Teaching and Research Interests
My current research is related to technology-based assessments in a variety of Navy/Marine Corps contexts through funding from the Office of Naval Research (ONR). I am currently working on the development of a computer-based assessment tool for assessment of Tactical Action Officers (TAO) in a simulated CIC (Combat Information Center) aboard Navy ships called the Multi-Mission Team Trainer (MMTT). I am also working on a simulation-based re-certification assessment of marksmanship coaches' fault checking ability that delivers just-in-time, individualized instruction that utilizes Bayesian nets for diagnosis and remediation. I am also working on a third project – a game-based assessment project for the Navy related to assessment of complex skills (starting with damage control) using Bayesian nets for real time and after-action assessment of skills, including situation awareness, decision making and communication. I am also working on a project funded through DARPA/ONR called the DCAPS (Detection & Computational Analysis of Psychological Signals) project, which involves the processing of honest signals from many sources in relation to stress and depression with post deployment soldiers, including post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury. My research interests include data-informed decision-making, ontology creation and analysis, and simulation-based assessment.