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SIFT researchers were active at this year's ICAPS 2021, the International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling.  ICAPS 2021 was originally scheduled to happen in Guangzhou, in China, but had to be entirely virtual because of the COVID pandemic.

AFRL scientists selected SIFT's Project7 platform for human-machine team information analysis (Phase 2 SBIR, PI: Dr. Scott Friedman) as a Success Story and presented Project7 materials at the 2021 Human Systems Community of Interest Annual Meeting in September 2021.

SIFT Senior Researcher Sonja Schmer-Galunder participated in a panel discussion with Austria’s minister of Education, Science, and Research at the Research and Innovation Talk 2021 (ARIT) https://www.ostaustria.org/arit2021/program/ , organized by the Austrian Embassy in Washington D.C. The goal of this event is to foster American-Austrian collaborations and knowledge exchange by discussing how technological innovation can help address global challenges. 

Noam Benkler, a new SIFT hire, has just been awarded first place in the senior thesis category of the Federal Reserve's 2020 Minneapolis Economic Association (MEA) Undergraduate Student Paper Contest,which covers all colleges and universities in MN and WI, and will be honored during the 2020 MEA virtual conference next week!

SIFT’s Sonja Schmer-Galunder co-authored a Nature correspondence article discussing how behavioral sciences and human intentions have long influenced machine-learning and technological systems. 

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-03002-8 

SIFT Senior Researcher Sonja Schmer-Galunder was interviewed by Marina Koren from The Atlantic about what we can learn from our research on confinement and isolation studies in preparation for future space travel in the context of the current global COVID19 pandemic.

https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2020/03/coronavirus-astronauts-isolation-social-distancing/608893/

SIFT is proud to sponsor the International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS), which is the premier forum for exchanging the latest research results on the theory and applications of intelligent planning and scheduling systems that reason and act over extended timeframes to accomplish complex user-assigned tasks. ICAPS 2019 will be held July 11-15 in Berkeley (CA), USA.  See more at https://icaps19.icaps-conference.org/

As a proud sponsor of AAAI-19, we are participating in the AAAI-19 Job Fair and are looking for new employees at all levels of education and experience.  Look for SIFT at our exhibitors booth or talk to any of the SIFT employees attending and giving papers including: Christopher Geib, Dave Musliner, Ugur Kuter, Rick Freedman, and Sonja Schmer-Galunder.

Dan Thomsen was invited to give an hour long lecture on his approach for reducing the attack surface of networks. The lecture was accompanied by a paper.

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

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