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Danielle Dumond Ward

Danielle Dumond Ward

Senior Research Engineer

Technical Lead, Organization & Network Analytics

Danielle is an Analytics, Modeling and Simulation Senior Research Engineer at Aptima, Inc. Her background lies in machine learning, terrain classification, probabilistic modeling, and robotics. Danielle has worked with Aptima to help robots use context in order to better interact with their human counterparts. She has worked with Aptima to create and lead the Organizational Research and Optimization capability, which focuses on finding the right balance of people, systems, and cost for specific missions of an organization.

Danielle received her PhD in Engineering Science with a specialization in Control Engineering from Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College. She received her B.S. in Physics from the College of William and Mary. She is currently a member of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and the International Society for Terrain-Vehicle Systems (ISTVS).


Notable Publications

Bruni, S., Riddle, K., Ortiz, A., Dumond, D., & Saffold, J. (2014). The Assisted Experimental Designer: A Decision Support System to Optimize Modeling and Simulation Experiment Design. MODSIM World 2014, April 2014, Hampton, VA.

Dumond‭, ‬D‭., ‬Glassner‭, ‬S‭., ‬Holmes‭, ‬A‭., ‬Petty‭, ‬D‭., ‬Awiszus‭, ‬T‭., ‬Bicks‭, ‬W‭., ‬Monagle‭, ‬R‭., (‬2014‭). ‬“Pay it Forward‭: ‬Getting 3D Printers into Schools”‭ ‬ISEC Conference‭, ‬Princeton‭, ‬New Jersey‭. ‬

Dumond‭, ‬D‭., ‬Stacy‭, ‬E.W‭., ‬Geyer‭, ‬A‭., ‬Rousseau‭, ‬J‭., ‬Therrien‭, ‬M‭., (‬2013‭). ‬“Cognitive Patterns‭: ‬Giving Autonomy Some Context”‭ ‬SPIE Defense‭, ‬Security and Sensing‭, ‬SPIE Conference‭, ‬Baltimore‭, ‬Maryland‭. ‬

Carlin‭, ‬A‭., ‬Dumond‭, ‬D‭., ‬Freeman‭, ‬J‭., ‬Dean‭, ‬C‭., (‬2013‭). ‬“Higher Automated Learning Through Principal Component Analysis and Markov Models”‭ ‬AIED Conference‭, ‬Memphis‭, ‬Tennessee‭. 

Geyer‭, ‬A‭. ‬Sidman‭, ‬J‭., ‬Dumond‭, ‬D‭., ‬Rousseau‭, ‬J‭., ‬Monagle‭, ‬R‭., ‬Awiszus‭, ‬T‭., ‬Petty‭, ‬D‭., ‬Glassner‭, ‬S‭. (‬2013‭). ‬“Promoting STEM Education Through Local School-Industry Collaboration‭: ‬An Example of Mutual Benefits”‭ ‬ISEC Conference‭, ‬Princeton‭, ‬New Jersey‭.‬

Dumond‭, ‬D.A‭., ‬Ayers‭, ‬J‭., ‬Shurr‭, ‬N‭., ‬Carlin‭, ‬A‭., ‬Burke‭, ‬D‭., ‬Rousseau‭, ‬J‭., (‬2012‭). ‬“Coordinating with humans by adjustable-autonomy for multirobot pursuit‭ (‬CHAMP‭)‬”‭, ‬SPIE Defense and Security‭, ‬SPIE Conference‭,  ‬Baltimore‭, ‬Maryland‭ ‬

For more information about Danielle’s publications, please contact aptima_info@aptima.com.