Cyber Vaccine™: Patent Pending for Charles River Analytics’ Cyber Defense Invention

Charles River Analytics Inc., developer of intelligent systems solutions, has announced a patent pending for Cyber Vaccine™, a tool developed by Charles River staff to predict and defend against cyberattacks. In 2016, US companies and government agencies suffered over 1,000 data breaches. In 2017, the number of incidents surpassed 1,500, over a 40% increase than […]

Advanced Human Interfaces to Training Technology

Advances in training technology are exciting—it’s tempting to invest right away. However, if you don’t first assess the impact of the technology on training transfer, new technology can provide little benefit… or worse, it can interfere with learning and reduce performance. By observing, analyzing, and measuring trainee and trainer decision making and behaviors, our scientists and […]

Human Performance Monitoring, Planning, and Management

When personnel from your training program are selected by leaders to work in high-stress jobs, everyone involved needs to know that your personnel are ready to perform. Our scientists and engineers have specifically developed processes, software, and hardware to measure and evaluate how well a trainee will perform when facing the pressures that occur in […]

Adaptive Training

Simulated image from MAGPIE Project from Charles River Analytics

Even in standalone part-task or computer-based training, the time that trainees engage with the system is the most expensive element of your training investment. These costs escalate as your organization leverages distributed, simulation-based training. Charles River Analytics develops adaptive and cost-effective training solutions that ensure trainees stay engaged and achieve the desired transfer of skills […]

Saving Lives with Augmented Reality: Charles River Analytics AR Software Trains Combat Medics for Casualty Care

Charles River Analytics Inc., developer of intelligent systems solutions, has received additional funding from the US Department of Defense (DoD) to develop Medical Augmented Reality for Combat Casualty Care (MARC). MARC provides augmented reality (AR), in-situ, Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TC3) training and assessment during live, force-on-force training. Charles River is leading a team that […]

Protecting Warfighters with Drone Swarms: Charles River Analytics’ Mike Farry Presents at Human-Machine Teaming Workshop

Mike Farry, Principal Scientist and Vice President, Socio-Cognitive Systems, delivered an invited talk on the novel opportunities provided by robotic swarms at MIT Lincoln Laboratory’s Human-Machine Collaboration for National Security Workshop. Alongside other commercial, government, and academic contributors, Farry discussed how the massive potential of swarms can be best harnessed to bolster national security. “The focus of my […]

Quitting Smoking with Virtual Reality: Charles River Analytics Tackles Nicotine Dependency with CESSATION System

Charles River Analytics Inc., developer of intelligent systems solutions, has received additional funding from the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) to build our Constructed Environments for Successfully Sustaining Abstinence Through Immersive and On-Demand Treatment (CESSATION) virtual reality (VR) system. CESSATION uses behavioral therapies in VR to better combat nicotine dependency and mitigate relapse. We have […]

Your Partner in Innovation: Charles River Analytics to Demo AI Tech at I/ITSEC 2018

Charles River Analytics Inc., developer of intelligent systems solutions, will showcase our adaptive training, human performance, and advanced human interface solutions at I/ITSEC 2018, the world’s largest modeling, simulation, and training event. Held in Orlando, Florida, from November 26-30, I/ITSEC 2018 will consist of paper presentations, tutorials, workshops, an exhibit hall, and a serious games competition. […]

The Winners Are… Charles River Analytics Recognizes 2018 Great Promise Award Recipients

Charles River Analytics Inc., developer of intelligent systems solutions, congratulates the recipients of its 2018 Great Promise Award (GPA)! Our GPA program identifies exceptional interns and fosters their development and retention. GPA winners are offered employment options with our growing team, ranging from an automatic return internship next summer to full-time employment with Charles River […]

The Face of Employee Ownership at Charles River Analytics: New England Chapter of the ESOP Association Names David Koelle 2019 Employee Owner of the Year!

Charles River Analytics Inc, developer of intelligent systems solutions, proudly announces that the New England Chapter of the ESOP Association named our Principal Software Engineer, David Koelle, the 2019 Employee Owner of the Year! David Koelle announced as the 2019 Employee Owner of the Year “I’m honored to receive the award,” said Koelle. “I am fortunate to […]

The Talk about Cyber Security: Charles River Analytics Linguistics-Inspired HAMLET Tool Analyzes Potential Firmware Vulnerabilities, Can Help Prevent Attacks

The US military uses countless commodity IT products, such as printers, PCs, and mobile phones. These devices’ components are often built overseas and delivered to the military with little oversight, creating a significant risk of exploitable vulnerabilities. Under DARPA’s VET program, we developed the HAMLET tool to address this risk. The HAMLET tool analyzes potential vulnerabilities in firmware and other […]

