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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

RSO:
Mozhi, Arul

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


Panel on Human Factors Science at the Army Research Laboratory
July 14, 2015 - July 16, 2015
Army Research Laboratory, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD


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: Andrea Shelton
Email: ashelton@nas.edu
Phone:
Fax:


Agenda:

14 July 2015

Programmatic Overviews

0945-1000 Welcome, Administrative Remarks and Introductions, Dr. Kenneth R. Boff, Panel Chair, Dr. Thomas Russell, Director, ARL, and Dr. Laurel Allender, Director, Human Research and Engineering Directorate (HRED)

1000-1030 ARL Overview, Dr. Thomas Russell, Director, ARL

1030-1100 ARL Human Sciences Overview, Dr. Laurel Allender, Director, HRED
THEME: Refocusing Research Directions to the New Human Sciences Technical Strategy

Humans in Multi-Agent Systems

1100-1115 Humans in Multi-Agent Systems Overview, Dr. Norbou Buchler, Research Psychologist, HRED
GOALS: Link topic to ARL strategy, Focus on the description and progress in the research area, Articulate the sampling strategy used to highlight the research, Make sure the three main goals and assessment criteria are addressed

1115-1140 Talk 1 – Understanding Social Cultural Influence, Dr. David Scribner, Engineering Psychologist, HRED

1140-1150 Lunch Break

1150-1250 Keynote [Working Lunch]
Applied Human-Robot Interaction ¬, Dr. Jessie Chen, Research Psychologist, HRED
THEME: Reviews the research career of an ARL mid-career applied scientist– emphasizes the research program and current/future directions

1250-1300 Break

Assessing Mission Capability of Soldiers

1300-1320 Assessing Mission Capability of Soldiers Overview, Dr. Jock Grynovicki, Mathmatical Statistician, HRED, and Mr. Rich Zigler, General Engineer, Survivability and Lethality Analysis Directorate (SLAD)
GOALS: Link topic to ARL strategy, Focus on the description and progress in the research area, Articulate the sampling strategy used to highlight the research, Make sure the three main goals and assessment criteria are addressed

1320-1340 Talk 2 - Field Assistance in Science and Technology (FAST): Integration with Current Forces, Mr. Ronald Spencer, Operations Research Analyst, HRED

1340-1400 Talk 3 - Human Behaviors Negatively Affect Engineering Solutions, Mr. Raymond Valentine, Mechanical Engineer, SLAD

1400-1420 Talk 4 – Understanding Suppression Phenomenology: Evolving a Quantifiable Metric, Mr. Richard Moyers, Systems Engineer, SLAD


1420-1430 Break

Real World Behavior

1430-1445 Real World Behavior Overview, Dr. Arwen DeCostanza, Research Psychologist, HRED
GOALS: Link topic to ARL strategy, Focus on the description and progress in the research area, Articulate the sampling strategy used to highlight the research, Make sure the three main goals and assessment criteria are addressed

1445-1510 Talk 5 – Electrocortical Activity Distinguishes between Uphill and Level Walking in Humans, Dr. J. Cortney Bradford, Biologist, HRED

1510-1535 Talk 6 – Effect of Marching, Rucksack Load, and Heart Rate on Shooting Performance in the Field, Dr. Matthew Tenan, Research Kinesiologist, HRED

1535-1545 Break

1545-1610 Talk 7 – Stretchable Conductive Elastomers for Soldier Biosensing, Dr. David Hairston, Biologist, HRED

1610-1635 Talk 8 – Systems-based Metrics of Teamwork Using Communications Data, Dr. Arwen DeCostanza, Research Psychologist, HRED

1635-1645 Daily Wrap-up

1830-2030 Joint Working Dinner: TAB Panel & ARL Personnel (presenters and managers)


15 July 2015

Towards Individual Differences

0915-0930 Towards Individual Variability Overview, Dr. Amar Marathe, Biomedical Engineer, HRED
GOALS: Link topic to ARL strategy, Focus on the description and progress in the research area, Articulate the sampling strategy used to highlight the research, Make sure the three main goals and assessment criteria are addressed

0930-0955 Talk 10 – Linking Brain Connections to Motor Behavior: An EEG Study, Dr. Anthony Passaro,

0955-1020 Talk 11 – Understanding and accounting for human variability, Dr. Amar Marathe, Biomedical Engineer, HRED

Optional Laboratory Tours with Demonstrations, Posters, and Discussions with Researchers

1020-1025 Overviews of Facilities Tours and Assignment of Escorts
GOALS: Provide time for TAB members to visit laboratories and interact one-on-one with researchers; Show the passion of our researchers; Within 1.5 hours 1 to 2 tour stops can be made with the exception of Tour D; Each stop will have 2-4 posters

1025-1200 Tour A: Environment for Auditory Research

Real World Behavior

• Poster A.1 with demonstration - Change Localization in Complex Auditory Scenes, Dr. Kelly Dickerson, Research Psychologist, HRED
• Poster A.2 – The Effects of Sound-Scene Complexity on Auditory Location, Dr. Ashley Foots, Research Audiologist, HRED
• Poster A.3 – Cross-Modal Bias in Audio-Tactile Localization, Dr. Jeremy Gaston, Research Psychologist, HRED
• Poster A.4 - Middle Ear Nonlinearity Influences on Auditory Hazards from Impulsive Sounds, Dr. Paul Fedele, Physical Scientist, HRED
• Poster A.5 with demonstration - Developing Benchmarks for Assessing EEG Performance across Multiple Domains, Dr. David Hairston, Biologist, HRED
1025-1200 Tour B: Cognitive Assessment Simulation and Experimentation Laboratory

