Charles River President and Senior Principal Scientist, Dr. Greg Zacharias, has been appointed Co-Chair of the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board Study of Human-System Integration (HSI) in Air Force Weapon Systems Development and Acquisition. The study will assess current HSI development and acquisition practices in the Air Force, and report out study findings and recommendations to the Secretary and Chief of Staff of the Air Force. The Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) is a Federal Advisory Committee that advises Air Force leadership of the latest scientific and technical advances, thereby affecting the Air Force’s research and development policy.
About Dr. Zacharias: At Charles River Analytics, Greg provides strategic direction in cognitive systems engineering and computational intelligence for advanced decision-support systems. Before founding Charles River, he was a Senior Scientist at BBN Technologies, a Research Engineer at C.S. Draper Labs, and a USAF attaché for the Space Shuttle program at NASA Johnson Space Center. Greg has been a member of the National Research Council (NRC) Committee on Human Factors since 1995, and is currently co-chairing the NRC study “Organizational Models: From Individuals to Societies.” He is a Research Affiliate of the MIT Man-Vehicle Laboratory and the Humans and Automation Laboratory. Greg was also a recent member of the USAF Scientific Advisory Board, serving as peer reviewer for AFRL, member of the Air Combat Command (ACC) Advisory Group, and Chair of the Human System Wing Advisory Group for Brooks City Base. He is currently on the board of the Embry-Riddle Research Advisory Board and the Small Business Technology Coalition. Greg obtained his PhD in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT in 1977.