Charles River Analytics Presents Training Tools and Technologies at I/ITSEC

Charles River Analytics, developer of intelligent system solutions, presented its training tools and technologies at the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC). I/ITSEC is the world’s largest modeling, simulation, and training conference. This year’s conference took place November 30 through December 4, 2015, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. Scientists from […]

Charles River Analytics Receives its First National Institutes of Health Grant to Develop Entity Resolution Software for HIV Researchers

Charles River Analytics Inc., developer of intelligent systems solutions, has announced it has been awarded its first grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). As part of the Semi-Automated Processing of Interconnected Dyads Using Entity Resolution, or SPIDER, program, Charles River will develop software for HIV researchers that will dramatically improve current methods for […]

Charles River Analytics Presents ADAPTER, a Toolkit that Models Cognitive State and Suggests Performance Optimization Strategies

Charles River Analytics presents ADAPTER, a toolkit for experimenters studying the cognitive and collaborative performance of teams of cyber operators. The performance of teams of cyber operators must be augmented to ensure mission success, especially as the cyber threat continues to grow and cyber operations become even more vital to national security. ADAPTER comprehensively models […]

Charles River Analytics Celebrates Third Anniversary as an Employee-Owned Company

CAMBRIDGE, MA – Charles River Analytics Inc., developer of intelligent systems solutions, recently celebrated its third year as an employee-owned company. Charles River Analytics became a 100% employee owned company through the introduction of an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) in 2012. “Our ESOP has been a huge success and has reinforced and strengthened an […]

Charles River Analytics Presents Semantic Search Framework for US Army at the LinkEd Workshop, Part of the International Semantic Web Conference

Charles River Analytics Inc., developer of intelligent systems solutions, presented a novel method to rapidly locate appropriate training materials for developing training systems at the 1st International Workshop on LINKed Education. The workshop was part of the 14th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC), which took place from October 11-15, 2015, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Charles River discussed […]

Charles River Analytics Presents a Soldier-Machine Interface for Controlling Robotic Leader-Follower Systems

Charles River Analytics and our teammate, 5D Robotics, are developing an intuitive soldier-machine interface for controlling robotic leader-follower systems in small team operations. The Multi-modal Interface for Natural Operator Teaming with Autonomous Robots, or MINOTAUR, fuses multiple proven leader-tracking and robot control technologies to provide a reliable, hands-free interface for Warfighters operating in challenging environments. […]

Charles River Analytics Aids US Army Medical Trainers with System to Improve Training Outcomes

Charles River Analytics, developer of intelligent systems solutions, announces a follow-on contract for a system to automatically sense indicators of cognitive workload for battlefield medics. Military medical personnel may be deployed to operational environments where their success in saving lives depends on their ability to act quickly and effectively, both as individuals and in teams. […]

Charles River Announces Recipients of Great Promise Award

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Charles River Analytics congratulates the winners of the Great Promise Award (GPA). The $500 award and offer for a second internship or permanent position is given annually to interns. Recipients for the 2015 GPA are: William K. (Decision Management Systems division) Johnny L. (Human Effectiveness division) Ian S. (Socio-Cognitive Systems division) Carl O. (Sensor Processing […]

Charles River Analytics to Develop Probabilistic Model-Based Programming Techniques for DARPA

Charles River Analytics, a developer of intelligent systems solutions, announces a contract to develop probabilistic model-based programming techniques for prediction, analysis, and control. These techniques will support the development of more robust and effective systems for DoD applications. The two-year contract awarded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is valued close to $1 […]

Charles River Analytics Technology Improving Therapy for Brain Injuries

Office for Naval Research Features MOVER Technology Developed by Charles River Analytics Charles River Analytics is developing technology for the Office of Naval Research (ONR) to improve therapy for patients with traumatic brain injuries. Mobile, Virtual Enhancements for Rehabilitation, or MOVER, aims to provide an easy, safe, and engaging way for patients to follow therapy […]

Charles River Analytics Presents its Vibrometry Interactive Build Environment

Charles River Analytics presents its Vibrometry Interactive Build Environment, or VIBE. This workbench runs targeted research experiments to extract features using a large variety of built-in features and run classifiers during online analysis in real-time. Charles River created VIBE to support the Air Force Research Laboratory with an automatic target recognition (ATR) researcher’s workbench to […]

Charles River Analytics Staff and Families Return to Thompson Island for Summer Outing

