• 2018

    Sonalysts & ARL Team Earns David Meister Best Paper Award

    The paper “Prioritizing Design Goals for a Medical Simulator Using Pairwise Comparisons” received the Systems Development Technical Group (SDTG) David Meister Best Paper Award at the 2018 International Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) in Philadelphia, PA. The David Meister Memorial Award recognizes the paper in the technical sessions of the SDTG that makes the most significant contribution to the overall field of systems development. The paper explored the use of two different analytical methods using pairwise comparisons from domain experts to establish quantitative priority values for different conflicting design goals, resulting in a rank-order of which design goals were most crucial for iterative system development. Contest reviewers commented that analyzing and communicating tradeoffs is a skill needed for those who wish to be successful in practicing system development.

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  • 2018

    Sonalysts’ HAIL awarded follow on to develop Visual Argumentation Platform

    A multidisciplinary team from Sonalysts’ Human-Autonomy Interaction Laboratory (HAIL) has recently been awarded a Phase I Option from the Office of Naval Research (ONR) to continue initial development of the Visual Argumentation for Resolving Inefficiencies (VARI) platform. Inspired by design thinking practices and the study of collective intelligence, VARI will enable diverse crowds of contributors to rapidly identify inefficiencies, then ideate, refine, and ultimately choose one or more solutions for the inefficiency. Initial work focuses on identifying organizational issues; however, VARI has applications in military decision making, as well as exploitation and dissemination of intelligence. “Everyone loves working on VARI because it touches so many different technical domains; it allows a really diverse set of scientists, analysts, and engineers to come together and learn from each other while solving a tricky problem” says Steve Dorton, the Principal Investigator for the project. “We’re really excited to keep this going forward, and are really looking forward to testing the prototype in the next phase.”

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  • 2018

    Sonalysts Achieves CMMI Level 3

    WATERFORD, CT. -- Sonalysts, Inc., an employee-owned national defense contractor, announced that its Software and Courseware Development project teams have been appraised at Maturity Level 3 of the CMMI Institute’s Capability Maturity Model Integration.  The appraisal was performed by The Process Group.

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  • 2018

    Sonalysts Lab Taking Research on the Road

    Research from Sonalysts’ Human-Autonomy Interaction Laboratory (HAIL) has recently been accepted for presentation and publication at two major venues: The Department of Defense Human Factors Engineering Technical Advisory Group (DODHFETAG), and the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES). The featured research showcases a blend of the social and computational sciences and has applicability across a wide variety of military and civilian domains.

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