Charles River Analytics to Develop Cyber Defense System for US Army

Charles River Analytics, developer of intelligent systems solutions, has announced a contract awarded by the US Army to design and build a cyber defense system that will help analyze cyber vulnerabilities and develop proactive defense strategies. The Cyber Attacker and Network Vulnerability Analysis and Simulation system, or CANVAS, is a two-year follow-on contract valued at […]

CyMod™ Provides a Tool for Cyber Behavior Modeling

Simulated image for cyber security for Charles River Analytics CYMOD project.

Charles River Analytics presents CyMod™, a cyber modeling and reactive agent framework that provides a tool for integrating intelligent cyber adversaries into simulation environments. Training, mission rehearsal, and wargaming are key components of pro-active cyber defense and operations. Cyber defense includes detecting and defending against both network and social engineering attacks. CyMod enables the development of […]

Charles River Analytics Supports IARPA in Program to Detect Security Risks

Image from Prime project from Charles River Analytics

Charles River Analytics Inc., developer of intelligent systems solutions, has announced a contract supporting the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) in the Scientific advances to Continuous Insider Threat Detection (SCITE) Program. IARPA’s program seeks to develop and test methods for detecting insider threats, which are security risks originating from individuals with malicious intentions within […]

Charles River Analytics Develops a Non-contact System to Unobtrusively Measure Physiological Signals

Image from Charles River Analytics project SOMBA.

Charles River Analytics Inc. presents its Stand-Off Multispectral Biometric Assay, or SOMBA, a non-contact system to unobtrusively measure physiological signals, which can then be translated into indicators for health, identification, and psychological state. SOMBA can be used to assess physiological signals without any physical contact with the individual being assessed, yielding meaningful information about human […]

We’re at I/ITSEC 2016 this Week!

We’re at the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) from November 28 through December 2. I/ITSEC is the world’s largest modeling, simulation, and training conference, and will take place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. Charles River will be at Booth #1159. Visit our I/ITSEC page to learn more about the demos, […]

Meet Charles River Analytics at I/ITSEC

Meet representatives from Charles River Analytics Inc. at the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) to view demos, learn about our capabilities, or discuss how we can be your partner in innovation. I/ITSEC is the world’s largest modeling, simulation, and training conference, and will take place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, […]

Charles River Analytics Leads Team as Part of IARPA Program to Forecast Cyberattacks

Charles River Analytics, developer of intelligent systems solutions, has announced a contract supporting the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) in predicting cyberattacks. These attacks are a growing problem that cause over $300 billion in system recovery and data losses each year. Predicting attacks before they occur would be a decisive advantage. IARPA is seeking […]

Charles River Analytics Demonstrates MINOTAUR Soldier-Machine Interface for Robotic-Leader Follower Systems during Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory Challenge

Charles River Analytics Inc., developer of intelligent systems solutions, demonstrated its MINOTAUR soldier-machine interface at the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory’s 2016 Intuitive Robotic Operator Control of Autonomous Behaviors (IROC-A) Challenge. The event was held from October 24-28, 2016, at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center in Butlerville, Indiana. MINOTAUR is an intuitive interface for controlling robotic leader-follower […]

Sherlock Enables Rapid Data Collection, Analysis, and Visualization, to Promote High-Level Reasoning about Human States

Sherlock™ from Charles River Analytics Inc., a developer of intelligent systems solutions, is an open and extensible software and hardware platform that enables users to rapidly prototype applications that collect, analyze, visualize, and reason about human physiological, neurological, and behavioral states. The Sherlock platform enables rapid integration of custom or commercially available off-the-shelf hardware components […]

Charles River Analytics Teams with 5D Robotics to Develop Soldier-Machine Interface for US Army

Charles River Analytics Inc., developer of intelligent systems solutions, has announced a follow-on award for a soldier-machine interface for the US Army. Charles River Analytics will continue to team with 5D Robotics to develop an intuitive interface for controlling robotic leader-follower systems in small team operations. The Multi-Modal Interface for Natural Operator Teaming with Autonomous […]

Principal Software Engineer at Charles River Analytics Co-Authors Book on Practical XMPP

