Published on
May 16, 2023

Stevie winners will be presented their awards on June 13 in New York 


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Dayton, Ohio –Parallax Advanced Research scientists Dr. Mary Frame, Director of Cognitive Research, and LJ Eads, Director of Research Intelligence, were named winners of Gold Stevie® Awards in the categories of Technical Professional of the Year and Achievement in Science or Technology, respectively, at the 21st Annual American Business Awards® on April 27, 2023 

The American Business Awards are the U.S.A.’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit, and non-profit, large, and small. Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word meaning “crowned,” the awards will be presented to winners at a gala ceremony at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on Tuesday, June 13. 

“It is very gratifying for us to be able to recognize the achievements of such a wide variety of organizations, teams, and individuals in the 21st ABAs, and we look forward to bringing them together in New York on June 13 to celebrate with them,” said Maggie Miller, president of the Stevie Awards. 

More than 3,700 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, and more than 230 professionals worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year’s Stevie Award winners. Parallax’s Dr. Frame and Eads were nominated in the categories of Technical Professional of the Year and Achievement in Science or Technology respectively.  

"At Parallax, we are incredibly proud of Dr. Frame and LJ Eads for being recognized as Gold Stevie Award winners in the categories of Technical Professional of the Year and Achievement in Science or Technology, respectively,” said Dennis Andersh, president and CEO, Parallax Advanced Research. “Their dedication, expertise, and innovative contributions to their fields have had a profound impact on our organization and the broader scientific community. We look forward to celebrating their achievements at the awards ceremony on June 13th in New York." 


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The Technical Professional of the Year category recognizes technical professionals who have demonstrated exceptional skills, expertise, and achievements in their respective fields of technology–in the case of Dr. Frame: cognitive research, and human-machine teaming– and who have made significant contributions to their organizations, industry, or community through their innovative ideas, problem-solving abilities, and leadership skills. Technical professionals who receive this award are recognized for their excellence in applying technology to solve complex problems, driving innovation, and creating positive impact in their field. They are considered role models for their peers and inspire future generations of technical professionals to excel in their careers. 

Dr. Mary Frame's accomplishments include leading a $97.5M contract for the Air Force's MATRIX program, which aims to improve human-machine teaming, human performance, and psychological processes. She served as Parallax's lead on the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency Big-R Program and developed the Autonomous Manager tool for managing and allocating tasks within human-machine teams to enhance multi-task performance. Dr. Frame is also a founding member of Parallax's Office of Innovation and has published five peer-reviewed articles and presented at prestigious events, such as the Applied Human Factors & Ergonomics Society, Military Operations Research, and Air Force Modeling & Simulation Summit. 

“Dr. Frame is an integral part of not just the MATRIX program, but the entire Parallax organization,” said Daniel Pierron, MATRIX program manager, Parallax Advanced Research.  “Dr. Frame’s ability to operate across multiple domains and collaborate with diverse scientists and leaders makes her absolutely invaluable to company and customer alike.” 

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The Achievement in Science or Technology award recognizes individuals or organizations who have made significant contributions to the advancement of science or technology through groundbreaking discoveries, innovative research, or the development of new technologies. This award acknowledges those who have demonstrated excellence in their respective fields and whose work has had a profound impact on society, pushing the boundaries of what is possible and inspiring future generations of scientists and technologists. Recipients of this award have contributed to the betterment of the world through their pursuit of scientific or technological knowledge and their dedication to improving the human condition.  

Parallax’s Director of Research Intelligence LJ Eads created Data Abyss, which is a platform that provides research intelligence analytics and knowledge security solutions through data collection, analysis, and visualization of people, places, publications, organizations, technologies, funding, and social profiles with risk analysis using natural language processing, understanding, and analytics tools. Data Abyss is a 2023 Gold Stevie® Award winner of the Achievement in Science or Technology category.  



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Data Abyss has made several notable accomplishments in the field of research security. The platform provided support to 163 personnel and analysts hailing from 10 countries in various areas, such as research security, counterintelligence, export control, IP protection, cyber security, and science & technology policy. In 2022, Data Abyss had a total of 4.1K users from the United States, as well as from Canada, India, the United Kingdom, Germany, Australia, Japan, Singapore, the Netherlands, and Israel. Data Abyss has also been used to actively address the challenges posed by the Great Power Competition in areas such as foreign science and technology investments, foreign science, and technology development, intentional or unintentional IP transfer, and defense industrial base supply chains. The platform has been published in six government-funded research security journals across the US, including The Hoover Institute, Georgetown’s Center for Security and Emerging Technology, Center for Research Security & Integrity, National University of Singapore’s East Asian Institute, and King’s College London Centre for Science and Security Studies. 

"I am incredibly grateful and excited to receive the Achievement in Science or Technology award for Data Abyss,” said LJ Eads, Director of Research Intelligence, Parallax Advanced Research. “We set out to create a platform that would disrupt and revolutionize research intelligence and knowledge security, and it is humbling to see our innovation being acknowledged at such a prestigious level.” 

Linked below are details about The American Business Awards and the list of 2023 Stevie winners.



About Parallax Advanced Research   

Parallax is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that tackles global challenges by accelerating innovation and developing technology and solutions through strategic partnerships with government, industry, and academia across Ohio and the Nation. Together with academia, Parallax accelerates innovation that leads to breakthroughs. Together with the government, Parallax tackles critical global challenges and delivers new solutions. Together with the industry, Parallax develops groundbreaking ideas and speeds them to market. Parallax now has offices in Cleveland Ohio, Beavercreek, Ohio and Arlington, Virginia.  


About the Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in eight programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, the Middle East & North Africa Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards here