MIT’s Vince Mancuso: User-Centered Design for Cybersecurity

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Dr. VINCENT MANCUSO, MIT Lincoln Labs
Tuesday Dec. 13, 6:30-9:00pm
Constant Contact, 1601 Trapelo Rd., Waltham, MA
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Abstract

User-centered design can aid visualisation designers to build practical tools that meet the needs of cyber security users. The cyber security visualisation research community can adopt a variety of design methods to efficiently and effectively build tools. In this session, we demonstrate how previous cyber visualisation research has omitted a discussion of effectiveness and process in the explanation of design methods. We also discuss three design methods and illustrate how each method informed two real-world cyber security visualisation projects that resulted in successful deployments to users.

Bio

Dr. Vincent F. Mancuso is a member of the Technical Staff at the MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Cyber Systems and Operations Group. He joined Lincoln Laboratory in September 2015. His research interests include exploring issues of Human Factors in Cyber Operations, as well as team cognition in distributed environments. His more recent research has focused on addressing individual and shared cognition within the context of Cyber Operations. His work has addressed basic research issues, such as decision making, workload, collaboration, and information sharing, as well as more applied topics such as visualization evaluation and system design.

Prior to joining the MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Dr. Mancuso was a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the United States Air Force Research Lab, working in the Human Performance Wing’s Applied Neuroscience branch. There he conducted research focused on Cyber Operator performance monitoring and optimization.

Dr. Mancuso received his Ph.D. In Information Sciences and Technology at the Pennsylvania State University in 2012, and his B.S. in Information Systems and Human-Computer Interaction at Carnegie Mellon University in 2007. Dr. Mancuso has over 40 publications.

Evening Schedule

6:30 – 7:00 Networking over pizza and beverages
7:00 – 8:30 Meeting
8:30 – 9:00 CHI Dessert and more networking!

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Human Centered Vehicle Automation

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BRYAN REIMER, Ph.D.
Tuesday, Nov. 15, 6:30pm – 9pm
IBM Research, 1 Rogers St., Cambridge
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Abstract

Every day, automobiles equipped with increasingly sophisticated autonomous driving technologies are cruising onto the world’s roadways. Tesla, Volvo, Mercedes and others are offering mid-level automation technologies at local dealerships. Today, technology companies such as Google, Uber and Boston’s own nuTonomy are testing highly automated vehicles in limited deployments. Traditional vehicle manufacturers are promising mass-produced, highly automated vehicles in the early to mid-2020s. This technical wave spreading across the landscape has the ability to impact how we live and move through an attention economy where resources unencumbered by one activity will be rapidly reallocated to another. This talk will discuss some of what we know about current trends in vehicle automation, what automation may mean for drivers, and how our mobility options are shifting. Video illustrations from current MIT research highlighting vehicle automation in use, computer vision based data reduction strategies, and other related topics will be discussed. Come explore the evolving transportation ecosystem, learn about some of the theory behind our ability to work with automation, and perhaps see a foreshadowing of life tomorrow.

Bio

Bryan Reimer, Ph.D., is a Research Scientist in the MIT AgeLab and the Associate Director of The New England University Transportation Center at MIT. His research seeks to develop theoretical and applied insight into driver behavior by fusing together traditional psychological methods with big data analytics in computer vision and predictive modeling. His work leverages laboratory experimentation, driving simulation, field testing, and naturalistic study to develop a comprehensive understanding of visual, physiological, behavioral, and overall performance characteristics associated with how drivers respond to the increasing complexity of the modern operating environment. His work aims to find solutions to the next generation of human factors challenges associated with driver attention management, distraction, automation, and the use of advanced driver assistance systems to maximize mobility and safety. He is an author on over 200 technical contributions in transportation and related human factors areas and a graduate of the University of Rhode Island with a B.S. in Industrial Engineering, an M.S. in Manufacturing Engineering, and a Ph.D. in Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering.

Evening Schedule

6:30 – 7:00 Networking over pizza and beverages
7:00 – 8:30 Meeting
8:30 – 9:00 CHI Dessert and more networking!

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IBM Research, Cambridge, is hosting us.

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Autoliv is our major event sponsor.

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