Charles River Analytics staff and their families celebrated another successful year with a return visit to Thompson Island, part of the Boston Harbor Islands National Park, on July 24, 2015. After crossing the Boston Harbor by ferry, attendees spent the day participating in outdoor games and activities in the fields or relaxing at the beach. […]

NASA Leverages Charles River Analytics to Improve Astronaut Mission Readiness

Charles River Analytics Inc., a developer of intelligent systems solutions, has announced a contract awarded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to measure and assess astronaut workload. The system for Cognitive Assessment and Prediction to Promote Individualized Capability Augmentation and Reduce Decrement, or CAPT PICARD, will measure, assess, and predict cognitive workload to […]

Charles River Analytics Presents R&D at Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics 2015

Charles River Analytics, a developer of intelligent systems solutions, is presenting recent research and development at the 6th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (2015 AHFE International). This year’s conference takes place from July 26-30, 2015, at Caesar’s Palace Hotel in Las Vegas, NV. At AHFE 2015, Charles River’s scientists and software engineers are […]

Advanced Mission Planning Tools Support Unmanned System Operators

Scientists and software engineers at Charles River Analytics created Advanced Mission Planning Tools, or AMPT, to address the challenges unmanned system operators face in response to evolving mission needs or changes in the environment. AMPT is a mission monitoring and decision aiding visualization framework to support these operators. It allows them to intuitively perceive system […]

Charles River Analytics Presents Data Collection and Analysis Toolkit and Network Data Visualization Research at Sunbelt

Charles River Analytics, a developer of intelligent systems solutions, presented its Renato data collection and analysis toolkit and network data visualization research at the Sunbelt Conference of the International Network for Social Network Analysis. Sunbelt took place from June 23 to 28, 2015, in Brighton, United Kingdom. “Sunbelt is the seminal conference in social network analytics research […]

Charles River Analytics Scientists Present Figaro, a Probabilistic Programming Language, at Information Fusion

Scientists from Charles River Analytics, a developer of intelligent systems solutions, presented the Figaro probabilistic programming language at the 18th International Conference on Information Fusion. The conference took place from July 6-9, 2015, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Washington DC. Charles River presented Reasoning on Resident Space Object Hierarchies Using Probabilistic Programming, a joint effort with […]

S-CAPS Toolkit Provides Socio-Cultural Analytics of Complex or Denied Environments

CAMBRIDGE, MA – Charles River Analytics, a developer of intelligent systems solutions, presents a case study of Socio-Cultural Assessment from Passive Sensing, or S-CAPS. The S-CAPS toolkit provides passive sensing of socio-cultural variables in austere or denied areas of operation, allowing commanders to assess socio-cultural variables through the explicit, consistent, and ubiquitous monitoring of pattern […]

Charles River Analytics Releases Version 2.2.1 of robot_localization Software

Charles River Analytics, a developer of intelligent systems solutions, announces the release of robot_localization 2.2.1, an open source software package for multi-sensor fusion. The software can be used to estimate the 3D pose, velocity, and linear acceleration of autonomous mobile robots. “Version 2.2.1 of robot_localization includes a number of significant enhancements, including improved accuracy, improved […]

Charles River Analytics Leads STEM Activities at WPI’s Touch Tomorrow

Charles River Analytics, a developer of intelligent systems solutions, led science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) activities at Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s TouchTomorrow, an annual festival for students aged 6 to 15 that focuses on science, technology, and robots. The festival took place on June 13, 2015, at WPI, and was free and open to the […]

Charles River Analytics Awarded ONR Contract for Seasonal Weather Probabilities Service

Charles River Analytics, a developer of intelligent systems solutions, announces a contract awarded by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) to develop a seasonal weather probabilities service. The US Navy is seeking tools for extended environmental forecasts, which can aid in planning missions, training schedules, and transit routes. Charles River Analytics is designing big data […]

Karen A. Harper Named President of Charles River Analytics Inc.

