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Jonathan Pfautz

Research Affiliate

 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Research Lab of Electronics

 

    Principal Scientist

    & Vice President, Cognitive Systems

 

      Charles River Analytics      

      Cognitive Systems Division      

 


Research

2012:

Bisantz, A., Jenkins, M., & Pfautz, J. (2012).  "Human Engineering Factors in Distributed Data Fusion,” in Distributed Data Fusion in Net-Centric Operations, D. Hall, C. Chong, J. Llinas, & M. Liggins (Eds.), CRC Press.

Feary, M., Feigh, K., Nemeth, C., Pfautz, J., & Weil, S. (2012).  "Origins and Destinations: 30 Years of Cognitive Systems Engineering," a panel session presented at Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 56th Annual Meeting, 22-26 October, Boston, MA.

Fortenbery, N., Jenkins, M., Bisantz, A., D’Arcy, J., Farry, M., Nagy, A., Roth, E., Pfautz, J., & Thomas, G. (2012). "Perception of Meta-Information Representation: A Psychophysical Approach," in Proc. of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 56th Annual Meeting, 22-26 October, Boston, MA.

 

Koelle, D., Thornton, W., Prue, B., Pfautz, J., & Salter, W. (2012). "Analyst-Centric Techniques for Understanding Heterogeneous Networks,” in Proc. of Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics Conf., 21-25 July, San Francisco, CA.

 

Pfautz, J. (2012). "Measuring the Operational Utility of HSCB Modeling and Methods,” (talk only) at Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics Conf., 21-25 July, San Francisco, CA.

 

Niehaus, J., Romero, V., Pfautz, J. Neal Reilly, S., Gerrig, R., & Weyhrauch, P. (2012) "Towards a Computational Model of Narrative Persuasion: A Broad Perspective," in Proc. of the 2012 Workshop on Computational Models of Narrative, Istanbul, Turkey.

 

Romero, V., Niehaus, J., Weyhrauch, P., & Pfautz, J., & Neal Reilly, S. (2012) "Towards a Culturally-Rich Shared Narrative Corpus: Suggestions for the Inclusion of Culturally Diverse Narrative Genres," in Proc. of the 2012 Workshop on Computational Models of Narrative, Istanbul, Turkey.

 

Stark, R., Farry, M., & Pfautz, J. (2012) "Mixed-Initiative Data Mining With Bayesian Networks," in Proc. of the 2012 IEEE Conference on Cognitive Methods in Situation Awareness and Decision Support (CogSIMA), New Orleans, LA.

 

2011:

Bisantz, A., Cao, D., Jenkins, M., Pennathur, P., Farry, M., & Roth, E. (2011) "Comparing Uncertainty Visualizations for a Dynamic Decision-Making Task," J. of Cognitive Engineering & Decision Making, 5(3), 277-293.

Farry, M., Pfautz, J., Koelle, D., and Carlson, E. (2011). "Designing Visualizations of HSCB Models to Foster Appropriate Trust," in Proc. of Human Social Culture Behavior (HSCB) Focus 2011, Chantilly, VA

Mahoney, S., J. Pfautz, J., Campolongo, J., and Thomsen, E. (2011). "A Semi-Automated Interpretation Tool for Socio-Cultural Data Collection," in Proc. of Human Social Culture Behavior (HSCB) Focus 2011, Chantilly, VA.

Thornton, W., Carlson, E., and Pfautz, J. (2011). "Adapting Social Science To Influence Operations Planners (...And Not The Other Way Around)," in Proc. of Human Social Culture Behavior (HSCB) Focus 2011, Chantilly, VA.

 

2010:

Pfautz, J., Carlson, E., Koelle, D., & Catto, G. (2010). “Integrating User-Creating Modeling Tools with Complex HSCB Models,” in Proc. of 78th Military Operations Research Society Symposium (MORSS), June 23rd, Quantico, VA.

 

Farry, M., Pfautz, J., Carlson, E., & Koelle, D. (2010).  "Trust and Reliance in HSCB Models," in Advances in Applied Digital Human Modeling, V. Duffy (Ed.). CRC Press. 

Farry, M., Pfautz, J., Carlson, E., & Koelle, D. (2010). "Trust and Reliance in Human Socio-Cultural Behavior Models," in Proc. of the 3rd International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE), Miami, July 17-20, 2010.

Carlson, E., Pfautz, J., & Koelle, D. (2010).   "Operator Trust in Human Socio-Cultural Behavior Models: The Design of a Tool for Reasoning about Information Propagation in Proc. of the 3rd International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE), Miami, July 17-20, 2010.

