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Project Information

Project Information


Panel on Human Factors Science at the Army Research Laboratory


Project Scope:

This panel will annually review the scientific and technical quality of the Army Research Laboratory's (ARL) programs of research and development related to its human factors science technical area. The panel will provide notes to the Army Research Laboratory Technical Assessment Board (ARLTAB), a committee that will prepare the biennial report summarizing its assessment of the ARL. 

Status: Current

PIN: DEPS-LAB-12-03

Project Duration (months): 72 month(s)

RSO: Mozhi, Arul


Committee Membership

Committee Post Date: 02/21/2018

Dr. Moshe Kam
MOSHE KAM is professor and dean of the Newark College of Engineerinng at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He is the former Robert Quinn Professor and department head of electrical and computer engineering at Drexel University. He is also a former president and CEO of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and past member of the boards of directors of the accreditation agency ABET, Inc., and the United Engineering Foundation (UEF). Dr. Kam’s research interests include detection and estimation; data, decision, and sensor fusion; robotics and navigation; and engineering education. He has published extensively in these areas. Dr. Kam received a B.Sc. from Tel Aviv University and an M.S. and PH.D. from Drexel University.
Dr. William S. Marras - (Chair)
WILLIAM S. MARRAS (NAE) is the Honda Chair Professor in the Department of Integrated Systems Engineering at Ohio State University, and holds joint appointments in the Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery, Physical Medicine, and Neurosurgery. Dr. Marras is also executive director and scientific director of the Spine Research Institute and the executive director of the Institute for Ergonomics. His research is centered on understanding the role of biomechanics in spine disorder causation and its role in the prevention, evaluation, and treatment of spine disorders. His research includes epidemiologic studies, laboratory biomechanics studies, mathematical modeling, and clinical studies. His findings have been published in over 200 peer-reviewed journal articles, and have been cited over 15,000 times. He also has written numerous books and book chapters including his most recent book entitled The Working Back: A Systems View. He holds Fellow status in six professional societies including the American Society for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and has been widely recognized for his contributions through numerous national and international awards including two Volvo Awards for Low Back Pain Research. Professor Marras has been active in the National Research Council (NRC) having served on over a dozen boards and committees and has served as Chair of the Board on Human Systems Integration for multiple terms. He has also served as Editor-in-Chief of Human Factors and is currently Deputy Editor of Spine and is the immediate past President of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. Dr. Marras recorded a TEDx talk entitled “Back Pain and your Brain” and was recently featured on NPR’s All Things Considered. He received a B.S. in engineering from Wright State University, an M.S.in industrial engineering from Wayne State University, a Ph.D. in bioengineering and ergonomics from Wayne State University, and a D.Sc. Honoris Causa from the University of Waterloo.
Dr. Herbert H. Bell
HERBERT H. BELL retired as the Technical Advisor and Principal Research Psychologist for the Warfighter Readiness Division, Human Effectiveness Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory in 2013. He is a research psychologist with over 40 years of experience in human factors, simulation, training, and research methodology. His responsibilities included coordinating basic, exploratory, and advanced development research programs to address a wide variety of Air Force training needs. The goal of those programs was to establish the scientific and technical foundation for development of personalized, continuous training and performance aiding for individuals and teams throughout their Air Force careers. Dr. Bell was one of the leaders in the development of technologies and training methods for Distributed Mission Training/Distributed Mission Operations. He has worked on a variety of military, commercial,and academic programs involving system design, simulation, and training. In addition, he has helped coordinate a number of research activities within the Air Force, Department of Defense, and NATO. Dr.Bell is a member of Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, IEEE, and the Psychonomics Society. He received his Ph.D. in experimental psychology from Vanderbilt University in 1974.
Dr. John Chae
JOHN CHAE (NAM) is the medical director of the Neuromusculoskeletal Service Line at the MetroHealth System; and professor and chair of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department at the Case Western Reserve University. His research focuses on the use of electrical stimulation (ES) for improving arm and leg function for stroke patients. He is developing ES methods to promote changes in the brain in order to facilitate the recovery of arm and leg movement. ES may also be used to contract paralyzed muscles as a neuroprosthesis and allow stroke patients to use their limbs to participate in daily activities. Dr. Chae is investigating the use of ES mediated muscle contractions for the treatment of post-stroke shoulder pain and other musculoskeletal pain in non-stroke patients. He has a B.S.E. in biomedical engineering from Duke University (1984), an M.E. in biomedical engineering from Dartmouth College (1989), and an M.D. in medicine from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick (1990).
Dr. Jeanne F. Duffy
JEANNE F. DUFFY is Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and a Neuroscientist in the Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders at Brigham & Women’s Hospital. Dr. Duffy is also the Director of the Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders Program within the Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, and is Director of the Partners HealthCare Chronobiology Core. She is a clinical researcher who has published more than 80 peer-reviewed papers in the fields of sleep and chronobiology, and her research interests include basic and applied aspects of circadian physiology in humans, how the circadian timing system impacts sleep and subsequent waking performance, and factors contributing to individual differences in circadian rhythmicity, sleep timing, sleep duration, and response to sleep loss. She joined the faculty at Harvard Medical School in 2000, and is a preceptor for the institutional Training Program “Sleep, Circadian and Respiratory Neurobiology”; is a faculty member for the Fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry program in the Division on Aging; serves as a laboratory host for several outreach programs sponsored by Harvard Medical School; and directs a program that trains undergraduates in clinical research techniques. Dr. Duffy is a reviewer for numerous scientific journals and funding agencies within the U.S. and abroad, serves on the editorial boards of the journals Sleep, Journal of Biological Rhythms, and Sleep Medicine Research, and is the Secretary-Treasurer of the Sleep Research Society. Dr. Duffy received an M.B.A. from the Simmons School of Management and a Ph.D. in biology (physiology and neurobiology) from Northeastern University.
Dr. Robert E. Kass
ROBERT E. KASS is the Maurice Falk Professor of Statistics and Computational Neuroscience at the Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Kass has been on the faculty of the Department of Statistics at Carnegie Mellon since 1981; he joined the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC, run jointly by CMU and the University of Pittsburgh) in 1997, and the Machine Learning Department (in the School of Computer Science) in 2007. He served as department head of Statistics from 1995 to 2004 and was appointed Interim co-director of the CNBC (CMU-side director) in 2015. His early work formed the basis for his book Geometrical Foundations of Asymptotic Inference, co-authored with Paul Vos. His subsequent research has been in Bayesian inference and, beginning in 2000, in the application of statistics to neuroscience. Dr. Kass is known not only for his methodological contributions, but also for several major review articles, including one with Adrian Raftery on Bayes factors (Journal of American Statistical Association, 1995) one with Larry Wasserman on prior distributions (Journal of American Statistical Association, 1996), and a pair with Emery Brown on statistics in neuroscience (Nature Neuroscience, 2004, also with Partha Mitra; Journal of Neurophysiology, 2005, also with Valerie Ventura). His book Analysis of Neural Data, with Emery Brown and Uri Eden, was published in 2014. Dr. Kass has served as chair of the Section for Bayesian Statistical Science of the American Statistical Association, chair of the Statistics Section of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, founding editor-in-chief of the journal Bayesian Analysis, and executive editor (editor-in-chief) of the international review journal Statistical Science. He is an elected fellow of the American Statistical Association, the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dr. Kass received his Ph.D. in statistics from the University of Chicago in 1980.
Dr. Margaret L. Loper
MARGARET L. LOPER is the chief scientist for the Information and Communications Laboratory at the Georgia Tech Research Institute. She is currently involved in projects related to trust in machine to machine systems in the Internet of Things, and uncertainty quantification in modeling and simulation. Her research contributions are in the areas of temporal synchronization, simulation testing, and simulation communication protocols. She is a senior member of the IEEE and ACM, and member of the Society for Modeling and Simulation. She is a founding member of the Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization (SISO) and received service awards for her work with the distributed interactive simulation (DIS) and high level architecture (HLA) standards and the DIS/SISO transition. She teaches the core modeling and simulation (M&S) course for Georgia Tech’s professional masters in applied systems engineering degree program, as well as three M&S professional education courses. She recently edited a book on modeling and simulation in the systems engineering lifecycle. She holds a Ph.D. in computer science from the Georgia Institute of Technology (2002), a M.S. in computer engineering from the University of Central Florida, and a B.S. in electrical engineering from Clemson University.
Dr. William W. Lytton
SUNY Downstate Medical School