Democratizing Machine Intelligence: Charles River Analytics Sponsors Machine Intelligence Conference

Charles River Analytics Inc., developer of intelligent systems solutions, is proud to be a sponsor of the Machine Intelligence Conference, which will take place at MIT’s Media Lab on November 3rd. “The Machine Intelligence Community is a Boston-based organization dedicated to democratizing knowledge and building community around machine intelligence,” said Daniel Pechi, an intern in our Decision […]

Charles River Analytics to Discuss Adaptive Software Systems at OCEANS 2018

Charles River Analytics Inc., developer of intelligent systems solutions, will discuss adaptive software systems at the OCEANS Conference & Exposition on October 25, 2018 in Charleston, SC. We’ll present our work on “Adapting Autonomous Ocean Vehicle Software Systems to Changing Environments.” The event brings together 2,000 of the world’s leading marine professionals in an active coastal setting […]

Human-Machine Teaming on the Battlefield: Improving Warfighter Safety with Drone Swarms

Charles River Analytics Inc., developer of intelligent systems solutions, has been awarded a contract option as part of DARPA’s Offensive Swarm-Enabled Tactics (OFFSET) program. Under our Swarm Algorithms and Tactics for Urban Reconnaissance and Isolation (SATURN) option effort, we will now integrate SATURN capabilities into the overall OFFSET program. These capabilities provide heterogeneous swarms of […]

Charles River Analytics Demonstrates Traumatic Injury Prediction App at TATRC Open House

Charles River Analytics, developer of intelligent systems solutions, returned to the U.S. Army Telemedicine & Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC) open house to demonstrate our EPIC3 traumatic injury prediction app. The event took place September 12th at the TATRC Mobile Health Innovation Center (mHIC) outside of Augusta, GA. The TATRC mHIC campus hosted 300+ attendees and featured technology demonstrations on […]

Demonstrating Our Stress and Fatigue Analysis Toolkit at Simulation Innovation Workshop

Dr. Victor Middleton, our partner on the Dynamic Representation for Evaluating the Effect of Moderators and Stress on Performance (DREEMS) effort, presented our toolkit that analyzes fatigue and other stressors at the Simulation Interoperability Standards Organization (SISO) 2018 Fall Simulation Innovation Workshop. With the DREEMS toolkit, the US Army can significantly improve its understanding of how […]

US Navy Taps Charles River Analytics to Build System that Assesses Cognitive Workload to Improve Warfighting Effectiveness

Charles River Analytics Inc., developer of intelligent systems solutions, has been awarded additional funding from the US Navy to build SEAHAWK, a system that assesses cognitive workload. The nine-month contract is valued at $1 million, if all options are exercised. “The Navy is always developing new technologies to improve warfighting effectiveness,” said Dr. Bethany Bracken, […]

Charles River Staff Have Fun at the Annual Summer Outing

Charles River Analytics, developer of intelligent systems solutions, celebrated another successful year during its annual summer outing. Staff and their families returned to the Commander’s Mansion in Watertown, MA. Charles River scientists, engineers, and support staff play as hard as they work. This year, employees and their families enjoyed balloon animals, face painting, fried dough, […]

Engineering Intelligence for Space: Meet Charles River Analytics at AMOS

Meet staff from Charles River Analytics, developer of intelligent systems solutions, at the Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies Conference (AMOS). Space has become a more contested, congested, and competitive international playing field. It is more important than ever that US agencies maintain space situational awareness (SSA)—the ability to monitor, understand, and predict the […]

We Want You! Charles River to Recruit New Staff at Career Fairs

Charles River Analytics Inc., developer of intelligent systems solutions, will attend several college career fairs in fall 2018. We have career openings in all four divisions: Decision Management Systems; Human Effectiveness; Sensing, Perception, and Applied Robotics; and Socio-Cognitive Systems. What we do at Charles River matters—we connect smart and creative people with state-of-the-art technology to develop unique […]

EPIC3 Improves Casualty Care to Save Soldiers’ Lives

Charles River Analytics Inc., developer of intelligent systems solutions, has received additional funding from the US Army to build a traumatic injury prediction mobile app. Ensemble Prediction for Combat Casualty Care (EPIC3) can reduce the number of preventable deaths from battlefield injuries by resolving the issues faced by medics in the field. The 29-month contract […]

The Secrets of Climate Forecasting: Charles River’s COMPASS Weather Tool Can Make Military Planning Easier

