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Dr. Scott Friedman authored a paper in Cognitive Science with collaborators from Northwestern University: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/cogs.12574

Dr. Miller has recently published an invited review of work by Dr. Dave Kaber of North Carolina State University.  Dr. Kaber's article, Issues in Human-Automation Interaction Modeling: Presumptive Aspects of Frameworks of Types and Levels of Automation, promises to be a seminal review of the concept of "Levels of Automation" as it has been used in the Human Factors and Human-Autonomy Interaction fields over the past 30 years, along with a call for action going forward.

SIFT is a Bronze Sponsor of The Thirty-Second AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence. AAAI-18 will be in New Orleans, Louisiana February 2–7, 2018.

https://aaai.org/Conferences/AAAI/aaai18.php

Senior Researcher Sonja Schmer-Galunder was interviewed for the German National Radio about the use of algorithms and psychometrics development to measure personal attributes.

http://www.deutschlandfunk.de/digitale-psychometrie-magische-sosse.740.de.html?dram%3Aarticle_id=394668

The Girl Time event at The Works Museum is an event designed for girls ages 5-12 to learn about engineering from women engineers with hands-on activities and demonstrations.

Girl Time 2017 is Saturday, September 23 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

https://theworks.org/girls-and-engineering/

Josh Hamell has been awarded patent 9,529,357, "Mechanism for Path Specification, Visualization and Control", with Colonel Jeffrey Eggers, Dr Mark Draper, Robert Shaw, and Heath Ruff.  This patent was a product of SIFT's efforts in the FLEX-IT program with AFRL, which dealt heavily with varying levels of control within an increasingly autonomous environment.

SIFT researchers received the Best Poster award at Human Computer Interaction International (HCII) 2016 for "ATHENA – A Zero-Intrusion No Contact Method for Workload Detection using Linguistics, Keyboard Dynamics, and Computer Vision".

Congratulations to Tammy Ott, Peggy Wu, Amandalynne Paullada, Derek Mayer, Jeremy Gottlieb, and Peter Wall (Smart Information Flow Technologies, LLC (SIFT), USA).

"ANSIBLE: A Virtual World Ecosystem for Improving Psycho-Social Well-being" has been selected to receive the Best Paper Award of the 8th International Conference on Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality.

SIFT has won the 2016 Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA) Tekne award for their work in cybersecurity.  SIFT's Active Perception in Uncertain and Rapidly-Changing Environments (APERTURE) is a system that allocates resources flexibly and dynamically to configure an intrusion detection system (IDS).  The IDS focuses its attention on attack sequences that are more credible given things the IDS has seen so far, performing a cost/benefit analysis of various monitoring/detection approaches to affordably optimize system performance.  Congratulations to Robert, Mark and Scott!

In 2014, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) launched the Collaborative Operations in Denied Environment (CODE) program. CODE’s main objective is to develop and demonstrate the use of collaborative autonomy for systems of unmanned vehicles. Various CODE participants from industry are providing the technology components necessary for vehicles to perform autonomous planning and control, and to leverage each other’s resources opportunistically during mission execution.

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