WILLIAM W. LYTTON is professor of physiology and pharmacology, neurology, biomedical engineering at the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center. He uses computational neuroscience to try to forge links between disparate findings from normal and abnormal brain function. His primary research areas are modeling electrophysiological processes pertinent to epilepsy and modeling abstract neural networks to understand recovery from stroke and the basis of cognitive processes. His research efforts have been directed towards development and application of new conceptual and technical tools of computational neuroscience. Development projects have primarily been aimed at integrating the computer-science-derived top-down techniques of artificial neural networks with neuroscience-derived bottom-up techniques. Application projects have been largely aimed at the problems of understanding neurological disease, particularly epilepsy and stroke. He served on the program committee for the Computation and Neural Systems Meeting and as a reviewer for various scientific journals and funding agencies. Dr. Lytton graduated from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1983.
Dr. George R. Mangun
GEORGE R. MANGUN is distinguished professor of psychology and neurology at the University of California, Davis. He was the founding director of the Center for Mind and Brain at UC Davis, and served as dean of social sciences in the College of Letters and Science from 2008-2015, and chair of psychology from 2016-2017. He leads the Laboratory for the Neural Mechanisms of Attention, and serves as Director of the Kavli Summer Institute in Cognitive Neuroscience. His research investigates the cognitive neuroscience of attention. Evolution has crafted powerful brain mechanisms that aid in ones survival in a complex and often dangerous world. The information obtained from these combined behavioral, neuropsychological and neurophysiological studies is yielding new insights into the computational and functional neuroanatomical structure of human cognition, and is vital to addressing the deficits in attention and awareness that accompany neurological and psychiatric disease. Dr. Mangun consults on numerous university, U.S. government, and international scientific panels and advisory boards, including for the National Institutes of Health, the National Academy of Sciences, and the Academy of Finland. He is also an associate editor of the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, the treasurer of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society. His celebrated coauthored textbook, Cognitive Neuroscience: The Biology of the Mind (W.W. Norton, 2013) is now in its fourth edition -- it has been translated into French, Italian, Portuguese, and Chinese. Among other honors, in 2007 he was elected a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, and in 2010 he was elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dr. Mangun received the Ph.D. in neurosciences in 1987 from the University of California, San Diego.
Dr. Katherine L. Morse
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

KATHERINE L. MORSE is a member of the Principal Professional Staff at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory where she researches technologies for improving distributed simulation. She was previously a Technical Fellow and Assistant Vice President of Technology at SAIC. She received her B.S. in mathematics (1982), B.A. in Russian (1983), M.S. in computer science (1986) from the University of Arizona, and M.S. (1995) and Ph.D. (2000) in information & computer science from the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Morse has worked in the computer industry for over 30 years, more than 15 of them contributing to open international standards. She has performed research and development in the fields of modeling and simulation, narrative engagement, systems and software engineering, computer security, online instruction, voice recognition, and compilers. Dr. Morse has made significant contributions to nearly a dozen international standards, including leading the development of the Federation Engineering Agreements Template (FEAT) standard. She has served in multiple leadership positions in the Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization (SISO). Her Ph.D. dissertation is on dynamic multicast grouping for data distribution management, a field in which she is widely recognized as a foremost expert. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Dobro Slovo, ACM, and a senior member of IEEE. Dr. Morse was the 2007 winner of the IEEE Hans Karlsson Award.
Dr. Shirikanth Narayanan
University of Southern California