Charles River Analytics, developer of intelligent systems solutions, created a weather and climate forecasting tool to improve mission planning for the US Navy. Current Navy forecasting systems and mission planning tools rely exclusively on short-term forecasts or long-term statistical climate products to inform operational plans. Substituting short-term forecasts and statistical climate data with long-range forecasts […]

Giving Back to Boston: Staff from Charles River Analytics Volunteer at Cradles to Crayons

Staff from Charles River Analytics, developer of intelligent systems solutions, organized a volunteering event in July at Cradles to Crayons in Boston. The nonprofit organization aims to make life easier for children in need. Staff collected donations for the organization, such as clothing and school supplies. According to the US Census Bureau, 21 percent of the population […]

Charles River Analytics Develops Behavior Modeling Tools for Missile Defense Agency

Charles River Analytics Inc., developer of intelligent systems solutions, announces additional funding to build behavior modeling capabilities for the Missile Defense Agency (MDA). The two-year contract for Modeling Operator Reasoning and Performance for Human-in-Control Simulation (MORPHIC) is valued at $1 million. Under the MORPHIC effort, Charles River will provide tools for missile defense analysts to […]

Charles River Analytics Applies Linguistic Grammars to Cyber Resiliency Requirements in DARPA’s CASE Program

Charles River Analytics Inc., developer of intelligent systems solutions, is applying systemic functional grammars to increase cyber resilience under a program for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The four-year contract for Grammar-Based Elicitation and Analysis of Requirements for Cyber Assured Systems Engineering (GearCASE) effort is valued at $3.2 million with options. Charles River […]

Charles River Analytics Invited to Present at International Systemic Functional Congress

Charles River Analytics has been invited to present at the 2018 International Systemic Functional Congress (ISFC 2018), held at Boston College from July 23-27, 2018. This year’s theme is (re)Imagining the Future: Expanding Resources and Making Connections. The paper, “Interfacing Systemic Functional Grammars with Frame Semantics,” was authored by Jeremy Dohmann (Harvard University and Charles […]

Meet Us at AHFE: Charles River Analytics Presents R&D at Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics 2018

Charles River Analytics, developer of intelligent systems solutions, will present recent research and development at the 9th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (2018 AHFE International). This year’s conference will take place from July 21-25, 2018, in Orlando, FL. Charles River has been committed to expanding and improving the field of human factors for […]

Charles River Analytics Working with Raytheon BBN on AI and Machine Learning Effort for DARPA

DARPA effort will help military planners understand and address conflict Charles River Analytics Inc., developer of intelligent systems solutions, is working with Raytheon BBN to develop modeling software that helps military planners understand and address conflict. Charles River Analytics and Raytheon BBN will use artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to develop tools for the […]

Charles River Analytics Selected by DARPA to Develop Swarm System for Warfighters Engaged in Urban Operations

Charles River Analytics Inc., developer of intelligent systems solutions, has been selected by DARPA to design, develop, and evaluate swarm tactics, primitives, and algorithms that support warfighters in urban operations. As part of DARPA’s Offensive Swarm-Enabled Tactics (OFFSET) program, Charles River is one of the sprinter teams chosen to develop tactics for successful swarm deployment. […]

Science Meets Mindfulness: Brain Imaging and Behavior features Charles River Analytics Study

Mindfulness training teaches us to focus on the present moment and minimize distraction from competing thoughts and memories. This training improves working memory and increases density in the hippocampus (the part of the brain that links memory, learning, and emotion). In this study, Dr. Seth Elkin-Frankston of Charles River Analytics and other researchers examined whether […]

Charles River Analytics Presents fNIRS Device at International Neuroergonomics Conference

Charles River Analytics, developer of intelligent systems solutions, will discuss development of a functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) device at the International Neuroergonomics Conference, which takes place from June 27-29, 2018, in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Bethany Bracken, Senior Scientist, will discuss the development and refinement of a fNIRS device. Topics include: Design and refinement of our custom […]

US Navy Awards Charles River Analytics Additional Funding to Develop Intuitive and Efficient Mission Planning Tools

Charles River Analytics, developer of intelligent systems solutions, announces a new contract to create more effective mission planning tools for Navy pilots. Current mission planning interfaces are difficult to understand and use, so many operators do not harness the full power of advanced planning systems. Under the Intuitive User Interfaces for Task-Tailored Planning (INTUIT) contract, […]

Charles River Analytics Awarded Two Army Contracts to Predict Faults in Military Operations Systems

