We participated in Hacking for Hunger, a first-of-its-kind hackathon held by the Office of Innovation & Development Alliances at USAID, which [...]

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Giving back in our own way: the Philanthropy Team

Since our earliest days, the people that make up Palantir have always been passionate about two things: building the best technology to change the way that people relate to data and deploying that technology to the organizations with the data and mission to make a real difference. As we built our business, we started looking [...]

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Software Dev Intern Projects – 2011

Palantir Technologies Interns, 2011 As we roll into the peak of internship season, it seems like a worthwhile time to talk about just what it is that interns do in their time at Palantir: our software engineering interns are full members of the development team from the day they arrive. During their time with us, [...]

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