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Board On Behavioral Cognitive and Sensory Sciences
Board On Behavioral Cognitive and Sensory Sciences
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
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Learning From the Science of Cognition and Perception for Decision-Making: A Workshop

Workshop Planning Committee Members

Barbara A. Dosher (NAS) is a distinguished professor of cognitive sciences at the University of California at Irvine. Her research studies memory, attention, and perceptual learning in humans using a combination of behavioral testing and mathematical modeling. She was a professor of psychology, Columbia University from 1977- 1992. She moved to University of California, Irvine in 1992, and was dean of the School of Social Sciences from 2002-2013. She is an elected fellow of the American Psychological Society, the Society for Experimental Psychologists, and the National Academy of Sciences, and received the 2013 Howard Crosby Warren Medal of the Society for Experimental Psychologists. She has served on the board and as president of the Society for Mathematical Psychology and on the executive board of the Vision Sciences Society, is a prior associate editor of Psychological Review, and on grant review boards at the National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Mental Health. She received a B.A. in psychology from the University of California, San Diego. She received a M.S. and Ph.D. in experimental psychology from the University of Oregon.

Sallie Keller is professor of statistics and director for the Social and Decision Analytics Laboratory of the Biocomplexity Institute at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Dr. Keller served as the chair for the Decadal Summit Steering Committee.  Her previous positions include Academic Vice-President and Provost at University of Waterloo, director of the IDA Science and Technology Policy Institute in Washington DC, William and Stephanie Sick Dean of Engineering at Rice University, head of the Statistical Sciences group at Los Alamos National Laboratory, professor of statistics at Kansas State University, and statistics program director at the National Science Foundation. Her areas of expertise are social and decision informatics, statistical underpinnings of data science, uncertainty quantification, and data access and confidentiality. She is a national associate of the National Academy of Sciences, fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, elected member of the International Statistics Institute, and member of the JASON advisory group. She is also a fellow and past president of the American Statistical Association. She holds a Ph.D. in statistics from the Iowa State University of Science and Technology.

Fran Moore is a vice president at CENTRA Technology, Inc., a midsize defense contractor for the Intelligence Community. She retired from the Central Intelligence Agency in 2015 as a senior executive with 32 years of leadership and intelligence analysis experience. She serves on the Board of Threat Deterrence Capital, advising its core business, Circinus, which serves the mission needs of the United States in the areas of defense, security, intelligence, and law enforcement.  She also serves on INSA’s Security Policy Review Committee and AFCEA’s Intelligence Committee.  She is a council member for Gerson Lehrman Group. Since 2014, Fran has served on the board of the intelligence community’s Studies in Intelligence.  She was CIA’s Chair for Harvard’s Learning Innovations Lab and a senior ally for CIA’s LGBT affinity group.  Among her many career recognitions, she received a Presidential Rank Award, Distinguished Executive. She holds B.A. degrees in international relations and political science from Elmira College.

Alyson Wilson is a professor in the department of statistics and principal investigator for the Laboratory for Analytic Sciences at North Carolina State University. She is a fellow of the American Statistical Association and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Her research interests include statistical reliability, Bayesian methods, and the application of statistics to problems in defense and national security. She is the coordinator of NCSU's Data-Driven Science cluster and associate director of the NCSU Data Science Initiative. Prior to coming to NCSU, she worked at the IDA Science and Technology Policy Institute, Iowa State University, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Cowboy Programming Resources, and the National Institutes of Health. She received her Ph.D. in statistics from Duke University.

Jeremy Wolfe (Chair) is professor of ophthalmology and radiology at Harvard Medical School and head of the Visual Attention Lab at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He has extensive expertise in vision, binocular perception, visual attention, and cognitive science. His research focuses on visual search and visual attention with a particular interest in socially important search tasks in areas such as medical image perception (e.g. cancer screening), security (e.g. baggage screening), and intelligence. His work has developed the “Guided Search” (GS) model through several iterations. In recent years, he has become increasingly interested in the role of vision and attention in medical and security errors. He is editor-in-chief of Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications (CRPI). He is President of the Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Science (FABBS) and past-Chair of the Board of the Psychonomic Society. He received an A.B. in psychology from Princeton and his Ph.D. in psychology from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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