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Project Title: Panel on Information Science at the Army Research Laboratory

PIN: DEPS-LAB-12-07         

Major Unit:
Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences

Sub Unit:
Laboratory Assessments Board DEPS

Mozhi, Arul

Subject/Focus Area:
Computers and Information Technology; Engineering and Technology

Panel on Information Science at the Army Research Laboratory
June 5, 2017 - June 7, 2017
Army Research Laboratory
Adelphi, 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:


Wednesday, 7 June 2017

0925-0930 Welcome- Safety and Housekeeping
Mr. Chris Oliver, Associate Director Program Integration and Outreach

0930-1000 Welcome & ARL Campaign Video
Dr. Phil Perconti, Director (A), Army Research Laboratory

1000-1050 Information Science Campaign Plan Overview
Mr. Andrew Ladas, IS Campaign Lead (A)

1050-1100 Break- Adjourn to Session Rooms


1100-1230 Parallel Presentation Sessions for SIIS and SE

SIIS Track (Zahl Z4D-38B) SE Track (3A012A)
1100-1130 SIIS-P-01-“Parsimonious Online Learning with Kernals”
Dr. Ethan Stump SE-P-01- “Advanced Radar Algorithms for the Contested and Congested Environment”
Mr. Lam Nguyen
1130-1200 SIIS-P-02- “Ontology for Event Understanding”
Dr. Claire Bonial SE-P-02- “Electric- and Magnetic-Field Sensing Technologies”
Mr. Dave Hull
1200-1230 SIIS-P-03- “Reasoning Under Uncertainty via Subjective Logic Bayesian Networks”
Dr. Lance Kaplan SE-P-03- “Data Driven Human Action Attribute Learning Using Low Rank Representations”
Dr. Prudhvi Gurram

1230-1300 Working Lunch Discussion between Panel and ARL Personnel


1300-1600 Parallel Poster and Demonstration Breakout Sessions with Presenters for SIIS and SE
Posters Location: Army Research Laboratory, Zahl Building Atrium

1800-2000 Joint NAS and ARL Working Dinner- ARL Discussion

Thursday, 8 June 2017

0850-1000 Parallel Sessions for HII and BE

HII Track (Zahl Z4D-38B)
(Human Information Interaction) BE Track (BEST Lab Rm 4F075)
(Battlefield Environment)
0850-0910 HII-P-01- “HII Update Presentation”
Dr. Steve Russell BE-P-01- “Design of Experiments for Verification and Assessment of Fine Scale Atmospheric Forecasts”
Dr. Jeffrey Smith
0910-0935 HII-P-02- “Paving the Way for PAVA (Physiologically Aware Virtual Agents)”
Dr. Peter Khooshabehadeh BE-P-02- “Detection and Characterization of Chemical Aerosol using Single Particle Laser Trap Raman Spectrometer”
Dr. Aimable Kalume
0935-1000 HII-P-03- “Next-Generation Information Extraction for Event Analysis & Detection Support”
Dr. Stephen Tratz
BE-P-03- “The Meteorological Sensor Array (MSA) - an Atmospheric Science Community Asset for Collaborative Process Studies and Model Development”
Dr. Chris Hocut


1000-1200 Parallel Poster and Demonstration Breakout Sessions With Presenters

1600-1700 Small group panel meetings with ARL scientists
• HII (Human Information Interaction)- SEDD Seminar Rm- Zahl Z4D-38B
• BE (Battlefield Environment)- BEST Lab Rm 4F075
• SIIS (Systems Intelligence and Intelligent Systems)- CIO Conf Rm 3B007
• SE (Sensing & Effecting)- CISD Conf Rm 3A012A

Friday, 9 June 2017

1100-1200 Full Panel Meeting with ARL Personnel

1200-1300 Panel Chair and National Academies Staff Meets with ARL Director

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
Prabhat Hajela
Jean M. Andino
Ellen J. Bass
Kathleen M. Carley
Edward F. Crawley
Mark E. Davis
Susan T. Dumais
Jonathan Grudin
Verlin B. Hinsz
John M. Lanicci
J. Gregory Morrisett
Randolph L. Moses
Peter Willett

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
Review of the agenda and criteria and plan for the review.
Discussion of findings from the review.
Plan for the preparation of the final report.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: June 12, 2017