San Diego, CA (November 20, 2020) – RISE team members, Eric Rohli and Kaylen Bryan, will be presenting their AI/ML work for RISE at the Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society (AMS101) this coming January. Their papers, titled, “Prediction of River Stages along United States Inland Waterways using Deep Neural Nets”, which discusses RISE’s AI-based River Predictions and Analytics Tool (RPAT), and “Near-term forecasting of Water Reservoir Storage Capacities using LSTM” , which discusses a Deep Learning-based water reservoir level prediction model as part of the Drought and Reservoir Informatics and Prediction System (DRIPS), will be part of the 20th Conference on Artificial Intelligence for Environmental Science at the 101st AMS Meeting.  You can find more information on each of the talks on the AMS101 website here and here.

San Diego, CA (November 17, 2020) – David Sathiaraj Ph.D., TRABUS’ Director of Data Science, recently participated in the AFCEA San Diego C4ISR Symposium as an industry expert on the “Government & Industry Collaboration on AI/ML Technology for the Navy” panel. The purpose of the panel was to discuss ways for the government and Navy to collaborate with industry on Artificial Intelligence (AI) /Machine Learning (ML)-based projects for the Navy. The panel included two Government/Navy officials and two industry experts. After an initial set of panel member introductions, the conversation quickly led to a discussion of RISE, which provided a good example of government and industry collaboration.  A number of discussion questions ranged from challenges in applying AI/ML in Navy operations,  to challenges in deploying operational AI/ML models in government infrastructures and obstacles in obtaining and pre-processing large-scale datasets for training of AI/ML models.  RISE served as a prime example where similar challenges have been addressed and resolved. The panel questions also provided an opportunity for Dr. Sathiaraj to speak about deploying operational river models, bridge air gap predictions and travel time estimates in a live operational setup. 

San Diego, CA (September 23, 2020) – The Small Business Administration (SBA) San Diego District Office has awarded Trabus Technologies the 2020 SBA District Director’s Award for Business Growth in the Technology Industry. We are honored to receive this award today, as it recognizes our efforts and achievements as a small business in the regional tech industry of the San Diego and Imperial Counties. We would like to thank Mr. Jeff Glover, SBA Commercial Loan Officer at SOUTHLAND Economic Development Corporation (EDC), for the nomination.

This week is officially National Small Business Week (NSBW). For more than 50 years, the SBA has celebrated NSBW as a way to recognize the inspiring achievements of America’s small businesses and the countless contributions they make to our local communities and our nation’s economy. This week shines a spotlight on the 31.7 million small businesses that create nearly two out of every three new jobs in the United States each year. As part of NSBW, the SBA will highlight the impact of outstanding entrepreneurs, small business owners, and those who support entrepreneurship by hosting community events all across the country, including the 2020 SBA & SBDC Small Business Awards.

TRABUS Managing Director, Art Salindong, will accept this award during the live streaming of the 2020 SBA & SBDC Small Business Awards on Facebook and YouTube today beginning at 4:00 pm. This event will spotlight our community’s outstanding small businesses and their perseverance and ability to pivot and overcome adversity during these challenging times.

For more information, please visit: and the San Diego & Imperial Small Business Development Center Network Facebook page.

San Diego, CA (September 16, 2020) – TRABUS data scientists and engineers have recently developed a storm surge and hurricane weather tracker that is proving useful to weather broadcasters, meteorologists and renowned hurricane expert, Jeff Masters, PhD—formerly of the Weather Channel and co-founder of Weather Underground. Dr. Masters is a regular contributor to Yale Climate Connections, a nonpartisan, multimedia service providing daily broadcast radio programming and original web-based reporting, commentary, and analysis on the issue of climate change. During the recent 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, Dr. Masters has used our technology to help track and understand Hurricane Laura and Hurricane Sally. According to Dr. Masters, the live tracker is a “great tool for keeping track of the storm surge”.  The surge tracker has now tracked two storms this season and during Hurricane Sally, the site received nearly 23,000 requests and 550 unique visitors to the page.

How It Works

The TRABUS storm surge tracker provides live updates of storm surge and hurricane induced weather information as a hurricane is making landfall. According to the National Hurricane Center, “storm surge is produced by water being pushed toward the shore by the force of the winds moving cyclonically around the storm”. Using tide gage data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the storm surge tracker calculates the storm surge level and provides live information on the coastal flooding happening as a hurricane makes landfall. The tracker typically covers about 400-500 miles of a coastal shoreline and provides information at about 30-40 sensor locations and  auto-updates the page with new information every 6 minutes. The tracker also uses NOAA’s sensor information to provide hurricane weather information such as peak wind gusts, the pressure readings (pressure drops significantly as the hurricane makes landfall) and the cumulative rainfall totals.

Our team plans to take the observed storm surges and archive them to our data archives. Using these historical surge data archives, our hope is to develop Artificial Intelligence-based predictive algorithms and analytics to forecast storm surge levels at a more granular resolution and greater accuracy than existing empirical models.

To access the TRABUS storm surge tracker, please visit

To read Dr. Masters’ blog posts on Yale Climate Connections, please visit

San Diego, CA (August 12, 2020) – We are delighted to announce that Trabus Technologies has once again been named one of the 5,000 fastest-growing privately held companies in the United States by Inc. magazine. TRABUS, now a six-time honoree, was ranked #3250 on the Inc. 5000 this year with a three-year growth rate of 116 percent.

The list, published by Inc. magazine, represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, Patagonia, and many other well-known companies first gained national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

“This is an accomplishment I’m incredibly proud of,” said Art Salindong, the company’s owner and managing director. “TRABUS has made the Inc. 5000 for the last six consecutive years—every year of eligibility—this means we’re running a sound business with a strong future ahead of it.”

Unlike other lists based on a company’s net worth, the Inc. 5000 showcases the most noteworthy examples of company growth and development. This powerful metric gives credit to the devoted entrepreneurs who roll-up their sleeves and work to build something sustainable. “The companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 come from nearly every realm of business,” said Inc. editor-in-chief Scott Omelianuk. “From health and software to media and hospitality, the 2020 list proves that no matter the sector, incredible growth is based on the foundations of tenacity and opportunism.”

Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database can be found at

About Trabus Technologies

TRABUS is a minority-owned, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) headquartered in San Diego, California.  Incorporated in 2010, TRABUS provides professional support services to the U.S. government and specializes in the development of technical solutions across three major portfolios:  Wireless Technologies, Artificial Intelligence, and Cybersecurity.  TRABUS has been profitable since its inception, has no debt, and has made the Inc. 5000 list six years in a row as one of the 5,000 fastest-growing privately held small companies in the United States. With just under 50 employees, the majority of the TRABUS workforce consists of scientists, engineers, military veterans and a diverse professional workforce who support to the local defense industrial base and a growing number of technical sectors with innovations that could disrupt the wireless and information sharing ecosystems.

About Inc. Media

The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels including websites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000 gives the founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent.

Inc. 5000 Methodology

The 2020 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2016 and 2019. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2016. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2019. The minimum revenue required for 2016 is $100,000; the minimum for 2019 is $2 million. Inc. Media reserves the right to decline applicants for consideration on the list for subjective reasons. The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring the companies on the list will be held virtually from October 23 to 27, 2020. Speakers will include some of the greatest innovators and business leaders of our generation. For more information, visit