Charles River Analytics Inc., developer of intelligent systems solutions, has announced two follow-on contracts in predictive systems health maintenance for the US Army. Under the E-MC2 and POWERED efforts, Charles River will use our Figaro™ technology to help predict resource gaps and faults in military operations systems. Figaro is Charles River’s open-source, probabilistic programming language for […]

Charles River Analytics Incorporates Game Theory and Cyber Modeling in Cyber Defense Tool for US Air Force

Charles River Analytics Inc., developer of intelligent systems solutions, is building a cyber defense tool for the US Air Force. Under the Game-Theoretic Reasoning and Analysis of Vulnerability (GRAVITY) effort, Charles River is identifying vulnerabilities in strategic systems and increasing these systems’ resilience to cyberattacks. Modern adversaries are advancing their proficiency in cyberattacks against US […]

DARPA Awards Charles River Analytics Contract to Build Smartphone App that Detects Warfighter Illness and Injury

Charles River Analytics Inc., developer of intelligent systems solutions, has been selected as a prime contractor under DARPA’s Warfighter Analytics using Smartphones for Health (WASH) program, performing under both technical areas. Early detection of illness and injury often yields a better prognosis. For example, if left undetected, infectious diseases can spread quickly through a population, […]

Safer Cycling through Connectivity with the MAIN-ST System

Charles River Analytics developed the MAIN-ST system to improve bicycle safety by bringing cyclists onto the connected vehicle and infrastructure networks. “Using a combination of commercially available hardware and custom software algorithms and processing methods, we can provide cyclists with multiple tiers of safety. This includes passive safety where the cyclists’ location and behaviors are […]

Charles River Analytics Develops Medical Simulation and Tutoring System for US Army

Charles River Analytics Inc., developer of intelligent systems solutions, is building a medical simulation and tutoring system for the US Army, designed to improve medical training and patient care. As part of a two-year contract valued near $1.5 million, Charles River is partnering with Professors Frank Ritter and Chris Garrison of the Pennsylvania State University […]

Charles River Analytics Develops Tool under DARPA’s Hallmark Program: PICASSA Helps Military Commanders Understand Potential Threats and Protect Space Assets

Charles River Analytics Inc., developer of intelligent systems solutions, was awarded a contract worth $1.3 million to help US military Commanders better understand potential threats in space. Military commanders face an enormous challenge in situational awareness and command of control of assets in the space domain, which includes thousands of objects traveling up to 17,000 […]

The Gray Zone: Charles River Analytics to Develop BELIEVES Deterrence Toolset for DARPA

Charles River Analytics Inc., developer of intelligent systems solutions, is investigating tools for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to help navigate the complexities of the “Gray Zone.” Charles River is researching methods that would improve Department of Defense analysis of potential deterrence strategies in the Gray Zone. The two-year contract is valued at […]

Charles River Analytics Presents AR/MR Display for Space Situational Awareness at the Space Symposium

Charles River Analytics Inc, developer of intelligent systems solutions, will present its Space Battle Management Command and Control (SBMC2) mixed reality application at BAE Systems’ booth at the 34th Space Symposium. Charles River will demonstrate the SOLAR application as an integrated front-end operator-facing component built upon BAE Systems’ space battle management command and control (SBMC2) testbed. […]

Charles River Analytics Presents New fNIRS Device at Brain Health and Performance Summit

Charles River Analytics, developer of intelligent systems solutions, will discuss development of a functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) device at the 2018 Brain Health and Performance Summit, which takes place from April 4-6, 2018, in Columbus, OH. Dr. Bethany Bracken, Senior Scientist will discuss the development and refinement of this device. Topics include: Design and refinement of our […]

Charles River Analytics Presents Medical Technology at the International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care

Charles River Analytics Inc, developer of intelligent systems solutions, will present efforts in healthcare support and training at the 2018 International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care. The symposium centers on issues and challenges in health care human factors and takes place in Boston, MA, from March 26-28, 2018. “We are looking forward […]

Meet Charles River Analytics HR Recruiters at MIT Career Fair

Meet HR representatives from Charles River Analytics, a developer of intelligent systems solutions, at the MIT Spring Career Fair. The fair takes place at MIT’s Johnson Athletics Center and Rockwell Cage in Cambridge, MA, on April 4, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information on the event, visit MIT’s Spring Career Fair page. Charles […]

Meet Charles River Analytics at Navy FST!

