Sujeeta Bhatt (Study Director) is a senior program officer with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and study director for the Decadal Survey of Social and Behavioral Sciences for Applications to National Security. She was formerly a research scientist at the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) and was detailed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s High-Value Detainee Interrogation Group (HIG). Prior to that, she was an assistant professor in the Department of Radiology at the Georgetown University Medical Center on detail to DIA/HIG. Her work at DIA and HIG entailed identifying knowledge gaps and developing and managing research projects to address those gaps. Her work in the Intelligence Community focused on the psychological and neuroscience bases for credibility assessment, biometrics, insider threat, intelligence interviewing and interrogation methods, and the development of research-to-practice modules on interrogation-related topics to promote the use of evidence-based practice in interviews/interrogations. Dr. Bhatt holds a Ph.D. in behavioral neuroscience from American University.
David Broniatowski (Presenter) is an assistant professor in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at George Washington University and director of the Decision Making and Systems Architecture Laboratory. He conducts research on decision making under risk, group decision making, system architecture, and behavioral epidemiology. This research program draws on a wide range of techniques, including formal mathematical modeling, experimental design, automated text analysis and natural lan-
guage processing, social and technical network analysis, and big data. Current projects include a text network analysis of transcripts from meetings of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Circulatory Systems Advisory Panel, a mathematical formalization of fuzzy trace theory, and a study using Twitter data to conduct surveillance of influenza infection and the resulting social response. Dr. Broniatowski received a Ph.D. in engineering systems from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Kathleen Carley (Committee Member) is a professor of computer science in the Institute for Software Research and director of the Center for Computational Analysis of Social and Organizational Systems at Carnegie Mellon University. She is also CEO of Carley Technologies Inc., also known as Netanomics. Her research combines cognitive science, sociology, and computer science to address complex social and organizational issues. Her most notable research contribution was the establishment of dynamic network analysis (DNA) and the associated theory and methodology for examining large high-dimensional time-variant networks. Her research on DNA has resulted in tools for analyzing and visualizing large-scale dynamic networks and various multiagent simulation systems. She is the developer of a high-dimensional network analysis and visualization system, ORA, that supports network analytics in general, for social media, and for dynamic and geospatial networks. Her group has also developed tools for extracting sentiment, social, and semantic networks from social media and other textual data (AutoMap); simulating epidemiological models (BioWar); simulating covert networks (DyNet); and simulating changes in beliefs and practice given information campaigns (Construct). She is a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Dr. Carley holds a Ph.D. in sociology from Harvard University.
William Dressler (Presenter) is a professor of anthropology at the University of Alabama. His research examines the relationship between culture and health, including concepts and methods for examining the health effects of individual efforts to achieve culturally defined goals and aspirations in settings as diverse as urban Great Britain, the southeastern United States, the West Indies, Mexico, and Brazil. Over the past 30 years, Dr. Dressler and his Brazilian colleagues have carried out four major projects on health in Brazil showing that difficulties in achieving culturally defined goals in Brazilian society are associated with increased risk of high blood pressure, obesity, depression, and poor immune function. Dr. Dressler also has served on the faculties of the University of Alabama School of Medicine–Tuscaloosa and the School of Social Work. He received a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Connecticut.
Jesse Egbert (Presenter) is an assistant professor of applied linguistics at Northern Arizona University. He specializes in the use of corpus linguistic methods to explore patterns of language variation across registers, particularly academic prose and the Internet. His research also explores issues related to quantitative linguistic research, including corpus design and representativeness, methodological triangulation, and the application of advanced statistical techniques to language data. Dr. Egbert has received a number of academic awards and research grants and holds a Ph.D. in applied linguistics from Northern Arizona University.
Michele Gelfand (Presenter) is a distinguished university professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Maryland, College Park. Her research interests include cross-cultural social and organizational behavior; cultural influences on conflict, negotiation, justice, revenge, and forgiveness; discrimination and sexual harassment; and theory and method in assessing aspects of culture (individualism–collectivism, cultural tightness–looseness). She has conducted research across many cultures, using field, experimental, computational, and neuroscientific methods to understand the evolution of cultural differences and their consequences for individuals, teams, organizations, and nations. She has also done work on the role of culture in negotiation and conflict and the psychology of revenge and forgiveness. She is the recipient of several awards and editor of a number of books and series. She was president of the International Association for Conflict Management from 2009 to 2010. She holds both an M.A. and a Ph.D. in social/organizational psychology from the University of Illinois, Urbana–Champaign.
