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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Board on Human System Integration
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education


Recent Events

Plenary Session
Explainable AI Frontiers: HSI Challenges and Opportunities

June 24, 2019

Board Members and invited expert guests explored how to advance the science related to explainable artificial intelligence from a human factors perspective. Panelists discussed the state of the art and research and design frontiers for intelligent systems that support effective human machine teaming, in particular, trust between the person and the automated software. A Q&A with audience members, both in person and online, followed.

Video of the session now available

Current Projects

Facilities Staffing Requirements for Veterans Health Administration

Strengthening Air Force Human Capital Management

Systems Approaches to Improve Patient Care by Supporting Clinician Well-Being

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Recent Publications

Proceedings of a Workshop
Facilities Staffing Requirements for Veterans Health Administration—Resourcing, Workforce Modeling, and Staffing

VHA Report 1 CoverThis publication from the Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment and the Board on Human-Systems Integration summarizes a workshop held in January 2019 that considered approaches in workforce modeling by examining methodologies and inputs for facilities staffing models. Both health care and non-health-care industries. Providing a survey view of modeling techniques and considerations.

The workshop is one of several data-gathering sessions by the Committee on Facilities Staffing Requirements for the Veterans Health Administration that are part of the overarching goal of helping the VHA assess the overall resource needs of its Facilities Management Program and to develop budget and staffing methodologies. Such methodologies provide better justification for ensuring that local VHA programs are adequately and consistently staffed to accomplish the mission and meet all requirement. 

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Proceedings of a Workshop
The Human Factors of Process Safety and Worker Empowerment in the Offshore Oil Industry

Offshore Oil LThis publication from the Board on Human-Systems Integration summarizes a workshop held in January 2018 that convened experts in offshore oil and gas drilling, safety procedures, and government regulation to discuss ways to prevent accidents in the offshore oil industry by applying understanding of the human factors involved in process safety and worker empowerment to reduce and mitigate hazards.

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Human-Automation Interaction Considerations for Unmanned Aerial System Integration into the National Airspace System

UAS coverLThis publication from the Board on Human-Systems Integration and the Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board summarizes a workshop held in January 2018 to advance the understanding of the human factors/human-systems integration issues associated with the full integration of Unmanned Aerial Systems into the National Airspace System.

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