Meet representatives from Charles River Analytics Inc. at the Navy Forum for SBIR/STTR Transition (FST), which takes place at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, MD, from April 9-11, 2018. Charles River will be in booth #138. We will highlight the following efforts at Navy FST: Advanced Mission Display and Planning […]

SAUCE and Security: Charles River Analytics Awarded Contract to Model Domestic and Global Issues, such as Food Insecurity

Charles River Analytics Inc., developer of intelligent systems solutions, has announced a four-year contract valued over $4.4 million, awarded by the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) as part of its World Modelers program. Charles River will develop technology that helps analysts model national and global security threats—called Sensitivity Analysis of Uncertainty in Causal Environments (SAUCE). […]

US Air Force Praises Charles River Analytics Game-Based Training Environment: “Virtual Solution Could Revolutionize Aircraft Maintenance Training”

Charles River Analytics Inc., developer of intelligent systems solutions, has announced a two-year, $2 million Phase III contract to enhance the capabilities of its game-based maintenance training environment for the US Air Force. The Air Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL) Small Business Office recently praised Charles River’s Maintenance Training based on an Adaptive Game-Based Environment using […]

Charles River Analytics Hosts Annual Post-Holiday Party

Charles River Analytics Inc., developer of intelligent systems solutions, hosted its annual after holiday party for staff and guests to celebrate another successful year, including the fifth anniversary as an employee-owned company. This year’s event was held at the Foundation Room in the House of Blues in Boston. The event began with dinner and cocktails, with […]

US Army Awards Charles River Analytics Additional Funding to Develop Tourniquet Training System

Charles River Analytics Inc., developer of intelligent systems solutions, has received additional funding to develop its Tourniquet Master Training (TMT) system. TMT provides training on tourniquet technology to Warfighters who treat injuries on the battlefield. The two-and-a-half-year contract was awarded by the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command with a value of $1 million. […]

Senior Scientist Invited to Present Autonomous Mobile Marine Meteorological System at International Oceanography Conference

Charles River Analytics Inc., developer of intelligent systems solutions, proudly announces that Dr. Arjuna Balasuriya, one of our Senior Scientists, was invited to the Second International Conference on Oceanography in the Bay of Bengal, which took place during January 10-11, 2018, in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Dr. Balasuriya presented our autonomous mobile marine meteorological system called Smart […]

Announcing Scruff™: Chief Scientist Unveils New Probabilistic Cognitive Architecture at AAAI-18

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

Charles River Analytics Inc., developer of intelligent systems solutions, proudly announces that Dr. Avi Pfeffer, our Chief Scientist, will present a new type of probabilistic cognitive architecture during an invited talk at a Declarative Learning-Based Programming workshop. The workshop is held in conjunction with the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence’s Thirty-Second Conference on […]

Charles River Analytics Develops System for US Army to Help Medics Master Skills

Charles River Analytics Inc., developer of intelligent systems solutions, has announced an additional two-year US Army contract valued at $1 million to field-test, refine, and transition a system to automatically sense indicators of cognitive workload. Under a previous Army contract, Charles River Analytics developed a system to improve training by Monitoring, Extracting, and Decoding Indicators […]

Charles River Analytics Game-Based Virtual Environment Enhances Aircraft Maintenance Training

A game-based virtual environment developed by Charles River Analytics is featured in an US Air Force article on improving aircraft maintenance training. Charles River is teaming with Sheppard Air Force Base’s Instructional Technology Unit and the 365th Training Squadron to enhance training with the MAGPIE virtual environment. Read more in the article, Sheppard ITU, 365th […]

Assessing Human Cognitive State in Real-World Environments: Senior Scientist Chairs Special Session at BIOSTEC

Dr. Bethany Bracken, Senior Scientist at from Charles River Analytics Inc., will chair a special session on assessing human cognitive state at BIOSTEC 2018, the 11th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies. Five co-located conferences are part of BIOSTEC, bringing together researchers and practitioners in biology and medicine. BIOSTEC 2018 will take […]

Charles River Analytics Builds Hands-Free Robotic Controls for the US Army

Charles River Analytics Inc., developer of intelligent systems solutions, has announced a follow-on contract to build a hands-free human-machine interface (HMI) for the US Army. The Supervisory HMI Enabling Practical Autonomous Robot Direction (SHEPARD) effort fuses multiple proven robot control technologies to provide a natural and reliable hands-free HMI for Soldiers operating in diverse environments. […]

Charles River Analytics Successfully Tests Connected Bicycling Safety Technology in Las Vegas

Charles River Analytics Inc., developer of intelligent systems, successfully tested its bicycling safety technology during demonstrations in Las Vegas from December 12-15, 2017. Under a US Department of Transportation-funded contract, Charles River Analytics developed a system, called MAIN-ST, to improve bicycle safety and improve transportation efficiency. Charles River partnered with the City of Las Vegas to […]