Theory Garden™ Seed™ is the brainchild of Professor Richard J. Boland, Jr. and Dr. Tanvir Y. Goraya.
After Spider's demise, Dr. Goraya
wrote MindDraw to expand and improve on the ideas behind the Spider drawing tool.
MindDraw is still available for free download.
In December, 2005, Professor Boland and Dr. Goraya, along with Robert B. Tomaro, Esq., built on this momentum and formed Theory Garden™ LLC to create thinking tools with advanced animation, simulation and intelligence capabilities.
Seed™ combines ideas from the Spider project with Dr. Goraya's
patent pending algorithms for solving intractable problems associated with multiple causal loop models.
Related Research by Dr. Tanvir Y. Goraya
has been developing the patent pending engine used in for several decades, and has had great success in high visibility projects for the Defense Department and NASA
, and has also grown and sold a successful company.
work over those years created the foundation for the TG-Engine, and elements of the engine are reflected in a number of his
Air Force RDS -RFTS system: Dr. Goraya was the Principal Investigator of a university, industry, defense project known as RDS (Rapid Design System) and later as RFTS Rapid Foundry Tooling System.
The objective of the project was to capture the know-how of artisans who make extremely complex metal castings by visual inspection of a part when the schematics are not available.
The goal was to capture this expertise, which a master craftsman (pattern maker) acquires over two to three decades by on the job training using his
The project was declared a U.S. Air Force Success Story.
: Dr. Goraya
co-founded and managed the company AI WARE, which received three grants (including two SBIRs) for its work with NASA.
also designed a polynomial-time algorithm for NASA
, which used adaptive multi-level clustering and sub-clustering to autonomously read critical power parameters and load profiles in order to predict with a high degree of accuracy the likelihood of failure of a Space Station Power Plant.
AI WARE: Dr. Goraya led the design of CAD/Chem, which was the flagship product of AI WARE.
CAD/Chem was a custom chemical formulation and optimization software system, which was based on Dr. Goraya's earlier work with Lubrizol.