Applications of Sonar Software Tools for Security and Defense – Mosaicking for Hull Inspection, Non-GPS Navigation, and Low-cost Bathymetry Tools

Balasuriya, A. and Eaton, R. Teledyne Marine Technology Workshop, San Diego, CA (October 2015) Teledyne marine sensors provide data that is valuable for many defense and security missions, from navigation to mine countermeasures to maintenance. In this talk, we will highlight work that uses a variety of Teledyne sensors, including multibeam imaging sonars, multibeam profilers, […]

Monitoring, Extracting, and Decoding Indicators of Cognitive Workload (MEDIC)

Bracken, B.1, Palmon, N.1, Frederick, B.2, Cooke, N.3, Romero, V.1, Koelle, D.1, and Pfautz, J.1 Presented at the 2015 Military Health System Research symposium, Ft. Lauderdale, FL (August 2015). Background: US military medical personnel may be deployed to a variety of operational environments where their success saving lives depends on their ability to act quickly and effectively, […]

Monitoring, Extracting, and Decoding Indicators of Cognitive Workload (MEDIC)

Bracken, B.1, Palmon, N.1, Frederick, B.2, Cooke, N.3, Romero, V.1, Koelle, D.1, and Pfautz, J.1 Poster to be presented at Neuroscience 2015, Chicago, IL (October 2015) Background: The success of emergency medical personnel in saving lives depends on their acting quickly and effectively, as individuals and as teams. Training must go beyond individual skills to include team […]

An Unobtrusive System to Measure, Assess, and Predict Cognitive Workload

Bracken, B., Farry, M., Jenkins, M., and Monnier, C. Oral presentation at the Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies (AMOS) Conference, Maui, Hawaii (September 2015) Complex, computational capabilities are required for tracking, characterizing, and cataloging objects in space. However, the improved real-time highly-detailed space situational awareness (SSA) capabilities that the Air Force is trying to […]

Combining Human Knowledge and Operational Data to Promote Detailed and Effective Reporting

Danczyk, J., Jacobs, P., Kane, S., Farry, M., and Thornton, W. IEEE International Multi-Disciplinary Conference on Cognitive Methods in Situation Awareness and Decision Support (CogSIMA), Orlando, FL (March 2015) There are many task-related factors that drive the complexity and diversity of submarine operations during a mission, including knowing the correct time to make periscope observations, […]

Visualizing Awareness of Submarine Maneuverability and Detectability

Danczyk, J., Jacobs, P., Thornton, W., Kane, S., and Farry, M. Presented at the International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE), Las Vegas, NV (July 2015). Submariners must balance mission imperatives with own ship safety and operational security. A prime measure of safety is avoiding collisions with other contacts, including fishing and other commercial vessels—and especially […]

A Program for Strengthening Health and Improving Emotional Defenses (SHIELD)

Elkin-Frankston, S., Romero, V., and Wollocko, A. To be presented at the 2015 Defense Energy Innovation Summit, Austin, TX (December 2015) The psychological stress experienced by Marines has a profound impact on health and performance that reaches beyond the individual; it affects job performance, interactions with family and peers, and may lead to increased prevalence of […]

Developing Authoring Tools for Skills Models that Enable Adaptive Game-Based Maintenance Training

Guarino, S., Weyhrauch, P. and Niehaus, J. Presented at the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation & Education Conferece (I/ITSEC), Las Vegas, NV (December 2015) While game-based maintenance training provides a powerful, personalized approach to address individual training needs, it can be costly to update immersive game engines to address new training objectives. Challenges lie not only in the […]

CREATEing a Semantic Repository for Instructional Material

Hookway1, S., Metzger1, M., Sliva1, A., Patten1, T., Lasser1, S., Wallace1, J., and Long2, R., International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC) 2015 Workshop on LINKed EDucation, LINKED 2015, Bethlehem, PA (October 2015) This document describes the prototype Collaborative Repository and Exchange for Adaptable Training Environments (CREATE) framework. The CREATE prototype was developed to demonstrate how the […]

Renato: A Toolkit for the Collection and Analysis of Network Data

Hogan1, C., Borgatti2, S., Halgin2, D., Floyd2, T., Fagan2, J., and Hopkins1, C. Presented at the XXXV Sunbelt Conference of the International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA), Brighton, United Kingdom (June 2015) In this talk, we will discuss and demonstrate Renato (presented as a poster at Sunbelt 2014), a software package for the collection and […]