Mahoney, S., Roth, E., Steinke, K., Pfautz, J., Wu, C., and Farry, M. (2010). "A Cognitive Task Analysis for Cyber Situational Awareness," in Proc. from the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 54th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Roth, E., Pfautz, J., Mahoney, S., Powell, G., Carlson, E., Guarino, S., Fichtl, T., & Potter, S. (2010). “Framing and Contextualizing Information Requests: Problem Formulation as Part of the Intelligence Analysis Process,“ J. of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making, (4)3, 210-239.

 

2009:

Pfautz, J., Koelle, D., Carlson, E., & Roth, E. (2009). "Complexities and Challenges in the Use of Bayesian Belief Networks: Informing the Design of Causal Influence Models," in the Proc. of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 53rd Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Oct. 19-21.

Cao, C., Guarrera, T., Jenkins, M., Pennathur, P., Bisantz, A., Stone, R., Farry, M., Pfautz, J., & Roth, E.(2009). "Evaluating the Creation and Interpretation of Causal Influence Models," in Proc. of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 53rd Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Oct. 19-21.

Pfautz, J., Carlson, E., Farry, M., & Koelle, D. (2009).  "Enabling Operator/Analyst Trust in Complex Human Socio-Cultural Behavior Models, " in Proc. of the Human Behavior-Computational Intelligence Modeling Conference 2009, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, June 23-24.

Mahoney, S., Pfautz, J., Fichtl, T., Guarino, S., Carlson, E., Farry, M., Roth, E., & Powell, G. (2009).  "Enabling Robust C2 Systems through Evolvable Human-In-The-Loop Data Fusion," in the Proc. of the International Command and Control Research and Technology Symposium (ICCRTS '09), Washington, D.C., June 15-17, 2009.

Pfautz, J., Carlson, E., Koelle, D., & Roth, E. (2009).  "User-Created and User-Adaptable Technosocial Modeling Methods," in Proc. of the AAAI Spring Symposium on Technosocial Predictive Analysis. Stanford University, March 23-25.

Guarino, S., Pfautz, J., & Cox, Z. (2009).  "Modeling Human Reasoning about Meta-Information," International Journal of Approximate Reasoning, 50, pp. 437-449.

Bisantz, A., Stone, R., Pfautz, J., Fouse, A., Farry, M., Roth, E., Nagy, A., & Daniels, G. (2009).  "Visual Representation of Meta-Information," Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making, 3(1), pp. 67-91.

 

2008:

Pfautz, J. & Pfautz, S. (2008). "Methods for the Analysis of Social and Organizational Aspects of the Work Domain" in Cognitive Work Analysis: Current Applications and Theoretical Challenges, A. Bisantz & C. Burns (Eds.). CRC Press.

Carlson, E., Guarino, S., & Pfautz, J. (2008). "Methods for Representing Bias in Bayesian Networks," in the Proc. of the 6th Bayesian Modeling Applications Workshop during the 24th Annual Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence: UAI '07, July 9, Helsinki.

Farry, M., Pfautz, J., Cox, Z., Bisantz, A., Stone, R., & Roth, E.  (2008). "An Experimental Procedure for Evaluating User-Centered Methods for Rapid Bayesian Network Construction," in the Proc. of the 6th Bayesian Modeling Applications Workshop during the 24th Annual Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence: UAI '07, July 9, Helsinki.

Mahoney, S., Fichtl, T., Guarino, S., Carlson, E., Roth, E., & Powell, G. (2008). "Cognitive Systems Engineering for Evolvable Human-in-the-Loop Data Fusion," in Proc. of the Human Factors & Ergonomics Society 52nd Annual Meeting, September 22-26, New York City.

Pfautz, S. & Pfautz, J. (2008). "Understanding Social and Organizational Aspects of the Work Domain Using Techniques and Technologies from Intelligence Analysis," in Proc. of the Human Factors & Ergonomics Society 52nd Annual Meeting, September 22-26, New York City.

Pfautz, J., Koelle, D., & Roth, E. (2008). "User-Created and User-Adaptable Human Behavior Representation: Challenges, Tools, and Techniques," in the Proc. of BRIMS ’08, April 15-17, Providence, RI.

Feinman, A., Farry, M., Kilgore, R., & Pfautz, J. (2008). "Designing Visualizations to Support Collaborative Environments,"  in the Proc. of the 8th  Symposium on Human Interaction with Complex Systems (HICS), Norfolk, VA.

