SIFT has been awarded a 4-year, $3M DARPA contract to work on adaptive cyber immunity under the CRASH program. From DARPA's website:

SIFT Scientists Christopher Miller, Peggy Wu, Tammy Ott, and Vanessa Vakili are authors of the chapter, "Politeness and Etiquette Modeling," in the newly published book Handbook of Research on Culturally-Aware Information Technology: Perspectives and Models, by Emmanuel G. Blanchard and Daniele Allard (Ed.). IGI Global.

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Ms. Peggy Wu will be presenting a paper entitled "The Current Bottleneck for Computer-based Culture Training - Who Cares About Etiquette?" at the 54th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) to take place in San Francisco, Sept 27 - October 1, 2010.

Dr. David J. Musliner was recently awarded USPTO patent #7774297 System and method for network security, as a part of the CORTEX system for resilient database cyber-security ideas.

Dr. Robert Goldman co-authored two papers for the AAAI workshop on Plan, Activity and Intent Recognition (PAIR-2010). 

The first, "Plan Libraries for Plan Recognition: Do We Really Know What They Model?" was co-authored with  Frodauld Kabanza & Phillipe Bellefeuille from the Université de Sherbrooke in Quebec.

The second, "Handling Looping and Optional Actions in YAPPR" was co-authored with Chris Geib from the University of Edinburgh.

SIFT scientist, Dr. Robert Goldman, will be co-chairing the Intelligent Security Workshop at the Association for Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, July 11-15, 2010.

Ms. Peggy Wu's paper entitled "Interactive PhrasebookTM - Embedding Human Social Dynamics in Language Training" has been accepted for the Second IEEE International Conference on Social Computing (SocialCom 2010), August 20-22 in Minneapolis, MN.  The paper will be published by IEEE CS press.  The acceptance rate for this conference is 13%.

The United States Patent and Trademark Office has recently awarded SIFT researcher, Jeff Rye, his 6th, 7th and 8th patents for "Systems and methods for changing view perspective in 3-D graphical displays of buildings with stepped rotation" patent number 7,728,853; "Systems and methods for rendering building spaces," patent number 7,705,863;  and "Synthetic vision final approach terrain fading," patent number 7,719,483.

<p>Drs. Robert Goldman and John Maraist will present research results at the 20th International Conference on Automated Planning and Scheduling (ICAPS) held in Toronto, Canada, May 12-16, 2010.&nbsp; Their paper describes Shopper, a plan execution engine that facilitates experimental evaluation of plans, and makes it easier for planning researchers to incorporate replanning into plan development and execution.</p>


SIFT scientist, Ms. Peggy Wu, will be chairing a conference session entitled "Cultural Models for Decision Making", at the 1st International Conference on Cross-Cultural Decision Making in Miami, Florida, 17-20 July 2010.