Edward Zimmmermann has worn many hats throughout his career, including that of a mathematician, national economist, market/social researcher, computer scientist, and entrepreneur. A dominant focus of his R&D over the past 20+ years has been text retrieval, metadata, data mining, knowledge discovery, pattern recognition, natural language processing, and machine learning. Edward has been a part of many publically funded projects, working with German, EU, and UN organizations, and has collaborated with a number of research institutes and national scientific agencies. Parallel to the rapid development of GPGPUs, he renewed his interest in computer vision, artificial neural networks, and reinforced learning. Edward recently became involved as a consultant in a number of applications of deep learning. His involvement with traffic sprang from discussions with Michael Hartig, managing director of GESIG Germany, which is a partner on the project.