Neal Reilly, W.S., Bayley, C., Koelle, D., Marotta, S., Pfautz, P., Keeney, M., & Singer, M. (2008). "Culturally Aware Agents for Training Environments," ARI Research Note, U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences, Arlington, VA. April 2008.

 

2007:

Pfautz, J., Roth, E., Bisantz, A., Jackson, C., Thomas, G., Trafton, G., & Whittaker, R. (2007).  "Meta-Information Communication and Representation," a panel session presented at Human Factors & Ergonomics Society 51st Annual Meeting, October 1-5, Baltimore, Maryland.

Neal Reilly, W., Bachman, J., Harper, K., Marotta, S., & Pfautz, J. (2007).  "Modeling the Effects of Human Behavior Moderators for Human Factors Design,"  in the Proc. of the Human Factors & Ergonomics Society 51st Annual Meeting, October 1-5, Baltimore, Maryland.

Pfautz, J., Cox, Z., Koelle, D., Catto, G., Campolongo, J., & Roth, E. 2007 "User-Centered Methods for Rapid Creation and Validation of Bayesian Belief Networks,”  in the Proc. of the 5th Bayesian Modeling Applications Workshop during the 23rd Annual Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence: UAI '07, July 19, 2007, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Pfautz, J., Fouse, A., Farry, M., Bisantz, A., & Roth, E. (2007). "Representing Meta-Information to Support C2 Decision Making," in the  Proc. of the International Command and Control Research and Technology Symposium (ICCRTS '07), June 19-21, 2007, Newport, Rhode Island.

Graham, H., Fouse, A., Cummings, M., & Pfautz, J. (2007). "Determining the Impact of Auditory Peripheral Displays for UAV Operators," in the Proc. of the Fourth Annual Workshop on Human Factors of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, May 21-23, 2007, Chandler, Arizona.

 

2006:

Karabaich, B. & Pfautz, J. (2006). "Using Cultural Belief Sets in Intelligence Preparation of the Battlefield," Military Intelligence Professional Bulletin, 32(2), April-June 2006.

Pfautz, J., Roth, E., Powell, G., Fichtl, T., Guarino, S., & Carlson, E. (2006). "Cognitive Complexities Impacting Army Intelligence Analysis," in Proc. of the Human Factors & Ergonomics Society 50th Annual Meeting, October 16-20, San Francisco, California.

Fouse, A., Pfautz, J. (2006). "A Novel Approach to Bridging the Gap between Cognitive Engineers and Software System Engineers," in Proc. of the Human Factors & Ergonomics Society 50th Annual Meeting, October 16-20, San Francisco, California.

Bisantz, A., Pfautz, J., Stone, R., Roth, E., Thomas-Meyers, G., Fouse, A. (2006). "Assessment of Color Variables for Displaying Meta-Information on Maps," in Proc. of the Human Factors & Ergonomics Society 50th Annual Meeting, October 16-20, San Francisco, California.

Pfautz, J., Roth, E., Bisantz, A., Thomas-Meyers, G., Llinas, J., & Fouse, A. (2006). "The Role of Meta-Information in C2 Decision-Support Systems," in Proc. of the Command and Control Research and Technology Symposium, June 20-22, 2006, San Diego, California.

Pfautz, J., Bisantz, A., Roth, E., Fouse, A., & Nunes, A. (2006). "Beyond Uncertainty: Examining Meta-Information Visualization Techniques," in Proc. of SIGGRAPH '06, July 30 - August 3, 2006, Boston, Massachusetts.

Guarino, S., Pfautz, J., Cox, Z., & Roth, E. (2006). "Modeling Human Reasoning about Meta-Information," In the Proc. of the 4th Bayesian Modeling Applications Workshop during the 22nd Annual Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence: UAI '06, July 13th, 2006, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Koelle, D., Pfautz, J., Farry, M., Cox, Z., Catto, G., & Campolongo, J. (2006). "Applications of Bayesian Belief Networks in Social Network Analysis," In the Proc. of the 4th Bayesian Modeling Applications Workshop during the 22nd Annual Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence: UAI '06, July 13th, 2006, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Pfautz, J., Fouse, A., von Wiegand, T., Roth, E., & Fichtl, T. (2006). "An Approach for Multimodal Display Development for UAV Systems," in the Proceedings of the Third Annual Workshop on Human Factors of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, May 24-26, 2006, Mesa, Arizona.

Pfautz, J. &  Roth, E.  (2006).  "Using Cognitive Engineering for System Design and Evaluation: A Visualization Aid for Stability and Support Operations," International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 36(5), 389-407.