SHRIKANTH S. NARAYANAN is the Andrew J. Viterbi Professor of Engineering at the University of Southern California (USC). His research interests are in human-centered sensing, computing and information processing. He is also a professor at the Signal and Image Processing Institute of USC's Electrical Engineering department and holds joint appointments as professor in computer science, linguistics and psychology. He is also the inaugural director of the Ming Hsieh Institute at USC, and directs the Signal Analysis and Interpretation Laboratory (SAIL). Prior to USC he was with AT&T Bell Labs and AT&T Research from 1995-2000. Dr. Narayanan is a fellow of the Acoustical Society of America, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has received a number of research and education honors including Best Transactions Paper awards from the IEEE Signal Processing Society in 2005 and 2009, appointment as its Distinguished Lecturer for 2010-2011, and a 2015 Distinguished Engineering Educator Award from the Engineers’ Council. He has published over 650 papers and has been granted sixteen U.S. patents.
Dr. Susan E. Skochelak
SUSAN E. SKOCHELAK (NAM) is a group vice president of medical education at the American Medical Association and a professor emeritus of family medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Her expertise is in incorporating new health system science content and technology into health care training. She works to transform medical education to align physician training with the current and future needs of our evolving health care system. She is nationally recognized for her expertise in developing training programs in community and public health, and in rural, urban, and global communities. She works with medical schools and health care systems to bring new content and experiences in real world settings to trainees, with focus on health system sciences: patient centered care, patient safety, quality improvement, clinical decision making, team and leadership skills, and health policy and health equity. She is exploring new ways education and training can bring value to the learning health care system. She has a M.D. in medical education from the University of Michigan (1981).
Dr. Stephan F. Taylor
STEPHAN F. TAYLOR is a professor of psychiatry and Associate Chair for Research and Research Regulatory Affairs in the Department of Psychiatry; and an adjunct professor of psychology at the University of Michigan. His areas of research include schizophrenia and early psychosis, early psychosis and early intervention, treatment resistant depression, euro modulation, functional neuroimaging, obsessive compulsive disorder, neurobiology of emotion, and deep brain stimulation. He uses brain mapping technologies (functional MRI, MRS, event related potentials) to understand and treat the pathophysiology of psychiatric disorders. In healthy individuals, he has sought to understand the functional anatomy of emotion, performance monitoring, and cognitive-emotional interactions. Areas of specific focus have included brain circuits involved in emotion and attention, and disorders of interest have included schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and depression. This work has been carried out with tools provided by neuroimaging (PET and functional MRI) and event-related potentials (ERP). Clinically, he has extensive experience with the treatment of schizophrenia and related psychotic disorders, directing the Program for Risk Evaluation and Prevention (PREP), designed to identify youth at risk of serious mental illness such as schizophrenia and conduct research into the early stages of psychosis. He also directs the Psychiatric Neuromodulation Program, which provides clinical treatment with transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), and he conducts research using TMS and deep brain stimulation to translate the understanding of brain pathology gained through neuroimaging studies to develop and refine new treatments. These techniques can advance our understanding of normal and abnormal brain function, and they can 'modulate' neural function to treat symptoms of depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder and schizophrenia. His other positions include associate chair, MSA Institutional Review Board, Medical School and Adjunct Professor of Psychology in the Medical School, LSA Psychology, and the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts at the at the University of Michigan. He has a B.S. from Northwestern University and an M.D. (1988) from the Washington University School of Medicine.
Dr. Douglas J. Weber
DOUGLAS J. WEBER is an associate professor in the Department of Bioengineering and holds secondary appointments in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Electrical Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh. He is also a faculty member in the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, the University of Pittsburgh Brain Institute, and the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine. He also established and currently directs the Rehab Neural Engineering Lab. His current list of research interests includes bioengineering, neural coding, neuroprosthetics, functional electrical stimulation, and neuromuscular control and rehabilitation. He recently completed a 4-year term as a program manager in the Biological Technologies Office (BTO) at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in Arlington, Virginia, where he created and managed a portfolio of neurotechnology programs, including DARPA’s Hand Proprioception and Touch Interfaces (HAPTIX), Electrical Prescriptions (ElectRx), and Targeted Neuroplasticity Training (TNT) programs. Dr. Weber is a member of the Society for Neuroscience, the American Physiological Society, and the Biomedical Engineering Society. Dr. Weber completed his undergraduate studies as a presidential scholar at the Milwaukee School of Engineering, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, earning a B.S. in biomedical engineering. He continued his academics with a graduate academic scholarship at the Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, finishing both his M.S. and Ph.D. (2001) in bioengineering. Dr. Weber received a post-doctoral fellowship in rehabilitation neuroscience from the University of Alberta Centre for Neuroscience, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Ms. Mary C. Whitton
MARY C. WHITTON is a research associate professor of computer science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She also serves as a senior project manager at UNC’s Renaissance Computing Institute. She co-leads the effective virtual environments research group that investigates what makes virtual reality experiences effective and uses knowledge of human perception to develop technologies and techniques that make virtual environments more effective for applications such as simulation, training, and rehabilitation. Before joining UNC in 1994, she was a founder of two companies (Ikonas—1978; Trancept Systems—1987) that produced high-end user-programmable hardware and software for graphics, imaging, and visualization. The companies’ products were widely adopted in research laboratories for applications including seismic exploration, 3D medical imaging, intelligence, computer animation, and scientific modeling and simulation. She has held leadership roles in ACM SIGGRAPH including serving as president 1993-1995. She is a member of ACM, ACM SIGGRAPH, and is a senior member of IEEE. She earned a B.A. from Duke University (1970), and an M.S. in guidance and personnel services (1974) and an M.S. in electrical and computer engineering (1984) from North Carolina State University.

Events



Location:

Army Research Laboratory
SFC Paul Ray Smith Simulation & Training Technology Center, Orlando, FL
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Agenda
Wednesday, 27 June 2018

0945-1000 Welcome, Administrative Remarks and Introductions, Dr. William Marras, Panel Chair; Dr. Philip Perconti, Director, ARL; and Dr. J. Corde Lane, Director (A), ARL Human Research and Engineering Directorate (HRED)

1000-1030 ARL Overview Discussion and Q&A, Dr. Phil Perconti, Director, Army Research Laboratory; and Dr. Mary Harper, ARL Deputy Chief Scientist

1030-1120 ARL Human Sciences Overview, Dr. J. Corde Lane, HS Senior Campaign Lead, Director (A) HRED

1120-1130 Break


HUMAN CAPABILITY ENHANCEMENT: TRAINING

NOTE: Overview talks include time for Q&A. Technical Highlights talks do not include time for Q&A. Presenters will be available for Q&A during the Poster Session & Technical Exchange.
1130-1150 Training Overview, Ivan Martinez, Chief (A), Advanced Training and Simulation Division

1150-1220 Training: Technical Highlights

TNG.T1: Synthetic Training Environment: One World Terrain, Julio De La Cruz, Chief Engineer, Training Technology & Environments

TNG.T2: Synthetic Training Environment: Soldier/Squad Virtual Trainer & Reconfigurable Virtual Collective Trainer, Pat Garrity, Chief Engineer, Dismounted Soldier Training Technologies

1220-1305 Lunch Break

Human Sciences Campaign Update and Q&A, Dr. Kelvin S. Oie, Senior Campaign Scientist (A), Human Sciences

1305-1325 STE: Technical Highlights

TNG.T3: Synthetic Training Environment: Training Simulation Software. Chris McGroarty, Chief Engineer, Advanced Simulation
TNG.T4: Adaptive Training Overview. Greg Goodwin, Human Research & Engineering Directorate Associate Director for Training Technology

1325-1340 Travel to SFC Paul Ray Smith Simulation and Training Technology Center, 12423 Research Parkway, Orlando, FL 32826

1340-1520 Training: Poster Session & Technical Exchange
Posters
TNG.P1: Team Tutoring Instruction, Joan Johnston, Research Psychologist