Towards Visualizations to Support the Construction of Narratives for Analysis

Jacobs, P., Kane, S., Jones, C., Farry, M., and Niehaus, J.     Presented at the International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE), Las Vegas, NV (July 2015). Business, news, financial, and intelligence analysts collect vast amounts of information to compose, reason about, and refine hypotheses that are often communicated as narratives. Narratives are a natural […]

MAVERICK: A Synthetic Murder Mystery Network Dataset to Support Sensemaking Research

Jenkins1, M., Bisantz2, A., Nagi3, R., and Llinas2, J. Presented at the International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE), Las Vegas, NV (July 2015). The MAVERICK dataset was created to support a series of empirical studies looking at the effectiveness of network visualizations intended to support information foraging and human sensemaking within the domain of counterinsurgency […]

Ecological Display Symbology to Support Pilot Situational Awareness during Shipboard Operations

Jenkins, M., Hogan, C., and Kilgore, R. Helicopter Aiding for Zero-Zero Landings with Advanced, Reactive Displays (HAZZARD) IEEE International Multi-Disciplinary Conference on Cognitive Methods in Situation Awareness and Decision Support (CogSIMA), Orlando, FL (March 2015) We present two critical elements from the design of a cockpit heads-down display symbology to support safe and efficient shipboard […]

Assessment and Diagnosis of Vestibular Indicators of Soldier Operational Readiness (ADVISOR)

Jenkins, M., Wollocko, A., Irvin, S., and Farry, M. Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS), Ft. Lauderdale, FL (August 2015) Soldiers suffering a traumatic brain injury (TBI) or barotrauma need accurate, timely, in-theater assessment of symptoms to inform appropriate return to duty (RTD) decisions. Often, this initial assessment and diagnosis must be conducted by first-level […]

Low-level Automation as a Pathway to appropriate Trust in an Intelligent PED Enterprise: Design of a Collaborative Work Environment

Jenkins, M., Wollocko, A., Voshell, M., and Farry, M. Presented at the Fourth International Conference on Intelligent Systems and Applications (INTELLI 2015), St. Julians, Malta (October 2015) In Military Intelligence, Processing, Exploitation, and Dissemination (PED) functions are critical to success. These functions provide an array of capabilities that support the entire lifecycles of intelligence requests. Advanced PED capabilities […]

Assessment and Diagnosis of Vestibular Indicators of Soldier Operational Readiness (ADVISOR)

Jenkins, M., Wollocko, A., and Irvin, S. Defense Energy  Innovation Summit, Austin, TX (December 2015) Soldiers suffering a traumatic brain injury (TBI) or barotrauma need accurate, timely, in-theater assessment of symptoms to inform appropriate return to duty (RTD) decisions. Often, this initial assessment and diagnosis must be conducted by first-level responders (e.g., Medics, Corpsmen) who attempt […]

Providing Decision Support Using Insights from Narrative Science

Koelle, D., Romero, V., Weyhrauch, P., Niehaus, J., Palmon, N., and Pfautz, J. Presented at the International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE), Las Vegas, NV (July 2015). Research in narrative science across academia and industry continually uncovers new insights that have relevance to understanding how narratives affect behavior change in regions around the world. These […]

Changes in Cortical Thickness after tDCS-Enhanced Brain Training and Mindfulness Practice

Lieberman1, G., Hunter1, M., Bezdek2, M., Trumbo1, M., Jones1, A., Coffman3, B., McCallion1, E., Armenta1, M., O’Sickey1, A., Brown1, D., Roos1, C., Robinson1, S., Martin2, N., Schumacher2, E., Guarino4, S., Eusebi4, L., Elkin-Frankston4, S., Romero4, V., Witkiewitz1, K., and Clark1, V. Presented at the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM) meeting, Honolulu, Hawaii (June 2015). The aim […]

Extending Generative Models of Large Scale Networks

Lofdahl, C., Stickgold, E., Skarin, B., and Stewart, I. Presented at the 4th International Conference on Cross-Cultural Decision Making (CCDM), Las Vegas, NV (July 2015)   Since the launch of Facebook in 2004 and Twitter in 2006, the amount of publicly available social network data has grown in both scale and complexity. This growth presents significant […]

Ensemble Prediction of Vascular Injury in Trauma Care

Metzger, M., Howard, M., Kellogg, L., and Kundi, R. Presented at the Mining Big Data to Improve Clinical Effectiveness Workshop at the 2015 IEEE International Conference on Big Data, San Jose, CA (October 2015). Trauma patients suffer from a wide range of injuries, including vascular injuries. Such injuries can be difficult to immediately identify, only becoming detectable after […]