Humans in Multi-Agent Systems

• Poster B.1 – The Cultural Influence Model , Dr. Peter Khooshabeh, Research Psychologist, HRED
• Poster B.2 –Toward Natural Dialogue with Robots, Dr. Susan Hill, Industrial Engineer, HRED
• Poster B.3 – Human-Robot Trust, Dr. Kristin Schaefer, Post Doctoral Researcher, HRED
• Poster B.4 with demonstration - Simulated Network Effects on Decision-Making in Tactical Operations, Dr. Laura Marusich, Post Doctoral Researcher, HRED, and Ms. Debra Patton, Research Psychologist, HRED
• Poster B.5 with demonstration – Adversarial Strategy Dynamics: Scaling Up Models of Cognition, Dr. Vlad Veksler, Contractor, HRED, and Dr. Norbou Buchler, Research Psychologist, HRED
1025-1200 Tour C: Mission Impact through Neuro-Inspired Design

Towards Human Variability

• C.1 - Brain Networks during Multisensory Integration of Real-World Audiovisual Events, Dr. Jean Vettel, Biologist, HRED
• Poster C.2 - Node Dynamics in Time-Dependent Brain Networks: An Analysis of Network Dynamics and Task-Driven Cognitive States, Dr. Qawi Telesford, Post Doctoral Researcher, HRED
• Poster C.3 with demonstration- The Use of Confidence Metrics to Improve Single-Trial Classifier Performance for Reactive BCI Technologies, Dr. Anthony Ries, Research Psychologist, HRED
• Poster C.4 – Network Connectivity Dynamics and Continuous Behavioral Measures in a Complex Visuo-Motor Task, Dr. Javier Garcia, Post Doctoral Researcher, HRED

Real World Behavior

• Poster C.5 with demonstration - Novel Measure of Driver and Vehicle Interaction Demonstrates Transient Changes Related to Alerting, Dr. Justin Brooks, Biologist, HRED
• Poster C.6 - Eye Movement Correlates of Behavioral Performance in a Simulated Guard Duty Task, Dr. Jon Touryan, Biologist, HRED

1025-1200 Tour D: Soldier Performance and Equipment Advanced Research Facility

Real World Behavior

• Poster D.1 with demonstration - The Effects of Sustained Cognitive and Physical Load on Soldier Performance and Electrocortical Dynamics, Dr. J. Cortney Bradford, Biologist, HRED
• Poster D.2 - The Effect of Cognitive Workload and Motivational Intensity on Situational Awareness and Performance, Dr. Thomas Price, Post Doctoral Researcher, HRED
• Poster D.3 - Effects of a Prolonged Vigilance Task on High Intensity Physical Performance, Dr. James Head, Post Doctoral Researcher, HRED
• Poster D.4 with demonstration - Automated Scoring for Sub-sonic Rounds, Mr. William Harper, Research Psychologist, HRED
• Poster D.5 with demonstration - Mobility and Portability Course for Inducing High Intensity Physical Stress, Mr. Patrick Wiley, Mechanical Engineer, HRED

1025-1200 Tour E: Collaboration Commons

Assessing Mission Capability of Systems

• Poster E.1 - Human Factors Evaluation of the Presentation of Network Data via Visualization Tools for Network Analysts, Dr. Chris Garneau, Mechanical Engineer, HRED
• Poster E.2 - Human Figure Modeling for Workspace Design of Army Systems and Platforms, Mr. Richard Kozycki, Electronics Engineer, HRED
• Poster E.3 - Fire Suppressants: How Effectiveness and Toxicity Are Affected by Attitude, Mr. Matthew Kaufman, General Engineer, SLAD
• Poster E.4 – Model Based Solder Decision Framework: Integrating System Engineering and Human Factors, Dr. Christopher Best, Industrial Engineer, HRED
• PosterE.5 – Evaluation of Intelligence Analysis Platforms for Networked Information, Dr. Daniel Cassenti, Research Psychologist, HRED

1200-1245 Sit Down Lunch with Post-Docs and Early Career Scientists

1245-1300 Closing Remarks, Dr. Laurel Allender, Director, HRED


16 July 2015

1000-1100 Small Group Panel Meetings with ARL Scientists
• Humans in Multi-Agent Systems
• Assessing Mission Capability of Systems
• Real-World Behavior
• Towards Individual Variability
1100-1200 Panel Meets with ARL Management

1200 Adjourn


Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
Kenneth R. Boff
Linda Ng Boyle
Barrett S. Caldwell
Francis T. Durso
Moshe Kam
Margaret L. Loper
Howard Egeth
Barbara G. Shinn-Cunningham
Mary C. Whitton
King-Hay Yang
Michael L. Boninger
John H. (Jack) Hammond
John Lach
Stephen C. Merriman
Katherine L. Morse
Bruce G. Berg
Barbara A. Dosher
William W. Lytton
Shrikanth S. Narayanan

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:
None.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: July 20, 2015