TNG.P2: Psychomotor Training, Michael Boyce, Research Psychologist

TNG.P3: Augmented Reality Sandtable, Charles Amburn, Research Scientist/Engineer

TNG.P4: Olfactory Sense within Simulations, Bill Pike, Research Engineer

TNG.P5: Medical Training Technologies Overview, Beth Pettitt, Branch Chief

TNG.P6: Individual Traits and Training Effectiveness: Gamification, Benjamin Files, Neuroscientist

TNG.P7: Individual Traits and Training Effectiveness: Immersion, Kimberly Pollard, Research Biologist


Lab Tours & Demonstrations

TNG.D1: One World Terrain, Julio De La Cruz, Chief Engineer

IT.D1: Dismounted Soldier Training Technologies, Pat Garrity, Chief Engineer

1520-1530 Break

1530-1640 Training: Panel Discussion, Moderators: NRC Panel Designee(s), Julio De La Cruz, Pat Garrity, Chris McGroarty, and Greg Goodwin

1640-1650 Break

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


Thursday, 28 June 2018

0830-0850 Integration Technologies and Augmentation Overview, Kelvin S. Oie, Neuroscientist

0850-0910 Integration Technologies: Technical Highlights, Brain-Computer Interaction, Vernon Lawhern, Research Statistician; Brent Lance, Computer Scientist
0910-0930 Augmentation: Technical Highlights
AUG.T1: Powered Lower Limb Soft Exosuit to Reduce Energy Cost During Load Carriage, Angela Boynton, Branch Chief
AUG.T2: Neuromodulatory Approaches to Enhancing Learning and Attention, Alfred B. Yu, Psychologist
0930-1100 Integration Technologies/Augmentation: Poster Session & Technical Exchange
Posters
IT.P1: Inducing Adaptations via Frontal Theta Neural Feedback to Enhance Regulation of Brain States and Cognitive Task Performance, Scott Kerick, Research Psychologist
IT.P2: Impact of Long Range Connectivity on a Multi-Region Model of Cerebral Cortex, David L. Boothe, Neuroscientist
IT.P3: The influence of spatially and temporally dependent semantic information on behavior during dynamic scene viewing, Kelly Dickerson, Research Psychologist
IT.P4: The Timescale Implications of Overlapping Spinal and Cortical Mechanisms of Motor Control in Response to Stimuli, Matthew Tenan, Research Kinesiologist
AUG.P1: Effect of a Mechanical Small-Arms Support System on Pre-Shot Jitter, Andre Tweedell, Research Kinesiologist
Lab Tours & Demonstrations

IT.D1: Human Interest Detector: A demonstration of passive situational awareness monitoring in complex and dynamic settings, Stephen Gordon, Research Engineer.

1100-1200 Integration Technologies/Augmentation: Panel Discussion, Moderators: NRC Panel Designee(s), Matthew Tenan, Vernon Lawhern, Angela Boynton

1200-1250 Lunch Break, Post-doctoral Associates and Early Career Scientists Lunch

1250-1300 Closing Remarks, J. Corde Lane, Director (A), HRED

1600-1700 Small Group Panel Meetings with ARL Scientists
• Training
• Integration Technologies
• Augmentation
• Panel Chair with HRED Director & Senior Leadership

Friday, 29 June 2018

1100-1200 Panel Meets with ARL Scientists and Management

1200 Panel Adjourns

1200-1300 Panel Chair and National Academies Staff Meets with ARL Director
Is it a Closed Session Event?
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Location:

Army Research Laboratory
Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
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Agenda
Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Programmatic Overviews

0915-0930 Welcome, Administrative Remarks and Introductions (B459 Rm 129, Auditorium)
Dr. William Marras, Panel Chair; Dr. Philip Perconti, Director (A), ARL; and Mr. John Lockett, Director (A), ARL Human Research and Engineering Directorate (HRED)

0930-1000 ARL Overview (B459 Rm 129, Auditorium)
Dr. Philip Perconti, Director (A), ARL

1000-1040 ARL Human Sciences Overview (B459 Rm 129, Auditorium)
Mr. John Lockett, HS Campaign Lead; Director (A), HRED;

1040-1050 Break

Human Behavior: Human Variability

NOTE: Overview talks include time for Q&A. Technical Highlights talks do not include time for Q&A. Presenters will be available for Q&A during the Poster Session & Technical Interchange.

1050-1110 Human Variability Overview (B459 Rm 129, Auditorium)
Dr. Amar Marathe, Biomedical Engineer

1110-1140 Human Variability: Technical Highlights (B459 Rm 129, Auditorium)
HV.T1: Estimating direction in brain-behavior interactions: Proactive and reactive brain states in driving. Dr. Javier O. Garcia, Neuroscientist

HV.T2: “Predicting interactions with an automated driving assistant in a simulated leader-follower task. Dr. Evan C. Carter, Psychologist

HV.T3: Longitudinal study of naturalistic sleep patterns over several months and the relationship to daily changes in subjective states. Dr. Steven Thurman, Cognitive Scientist

1140-1215 Lunch Break, (B459 Rm 129, Auditorium)

“6.1 Basic Research Refresh Program and Human Sciences Campaign Update.” Dr. Kelvin S. Oie, Senior Campaign Scientist (A), Human Sciences

1215-1315 Human Variability: Poster Session & Technical Interchange (B459 Rm 131, Collaboration Commons)

Posters
HV.P1: Characterizing the uniqueness of local white matter architecture using structural connectome fingerprinting. Dr. Jean Vettel, Neuroscientist

HV.P2: Using data-driven models of brain function to predict individual differences in cognitive task performance. Dr. Kanika Bansal, Physicist

HV.P3: Allegiance and flexibility in neural networks forecast responses to health messaging. Dr. Nicole Cooper, Cognitive Neuroscientist

HV.P4: Global brain dynamics during social exclusion predict subsequent behavioral conformity. Mr. Nick Wasylyshyn, Mathematician

Lab Tours & Demonstrations
HV.D1: Mission Impact through Neurally Inspired Design (MIND) Laboratory, Brain Imaging and Experimentation Research Suite (BIERS) Laboratory, and Innovation Commons (B459, Basement)
Parallel Session
Special Session on Cybersecurity Research in the Human Sciences Campaign. Dr. Norbou Buchler, Experimental Psychologist (B459 Rm 116, HRED Director’s Conference Room)

1315-1415 Human Variability: Panel Discussion. (B459 Rm 129, Auditorium)
Moderators: NRC Panel Designee(s), Dr. Amar Marathe, Biomedical Engineer

1415-1430 Break

Human Behavior: Real-World Behavior

NOTE: Overview talk includes time for Q&A. Technical Highlights talks do not include time for Q&A. Presenters will be available for Q&A during the Poster Session & Technical Interchange.

