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SIFT researchers Peggy Wu and Sonja Schmer-Galunder will attend the WebSummit 2015 in Dublin in November

Technical.ly, an organization that connects technology communities via journalism and event organization, has published an interview with Peggy Wu discussing SIFT's ANSIBLE project. The article emphasizes how ANISBLE combats social isolation for astronauts by connecting them with friends and family through a shared virtual space.

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PC Magazine has published an interview with Dr. Jacki Morie of All These Worlds, LLC, a collaborator in building virtual environments for NASA astronauts via the ANSIBLE project. After touring the world rendered within ANSIBLE, the interviewer discusses how ANSIBLE can combat the adverse effects born from extended periods in isolated and confined environments, as astronauts in space flight are prone to experience.

Principal Researcher, Dan Thomsen, will be speaking at San Diego Comic Con on Saturday, July 11th. Mr. Thomsen is the principal investigator for SIFT's program to help veterans suffering from combat stress by creating comics. If you are attending SDCC, stop by to learn how SIFT technology helps beginners create comics and change attitudes about effective therapy.

Dr. David Musliner attended the International Conference on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (ICUAS) to present a summary of our recent NASA-sponsored study identifying gaps and challenges associated with certifying adaptive systems. The study suggests a roadmap for future certification approaches, including considering of a radical new licensing-automation concept.

Dr. David Musliner attended the International Conference on Digital Society to present our new cyber defense approach that automatically rewrites potentially vulnerable software binaries into "chronomorphic" binaries that change their in-memory instructions and layout repeatedly, at runtime.  This new technique is practically invulnerable to code reuse attacks such as Return Oriented Programming (ROP), and even defeats online reconnaissance methods such as Blind ROP.

The SpringerReference Encyclopedia of Complexity and Systems Science 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.

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.

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.  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.

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).

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