Q&A with Ross Eaton, Principal Scientist and Director of Marine Systems

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Who knew that at the intersection of introductory computer programming and psychology courses, a first semester chemical engineer would find his way into the computer vision space and help build a camera system that protects whales. Q: Tell us a little bit about your background. A: I went to Yale thinking I was going be […]

Vineyard Wind Partners with Local Tech Firm on Enhanced Marine Mammal Detection

Charles River Analytics to Provide Artificial Intelligence and Computer Vision Technologies to Enhance Wildlife Protections (NEW BEDFORD, MA) – Vineyard Wind and Charles River Analytics announced a new collaboration today aimed at further protecting marine mammals during the construction of the Vineyard Wind 1 project. As part of the effort, Vineyard Wind will employ Awarion® […]

Charles River Analytics and Team of Researchers Net $11.3 million to Research Authorship Attribution and Authorship Privacy

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Charles River Analytics is part of a team of researchers that won a $11.3 million contract to infer authorship of uncredited documents based on the writing style. The Human Interpretable Attribution of Text Using Underlying Structure (HIATUS) program sponsored by the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) uses natural language processing techniques and machine learning […]

Navy Awards Additional Funding to Charles River to Help Conduct Forensic Analysis of Cybersocial and Cybertechnical Attacks

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Charles River Analytics won $2.5 million, in two phases, for modeling and inferring intent of cyberspace threat actors. As cyberwarfare ramps up, analysts need effective forensic analysis of both kinds of cyberattacks; on IT infrastructure (cybertechnical) and through social media operations spreading disinformation (cybersocial). Unfortunately cyberattacks have become increasingly complex with explicit obfuscation techniques to […]

Charles River Analytics Named to Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts by The Women’s Edge and The Boston Globe

Annual award highlights women business leaders who are making a significant impact on the state’s economy The Women’s Edge (formerly The Commonwealth Institute)  together with its partner The Boston Globe, today announced Charles River Analytics was a part of the 22nd annual Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts list. “The organizations on this year’s diverse […]

Charles River Analytics Wins Contract to Enable More Robust AI Model Development

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Charles River Analytics received more than $9M from the US Department of Defense to develop modeling tools for more fail-proof artificial intelligence (AI) systems. As AI systems are increasingly called into service, there’s a greater need for human-machine interfaces (HMI) that keep the operator in the loop.  With these interfaces, if an AI model is […]

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Awards Charles River Analytics Grant to Design a Tool for Fertility Clinics to Help Manage Pregnancy Outcomes

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Charles River Analytics was awarded funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to develop a health management application that helps fertility clinics receive pregnancy outcome information from patients who have undergone assisted reproductive technology (ART) treatments. Clinics that provide ART treatments are federally mandated to report outcomes to the CDC to support […]

Embedding AI Ethics: Making AI Safer for Humanity

Defining ethical boundaries surrounding artificial intelligence (AI) is a nuanced and complex endeavor. Practitioners and users of AI generally agree that “ethical AI” is not a nice-to-have— it’s a high priority, and developers of AI systems are responsible for ensuring that those systems behave ethically. When developers abdicate this responsibility, adverse outcomes range from biased […]

Q&A with Ryan Kilgore, lead of the UX Innovation Division

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From Monopoly strategies to Chemical then Human Factors Engineering, Ryan Kilgore, Vice President, UX Innovation and Principal Scientist, has always been interested in understanding human behaviors, the way we think, and how we work with complex systems. Q: First, tell us about your background. A: I have a PhD in Human Factors Engineering, which focuses […]

Department of Energy Awards Small Business R&D Funding to Charles River Analytics

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U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm announced that Charles River Analytics, Inc. will receive $200,000 as part of 259 Department of Energy grants totaling $53 million to 210 small businesses. The awards include projects relating to particle accelerators and fusion technology, applied nanoscience, quantum information applications, and dark matter research, along with a wide range of […]

Charles River Success Leads to Additional Navy Funding for Real-Time Ocean Mapping

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Following a successful proof of concept, Charles River Analytics was awarded more than $1.1 million by the US Navy to apply computer vision and autonomous robotics capabilities to navigation over the open ocean. Images of the ocean can be captured by sensors on uncrewed aircraft systems (UASs), which also record data about position, orientation, and […]