1430-1450 Real-World Behavior Overview (B459 Rm 129, Auditorium)
Dr. Arwen DeCostanza, Industrial and Organizational Psychologist

1450-1520 Real-World Behavior: Technical Highlights (B459 Rm 129, Auditorium)

RWB.T1: Situation awareness and tie preservation in disrupted environments. Dr. Sean Fitzhugh, Computational Social Scientist

RWB.T2: Feature interactions under high dynamic range (HDR) luminance visual recognition. Dr. Chou Hung, Neuroscientist

RWB.T3: Cortical brain potentials following eye movements: The effects of saccade magnitude and spatial frequency. Dr. Anthony Ries, Research Psychologist

1520-1620 Real-World Behavior: Poster Session & Technical Interchange (B459 Rm 131, Collaboration Commons)

Posters
RWB.P1: Online adaptive data acquisition enabling ultra-low power real-world EEG. Mr. Michael Nonte, Computer Engineer, and Dr. W. David Hairston, Neuroscientist

RWB.P2: Fixation-related potentials as a natural index of task difficulty: Single-trial classification. Dr. Jon Touryan, Neuroscientist

RWB.P3: Cross-modal matching as a means of stimulus norming for the Visual World Paradigm. Dr. Kelly Dickerson, Research Psychologist

RWB.P4: Shooting performance as a function of weapon-ammunition configuration: Design, weight distribution and recoil energy. Mr. Frank Morelli, Cognitive Psychologist

RWB.P5: Computational modeling of visual recognition under high dynamic range (HDR) luminance. Dr. Andre Harrison, Computer Engineer

RWB.P6: Mental fatigue influences subsequent marksmanship decision. Dr. James Head, Human Factors/Applied Cognitive Psychologist

Lab Tours & Demonstrations
RWB.D1: Exploring conductive materials for low-cost EEG phantom devices. Dr. W. David Hairston, Neuroscientist (B459, Collaboration Commons)

RWB.D2: A translational view of authentic brain and behavior during driver-passenger interactions on I-95. Dr. Jean Vettel, Neuroscientist (B459, Parking Lot)

1620-1630 Break

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


Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Human Behavior: Real-World Behavior

0830-0930 Real-World Behavior: Panel Discussion. (B459 Rm 129, Auditorium)
Moderators: NRC Panel Designee(s), Dr. Arwen DeCostanza, Industrial and Organizational Psychologist

Integration of Humans in Systems: Humans in Multi-Agent Systems

NOTE: Overview talk includes time for Q&A. Technical Highlights talks do not include time for Q&A. Presenters will be available for Q&A during the Poster Session & Technical Interchange.

0930-0950 Humans in Multi-Agent Systems Overview, (B459 Rm 129, Auditorium)
Dr. Norbou Buchler, Experimental Psychologist

0950-1020 Humans in Multi-Agent Systems: Technical Highlights
HMAS.T1: Mission command in the age of network-enabled operations. Dr. Norbou Buchler, Experimental Psychologist

HMAS.T2: Qualitative evaluation of Army Civil Affairs operations. Dr. David Scribner, Engineering Psychologist

HMAS.T3: Mental model consensus and shifts during intelligent agent-assisted route planning. Dr. Brandon Perelman, Applied Cognitive Scientist

1020-1115 Humans in Multi-Agent Systems: Poster Session & Technical Interchange (B459 Rm 131, Collaboration Commons)

Posters
HMAS.P1: Agent reasoning transparency: The influence of information level on automation-induced complacency. Dr. Julia Wright, Human Factors Psychologist

HMAS.P2: Investigation of user and non-user trust for on-base robotic transportation systems. Dr. Kristin Schaefer-Lay, Modeling & Simulation

HMAS.P3: Towards efficient human-robot dialogue collection: Moving Fido into the virtual world. Dr. Matthew Marge, Language & Information Technology, Dr. Kim Pollard, Biologist, and Dr. Ashley Foots, Audiologist

HMAS.P4: Sociometrics and observational assessment of teaming & leadership in a cyber defense competition. Dr. Laura Marusich, Cognitive Psychologist

HMAS.P5: Malware in the future? Forecasting analyst detection of cyber events. Dr. Jon Bakdash, Cognitive Psychologist

HMAS.P6: A conceptual model for reasoning about civil-military considerations using controlled natural language. Dr. Cheryl Giammanco, Social Psychologist

HMAS.P7: Evaluating visualization methods of socio-cultural data. Dr. Michael Geuss, Cognitive Scientist

Lab Tours & Demonstrations
Cyber Human Integrated Modeling & Experimentation Range Army (CHIMERA) Laboratory (B459 Rm 232, 2nd Floor) Dr. Blaine Hoffman, Human-Computer Interaction

1115-1205 Humans in Multi-Agent Systems: Panel Discussion. (B459 Rm 129, Auditorium)
Moderators: NRC Panel Designee(s), Dr. Norbou Buchler, Experimental Psychologist

1205-1250 Lunch Break (B459 Rm 131, Collaboration Commons)
Post-doctoral Associates and Early Career Scientists Lunch

1250-1300 Closing Remarks, Mr. John Lockett, Director (A), HRED

1600-1700 Small Group Panel Meetings with ARL Scientists
• Human Variability
• Real-World Behavior
• Humans in Multi-Agent Systems
• Panel Chair with HRED Director & Senior Leadership


Thursday, 29 June 2017

1100-1200 Panel Meets with ARL Scientists and Management

1200 Panel Adjourns

1200-1300 Panel Chair and National Academies Staff Meets with ARL Director
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

William S. Marras
Charles A. Czeisler
Jeanne F. Duffy
William W. Lytton
Barbara A. Dosher
David A. Heeger
Stephen F. Sands
Katherine L. Morse
Shrikanth S. Narayanan
Anita Williams Woolley
Frederick R. Chang
Lorrie Faith Cranor

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 interim report.


