Published on
Mar 22, 2022

By: Amanda Christensen, Senior Research Scientist, Parallax Advanced Research

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in the post are those of the author and not Parallax and/or the U.S. Government.

Did you ever wonder as a kid why things look differently when perceived through one eye as compared to two? Looking at something from multiple perspectives gives you additional data. This is known as the phenomenology of parallax. The Merriam-Webster definition of parallax is “the apparent displacement or the difference in apparent direction of an object as seen from two different points, not on a straight line with the object.”

Parallax Advanced Research is built on the foundation of advancing science and knowledge by considering different perspectives. It’s a foundation that allows us to create new scientific advancements through innovation. Innovation involves creating new breakthroughs, introducing new practices, methods, products, and ideas to solve the world’s toughest problems.

How does Parallax innovate? It starts with our people and our partnerships. Parallax’s employee base includes fresh thinkers, dreamers, doers, and experts from all echelons of government, industry, and academia. Our people are of high integrity who value collaboration and respect diverse ideas. Our partnerships span the globe and reflect the ethos of our employee base and consistently push boundaries to create new definitions of what is possible. We actively seek partnerships with government, industry, and academia.

Parallax has paved the way for many breakthroughs such as simultaneously controlling multiple UAVs from a single station. Additionally, Parallax has an in-house team of cognitive scientists who apply their skills to a host of AI problems, including advancing reinforcement learning systems. Parallax has also developed innovation and talent management systems to help our clients foster and cultivate innovation within their organizations and teams. We also offer a suite of government-sponsored science and technology enhancement programs to support existing businesses and academics to advance the workforce and develop the next generation of science and technology to support our national security.

Are you interested in partnering with us? Do you want to join our team? Are you looking to advance your business or workforce? Contact us at We’re always looking for new ways and collaboration opportunities to see further by considering multiple angles that advance science, knowledge, and people.

About the author:

Dr. Amanda Christensen has a PhD in Management/Organizational Behavior and an MBA in Business Finance/Strategy. She has more than 20 years of experience in the design and delivery of teaching/training programs (including international experience across cultures including Canada, Egypt, Spain, and the United Kingdom) and 14 years of experience conducting research in topics such as leadership, creativity and innovation, social and cognitive psychology, data science, human–machine teaming, and artificial intelligence (AI). Her career includes senior research, teaching, and consulting roles in the private sector, academia, and government. Amanda has experience building Department of Defense ( ) programs, is a former business school professor, and has experience in metals manufacturing. She is currently a Senior Research Scientist at Parallax Advanced Research.