David A. Honey (Sponsor) serves as director of science and technology and as assistant deputy director of national intelligence for science and technology in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. He is responsible for the development of effective strategies, policies, and programs that lead to the successful integration of science and technology capabilities into operational systems. Prior to this assignment, he served as deputy assistant secretary of defense, research, in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense. He was director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Strategic Technology Office, director of the Advanced Technology Office, and deputy director and program manager of the Microsystems Technology Office. He is a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel who began his military career as a pilot. He received a Ph.D. in solid state science from Syracuse University.
Jeffrey Johnson (Committee Chair) is a professor of anthropology at the University of Florida. He is also an adjunct professor in the Institute for
Software Research at Carnegie Mellon University. He was director of the Summer Institute for Research Design in Cultural Anthropology from 1996 to 2015. He was also a program manager with the Army Research Office (Intergovernmental Personnel Act), where he started the basic science research program in the social sciences. He has conducted extensive long-term research comparing group dynamics and the evolution of social networks of overwintering crews at the American South Pole Station and at the Polish, Russian, Chinese, and Indian Antarctic Stations. Using these isolated human group settings as space analogs, he is currently studying the role of aspects of team cognition in mission success. He received a Ph.D. in social science from the University of California, Irvine.
Dan Kahan (Presenter) is Elizabeth K. Dollard professor of law and a professor of psychology at Yale Law School. He is a member of the Cultural Cognition Project, an interdisciplinary team of scholars who use empirical methods to examine the impact of group values on perceptions of risk and science communication. In studies funded by the National Science Foundation, he and his collaborators have investigated public dissensus over climate change, public reactions to emerging technologies, and public understandings of scientific consensus across disputed issues. The project’s current focus is on field research aimed at integrating insights from the science of science communication into the craft of professional science communicators in various domains, including democratic decision making, education, and popular engagement with science. Professor Kahan is a senior fellow at the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School.
Giuseppe (Joe) Labianca (Presenter) is Gatton chaired professor of management and co-director of the LINKS Social Network Analysis Center in the Gatton College of Business and Economics, University of Kentucky. His main research interest is understanding interpersonal conflict from a social network perspective, including understanding how dyads in conflict within an organization are affected by third parties. He also conducts research on the social networks of groups, as well as on how individuals’ cognitions about organizational change and justice are affected by their network ties. Prior to joining the Gatton School, he was on the faculty of the Goizueta Business School at Emory University and the Freeman School of Business at Tulane University, and served as a research fellow at Pennsylvania State University’s Center for Research on Conflict and Negotiation. He received a Ph.D. in business administration from Pennsylvania State University.
Mark Liberman (Committee Member) is director of the Linguistics Data Consortium, faculty director of the Ware College House, Christopher H. Browne distinguished professor of linguistics in the Department of Linguistics, and professor in the Department of Computer and Information Science at the University of Pennsylvania. His research focuses on corpus-based phonetics; speech and language technology; the phonology and phonetics of lexical tone and its relationship to intonation; gestural, prosodic, morphological, and syntactic ways of marking focus and their use in discourse; formal models for linguistic annotation; information retrieval and information extraction from text; the organization of spoken communication in the human brain, especially in relation to the evolutionary substrates for speech and language and to analogous systems in other animals; and agent-based models of language evolution and learning. His early research established the linguistic subfield of metrical phonology. Much of his current research is conducted through computational analyses of linguistic corpora. He is the recipient of several awards in the field of linguistics. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. in linguistics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
David Matsumoto (Committee Member) is a professor of social psychology at San Francisco State University and director of the Culture and Emotion Research Lab, which focuses on studies involving culture, emotion, social interaction, and communication. He is well known for his work in the field of microexpressions, facial expression, gesture, and nonverbal behavior. He holds a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of California, Berkeley.