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

None.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
June 30, 2017


Location:

at SFC Paul Ray Smith Simulation & Training Technology Center
Orlando, FL

Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Eva Labre
Contact Email:  elabre@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  -

Agenda
Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Programmatic Overviews

0915-0930 Welcome, Administrative Remarks and Introductions, Dr. Kenneth R. Boff, Panel Chair, Dr. Thomas Russell, Director, ARL, and Dr. Laurel Allender, Director, ARL Human Research and Engineering Directotrate (HRED)

0930-1000 ARL Overview, Dr. Thomas Russell, Director, ARL

1000-1045 ARL Human Sciences Overview, Dr. Laurel Allender, Director, HRED
THEME: Refocusing Research Directions to the New Human Sciences Technical Strategy

1045-1055 Break

Training

1055-1115 Training Overview, Mr. Matthew Hackett, Computer Engineer, and Dr. Greg Goodwin, Research Psychologist
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

1115-1200 Keynote
Adaptive Training & Education: Evolving the Generalized Intelligent Framework for Tutoring (GIFT) to Adapt Instruction for Individual Soldiers and Teams, Dr. Robert Sottilare, Supervisory General Engineer and Associate for Training Technology
THEME: Reviews the research career and development of an ARL scientist– emphasizes the research program and current/future directions

1200-1245 Lunch Break

1245-1305 Talk 1 - Developing Models of Expert Performance for Support in an Adaptive Marksmanship Trainer, Dr. Ben Goldberg, Operations Research Analyst, and Mr. Chuck Amburn, Instructional System Specialist

1305-1325 Talk 2 - An Empirical Assessment of the Effectiveness of Live Versus Virtual Training Methods for Dismounted Infantry Soldier Skills Training, Dr. Douglas Maxwell, Computer Engineer

1325-1345 Talk 3 - Simulated Human Tissue Performance, Mr. Jack Norfleet, Electronics Engineer

1345-1355 Break

Integration Technologies

1355-1405 Integration Technologies Overview, Dr. Jeremy Gaston, Research Psychologist
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. Area of 6.1 competition

1405-1415 Talk 4 – ARL Cybernetics Perspective, Dr. Kelvin Oie, Supervisory Research Kinesiologist

1415-1435 Talk 5 – A Hierarchical Approach for Discovering the EEG-based Variables of the Brain, Dr. Vernon Lawhern, Mathematical Statistician

1435-1455 Talk 6 – Inducing Adaptations to Enhance Regulation of Brain States and Cognitive Task Performance, Dr. Scott Kerick, Research Psychologist


1455-1505 Break

1505-1525 Talk 7 – Complex Dimensions of Real-world Multisensory Parameters and Their Role in Dynamic Perceptual Performance, Dr. Jeremy Gaston, Research Psychologist

1525-1545 Talk 8 – Models of Human Adaptation to Sensory Stimuli in Marksmanship, Dr. Matthew Tenan, Research Kinesiologist

1545-1605 Talk 9 – Timescales in Cybernetic Systems with Multiple Feedback Loops: The Role of Connectivity in Collective Dynamics and Functional Behavior, Dr. David Boothe, Neuroscientist (Contractor)


1605-1620 Daily Wrap-up

1830-2030 Joint Working Dinner: Discussions between Panel & ARL Personnel


Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Augmentation

0900-0920 Towards an Understanding of Human Augmentation Overview, Dr. Jennifer Neugebauer, General Engineer
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

0920-0940 Talk 10 – The Augmented Soldier: Improved Soldier Performance through Wearable Exoskeletons Devices, Dr. Angela Boynton, Mechanical Engineer

0940-1000 Talk 11 – Rapid Capability Enhancement through Integrated Augmentation and Training, Mr. Clayton Burford, General Biologist

1000-1015 Break

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

1015-1025 Overviews of Facilities Tours and Assignment of Escorts
GOALS: Provide time to visit laboratories and interact one-on-one with researchers.

1025-1200 Tour A: Partnership II Building, Room 105, 3100 Technology Parkway, Orlando, FL 32826

Training
• Demonstration A.5 – An Empirical Assessment of the Effectiveness of Live Versus Virtual Training Methods for Dismounted Infantry Soldier Skills Training, Dr. Douglas Maxwell

Tours: SFC Paul Ray Smith Simulation & Training Technology Center, 12423 Research Parkway, Orlando, FL 32826

Training
• Poster A.1 with demonstration – Augmented Reality for Training, Mr. Frank Dean
• Poster A.2 with demonstration - Lithographic Vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs) Array Multimode Sources and Single Mode Sources for Sensing and 3D Imaging, Mr. Frank Tucker
• Poster A.3 with demonstration – Virtual Human Technology, Mr. John Hart
• Demonstration A.4 – Developing Models of Expert Performance for Support in an Adaptive Marksmanship Trainer, Dr. Ben Goldberg and Mr. Chuck Amburn
• Demonstration A.6 – Simulated Human Tissue Performance, Mr. Jack Norfleet

1025-1200 Tour B: Partnership III Building, Army Conference Center – Room 321-A, 3039 Technology Parkway, Orlando, FL 32826

Integration Technologies
• Demonstration B.1 – BCI calibration free image labeling, Dr. Nick Waytowich, Computer Engineer (Postdoc)
• Demonstration B.2 – BCI game for long-term data collection, Mr. Addison Bohannon, Mathematician (ORISE)
• Poster B.3 – Co-learning Image and neural classifier co-training for improved image labeling, Dr. Steven Gutstein, Computer Engineer (Postdoc)
• Poster B.4 – Learning Efficient Feature Representations of EEG Data for Brain Computer Interfaces, Dr. Vernon Lawhern, Mathematical Statistician
1025-1200 Tour C: Partnership III Building, Army Conference Center – Room 321-A, 3039 Technology Parkway, Orlando, FL 32826

Augmentation
• Poster C.1 – Cognitive Tools for a Target Detection System, Dr. Alfred Yu, Psychologist
• Poster C.2 with demonstration – Improved Marksmanship with Augmented Weapon Stabilization, Mr. Daniel Baechle, Mechanical Engineer, and Mr. Zachary Wingard, Mechanical Engineer
• Poster C.3 – The Effects of Adaptation on the Efficacy of a Wearable Physical Augmentation System, Dr. Greg Freisinger, Mechanical Engineer (Davies Fellow)

Location: Partnership III Building, Army Conference Center – Room 321-B, 3039 Technology Parkway, Orlando, FL 32826

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

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


Thursday, 16 June 2016

0800-0900 Small Group Panel Meetings with ARL Scientists
• Training
• Integration Technologies
• Augmentation
• Panel Chair with Director, HRED

1100-1200 Panel Meets with ARL Scientists and Management

1200 Panel Meeting Adjourns

1200 Panel Chair, Academies staff, and ARL Personnel to meet with ARL Director

1300 Adjourn
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Kenneth R. Boff
Margaret L. Loper
Katherine L. Morse
Herbert H. Bell
Michael L. Boninger
Barbara Dosher
Shrikanth S. Narayanan
John H. (Jack) Hammond
Stephen C. Merriman
Francis T. Durso
Ralph R. Etienne-Cummings
Moshe Kam
Mary C. Whitton

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:

None

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
June 20, 2016


Location:

Army Research Laboratory, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Andrea Shelton
Contact Email:  ashelton@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  -

