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Dr. Karen Feigh Presents at the Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies (AMOS) Conference

On September 17th, Dr. Karen Feigh traveled to Maui, Hawaii to present on "SSA Decision Support System Development and Evaluatios using Cognitive Systems Engineering." This work was sponsored by Lockheed Martin and collaborated with Dr. Marcus J. Holzinger, an adjunct professor in the Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. To learn more about this work, view the presentation files here.

Dr. Karen Feigh Presents at Decision and Control Laboratory (DCL) Seminar

Dr. Karen Feigh presented on "The Human Experience in Interactive Machine Learning" at the Decision and Control Laboratory (DCL) Seminar on Friday, September 21st. To learn more about this topic, you can review her slides here.

CEC Graduate Student, Michael Portman, Successfully Proposes Master's Thesis

Sept. 4th 2018 - Last week, CEC graduate student, Michael Portman, successfully proposed his Master’s Thesis in Aerospace Engineering, titled, “Context Dependent Total Energy Alert for the Detection of Low Energy Approaches.”  His research will be advised by Dr. Amy Pritchett, Department Head, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, co-advisor of Dr. Eric Feron, and the final committee member is Dr. Brian German.  The presentation is archived here.

CEC Graduate Student, Andrew Greenhill, Successfully Proposes Master's Thesis

Sept. 15th 2017 – Today, CEC graduate student, Andrew Greenhill, successfully proposed his Master’s Thesis in Aerospace Engineering, titled, “Enhanced Flight Vision Systems: Presence of Runway Markings and Visibility Effects on Pilot Performance.”  His research will be advised by Dr. Amy Pritchett, co-advisor of Dr. Marcus Holzinger, and the final committee member is Dr. Michael Dorneich from the Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering department at Iowa State.  The abstract for the proposal is shown below and the presentation is archived here.

Ma and Feigh team up with NASA to Co-Author Two Papers for Upcoming Conferences on Human Factors (HFES) and Robotics (FSR)

JULY 25, 2017 - Lanssie Ma and Dr. Karen Feigh of the CEC have authored two papers in upcoming conferences, the 2017 Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas, and 2017 Conference on Field and Service Robotics (FSR) in Zürich, Switzerland. For HFES, they authored "Jumpstarting Modelling Systems Design: A Generalized XML Abstraction of Simulation Models," and for FSR, they co-authored "Human-Robot Teaming : Concepts and Components for Design," with Dr. Terrance Fong, Dr. Mark Micire, and Dr. Yunkyung Kim.

Razin Travels to Singapore to Present at IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation

JULY 25, 2017 - CEC graduate student, Yosef Razin, traveled to Singapore in June to present at the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA). ICRA is IEEE Robotics and Automation Society's flagship conference and is a premier international forum for robotics researchers to present their work. Yosef presented his paper, "Predicting Task Intent from Surface Electromyography Using Layered Hidden Markov Models," coauthored with Kevin Pluckter, Dr. Jun Ueda, and Dr. Karen Feigh. The paper can be accessed via IEEE Xplore.

CEC Researchers Attend the ALPA Air Safety Forum and the ONR Science and Tech Expo

JULY 24, 2017 - CEC Researchers, Marc Canellas and Rachel Haga, attended two major research forums last week in Washington D.C.: The Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) Air Safety Forum and the  2017 Naval Future Force Science and Technology (S&T) EXPO.

Prof. Pritchett Participates in RSS Workshop on "Morality and Social Trust in Autonomous Robots"

JULY 18, 2017 - Humans instinctively expect robots to behave morally and make ethical decisions, so how should we start to develop a conceptual theory of morality in machine autonomy in addition to understanding, formalizing, and expressing trust itself? This was the challenge put to CEC Prof. Amy Pritchett as an invited speaker for the Robotics: Science and Systems (RSS) 2017 Workshop: Morality and Social Trust in Autonomous Robotics on July 16th at MIT.

When Cognitive Engineering Meets Public Policy

JULY 5, 2017 - CEC Postdoc, Marc Canellas, was recently interviewed to discuss his upcoming IEEE-USA Congressional Fellowship where he will serve as a science and technology advisor in Congress and how his experiences in the CEC have prepared him to succeed in that unique role.

CEC Professor, Amy Pritchett, Appointed Head of Penn State Aerospace Engineering

JUNE 28, 2017 - Professor Amy R. Pritchett, founder of the Cognitive Engineering Center, has been appointed as the head of the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Penn State. She and her husband, Professor Eric Johnson will be leaving the Georgia Tech School of Aerospace Engineering to join the Penn State Aerospace Engineering faculty this fall.

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