David Koelle, Principal Software Engineer at Charles River Analytics, has co-authored Practical XMPP, available from Packt Publishing. The book guides readers through the development and deployment of services that use the Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP), formerly known as the Jabber protocol. XMPP is a set of standards that underlies many of the chat and […]

Charles River Analytics’ Semantic Search Technology Successfully Tested for US Army

Charles River Analytics Inc., developer of intelligent systems solutions, has announced the successful evaluation of a novel semantic-based search tool to aid the authoring of intelligent tutoring systems for the US Army. The Army continually creates new training materials as new weapons, equipment, and procedures are adopted and as training methods and technologies advance. Authors […]

Charles River Analytics Announces Recipients of 2016 Great Promise Awards

Charles River Analytics, developer of intelligent systems solutions, announces the recipients of its 2016 Great Promise Awards, or GPA. All interns eligible for the GPA are evaluated on several factors, including a performance evaluation and critique of a final presentation. “The goal of our GPA program is to identify exceptional talent early on that we […]

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

Charles River Analytics, developer of intelligent systems solutions, celebrated its fourth year as an employee-owned company during its annual ESOPtoberfest event. Charles River Analytics became a 100% employee-owned company in 2012, through the introduction of an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP). Learn more about Charles River’s ESOP.

NASA Awards Charles River Analytics Additional Funding to Improve Astronaut Mission Readiness

Charles River Analytics Inc., a developer of intelligent systems solutions, has announced a follow-on 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 […]

Charles River Analytics Celebrates a Successful Year during Summer Outing

Charles River Analytics, developer of intelligent systems solutions, celebrated another successful year during its annual summer outing. Staff and their families attended a party at the Charles Hotel nearby in Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA. Entertainment included a live band, raffle, and prizes. “We like to show our appreciation to staff and their families, as well […]

Charles River Analytics Presents Healthcare Support and Training at Medical Health Systems Research Symposium

Charles River Analytics, developer of intelligent systems solutions, presented its healthcare support and training technology at the Medical Health Systems Research Symposium (MHSRS). The symposium took place from August 15-18, 2016, at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Kissimmee, FL. Dr. Bethany Bracken presented a Second Validation of a System to Monitor, Extract, and […]

Charles River Analytics Improves Sensor Fusion Systems for Missile Defense Agency

Charles River Analytics, developer of intelligent systems solutions, has announced a follow-on contract to improve the performance of sensor fusion systems in ballistic missile defense systems for the Missile Defense Agency (MDA). In the Adaptive Management and Mitigation of Uncertainty in Fusion effort, or AMMUF, Charles River is improving how sensor fusion systems are built […]

“Modeling Causality in Sociocultural Systems using Ensemble Methods” Awarded Best Paper at Cross-Cultural Decision Making 2016

Scientists and software engineers from Charles River Analytics were honored with a Best Paper award at the Cross-Cultural Decision Making (CCDM) Conference. CCDM is held in affiliation with the 7th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (2016 AHFE International), which is taking place from July 27-31, 2016, at Walt Disney World’s Swan and Dolphin […]

Dr. Avi Pfeffer Named Chief Scientist of Charles River Analytics Inc.

Dr. Avi Pfeffer, Chief Scientist at Charles River Analytics.

Cambridge-based defense contractor and intelligent systems provider, Charles River Analytics, announced today that Dr. Avi Pfeffer has been named Chief Scientist. The announcement of Pfeffer’s new role follows as the company continues to grow its core science and technology (S&T) business across a range of intelligent systems technologies. “Avi’s contributions to Charles River’s technology base […]

Charles River Analytics Presents R&D at Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics 2016

Charles River Analytics, a developer of intelligent systems solutions, will present recent research and development at the 7th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (2016 AHFE International). This year’s conference will take place from July 27-31, 2016, at Walt Disney World’s Swan and Dolphin Hotel in Orlando, FL. Charles River has been committed to […]

Charles River Analytics Employs Big Data Machine Learning in Seasonal Weather Forecasting Tool Service for ONR

Charles River Analytics, developer of intelligent systems solutions, announces a follow-on contract awarded by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) to develop a seasonal weather forecasting tool. The US Navy is seeking tools to generate forecasts of the probability that conditions are different from the long-term average climatology or mission-specific thresholds. Charles River Analytics is […]