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
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

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


Location:

Army Research Laboratory
Aberdeen, Maryland
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  -
Contact Email:  elabre@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  -

Agenda
Tuesday, 8 July 2014

0900-0915 Welcome, Administrative Remarks. and Introductions, Dr. Kenneth Boff, Panel Chair, Dr. Thomas Russell, Director, ARL, and Mr. John Lockett, Director (acting), HRED

0915-0945 ARL Overview, Dr. Thomas Russell, Director, ARL

0945-1015 ARL Human Sciences Overview, Mr. John Lockett, Director (acting), HRED

1015-1030 Human Systems Integration Program and Strategy, Dr. Pam Savage-Knepshield

1030-1045 Break

Human Systems Integration
1045-1115 Model Based Soldier Decision Framework (MBSDF), Ms. Diane Mitchell and Dr. Christopher Best

1115-1145 Development of the Next Generation of Adaptive Interfaces, Dr. Jeffrey Hansberger

1145-1245 Working Lunch – HSI Demonstrations and Posters in Collaboration Commons

1245-1300 Soldier Survivability Program and Strategy, Ms. Stephanie Snead

1300-1330 Characterizing Task Performance of Injured Soldiers, Ms. Latrice Hall

1330-1345 Transport to Building 520

Sensory Perception
1345-1400 Sensory Perception Program and Strategy, Mr. Bruce Amrein

1400-1430 Environment for Auditory Research (EAR) Tour and Sensory Perception Posters

1430-1445 Transport to Building 459

1445-1500 Break

1500-1530 Effectiveness of Enhancement & Countermeasure Techniques on Perception of Military Vehicular Sounds, Dr. Mark Ericson

1530-1600 Improving CBRNE Warfighter Communications Using Bone Conduction Technology, Dr. Kim Pollard

1600-1630 Modeling the Effects of Focus on Target Saliency: A Texture and Edge Based Method, Dr. Samantha Wallace

1630-1645 Day 1 Wrap Up

1830-2030 Joint Working Dinner: Panel & ARL Personnel

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Physical and Cognitive Performance

0900-0930 Physical and Cognitive Performance Program & Strategy, Dr. LaFiandra

0930-1000 The Effect of Physical Load and Environment on Soldier Performance: Results, Metric Development and Future Directions, Dr. Philip Crowell

1000-1030 Estimating Soldier Ground Reaction Forces Using Activity Monitor
Acceleration, Dr. Jennifer Neugebauer

1030-1045 Break

1045-1100 Transport to “M” Range

1100-1115 M Range Overview and Tour, Dr. Michael LaFiandra and Mr. Thomas Fry

1115-1145 Effects of Weapon Recoil on Marksmanship Performance, Mr. Frank Morelli

1145-1200 Transport to SPEAR, bldg 851

1200-1230 Lunch with Post Docs and Early Career Employees (2nd floor conference room)

1230-1300 Biomechanics Lab -- Posters and Demos (1st floor)

1300-1315 Closing remarks, Mr. John Lockett

Thursday, 10 July 2014

1000-1030 Full Panel Meets with ARL Scientists

1030-1130 Small Group Panel Meetings with ARL Scientists
• Human Systems Integration
• Sensory Perception
• Physical and Cognitive Performance
1130-1200 Panel Meets with ARL Senior Management

1200 Adjourn
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Kenneth Boff
Chair
Linda Ng Boyle
Jean MacMillan
Nancy Cooke
Howard Egeth
Matthew S Peterson
Pamela H Dalton
King-Hay Yang
Jerome Busemeyer


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Discussion of potential perceptions of possible sources of bias and conflict of interest
Discussion of process for the assessment of the ARL human sciences discipline
Discussion of impressions formed from review of persentations, posters, tours, and demonstrations


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

None

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
July 10, 2014


Location:

Orlando, Florida
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Liza Hamilton
Contact Email:  lhamilton@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-2159

Agenda
Tuesday, 18 June 2013

DATA GATHERING SESSION: OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

0900-0915 Welcome, Administrative Remarks. and Introductions, Dr. Kenneth Boff, Panel Chair, Dr. Thomas Russell, Director, ARL and Dr. Laurel Allender, Director, ARL-HRED

0915-0945 ARL Overview, Dr. Thomas Russell, Director, ARL

0945-1015 ARL Human Sciences Overview, Dr. Laurel Allender, Director, ARL-HRED

1015-1045 ARL Simulation and Training Research Strategy, COL Matthew Clarke, Commander STTC (ARL-HRED-STTC), Deputy Director ARL-HRED

1045-1100 Break

Adaptive Tutoring Research

1100-1130 Adaptive Tutoring Research Objectives and Generalized Intelligent Framework for Tutoring (GIFT) Development, Dr. Robert Sottilare, ARL HRED

1130-1200 Adaptive Tutoring Research Study - Explicit Feedback within Game-based Training, Mr. Benjamin Goldberg, ARL HRED

1200-1245 Working Lunch: GIFT Demonstration, Dr. Robert Sottilare, ARL HRED

1245-1315 Adaptive Tutoring Research Study - Semi-Supervised Machine Learning Models for Detecting Real-Time Affect, Mr. Keith Brawner, ARL HRED

1315-1330 Break and Transition to Demonstrations

1330-1425 Parallel Demonstrations (High Bay 2 and 3)
• Military Open Simulator Enterprise Strategy (MOSES), Mr. Douglas Maxwell, ARL HRED
• Enhanced Geospatial Distributed Environment (EDGE), Ms. Tami Griffith, ARL HRED
• Dynamic Synthetic Environments Demonstration, Mr. Julio De la Cruz, ARL HRED
• Multiple Amputee Trauma Trainer (MATT), Dr. Christine Allen, ARL HRED
• Weapons Orientation Module (WOM), Mr. Frank Tucker, ARL HRED
• Live Tissue Replacement Technologies, Mr. Jack Norfleet, ARL HRED
• Executable Architecture Systems Engineering (EASE), Mr. Christopher Gaughan, ARL HRED
1425-1430 Transition to Parallel Sessions

Parallel Sessions:

Advanced Distributed Simulation Research (Soldiers Conference Room)

1430-1500 Advanced Distributed Simulation Research Objectives, Mr. Christopher Metevier, ARL HRED

1500-1530 The Science Behind Executable Architecture Systems Engineering (EASE), Mr. Christopher Gaughan, ARL HRED

1530-1600 Conceptual Model of a Soldier-Center Army Learning Environment (SCALE), Mr. Rodney Long, ARL HRED




Synthetic Natural Environments Research (Simulation Theater)

