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San Antonio, TX, United States, 2009/11/02 - Dr. Jonathan Pfautz, Mr. Michael Farry, and Mr. Sean Guarino of Charles River Analytics, Inc. presented research at the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, which took place from October 19-23, in San Antonio, TX.
Dr. Jonathan Pfautz, Mr. Michael Farry, and Mr. Sean Guarino of Charles River Analytics, Inc. presented research at the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES), which took place from October 19-23, 2009, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, in San Antonio, Texas.
As part of the Judgment, Decision Making, and Expertise session, Dr. Pfautz, Vice President of Cognitive Systems, presented a paper with Mr. Farry, a software engineer in the Cognitive Systems Division, on the challenges of using Bayesian Belief Networks, challenges that led to the development of our innovative causal influence models (CIMs). Both Dr. Pfautz and Mr. Farry also supported Charles River's academic colleagues at the University of Buffalo in the presentation of a second paper detailing experiments that demonstrated the effectiveness of CIMs for representing knowledge, as well as exploring future challenges in their application.
Dr. Pfautz said, “We are pleased to have had the opportunity to show that our work spans not only the successful development and deployment of software, but also includes novel contributions to our collective understanding of how different computational approaches can and should support human reasoning.”
Mr. Sean Guarino, Senior Software Engineer, presented research on using adaptive displays to enhance Navy aviator situation awareness of geopolitical boundaries and combat geometry in the paper, His presentation was second in the Impact of Displays on Performance in Diverse Aerospace Domains session.
Mr. Guarino explained, "Our work in developing the Modular Adaptive Interface Suite with Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD) has shown that adaptive displays can be an essential component of maintaining effective situation awareness while maintaining manageable workload and preventing bias-oriented errors."
About Charles River Analytics
Since 1983, Charles River Analytics (cra.com) has been delivering intelligent systems that turn our customers’ data into mission-specific decision-quality information. The company has shown stable, steady growth in its staff, its innovations, and its customer base for over twenty-five years. Its research and development work for the US Federal Government has resulted in a series of successful products that have also served the commercial sector. In the coming years, the company looks forward to continued growth in its core R&D contract services business, as well as in new spin-off commercial ventures.