Canellas and Haga Attend Robot Law Conference, We Robot 2016

APR 2, 2016: Regulating and designing autonomous vehicles. Big data for policing. Privacy in healthcare. Free speech for robots. These topics and more took center-stage at the robot law conference, We Robot 2016, last Friday and Saturday at the University of Miami School of Law. Over 100 lawyers, engineers, academics and policy experts from around the world were present, including two of our own CEC members, Rachel Haga and Marc Canellas.

Canellas Represents Georgia Tech in D.C. at the 2016 ACC Advocacy Trip

MAR 17, 2016: Meeting Sen. David Purdue (R-GA), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is all in a day’s work for CEC Ph.D. Candidate, Marc Canellas, at the 2016 ACC Advocacy Trip that took place on March 14th and 15th. As the current Graduate Student President for Georgia Tech he was selected to represent the Georgia Tech in meetings with Senators and House members to advocate on behalf of graduate student issues such as: high-skill immigration, federal research funding, and campus safety.

Miller Earns Praise from NASA for Contribution to Mars EVA Gap Challenge 2016

FEB 28, 2016: CEC Ph.D. Candidate, Matthew Miller, was featured in a GT-AE article covering his recent contribution to the NASA@Work Challenge - an agency-wide competition that tasks employees of NSASA to post and solve problems.

Dr. Pritchett Featured in TechRepublic Article Discussing Autonomy in Aviation at AAAI-16

FEB 18, 2016:  Dr. Pritchett, Director of the Cognitive Engineering Center, participated in a panel of experts discussing safety considerations with respect to autonomy at the 2016 conference for the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-16). TechRepublic covered the panel and quoted Dr. Pritchett when discussing:

Canellas and Haga Travel to Ireland to Present Research on Autonomous Weapons

Michael Higgins, the President of Ireland, gave the plenary talk opening the symposium.

DEC 1, 2015: Marc Canellas and Rachel Haga, two Ph.D. students in the CEC, traveled to Dublin, Ireland to present their research at the 2015 IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society (ISTAS) on Nov. 11th and 12th.

Canellas and Miller Interviewed about Graduate SGA

NOV 11, 2015: Marc Canellas and Matthew Miller were recently interviewed for the Georgia Tech News Center to describe their paths to the President and Vice President positions of Graduate Student Government. They also discussed what they hope to accomplish as leaders of Graduate Student Government and why they work well together.

Miller and Feigh Featured in the FY'15 GT-AE Annual Report

AE doctoral student Matthew Miller, right, and Karl von Ellenrieder preparing to dive at NASA's Extreme Environment Mission Operations trainer in the Florida Keys. Miller used this experience to better inform his research on adapting systems to deep space travel.

OCT 5, 2015:Matthew Miller and Prof. Karen Feigh's research to design and evaluate a decision support system for human Extravehicular Activity (EVA) in the context of time delayed communication was featured in the FY'15 GT-AE Annual Report.

Raunak Bhattacharyya Successfully Proposes M.S. Thesis

SEPT 28, 2015: Raunak Bhattacharyya successfully proposed his MS thesis on Sept. 10th, 2015, "Computational Evaluation of the Allocation of Authority and Responsibility in NextGen Concepts of Operation" and is now a M.S. Candidate in the School of Aerospace Engineering. His committee members include Dr. Amy Pritchett (advisor) and Dr. J. P. Clarke of the School of Aerospace Engineering, and Dr. Magnus Egerstedt of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Marc Canellas Successfully Proposes Ph.D. Thesis

SEPT 26, 2015: Marc Canellas sucessfully proposed his Ph.D. thesis on Sept. 3rd, 2015, "Decision Making with Incomplete Information: Measures, Mediators, and Decision Support" and is now a Ph.D. Candidate in the School of Aerospace Engineering. His research intends to contribute a new understanding of heuristic decision making with incomplete information and how to use this understanding to design heuristic decision support tools. His committee consisted of Dr. Karen Feigh (advisor), Dr. Amy Pritchett, and Dr. Brian German from the School of Aerospace Engineering, Dr. Stephen Cross from the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, and Dr. Juan Rogers from the School of Public Policy.

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."


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