 

2005:

Pfautz, J., Roth, E., Bisantz, A., Fouse, A., Madden, S., & Fichtl, T.  (2005). "The Impact of Meta-Information on Decision-Making in Intelligence Operations, " in the Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 49th Annual Meeting, September 16-20, 2005, Orlando, Florida.

Pfautz, J., Fouse, A., Roth, E., & Karabaich, B. (2005). "Supporting Reasoning about Cultural and Organizational Influences in an Intelligence Analysis Decision Aid," in Proceedings of the First International Conference on Intelligence Analysis. McLean, VA. May 2-6, 2005.

Pfautz, J., Bisantz, A., Roth, E., Fouse, A., & Shuster, K. (200)5. "Meta-Information Visualization in Geographic Information Display Systems," in Society for Information Display '05 Digest. Boston, MA. May 23-27, 2005.

Lefevre, R., Pfautz, J., & Jones, K. (2005). "Weather Forecast Uncertainty Management and Display", in Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Interactive Information Processing Systems (IIPS) for Meteorology, Oceanography, and Hydrology. San Diego, CA, January 10-14, 2005.

 

2004 and earlier:

Pfautz, J., Roth, E., Jones, K., Hudlicka, E., Zacharias, G. (2004). "Design and Evaluation of a Visualization Aid for Stability and Support Operations", in D. Vincenzi, M. Mouloua, & P. Hancock (Eds.), Human Performance, Situation Awareness, and Automation: Current Research and Trends, Volume II, pp. 253-258. Mahweh, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Hudlicka, E., Karabaich, B., Pfautz, J., Jones, K., Zacharias, G. (2004). "Predicting Group Behavior from Profiles and Stereotypes", in Proceedings of Behavior Representation in Modeling and Simulation (BRIMS). Washington, D.C., May 2004.

Hudlicka, E. & Pfautz, J. (2002). "One More Time with Feeling: Augmenting Recognition-Primed Decision-Making with Affective Factors", in Proceedings of the Human Factors Society 46th Annual Meeting. Baltimore, Maryland, Sept. 30 - Oct. 4, 2002.

Hudlicka, E. & Pfautz, J. (2002). "Architecture and Representation Requirements for Modeling Effects of Behavior Moderators," in Proceedings of Computer-Generated Forces and Behavior Representations. Orlando, Florida, May 7-9, 2002.

von Wiegand, T. & Pfautz, J. (2001). "A Simple Physiological Monitoring Suite for Virtual Environments," Presence-Connect (September 2001).

von Wiegand, T. & Pfautz, J. (2001). "The 'Hand of Death,' A Distributed Haptic Interface for Signaling Exposure to Virtual Enemy Fire," Presence-Connect (October 2001).

Pfautz, J. (2001). "Sampling artifacts in perspective and stereo displays," in Proceedings of SPIE -- Stereo Displays and Applications, vol 4297. San Jose, California, January 21-24, 2001. .pdf (212Kb) .ps (3.6Mb)

 

Doctoral:

Pfautz, J. (2000). "Depth Perception in Computer Graphics." Doctoral Dissertation, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK, May 2000. .pdf (1.8Mb) .ps (11.3Mb)

Pfautz, J., & Robinson, P. (1999). "An Analysis of Perspective Geometry and Antialiasing," in Proceedings of Eurographics UK, Cambridge, UK, April 13-15, 1999.

 

Master's:

Pfautz, J. (1996). "Distortion of Depth in a Virtual Environment Application." Master's Dissertation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA, May 1996. html .pdf

 

Patents

Cox, Z., Pfautz, J., Koelle, D., Catto, G., & Campolongo, J. (2012) "Conditional Probability Tables for Bayesian Belief Networks," U.S. Patent No. 8,170,977. May 1, 2012.

Cox, Z., Pfautz, J., Koelle, D., Catto, G., & Campolongo, J. (2012) "Methods and Systems for Constructing Bayesian Belief Networks," U.S. Patent No. 8,078,566. December 13, 2011.

Cox, Z.& Pfautz, J. (2009). "Modeless user interface incorporating automatic updates for developing and using Bayesian belief networks," U.S Patent No. 7,536,372. May 19, 2009.

von Wiegand, T. & Pfautz, J. (2006). "Distributed Haptic Interface System and Method," U.S. Patent No. 7,082,570. July 25, 2006.

 

Random/Personal

              Picture of me with Bill Gates and Stephen Hawking

 

Contact and Mailing Information

 


Jonathan D. Pfautz
jpfautz at mit.edu