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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.