Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley Researcher Gives Keynote at Workshop on Modelling & Simulation-Silicon Valley Campus - Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley Researcher Gives Keynote at Workshop on Modelling & Simulation-Silicon Valley Campus - Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley Researcher Gives Keynote at Workshop on Modelling & Simulation

On December 3rd 2009, Dr. Maarten Sierhuis, Senior Systems Scientist, gave a keynote address at the workshop for Modelling & Simulation of Public Safety & Security Operations, held at the Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) Centre for Security Science (CSS) in Ottawa, ON, Canada.

The workshop consisted of talks by modeling and simulation experts from Canadian universities and industry. Dr. Sierhuis was invited to speak about his research on the Brahms multi-agent environment for modeling and simulating human and system behavior, practices and processes. In this talk, Dr. Sierhuis focused on agent-based modeling and simulation with Brahms for disaster response, including emergency adhocracies, their activities, communication, artifacts and environment, in order to determine work- and information overload.

Together with Dr. William J. Clancey, Dr. Sierhuis is developing Brahms in the Work Systems Design and Evaluation group in the Collaborative Assistant Systems area, Intelligent Systems Division at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA. Brahms is used at NASA Johnson Space Center’s mission control to simulate and support flight controller activities for the International Space Station (http://www.perada-magazine.eu/view.php?article=1823-2009-10-12&category=Software).

The Brahms environment is freely available for research projects at http://www.agentisolutions.com.