Next SERC Talk: “Why is Human-Model Interactivity Important to the Future of Model-Centric Systems Engineering” Being Held on WED. DEC 7, 2016

SERC TalksThe final SERC Talk of 2016 will be held Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 1 PM EST. Dr. Donna Rhodes and Dr. Adam Ross from Massachusetts Institute of Technology will be discussing “Why is Human-Model Interactivity Important to the Future of Model-Centric Systems Engineering?” We hope you can join us in continuing this discussion on Model-Centric Systems Engineering.

Questions and comments are welcome utilizing the Q&A and chat tools, respectively. For those unable to connect to the WebEx tool, please feel free to email your questions, comments ahead of time to Ms. Mimi Marcus for incorporation in the discussion.


We envision a future where engineers, analysts, and decision makers are immersed in highly interactive model-centric environments using digital system models as a primary basis for system decisions. While significant progress on modeling languages, modeling practices, and modeling methods has been achieved, insufficient attention has been given to the necessary interactivity between humans and models. Given emerging modeling toolsets, availability of powerful computational resources, and autonomous decision-aiding, the human role in relationship to models must be re-examined.

ARossIn this talk, Dr. Rhodes and Dr. Ross will share findings and insights from the ongoing SERC project on Interactive Model-Centric Systems Engineering (IMCSE).  The research is motivated by the need to better understand and enable effective “human-model teaming”, while drawing from advancements in data science, visual analytics, and growing knowledge of complex systems. Open areas of inquiry include: how and why individuals interact with models; how multiple stakeholders interact while using models and model generated information; facets of human interaction with visualization tools and large data sets; and underlying fundamentals such as the role of trust in model-centric decision making.  The research program uses multiple approaches to investigate the topic including empirical studies, experiments, model-based studies, case studies, and demonstration prototypes.  In addition to the specific goals and activities, an underlying objective is to bring together the community of researchers and practitioners involved in this emerging subfield of human-model interaction.


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For any questions or issues regarding the upcoming SERC Talk, please contact Ms. Mimi Marcus for assistance. The SERC Talk sessions will be recorded and available for viewing on the SERC Youtube Channel and the SERC Talks page. Please mark your calendars and plan to join us!