SIFT Principal Researcher, Dr. Robert Goldman, has recently collaborated with Dr. Christopher Geib of the University of Edinburgh on plan recognition research written up in the paper entitled "Recognizing Plans with Loops Represented in a Lexicalized Grammar."  Plan recognition is the problem of attempting to infer an agent's intentions or plans based on observations of the agent's action.

SIFT Researcher, Dr. Ugur Kuter, has recently published two new papers from the 6th International Explanation-Aware CompuTing (EXACT) Workshop.

M. Molineaux, U. Kuter, and M. Klenk. 2011. What Just Happened? Explaining the Past in Planning and Execution.

SIFT Principal Researcher, Dr. Mark Burstein and colleagues have been awarded the Semantic Web Science Association (SWSA) 10 year award.

This award recognizes the highest impact papers from the ISWC proceedings ten years prior (i.e., in 2011 they honor a paper from 2001). The decision is based on the impact of the paper measured primarily, but not exclusively, on the number of citations to the papers from the proceedings in the intervening decade. 

Earlier this spring SIFT scientists participated in a Dagstuhl Workshop on Plan Recognition.

SIFT Principal Researcher Dr. David Musliner and Senior Researcher Dr. Terry Zimmerman have contributed to the book "Metareasoning: Thinking about Thinking" edited by Michael t. Cox and Anita Raja. The book applies perspectives drawn from philosophy, cognitive psychology, and computer science toward the reasoning processes involved in artificial intelligence and cognitive science.  

SIFT congratulates Senior Researcher Jeffrey Rye for the award of his ninth patent!

"Systems and methods for navigating graphical displays of buildings", US Patent number 7,954,070, Thomas A. Plocher, Jeffrey M. Rye, Xianghong Sun, May 2011.

SIFT has been selected for funding under NASA's Human Research Program Behavioral Health and Performance Element. The project named AD ASTRA, will leverage SIFT's prior work in sociolinguistics to explore the unique challenges of long duration missions.  Factors such as lack of team coherence, workload, social monotony, access to family and psychosocial support, and interpersonal and cultural differences are known to affect both crew welfare and task performance.

SIFT's Chief Scientist, Dr. Christopher Miller has recently been invited to participate in President Obama's Startup America initiative. The program aims to celebrate, inspire, and accelerate high-growth entrepreneurship throughout the nation. Along with Dr. Miller, local high-growth entrepreneurs in the Twin Cities area were asked to discuss the regulatory reforms, reductions and improvements that could be enacted to help high-growth entrepreneurs grow in our country

SIFT recently welcomed Dr. Ugur Kuter to their talented team of researchers. Dr. Kuter specializes in Artificial Intelligence. His primary research activities focus on problems that are primarily on Automated Planning and Learning, and related to Game Theory, Evolutionary Computation, Social Networks, and Semantic Web Service Composition. 

SIFT recently welcomed Tim Woods to our team of researchers. Mr. Wood's research interests are in machine learning in adversarial and non-cooperative environments, and in the the security of adaptive