About SIFT

Smart Information Flow Technologies (SIFT) is a research and development consulting company specializing in Human Factors and Artificial Intelligence. SIFT's goal is to make the information flow between humans and technology better for both sides -- more efficient, productive, pleasant, and safer. In order to achieve this goal SIFT employs top engineers in the fields of Computer Science and Psychology who specialize in Human Computer Interaction, Interface Design, Human Performance, Artificial Intelligence, Network and Cybersecurity, and Politeness and Etiquette models.

Since our inception in 1999, SIFT personnel have extended the state of the art in a wide range of domains from commercial and military flight decks to DoD small unit operations and have authored well over a hundred papers documenting our many contributions to the state of the art in multiple fields.

SIFT's highly experienced staff includes: Chris Miller, Harry Funk, Mark Burstein, Eric Engstrom, Robert Goldman, David Musliner, Mike Pelican, Dan Thomsen, Dan Bryce, David McDonald, Jeff Rye, Peggy Wu, J. Benton, Mike Boldt, Scott Friedman, Josh Hamell, Pete Keller, Ugur Kuter, Tammy Ott, Sonja Schmer-Galunder, Jordan Thayer, and Joseph B. Mueller.

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Dr. Kuter is appointed as the Editor for Intelligent Systems section in Encyclopedia of Complexity and System Science

The SpringerReference Encyclopedia of Complexity and Systems Science (http://refworks.springer.com/mrw/index.php?id=259) is an authoritative single source for understanding and applying the basic tenets of complexity and systems theory as well as the tools and measures for analyzing complex systems in science, engineering and many areas of social, financial and business interactions. It is written for an audience of advanced university undergraduate and graduate students, professors, and professionals in a wide range of fields who must manage complexity on scales ranging from the atomic and molecular to the societal and global.

The Founding Board includes: Ahmed Zewail of Caltech, Nobel Prize in chemistry, who provided guidance in chemistry and physical biology applications of complexity and systems science; Thomas Schelling, Nobel in Economics, provided guidance in economics and political science applications; Mario J. Molina, Nobel in Chemistry, whose current interests include: atmospheric chemical processes and science-policy issues related to urban and regional air pollution and to global change; Manfred Eigen, Nobel in Chemistry, who is expert in molecular self-organization and evolutionary biotechnology; Benoit B. Mandelbrot of Yale University and Battelle Pacific Northwest Laboratories, Wolf Prize for Physics, who provided guidance in physical, mathematical or social phenomena that are characterized by abundant data but wild variability; Richard E. Stearns, 1993 Turing Award, whose current interests include computational complexity, automata theory, analysis of algorithms and game theory; Pierre-Louis Lions, 1994 Fields Medal, whose interests are nonlinear partial differential equations and applications; Leroy Hood of the Institute for Systems Biology, Lasker Award, whose specialty is systems approaches to biology and medicine; Steven Wolfram, creator of Mathematica®; and Lotfi Zadeh, Honda and Okawa Prizes and IEEE Medal of Honor, whose current interests are fuzzy logic and soft computing.

SIFT to present work on Virtual Environments to support NASA's manned deep space exploration at premiere conference on Virtual Reality!

SIFT and collaborator ATW, LLC will be presenting ANSIBLE - their NASA sponsored work on supporting  manned exploration class missions at Virtual Reality International Conference (VRIC) in Laval, part of the 17th International Conferences and Exhibition of Virtual Technologies and Uses.  Their presentation will describe evidence-based strategies for behavioral health delivered through virtual environments.

citation: Peggy Wu, Jacquelyn Morie, Eric Chance, Kip Haynes, Joshua Hamell, Pete Wall, Jack Ladwig and Tammy Ott (2015).  Maintaining Psycho-Social Health on the Way to Mars and Back. In proceedings of Virtual Reality International Conference (VRIC), Laval, France April 8-10, 2015.

Fuzzbuster team authors paper in International Journal on Advances in Security

Dr. Scott Friedman, Dr. David Musliner, and Mr. Jeffrey Rye published a journal article entitled "Improving Automated Cybersecurity by Generalizing Faults and Quantifying Patch Performance" in International Journal on Advances in Security, Volume 7, Number 3-4  (http://www.iariajournals.org/security/tocv7n34.html).  The paper describes methods for automatically detecting and characterizing faults in production-quality software and then automatically generating and
 evaluating patches.  The methods are demonstrated on the Apache HTTP server and other Linux applications.

Peggy Wu to present at 2015 HFES Health care Symposium

Ms. Wu to present NASA work at 2015 HFES Health care Symposium Feb 16, 2015 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel (https://www.hfes.org/Web/HFESMeetings/2015HealthCareSymposium.html).

Ms. Wu will discuss the paper entitled Automated Linguistic Approach to Derive Affect, Attitudes, and other Psycho-social Dimensions from Narratives based on the NASA funded project ADASTRA.

SIFT to present NASA funded work at AAAI Spring Symposium

Ms. Peggy Wu will present SIFT's NASA funded work at the AAAI spring symposium series (http://www.aaai.org/Symposia/Spring/sss15.php) in a paper entitled Mining for Psycho-social Dimensions through Socio-linguistics. She will discuss results from an ongoing three year effort developing non-intrusive linguistic techniques for detecting psycho-social states in a Mars exploration simulation. March 22-23, Palo Alto, CA.

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