Charles River Analytics, a developer of cutting-edge technologies for intelligent systems, sponsored the New England Chapter of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society’s (NECHFES) 7th Annual Student Research Conference, which was held at MIT on October 22, 2010. NECHFES promotes collaboration between professionals, faculty, and students in the field of Human Factors and Applied Psychology. Students from area universities were given the opportunity to present their research projects.
Charles River’s Dr. Jonathan Pfautz, Vice President, Cognitive Systems, who also serves on NECHFES’s board of directors, said, “Each year, this conference provides students with a forum to present new and interesting research. The quality of this year’s presentations again demonstrated the vibrancy and breadth of the Human Factors community in New England.”
Mr. J. Alex Godwin and Ms. Heidi Kador represented Charles River at the conference where Mr. Godwin delivered a presentation on Charles River and its projects. Mr. John Moore, a PhD candidate from MIT’s Media Lab, delivered the keynote speech.
Recipients of the NECHFES 2010 Best Presentation awards were Hui Ying Wen of Tufts University for “Simulating Human-Automation Task Allocations for Space System Design,” and James Won of MIT for “Assessing Team Workload and Situational Awareness in an Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Simulation Exercise.”
Charles River has sponsored the NECHFES student conference for several years as part of its ongoing commitment to the human factors field and the professional development of human factors and ergonomics practitioners. Other sponsors for NECHFES 2010 include Aptima, Inc., Microsoft, and Liberty Mutual.