How to CREATE Domain Content for Intelligent Tutoring Systems

Patten1, T., Metzger1, M., Hookway1, S., Sliva1, A., Lasser1, S., Wallace1, J., and Long2, R. Generalized Intelligent Framework for Tutoring (GIFT) Users Symposium (GIFTSym3), Orlando, FL (June 2015) A critical—but often overlooked—step in authoring intelligent tutoring systems is the initial retrieval and extraction of domain content. This step is increasingly challenging as the number and size of […]

Application of Personality Theories for the Design and Development of Cross-cultural Decision-making Tools

Prue, B., Stern, L., Hurley, P., Catto, G., Young, D., and Pfautz, J. Presented at the International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE), Las Vegas, NV (July 2015).   The marketing domain requires the application of techniques from an array of disciplines (e.g., psychology, sociology, statistics) to understand information’s impact on target market segment behavior in […]

Dual Node Decision Wheels: An Architecture for Interconnected Information Fusion and Decision Making

Sliva, A., Gorman, J., Bowman, C., and Voshell, M. Proceedings of SPIE 9464, Ground/Air Multisensor Interoperability, Integration, and Networking for Persistent ISR VI (2015). As the modern information environment continues to expand with new technologies, military Command and Control (C2) has increasing access to unprecedented amounts of data and analytic resources to support military decision making. […]

Tools for Validating Causal and Predictive Claims in Social Science Models

Sliva, A., Neal Reilly, S., Casstevens, R., and Chamberlain, J. Presented at the International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE), Las Vegas, NV (July 2015). To better understand and describe the world around them, and ultimately produce theories that can facilitate better decision making or policy interventions, social scientists need to be able to create, analyze, […]

New Human-System Architectures for Multi-INT Analysis

Voshell, M., Wollocko, A., and Lofdahl, C. Science of Multi-Intelligence (SOMI) Workshop, Chantilly, VA (September 2015) For More Information To learn more or request a copy of a paper (if available), contact Arthur Wollocko. (Please include your name, address, organization, and the paper reference. Requests without this information will not be honored.)

Designing Instructor Support Tools for Virtual Shiphandling Training

Voshell, M., Kilgore, R., Hogan, C., and Young, D. Presented at the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation & Education Conferece (I/ITSEC), Las Vegas, NV (December 2015) Practice and experience are fundamental to seamanship and shiphandling training, but are significantly limited by platform availability and at sea time. With hands-on experience and at-sea assignments available only to a subset […]

Supporting Common Ground Across Multiple Operator Perspectives

Wollocko, A., Farry, M., Voshell, M., and Jenkins, M. Creating Collaborative Solutions for Distributed Processing, Exploitation, and Dissemination (PED) IEEE International Multi-Disciplinary Conference on Cognitive Methods in Situation Awareness and Decision Support (CogSIMA), Orlando, FL (March 2015) This paper describes how a Cognitive Systems Engineering approach was used to design a collaborative work system for […]

Translating Clinical Vestibular Function Assessment Procedures to a Portable, Low-Cost, Virtual Reality Solution

Wollocko, A., Jenkins, M., Irvin, S., and Farry, M. To be presented at the 2nd International Conference on Knowledge and Software Engineering (ICKSE 2015), Rome, Italy (December 2015) Assessment of vestibular function in adult populations is typically conducted in controlled clinical environments by trained otolaryngologists using costly, specialized medical screening equipment. This limits the ability of […]

An Interactive Fuel-Altitude-Time Pattern Display for Air Vehicle Replanning

Young, D., Voshell, M., Kane, S., Kilgore, R., and Hogan, C. Presented at the International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE), Las Vegas, NV (July 2015). Air vehicle pilots and operators must frequently replan vehicle routes in response to dynamic mission needs and changing characteristics of the environment. These activities place a high cognitive load on […]

Towards Effective Visualizations for Social Network Analysis: Empirical Study of Human Sensemaking with Network Visualizations

Jenkins1, M., Bisantz2, A., Llinas2, J., and Rakesh3, N. XXXV Sunbelt Conference of the International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA), Brighton, United Kingdom (June 2015) Network visualizations are being used increasingly across a range of domains to support visual analysis of complex datasets. However, little empirical research exists on what types of tasks they […]

Providing a Contaminant and Mitigation Analysis Tool for Enhanced Decision Making and Knowledge Acquisition

Danczyk, J., Jacobs, P., and Farry, M. Presented at the 59th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES), Los Angeles, CA (October 2015) Environmental awareness has become an important consideration within military training facilities. Facility managers are tasked with scheduling mitigation events to prevent the transport of toxic waste accumulated from training exercises […]