Department of Homeland Security S&T Awards Charles River Analytics $500,000 for Predictive Malware Defense Research

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has awarded $500,000 to Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Charles River Analytics Inc. to develop malware defense technology that will alert and empower information technology (IT) administrators to fend off an impending cyberattack. The technology can predict next-stage developments in malware evolution, making it possible for administrators […]

Charles River Analytics Expands into Environmental Modeling with a Decision-Support System for the US Army

Charles River Analytics Inc., developer of intelligent systems solutions, has announced its expansion into environmental modeling with a Phase II effort for the US Army Small Business Innovation Research Program. In the Contamination and Lasting Effects Analysis for Negative Substances and Elements, or CLEANSE, effort, Charles River is creating a decision-support tool to improve the efficiency […]

Charles River Analytics Develops Intuitive and Efficient Mission Planning Tools for the US Navy

Charles River Analytics, developer of intelligent systems solutions, announces a follow-on contract for the US Navy to create more effective mission planning tools for Navy pilots. Current mission planning interfaces are difficult to understand and use, so few operators harness the full power of advanced planning systems. Under the Intuitive User Interfaces for Task-Tailored planning […]

Charles River Analytics Awarded Two Contracts for DARPA’s RSPACE Program in Distributed Planning and Assessment for Air Operations

Charles River Analytics Inc. is partnering on two contracts to support the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in the Resilient Synchronized Planning and Assessment for the Contested Environment (RSPACE) program. The program aims to develop software decision aids to assist command and control operators in managing complex military operations. If communication is limited, small […]

Charles River Analytics Develops Virtual Environment-based Training Tools for US Navy

Charles River Analytics Inc., developer of intelligent systems solutions, announces a follow-on contract for the US Navy to develop more efficient training tools in virtual environments. Shiphandling Educator Assistant for Managing Assessments in Training Environments, or SEAMATE, supports experienced instructors as they monitor and interact with larger numbers of students in the classroom, increasing training […]

Practical Probabilistic Programming with Figaro

Dr. Avi Pfeffer, Principal Scientist at Charles River Analytics, presented Practical Probabilistic Programming with Figaro at the Machine Learning Conference on May 20, 2016. Figaro is a free, open-source probabilistic programming language for probabilistic modeling. Learn more about Figaro. View the presentation:    

Charles River Analytics Develops Novel, Game-based Methods for the National Science Foundation

Charles River Analytics developed a proof-of-concept of Trains of Thought for the National Science Foundation. Trains of Thought is a game and curriculum module to teach STEM and entrepreneurship skills to high school students. The approach combines: Proven educational research (preparation for future learning and guided experiential learning with scaffolding) A popular, open-source business simulation […]

Machine Learning Conference Chair Interviews Charles River Scientist on Practical Probabilistic Programming with Figaro

Dr. Avi Pfeffer, Chief Scientist at Charles River Analytics.

The technical chair of the Machine Learning Conference interviewed Charles River’s Principal Scientist, Dr. Avi Pfeffer, on his upcoming talk. Dr. Pfeffer will discuss Practical Probabilistic Programming with Figaro on May 20, 2016. The Machine Learning Conference will take place at the Columbia Tower Club in Seattle, WA. Figaro is a free, open-source probabilistic programming language […]

Charles River Analytics Develops an Adaptive Game-Based Environment for Personalized Training

Charles River Analytics presents its adaptive game-based environment for powerful, personalized training. The US Air Force is seeking more efficient and cost-effective tools for constructing game-based maintenance training. To address this challenge, Charles River developed Maintenance Training based on an Adaptive Game-Based Environment using a Pedagogic Interpretation Engine, or MAGPIE. MAGPIE combines an integrated suite […]

Charles River Analytics Presents R&D at the Inaugural Global Brain Health and Performance Summit

Charles River Analytics, developer of intelligent systems solutions, will present recent projects at the Inaugural Global Brain Health and Performance Summit. The summit brings together top scientists in academia, government, and industry to discuss the latest innovations in human development. It will take place at the Ohio State University in Columbus, OH, from May 11-13, 2016. […]