1430-1500 Synthetic Natural Environments Research Objectives, Mr. Julio De la Cruz,
ARL HRED


1500-1530 Real-Time Dynamic Physical Effects in Army Synthetic Environments, Mr. Julio De la Cruz, ARL HRED


1530-1600 Virtual World Scalability Research to Support Full Spectrum Operations
During Mission Rehearsal Exercise (MRX), Mr. Douglas Maxwell, ARL HRED

1600-1615 Day 1 Wrap Up


DATA GATHERING SESSION: OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

1715-1845 Joint Working Dinner: Panel and ARL Personnel (Presenters and Managers) Discussions

1900 Adjourn, Panel Shuttles to Hotel

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

DATA GATHERING SESSION: OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Location: Army Research Laboratory (ARL) - Human Research and Engineering Directorate (HRED), SFC Paul Ray Smith Simulation & Training Technology Center, 12423 Research Parkway, Orlando, FL

Live Training Research

0900-0930 Live Training Research Objectives, Mr. Frank Tucker, ARL HRED

0930-1000 Weapons Orientation Position and Navigation Tracking (PNT) Research for Mortar Weapons Flyout on Live Ranges, Mr. Frank Tucker, ARL HRED

Dismounted Soldier Training Research

1000-1030 Dismounted Soldier Training Research Objectives, Mr. Patrick Garrity

1030-1100 Augmented Reality for Dismounted Soldier Training, Mr. Gino Fragomeni

1100-1115 Break

Medical Simulation Technologies

1115-1145 Medical Simulation for Training Research Objectives, Mr. Jack Norfleet

1145-1215 Implications for the Use of Simulated Malodors in Training Combat Medics, Mr. William Pike

1215-1300 Working Lunch: Adaptable Opposing Forces Demonstration, Mr. Patrick Garrity

1300-1315 Closing Remarks and Research Highlights, Dr. Laurel Allender


Thursday, 20 June 2013

DATA GATHERING SESSION: OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Location: Army Research Laboratory (ARL) - Human Research and Engineering Directorate (HRED), SFC Paul Ray Smith Simulation & Training Technology Center, 12423 Research Parkway, Orlando, FL, Simulation Theater

0900-0945 Full Panel Meets with ARL-HRED Scientists (Simulation Theater)

0945-1030 Panel Breaks Out to Multiple Sessions to Meet with ARL-HRED Scientists
• Adaptive Tutoring (LITE Lab - Room 115)
• Advanced Distributed Simulation (Room 110)
• Synthetic Environments (Executive Conference Room)
• Live Training (Soldiers Conference Room)
• Dismounted Soldier Training (Dismounted Training Lab - High Bay 1)
• Medical Simulation (High Bay 3 Conference Room)

1030-1045 Break

1045-1200 Panel Meets with ARL-HRED Management

1200 Adjourn

Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Kenneth Boff (Chair)
Carolina Cruz-Neira
Barbara Dosher
Jean MacMillan
Mary Whitton
Pamela Dalton
Howard Egeth
Robert Lutfi
Matthew Peterson
Barbara Shinn-Cunningham
Peter Cherry
Nancy Cooke
Margaret Loper
George Lukes



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:

The Internet link ( https://www.gifttutoring.org/projects/gift/documents) was provided to access the following reports of the Army Simulation and Training Technology Center:

2012_12_I/ITSEC - A Modular Framework to Support the Authoring and Assessment of Adaptive Computer-Based Tutoring Systems (CBTS)

2012_12_I/ITSEC - A Modular Framework to Support the Authoring and Assessment of Adaptive Computer-Based Tutoring Systems (CBTS)


2011_12_I/ITSEC - Understanding the Impact of Intelligent Tutoring Agents on Real-Time Training Simulations


2012_12_I/ITSEC - Recommendations for Modern Tools to Author Tutoring Systems


2012_12_I/ITSEC - Use of Evidence-based Strategies to Enhance the Extensibility of Adaptive Tutoring Technologies


2012_12_I/ITSEC - Effective Learner Modeling for Computer-Based Tutoring of Cognitive and Affective Tasks


2012_12_Journal of Educational Technology - Passively Classifying Student Mood and Performance within Intelligent Tutors


2012_10_HFES - Efficacy of Measuring Engagement during Computer-Based Training


2012_10_GIFT Overview


2012_09_DHSS - Considerations in the Development of an Ontology for a Generalized Intelligent Framework for Tutoring


2012_09_DHSS - Adaptive Game-Based Tutoring: Mechanisms for Real-Time Feedback and Adaptation


2012_07_AHFE - Cognitive and Affective Modeling in Intelligent Virtual Humans for Training and Tutoring Applications


2012_06_ITS - Semi-Supervised Classification of Realtime Physiological Sensor Datastreams for Student Affect Assessment in Intelligent Tutoring


2012_06_ITS - The Interaction Behavior of Agents’ Emotional Support and Competency on Learner Outcomes and Perceptions


2012_06_ITS - Real-Time Monitoring of ECG and GSR Signals during Computer-Based Training


2012_05_FDG - Automated Scenario Generation: Toward Tailored and Optimized Military Training in Virtual Environments


2011_12_I/ITSEC - Enhancing Performance through Pedagogy and Feedback: Domain Considerations for ITSs


2011_12_I/ITSEC - Challenges and Emerging Concepts in the Development of Adaptive, Computer-based Tutoring Systems for Team Training


2011_12_I/ITSEC_Understanding the Impact of Intelligent Tutoring Agents on Real-Time Training Simulations


2011_10_ACII - Predicting Learner Engagement during Well-defined and Ill-defined Computer-Based Intercultural Interactions


2011_09_DHSS - Realtime Clustering Of Unlabelled Sensory Data For Trainee State Assessment


2011_09_DHSS - Research Gaps For Adaptive And Predictive Computer-Based Tutoring Systems


2011_09_DHSS - The Impact Of Student Expectations And Tutor Acceptance On Computer-Based Learning Environment Acceptance And Future Usage Intentions


2011_06_AIED - Considerations for adaptive tutoring within serious games: authoring cognitive models and game interfaces


2011_05_ITEC - Human Interaction in Embedded Virtual Simulations


2009_10_NATO HFM Workshop - Making a Case for Machine Perception of Trainee Affect to Aid Learning and Performance in Embedded Virtual Simulations



Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
June 22, 2013


Location:

Aberdeen Proving Ground
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Liza Hamiton
Contact Email:  lhamilton@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  202-334-2159

Agenda
Tuesday, 11 June 2013

DATA GATHERING SESSION: OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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

DATA GATHERING SESSION: OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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

DATA GATHERING SESSION: OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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



Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

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

Publications

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