Q&A with Ross Eaton, Principal Scientist and Director of Marine Systems

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Who knew that at the intersection of introductory computer programming and psychology courses, a first semester chemical engineer would find his way into the computer vision space and help build a camera system that protects whales. Q: Tell us a little bit about your background. A: I went to Yale thinking I was going be […]

Vineyard Wind Partners with Local Tech Firm on Enhanced Marine Mammal Detection

Charles River Analytics to Provide Artificial Intelligence and Computer Vision Technologies to Enhance Wildlife Protections (NEW BEDFORD, MA) – Vineyard Wind and Charles River Analytics announced a new collaboration today aimed at further protecting marine mammals during the construction of the Vineyard Wind 1 project. As part of the effort, Vineyard Wind will employ Awarion™ […]

Charles River Analytics and Team of Researchers Net $11.3 million to Research Authorship Attribution and Authorship Privacy

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Charles River Analytics is part of a team of researchers that won a $11.3 million contract to infer authorship of uncredited documents based on the writing style. The Human Interpretable Attribution of Text Using Underlying Structure (HIATUS) program sponsored by the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) uses natural language processing techniques and machine learning […]

Navy Awards Additional Funding to Charles River to Help Conduct Forensic Analysis of Cybersocial and Cybertechnical Attacks

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Charles River Analytics won $2.5 million, in two phases, for modeling and inferring intent of cyberspace threat actors. As cyberwarfare ramps up, analysts need effective forensic analysis of both kinds of cyberattacks; on IT infrastructure (cybertechnical) and through social media operations spreading disinformation (cybersocial). Unfortunately cyberattacks have become increasingly complex with explicit obfuscation techniques to […]

Charles River Analytics Named to Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts by The Women’s Edge and The Boston Globe

Annual award highlights women business leaders who are making a significant impact on the state’s economy The Women’s Edge (formerly The Commonwealth Institute)  together with its partner The Boston Globe, today announced Charles River Analytics was a part of the 22nd annual Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts list. “The organizations on this year’s diverse […]

Charles River Analytics Wins Contract to Enable More Robust AI Model Development

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Charles River Analytics received more than $9M from the US Department of Defense to develop modeling tools for more fail-proof artificial intelligence (AI) systems. As AI systems are increasingly called into service, there’s a greater need for human-machine interfaces (HMI) that keep the operator in the loop.  With these interfaces, if an AI model is […]

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Awards Charles River Analytics Grant to Design a Tool for Fertility Clinics to Help Manage Pregnancy Outcomes

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Charles River Analytics was awarded funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to develop a health management application that helps fertility clinics receive pregnancy outcome information from patients who have undergone assisted reproductive technology (ART) treatments. Clinics that provide ART treatments are federally mandated to report outcomes to the CDC to support […]

Embedding AI Ethics: Making AI Safer for Humanity

Defining ethical boundaries surrounding artificial intelligence (AI) is a nuanced and complex endeavor. Practitioners and users of AI generally agree that “ethical AI” is not a nice-to-have— it’s a high priority, and developers of AI systems are responsible for ensuring that those systems behave ethically. When developers abdicate this responsibility, adverse outcomes range from biased […]

Q&A with Ryan Kilgore, lead of the UX Innovation Division

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From Monopoly strategies to Chemical then Human Factors Engineering, Ryan Kilgore, Vice President, UX Innovation and Principal Scientist, has always been interested in understanding human behaviors, the way we think, and how we work with complex systems. Q: First, tell us about your background. A: I have a PhD in Human Factors Engineering, which focuses […]

Department of Energy Awards Small Business R&D Funding to Charles River Analytics

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U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm announced that Charles River Analytics, Inc. will receive $200,000 as part of 259 Department of Energy grants totaling $53 million to 210 small businesses. The awards include projects relating to particle accelerators and fusion technology, applied nanoscience, quantum information applications, and dark matter research, along with a wide range of […]

Introducing Scruff

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Avi Pfeffer, Chief Scientist, Charles River Analytics I’m delighted to announce the release of Scruff™, the new AI framework from Charles River Analytics. Scruff, which is implemented in Julia, is a framework for building integrated AI systems that combine different modeling paradigms in a coherent framework. The name “Scruff” derives from old debates in AI: […]

Charles River Success Leads to Additional Navy Funding for Real-Time Ocean Mapping

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Following a successful proof of concept, Charles River Analytics was awarded more than $1.1 million by the US Navy to apply computer vision and autonomous robotics capabilities to navigation over the open ocean. Images of the ocean can be captured by sensors on uncrewed aircraft systems (UASs), which also record data about position, orientation, and […]

Charles River Analytics to Design a Maintenance System for the US Army’s Robotic Combat Vehicles

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Charles River Analytics is applying the latest in artificial intelligence and machine learning to ensure mission readiness of the US Army’s robotic combat vehicles. Robotic combat vehicles, or RCVs, can reduce casualties and increase combat effectiveness in Army missions. But the same feature that reduces casualties—RCVs have no operators or crew onboard—makes RCV maintenance a […]

Charles River Analytics Develops AI System for Optimizing Intelligence Collection Planning

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Charles River Analytics was awarded funding by the US Army to develop an improved system for intelligence collection planning and management. Human collection managers usually create intelligence collection plans by relying on personal experience and judgment. This process is time-consuming and cognitively challenging, and can lead to redundancies, inefficiencies, and critical information gaps. To address […]

Charles River Analytics Builds AI to Manage Exposure of Uncrewed Surface Vehicles

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Following successful demonstration of a prototype system, Charles River Analytics was awarded a $600k contract from the US Navy to further develop onboard AI for uncrewed surface vehicles (USVs). USVs in shipping lanes or active fishing zones must be visible to prevent collisions. But when in open waters, USVs may need to hide to avoid […]