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.

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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 (

Ms. Peggy Wu will present SIFT's NASA funded work at the AAAI spring symposium series ( in a paper entitled Mining for Psycho-social Dimensions through Socio-linguistics. She will discuss results from an ongoing three year effort developing non-intrusive linguistic techniques for detecting psycho-social states in a Mars exploration simulation. March 22-23, Palo Alto, CA.

Drs. Ugur Kuter, Mark Burstein, J. Benton, Dan Bryce, Jordan Thayer and Steve McCoy will present their article HACKAR: Helpful Advice for Code Knowledge and Attack Resilience in the Emerging Applications track of the AAAI Innovative Applications of AI (IAAI-15) conference at Austin TX. This paper describes our HACKAR system, a novel combination of Java program analysis and automated learning and planning architecture to the domain of Java vulnerability analysis.

Ms. Sonja Schmer-Galunder is co-author of two forthcoming articles from her time at the Social, Affective and Cognitive Neuroscience laboratory at Columbia University. “Neural and genetic markers of vulnerability to post traumatic stress symptoms among survivors of the World Trade Center attacks” addresses the variability in the way people respond to trauma, in particular describing neural and genetic processes.

Drs. Miller and Kuter recently traveled to the University of Colorado at Boulder and delivered a seminar on October 7th titled "Supervising Automation: Hierarchical Delegation for “Unmanned” Systems We Can Live With" to the Research and Engineering Center for Unmanned Vehicles (RECUV). We focused on presenting Playbook (R) research and integrative research on hierarchical network planning, learning and representations-- including some recent and innovative work on automation "self confidence" and its expression and use by human supervisors.