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Project Title: Panel on Human Factors Science at the Army Research Laboratory

PIN: DEPS-LAB-12-03         

Major Unit:
Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences

Sub Unit:
Laboratory Assessments Board DEPS
Army Research Laboratory Technical Assessment Board

Mozhi, Arul

Subject/Focus Area:
Behavioral and Social Sciences; Engineering and Technology

Panel on Human Factors Science at the Army Research Laboratory - Neuro
June 11, 2013 - June 13, 2013
Aberdeen Proving Ground

If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open
to the public or need more information please contact:

Contact Name: Liza Hamiton
Phone: 202-334-2159


Tuesday, 11 June 2013


0900-1030 Welcome, Administrative Remarks, and Introductions, Dr. Kenneth Boff, Panel Chair, Dr. Thomas Russell, Director, ARL and Dr. Laurel Allender, Director, HRED

• ARL Overview, Dr. Thomas Russell, Director, ARL
• ARL Human Sciences Overview, Dr. Laurel Allender, Director, ARL HRED
• Questions and Discussion

1030-1100 Overview of ARL Translational Neuroscience, Dr. Kaleb McDowell, Translational Neuroscience Branch, Chief

• 1100-1115 Questions and Discussion
1115-1215 Working Lunch: Panel and ARL Discussions with optional tour to MIND Laboratory

*Brain-Structure Function Couplings – In Auditorium

1215-1225 Brief Area Overview, Dr. Jean Vettel, ARL HRED

• 1225-1245 Combining the Finite Element Method with Structural Connectome-based Analysis (P. Justin McKee; ARL WMRD)
• 1245-1305 Applying Functional Connectivity Measures to Non-linear Neural Models (Manuel Vindiola & Dr. Alexander Urban; ARL CISD/HRED)
• 1305-1335 Comparing Parametric and Nonparametric Methods for Detecting Phase Synchronization in EEG (Dr. Stephen Gordon; ARL DCS)
• 1335-1355 Extreme Criterion Shifting: Not On Your Life! (Dr. Justin Kantner; ARL HRED/ICB)
• 1355-1415 Open Discussion

1415-1430 Break

*Brain-Computer Interaction Technologies – In Auditorium

1430-1440 Brief Overview of Brain-Computer Interaction Technologies, Dr. Scott Kerick, ARL HRED

• 1440-1500 Integration of Automated Neural Processing into an Army-relevant Multitasking Simulation Environment (Dr. Anthony Ries; ARL HRED)
• 1500-1520 Sliding Hierarchical Discriminant Component Analysis (HDCA): Robust Classification in the Face of Temporal Variability (Dr. Amar Marathe; ARL HRED)
• 1520-1540 Translation of EEG-based Performance Prediction Models to Rapid Serial Visual Presentation Tasks (Dr. Jon Touryan; ARL HRED)1540-1600 Towards Collaborative Filtering for Brain-Computer Interaction (Dr. Brent Lance; ARL HRED)
• 1600-1630 Discussion with optional tour to MIND Laboratory

Location: Vandiver Inn, 301 South Union Avenue, Havre de Grace, MD

1830-2030 Joint Working Dinner: ARLTAB Panel and ARL Personnel (Presenters and Managers) Discussions

Wednesday, 12 June 2013


Location: Aberdeen Proving Ground, Army Research Laboratory (ARL) - Human Research and Engineering Directorate (HRED), Building 459, ARL HRED Auditorium

*Real-World Neuroimaging – In Auditorium

1215-1245 Detailed Scientific Overview, Dr. W. David Hairston, ARL HRED

• 1245-1315 Demonstrations of Technologies (HRED, VTD, WMRD)
*Round Table Discussion– In Auditorium with tour of MIND Laboratory

1315-1500 Roundtable with a Maximum of Three 5-min Conversation Starters and All Presenters Present (No slides)

• Collaborative Technology Alliances and University Affiliated Research Centers (Dr. Kelvin Oie; HRED)
• Army Research Office (Dr. Frederick Gregory; ARO)
• Outreach (Dr. Kaleb McDowell; HRED)
• Tour of MIND Laboratory
• Open Discussion (All)

1500 – 1600 Break-outs Between Individual Scientists and Panel Members

1600 – 1615 Closing Remarks, Dr. Laurel Allender, Director, ARL HRED

Thursday, 13 June 2013


0930-1000 Full Panel Meets with ARL Scientists

1000-1100 Small Group Panel Meetings with ARL Scientists

1100-1130 Panel Meets with ARL Management

1130 Adjourn

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
Kenneth Boff
J. Anthony Movshon
Brian Wandell
Ann McKee
Paul Glimcher
John Lach
Nico Hatsapoulos
Stephen Sands

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
- Review of potential sources of perception of bias and conflict of interest
- Review of the scope of task for the panel
- Review of the meeting agenda
- Deliberation of findings from the materials presented during the review

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:
- Printout of EEG readings from an EEG recording device

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: June 14, 2013