Creve Maples, Ph.D.

Creve Maples, Ph.D.
CEO, Event Horizon


Dr. Creve Maples has undergraduate degrees from MIT and a Ph.D. in Nuclear Science from the University of California, Berkeley. After completing NSF post Doctoral fellowship, he moved into the field of computing and, as head of Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory’s Advanced Computer Architecture Lab, carried out pioneering work in the fields of multi-processor computers, real-time computing and interactive multi-dimensional data visualization.

He has worked in both the academic and commercial sectors and was recruited from the private sector by Sandia National Laboratory where he founded the Synthetic Environment Laboratory. His work in virtual reality (VR) and human-computer interfaces received national attention and ultimately led to the formation of a public corporation. Dr. Maples has published over 100 journal papers, given hundreds of keynote talks and invited presentations worldwide, has received six national awards for his work and holds a number of patents.

In the business arena, Dr. Maples has founded or acquired, and successfully developed, over a dozen different companies. He has been widely interviewed in magazines, newspapers and on TV including the Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Wired Magazine, PBS TV, ABC, Gartner Group, etc., and has demonstrated new information processing technology to President Clinton and the Secretaries of Energy and Transportation, and to a wide variety of military, government, academic and commercial clients.


Business, Data, Interfaces
Location: Mission City B5
Creve Maples, Ph.D. (Event Horizon)
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(4.29, 21 ratings)
We will discuss the impact of the information explosion, the effectiveness of current technological directions, and explore the success that new perception-based, human-computer interfaces provide in analyzing and understanding complex data. Real examples will be used to illustrate that effective man-machine environments are essential in productively dealing with multi-dimensional information. Read more.


  • Thomson Reuters
  • EMC Data Computing Division
  • EnterpriseDB
  • Microsoft
  • Gnip
  • Rackspace Hosting
  • IBM
  • Windows Azure MarketPlace DataMarket
  • Amazon Mechanical Turk
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Aster Data
  • Cloudera
  • Clustrix
  • DataStax, Inc. (formerly Riptano, Inc.)
  • Digital Reasoning Systems
  • Heritage Provider Network
  • Impetus
  • Jaspersoft
  • Karmasphere
  • LinkedIn
  • MarkLogic
  • Pentaho
  • Pervasive
  • Revolution Analytics
  • Splunk
  • Urban Mapping
  • Wolfram|Alpha
  • Esri
  • ParAccel
  • Tableau Software

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