Charles River Analytics Presents R&D at SPIE Defense & Commercial Sensing

Charles River Analytics, developer of intelligent systems solutions, presented several projects at SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing, which took place from April 17-21, 2016, in Baltimore, MD. The conference is the leading global sensing and imaging event for defense and commercial applications Camille Monnier, Senior Scientist at Charles River, served on the Unmanned Systems Technology program […]

Charles River Analytics Presents Crowd-sourced Formal Verification Integration Framework

Charles River Analytics presents a framework for managing, deploying, and analyzing crowdsourcing tools for formal software verification, as part of DARPA’s Crowd-Sourced Formal Verification (CSFV) program. Software should go through formal verification (FV) to ensure that mission-essential software is free from disruptive errors and security vulnerabilities. The CSFV program has been building games that break down […]

Charles River Analytics Introduces Structured Factored Inference in Figaro 4.0, a Free, Open-Source Programming Language

Charles River Analytics, developer of intelligent system solutions, announces the release of Figaro 4.0, a probabilistic programming language that helps people effectively reason, learn, and make decisions in the face of uncertainty. Figaro 4.0 includes many new features, including a new technique called Structured Factored Inference (SFI), an alternative means of reasoning on a model. SFI decomposes […]

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

Charles River Analytics is proud to announce it is a Demonstration Patron of the 2016 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 aims to bring together those in academia, industry, and the military to develop an interdisciplinary approach […]

Charles River Analytics Scientist Delivers Keynote at University of Buffalo’s Ontological Approaches to Sensor Data Analysis Conference

Erik Thomsen, a principal scientist at Charles River Analytics, was invited to deliver the opening keynote at the Ontological Approaches to Sensor Data Analysis conference, which took place at the University of Buffalo from May 19-20, 2016. Thomsen discussed Composable Event Frames for the Integrated Analysis of Sensor Data and Natural Language, as part of the conference’s […]

Charles River Analytics Scientists Invited to Discuss R&D at NDIA Human Systems Conference

Staff from Charles River Analytics, developer of intelligent systems solutions, discussed recent research and developments in human systems at the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) 2016 Human Systems Conference. The keynote was delivered by Dr. Greg Zacharias, Chief Scientist of the US Air Force and former President of Charles River Analytics, on this year’s theme, Valuing […]

Office of Naval Research Enlists Charles River Analytics for Navy Tactical Cloud

Charles River Analytics Inc. has announced a contract awarded by the Office of Naval Research as part of the Navy Tactical Cloud effort, which brings big data capabilities to the warfighting environment. Charles River will develop Navalytics, a framework for probabilistic, multi-source naval analytics and analytic services, to provide a way to rapidly develop and […]

Charles River Analytics Announces Cambridge Headquarters Office Expansion

Charles River Analytics Inc., developer of intelligent systems solutions, has announced an office expansion that will roughly double the size of its Cambridge headquarters by 2018, covering 83,177 square feet. This additional space marks the seventh time Charles River has expanded to accommodate new growth since 2001, when the company moved its headquarters to 625 […]

Charles River Analytics Recruiting Interns for 2016

Charles River Analytics Inc., developer of intelligent systems, is now recruiting interns for 2016. Openings are available in all four divisions—Decision Management Systems, Human Effectiveness, Sensor Processing and Networking, and Socio-Cognitive Systems—for candidates with successful academic backgrounds in: Computer science Cognitive engineering Artificial intelligence Software engineering, or Applied mathematics   At Charles River, interns work […]

Charles River Analytics Scientists Invited to Present Healthcare Support and Training Systems at International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare

Scientists from Charles River Analytics, developer of intelligent systems solutions, were invited to present recent efforts in healthcare support and training at the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare (IMSH). This year’s event took place from January 16-20, 2016, in San Diego, CA. Dr. Peter Weyhrauch, Principal Scientist at Charles River, presented the Tourniquet Master […]

Charles River Analytics Hosts Holiday Party at Revere Hotel

On January 8, 2016, Charles River Analytics, developer of intelligent systems solutions, hosted its annual holiday party. Staff and guests celebrated another successful year, including its third anniversary as an employee-owned company, at the Revere Hotel in Boston, MA. Charles River’s President, Karen A. Harper, welcomed all and thanked staff and their families for their […]