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Rachel Haga Serves as "Automation" Session Chair at DASC 2015 in Prague

SEPT 26, 2015: The 34th Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC) was held in Prague, Czench Republic from September 13th through 17th, 2015. This first DASC held outside the United States was focused on the "Impact of Global Mandates on Avionics Research and Development." Rachel served as the session chair for the "Automation" session within the "Human Factors" track. She also presented her work within the "Human Factors: Tools" session, entitled "​Context Maps: A Systematic Approach to Identifying and Incorporating Contextual Influence in Decision Support Systems."

Dr. Amy Pritchett Weighs in on Pilotless Planes

Dr. Amy Pritchett gives her opinion about the safety of planes without pilots.

NY Times Article

The Takeaway Interview

Miller and Fleming Propose PhD Thesis Topics

Matthew Miller and Scottie-Beth Fleming both successfully proposed their PhD thesis topics and are PhD Candidates in Aerospace Engineering.

CEC Members Present Research at Multiple Conferences

Faculty and graduate students in the CEC presented research to other researchers and professionals from a variety of fields at four meetings this fall:  the 33rd Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC) in Colorado Springs, the 2014 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC2014) in San Diego, the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting in Chicago, and the National Robotics Initiative (NRI) PI Meeting in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Karen Feigh Appointed New Chair of Library Faculty Advisory Board

Provost Rafael L. Bras has appointed Karen Feigh, associate professor in the School of Aerospace Engineering, chair of the Library Faculty Advisory Board (LFAB). Feigh will assume the role from Andrew Zangwill, professor in the School of Physics.

“As chair, Associate Professor Feigh will strengthen the relationships among the board, the library and Tech faculty on issues such as the Library Renewal and Emory collaboration," said Catherine Murray-Rust, vice provost for learning excellence and dean and director of libraries.

Alexandra Coso Defends PhD Thesis

Dr. Alexandra Coso and Dr. Amy Pritchett at commencement

Dr. Alexandra Coso successfully defended her PhD dissertation on Friday, March 28th, 2014. Dr. Coso's thesis is titled "Preparing Student to Incorporate Stakeholder Requirements in Aerospace Vehicle Design." This research serves as a starting point for future research in pedagogical techniques and assessment methods for integrating stakeholder requirements into technology-focused capstone design courses.

Matthew Miller and Marc Canellas appointed to the Executive Cabinet of GT Graduate Student Government

Matthew Miller and Marc Canellas have been named to the 2014 Executive Cabinet of the Georgia Tech Graduate Student Government Association (Grad SGA) by incoming Grad SGA President John Lyon. Matthew has been appointed as the Vice President of Academic Affairs and Marc has been appointed as the Vice President for Graduate Communications.

Marc Canellas Selected as Sam Nunn Security Program Fellow

Marc Canellas has been selected as a Sam Nunn Security Program Fellow for Academic Year 2014-2015. Selected because of the caliber of work that he had demonstrated in his Ph.D. research and his potential for leadership on policy issues, Marc will conduct research and develop a detailed policy proposal based on his technical background, as well as the training received in the Program’s weekly Security Seminar.

Dr. Amy Pritchett chosen for CETL's Curriculum Innovation Award

The Georgia Tech Center for Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL) has announced that AE Professor Amy Pritchett has been chosen to receive the 2014 Curriculum Innovation Award. Pritchett, the David S. Lewis Associate Professor of Cognitive Engineering, will formally receive the award at the Faculty Honors Luncheon, April 11.


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