In 1999, Dr. Minh founded Network Physics with $4 m seed funding and Network Physics was acquired in 2008 after securing and additional funding of $39 m.The company was built on the understanding of the physics of networks infrastructure with non-linear interactions with the network protocols.Ten colleagues from Stanford University who have joined him, together with four Nobel Laureates, to established a company of over 125 employees worldwide.
In 2005, he founded Search Physics a search company with private
funding and eventually funded three years later when Search Physics
became drminh.com.drminh.com uses the principle of physics applied to
Murray Gell-Mann, a Nobel Laureate who discovered SU(3) symmetry group
which predicts the existence of QUARKS joined drminh.com in 2010. Dr.
Gell-Mann is also a world leader in semantics and the origin of
languages. He founded the concept and theory of Computational
Linguistics which is now widely used in search and information
retrieval among Analytics business.
Dr. Minh, one of the founders of Chaos Theory graduated from Cornell University in Quantum Field Physics, joined Stanford University in 1973. He has also worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in non classified and classified fields.
In 1987 he organized "The Physics of Chaos and System far from Equilibrium" where he was the author of the North-Holland, Nuclear Physics book on the subject.
Internationally he has lectured widely , Oxford University, England, France, Germany, Spain, Sweden, Denmark and Russia.
His book on "The Physics of Chaos", to be published, is widely used for teaching at various universities.
Dr. Minh held patents on Implantable Heart Defibrillators (assigned to Ventritex, Saint Jude) , Internet control (Network Physics).
BigDataPhysicsConsulting, Inc is a new consulting company where we work on understanding the context of structured and unstructured documents.
We specialize in Tweets at the moment. For Tweets, we do not use Natural Language Processing (NLP), the universal tool for big Data extraction. The first module of NLP is Parts of Speech (POS), nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, pronouns, conjunctions, prepositions and interjections. When POS is used for structured text, the efficiency is over 85% but for tweets, the efficiency is at best 8%. For this reason I do not use POS and NLP for tweets.
The followings are examples of using tweets in polling and daily stock recommendations.
1- How can such a solution help improve Gallup polling methodology when there is fast breaking news, such as happened when Hurricane Sandy struck the east coast shortly before the 2012 U.S. presidential election? Over many years Gallup has developed a very accurate polling methodology. These polls are based on daily phone calls to both landline and mobile phones. Nevertheless, in certain situations, such as with Hurricane Sandy and the 2012 presidential election, this methodology can be less accurate because some very fast breaking news can be measured more accurately by analyzing Tweets, or other social media, such as Facebook postings in addition to the daily telephone polling. This information complements the information obtained from phone call polls. Tweets, however, are very short textual messages that are very difficult to analyze accurately. Our Twitter engine, which I have developed over several years, is able to analyze tweets with good accuracy. We accurate measure of the personal opinion shown in tweets for and against Romney and Obama in the final hours before the election could help accurately predict Obama’s election victory. Tweet sentiment reflected the last minute swaying of independent voters based on the effect of Hurricane Sandy. This was not picked up as well by the daily telephone polling. In this election, two hours before poll opened, we predicted Obama winner while Gallup and Rasmussen polls declared Romney winner (Enhancing Gallup Polling Methodology when News is Fast Breaking, Dr. Minh Duong-van.) while Gallup and Rasmussen declared the opposite.
2- Recently we use tweets to recommend daily stocks in PfolioAlert, LLCDr. Minh Duong-van