Cambridge-based defense contractor and intelligent systems provider Charles River Analytics announced today that Karen A. Harper has been named President, effective June 1. The announcement follows a year-long succession planning effort, culminating with Charles River’s current President, Dr. Greg Zacharias, retiring from the Company and taking on the role of Chief Scientist of the United States […]

Charles River Analytics Opens Additional Office Space at Cambridge Headquarters

Charles River Analytics, a developer of intelligent systems solutions, presented new office space to staff during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on April 14, 2015. The additional area on the second floor marks Charles River’s sixth expansion since it moved its headquarters to 625 Mt. Auburn Street in Cambridge, MA, in 2001. Don Reynolds, Vice President, Finance […]

Charles River Analytics Releases Figaro 3.0

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A Free, Open-Source Programming Language for Reasoning under Uncertainty Charles River Analytics, a developer of intelligent systems solutions, announces the release of Figaro 3.0, a probabilistic programming language that enables developers to create tools that help people make better decisions in the face of uncertainty. Figaro supports the development of rich probabilistic models and provides […]

Charles River Analytics Develops New Behavior Modeling Capabilities in Latest Contract for Missile Defense Agency

Charles River Analytics, a developer of intelligent systems solutions, announces a follow-on contract to develop behavior modeling capabilities for the Missile Defense Agency (MDA). The Modeling Operator Reasoning and Performance for Human-in-Control Simulation, or MORPHIC, effort provides tools for missile defense operators to create models of human behavior. The two-year contract is valued over $875,000. […]

Charles River Analytics Develops Improved Training System for Anti-Submarine Warfare

Charles River Analytics, a developer of intelligent systems solutions, announces a contract to improve sonar training for the US Navy. The system for Sonar Training, Motivation, Assessment, Tailoring, and Enhanced Remediation, or ST-MASTER, aims to improve sonar training and operation on ships conducting anti-submarine warfare (ASW). The 25-month follow-on contract is valued at just under […]

Charles River Analytics Sponsors and Presents Research at Cognitive Methods in Situation Awareness and Decision-Support Conference

Charles River Analytics, a developer of intelligent systems solutions, is sponsoring the 5th annual IEEE International Multi-Disciplinary Conference on Cognitive Methods in Situation Awareness and Decision Support (CogSIMA). Charles River is a multi-year sponsor of the conference, which brings together thought leaders from academia, industry and the military to develop an interdisciplinary approach to situation […]

Charles River Analytics Staff Describe Human Systems Challenges at NDIA Human Systems Conference

Senior staff from Charles River Analytics, a developer of intelligent systems solutions, identified issues in human systems at the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) 2015 Human Systems Conference, which took place February 10-11, 2015, at the Hilton Alexandria Old Town Hotel in Alexandria, Virginia. The theme of this year’s conference was Human Systems: Maintaining Our […]

Charles River Analytics’ Research Showcased at Conferences, Workshops, and Committees

In the second half of 2014, Charles River Analytics, a developer of intelligent systems solutions, participated in various conferences and committees: Advanced Maui Optical & Space Surveillance Technologies Conference American Political Science Association (APSA) Annual Meeting & Exhibition Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-14) BlackHat USA Conference on […]

Charles River Analytics Hosts Holiday Party at W Hotel

Charles River Analytics, a developer of intelligent systems solutions, hosted its annual holiday party. Staff and guests celebrated another successful year for the employee-owned company at the W Hotel in Boston, MA. Various food tasting stations were set up around the venue and guests could dine, dance, and socialize throughout the evening. Charles River has […]

Charles River Analytics Develops Adaptive, Game-Based Environment to Help US Air Force Provide More Powerful, Personalized Training

Charles River Analytics, a developer of intelligent systems solutions, announces a contract awarded by the US Air Force to design and demonstrate an adaptive game-based environment to help provide a more powerful and personalized training experience. The two-year contract is valued just under $750,000. Game-based training can provide a powerful, personalized, and motivating approach for […]

Charles River Analytics Scientists on Expert Panel on Surgical and Procedural Skill Decay at International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare

Scientists from Charles River Analytics, a developer of intelligent system solutions, presented research on surgical and procedural skill decay at an expert panel at the International Meeting for Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH). The conference is the premier educational and networking event for healthcare simulationists from all disciplines. It took place from January 10-14, 2015, at […]

Charles River Analytics Releases New Version of the Model Analyst’s Toolkit

Charles River Analytics, a developer of intelligent systems solutions, announces a new release of its Model Analyst’s Toolkit (MAT). MAT is a software application to help scientists create, analyze, refine, and validate complex scientific models using real-world data. “MAT provides a deep understanding of both data and models, creating better explanations of why a model […]

Scientists Present Tutorial on Probabilistic Programming with Figaro at AI Conference

Scientists from Charles River Analytics, a developer of intelligent system solutions, will present a tutorial on probabilistic programming at the Twenty-Ninth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-15). The conference will take place from January 25–30, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency in Austin, Texas. The tutorial will be presented by Dr. Avi Pfeffer, a principal scientist at Charles […]