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."

Dr. Amy Pritchett Weighs in on Pilotless Planes

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

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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.


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