Developing Custom Software to Improve Your Decision-Making Process

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We’re helping the aerospace industry
create better orbital patterns
for satellites.

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Water Treatment

We’ve teamed up with a company called
Fontus Blue to help water treatment
facilities better manage their chemical

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We’re working with a major sports
league to help them develop better
season schedules.

Frustrated by Your Current Tools?

Our team of scientists, engineers, and PhDs works directly with you to understand your decision-making and analysis tools and develop tailored software to make them more effective.  We specialize in approaches that will improve your efficiency and allow you to deliver better decisions more cost effectively.


Our Services

We can work with you to develop a custom engineered solution

  • Custom analysis software that integrates directly with your database
  • Custom data visualization software that integrates with your in-house tools and presentation software
  • Custom web front-ends for your in-house engineering analysis tools

Our Tools

We specialize in evolutionary computation and the development of visual decision support frameworks

  • Evolutionary Computation: Our tools allow you to map out design tradeoffs in your engineering and planning models
  • Visualization: We can provide interactive 2D and 3D visuals that are easily adapted to your constantly changing data
  • Scheduling: We have developed diagnostic and search tools for complex, highly-constrained scheduling problems

Here are examples of two tools we’ve developed:


Interactive data visualization, analysis, and presentation software that allows you to create compelling visual narratives of your work

  • Interactively explore numerous data sources simultaneously
  • Instantly reproduce yesterday’s plots using today’s data
  • Create analysis stories for communicating to stakeholders, supervisors, and decision makers
  • Quickly identify and highlight information associated with key data points
  • Send high-quality graphics directly to PowerPoint

If you are interested in using DiscoveryDV within your organization, please contact us for licensing options. If you are an academic user, please register for an account to request access to DiscoveryDV.


Multi-objective evolutionary search to find the best performing designs quickly

  • Uses concepts similar to natural selection to discover the best solutions to your problem
  • Easily integrates with most any simulation model
  • Eliminate time-consuming “what if?” analysis
  • Learn about the important relationships between design and performance parameters
  • Works on Windows, Mac, and Linux
  • Scalable from a single processing core to 100,000+ core supercomputers

If you are interested in using ExplorerDV within your organization, please contact us for licensing options.

We Can Help

Contact us today to learn more about how we can help integrate and enhance the tools that you use for analysis on a daily basis 

  • We’ll meet with you to learn more about your specific needs
  • If it seems like we can help, we’ll propose a development project with a flexible contract
  • If you like what we propose, we’ll work tirelessly to ensure you’re completely satisfied with the end-result


“When Fontus Blue sought a development partner for our software project, we wanted a team that provided both development and engineering expertise.  DecisionVis is a unique company that could meet our strict requirements and their engineering backgrounds, in particular, made the project a resounding success!”

                                                – Chris Miller, Ph.D., PE, COO and Founder of Fontus Blue, Inc.

Our Team

Joshua Kollat, CEO, Founder

Joshua obtained his Ph. D. in Civil Engineering from Penn State University. Joshua has over 10 years of experience working with visual analytics and optimization software and processes. As owner and CEO, Josh leads the company’s vision, project planning, and software/product development efforts.

Matt Woodruff, CTO

Matt obtained his Ph.D. in Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering from Penn State University. His research expertise includes many-objective visual analytics for the design of complex engineered systems, evolutionary optimization, and product family design. As CTO, Matt is leading our R&D and software/product development efforts.

Josh Gelman, Senior Software Developer

Josh holds Master’s degrees in Information Science and Public Administration from The University of Pittsburgh. He has extensive experience developing modern web-based applications, as well as decision support systems for emergency management. Josh also volunteers extensively as an EMT.  

Richard Lewis, Software Developer

Richard obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Nuclear Engineering from Penn State University.  He has rapidly become a key member of the DecisionVis development team, providing expertise in data visualization and graphical interface development, as well as application integration and testing. His additional experience includes materials testing, simulation, and finite element analysis.

Rick Weyer, Business Development

Rick is leading new business development, marketing, and sales. With an M.B.A, as well as degrees in Ocean and Aerospace Engineering, and extensive intellectual property management experience, Rick delivers an unparalleled combination of technical aptitude and business development strategy.