Charles River Analytics to Design a Maintenance System for the US Army’s Robotic Combat Vehicles

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Charles River Analytics is applying the latest in artificial intelligence and machine learning to ensure mission readiness of the US Army’s robotic combat vehicles. Robotic combat vehicles, or RCVs, can reduce casualties and increase combat effectiveness in Army missions. But the same feature that reduces casualties—RCVs have no operators or crew onboard—makes RCV maintenance a […]

Charles River Analytics Builds AI to Manage Exposure of Uncrewed Surface Vehicles

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Following successful demonstration of a prototype system, Charles River Analytics was awarded a $600k contract from the US Navy to further develop onboard AI for uncrewed surface vehicles (USVs). USVs in shipping lanes or active fishing zones must be visible to prevent collisions. But when in open waters, USVs may need to hide to avoid […]

Charles River Analytics Awarded $3M by US Navy to Bring High-Performing AI One Step Closer to the Battlefield

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AI systems can make decisions and take action at superhuman speeds, but two obstacles limit their use in high-stakes military operations. First, many high-performing AIs are “black boxes”—the reasons for their responses to different scenarios aren’t clear. Second, high-performing AIs may act in surprising ways or make incorrect conclusions. These characteristics are common features of […]

Charles River Analytics Develops an Extended Reality Toolkit for Care Under Fire Training


Charles River Analytics developed Haptics Ontology and Peripheral Layer for Integrative Training Environments (HOPLITE) for the US Army. HOPLITE is an extended reality (XR) toolkit that lets Army instructors create realistic, haptics-integrated training scenarios. These immersive training scenarios let soldiers safely practice stress-inducing, risky operations, such as the Care Under Fire phase of Tactical Combat […]

Charles River Analytics Uses AI to Enhance Equal Opportunity, Diversity, and Inclusion in the Military

Charles River Analytics is helping the Department of Defense (DoD) improve organizational effectiveness and promote equal opportunity, by using a technique called sentiment analysis. Sentiment analysis uses natural language processing (NLP) and other data analysis techniques to derive insights from free-form text. The DoD gathers extensive free-form text data, from sources such as focus group […]

Charles River Analytics’ Smart Surveillance System to Provide Early Detection of Attacks Targeting Army Installations

CRITICAL combines computer vision, deep learning techniques, and pattern of life analysis algorithms to detect anomalous objects, people, and behaviors.

Charles River Analytics was awarded a contract by the US Army to design a Criminal and Terrorist Indicator and Alert System (CRITICAL). CRITICAL is an enhanced surveillance system plug-in that will provide security personnel at high threat facilities with highly reliable automated alerts on suspicious activity. Faced with constant threats from criminals and terrorists, domestic […]

REVER and Charles River Analytics Introduces First-Of-Its-Kind In-App Safety Capabilities for Motorcycle Riders

Charles River Analytics Partners with REVER’s Powersports Community to Provide Rider-Sourced Hazard Reporting and Alerts   REVER, the Colorado-based powersports app and part of the Comoto Family of Brands, announced a collaboration with Charles River Analytics to introduce the industry’s first motorcycle hazard warning app integration driven by rider-sourced information. The collaboration introduces Charles River […]

Charles River Analytics to Build Self-Correcting Infrastructure to Increase Resilience of US Navy Ships

Charles River Analytics was awarded a contract from the US Navy to develop a Self-Healing Adaptation Infrastructure for Loss Tolerance (SAIL). Charles River Analytics is partnering with George Washington University (GWU) on the SAIL effort. Navy ships use a complex, interdependent network of computational elements, including servers, sensor processors, and control systems. When a computer running mission […]

Department of Homeland Security Awards Charles River Analytics Contract to Track Nuclear Threats in Urban Environments

Charles River Analytics was awarded a $1M follow-on contract from the Department of Homeland Security in 2019 to develop a prototype of TNT-SCAN, a security system that offers continuous, real-time monitoring of radiological sources in complex urban environments and public venues. Current security systems that automatically detect and track radiological threats produce too many false […]