Dhiraj Murthy (Presenter) is an associate professor of journalism and sociology at the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to his academic career, he was a network engineer and UNIX systems administrator. His work explores social media, digital research methods, race/ethnicity, qualitative/mixed methods, big data quantitative analysis, and virtual organizations. He is currently funded by the National Science Foundation’s Division of Computer and Network Systems for pioneering work on the use of social media during Hurricane Harvey. In this project, he is developing coding ontologies derived from qualitative fieldwork that can be applied to big data environments. Dr. Murthy founded and directs the Computational Media Lab at the University of Texas at Austin. He received a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Cambridge.
Philip Resnik (Presenter) is director of the University of Maryland Computational Linguistics and Information Processing Laboratory. He holds joint appointments in the Department of Linguistics and at the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies and is an affiliate professor in the Department of Computer Science. His research focuses
on computational social science and computational psycholinguistics. His interests include the application of natural language processing techniques to such practical problems as machine translation and sentiment analysis, computational models in social science, and the modeling of human linguistic processes (especially related to lexical semantics). Dr. Resnik’s general research agenda for language technology is to improve the state of the art by finding the right balance between data-driven statistical modeling and the use of linguistic and expert domain knowledge, with the larger goal of obtaining a better scientific understanding of human language itself. He holds a Ph.D. in computer and information science from the University of Pennsylvania.
Joy Rohde (Committee Member) is an assistant professor at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan. She is also a faculty member with the Science, Technology, and Society Program and the Department of History. Her work examines the relationship between the social and behavioral sciences and the American state from the late 19th century to the present. She is currently working on a book project that explores how ideas about cybernetics and advances in computing have impacted the social sciences, policy analysis, and national security in the United States since the 1960s. Prior to joining the Ford School, Dr. Rohde was an assistant professor of history at Trinity University, and she has held fellowships from the Miller Center of Public Affairs and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She received a Ph.D. in history and sociology of science from the University of Pennsylvania.
Paul Sackett (Decadal Survey Chair) is Beverly and Richard Fink distinguished professor of psychology and liberal arts at the University of Minnesota. His research interests revolve around various aspects of testing and assessment in workplace, educational, and military settings. He has served as president of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, as co-chair of the committee producing the Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing, as a member of the National Research Council’s Board on Testing and Assessment, as chair of the American Psychological Association’s (APA’s) Committee on Psychological Tests and Assessments, and as chair of APA’s Board of Scientific Affairs. He holds a Ph.D. in industrial/organizational psychology from Ohio State University.
Gwyneth Sutherlin (Presenter) is director of human geography and analytics research at Geographic Services, Inc. As a researcher, she focuses on the intersection of cultural dimensions and technology for application in conflict analysis, with insights stemming from cognitive linguistics, cultural dynamics, and empirical study. In the field, her work on multilingual com-
munications in conflict environments has included designing a program to impact identity narratives through media in North Africa that garnered United Nations recognition for innovation. Her research seeking to bridge social science and engineering has included an analysis of crowdsourcing data for decision making in Haiti, Somalia, and the Arab Spring and integration of cultural variables in open-source communication models supporting policy decisions. She operates in seven foreign languages. Currently, her research in human geography supports various U.S. government agencies and international nongovernmental organizations with analysis, including contributions to the Strategic Multilayer Assessment group out of the Joint Staff J39. Dr. Sutherlin holds a Ph.D. in peace and conflict studies from the University of Bradford.
Susan Weller (Committee Member) is a professor in the Division of Sociomedical Sciences in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health and director of the research program in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch. She is recognized nationally and internationally for her expertise in the area of research methods and is skilled in both qualitative and quantitative methods. Her research interests span topics in both medicine (diabetes, AIDS, and asthma) and the social sciences (social support, stress, and folk illnesses). Dr. Weller is co-developer of the Cultural Consensus Model, a mathematical method for estimating cultural beliefs. She has served on a number of expert scientific advisory committees and boards, including a consensus panel to summarize research concerning condoms and sexually transmitted diseases. She received a B.A. and Ph.D. in social science from the University of California, Irvine.
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