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Kevin Durkee

Kevin Durkee

Performance Augmentation Systems

Senior Scientist
Lead, Adaptive Augmentation Technologies

Kevin specializes in human performance measurement, physiological sensing for cognitive state assessment, and human-machine teaming issues for complex systems. Kevin has served as Principal Investigator and Program Manager for a variety of research and development programs across the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), NASA, and Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), in which he leads system development efforts through requirements gathering, design conception, engineering sprint cycles, and test/evaluation. Prior to joining Aptima, Kevin worked at the University of Illinois’ Institute for Health Research & Policy www.ihrp.uic.edu and the Defense Manpower Data Center www.dmdc.osd.mil focused on developing measurement instruments and planning/execution of large-scale data collection efforts.

Kevin holds an M.A. in Human Factors and Applied Cognition from George Mason University and a B.A. in Psychology from DePaul University.


Notable Publications

Durkee, K., Pappada, S., Ortiz, A., Feeney, J., & Galster, S. (2015). System Decision Framework for Augmenting Human Performance Using Real-Time Workload Classifiers. Proceedings of the 5th Annual IEEE International Multi-Disciplinary Conference on Cognitive Methods in Situation Awareness and Decision Support, Orlando, FL.

Durkee, K., Geyer, A., Pappada, S., Ortiz, A., & Galster, S. (2013). Real-Time Workload Assessment as a Foundation for Human Performance Augmentation, in D.D. Schmorrow and C.M. Fidopiastis (Eds.): Proceedings of HCI International 2013, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 279–288.

Durkee, K., Shabarekh, C., Jackson, C., & Ganberg, G. (2011). Flexible autonomous support to aid context and task switching. Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Cognitive Methods in Situation Awareness and Decision Support, Miami, FL.

Durkee, K., Paley, M., Kudzma, K., & Reiners, D. (2010). Evaluation of 2D and 3D displays to validate the integration of human performance analysis methods into submarine acquisitions. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 54th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

Squire, P. N., Barrow, J. H., Smith, C. F., Durkee, K., Moore, J. C., & Parasuraman, R. (2010). Runway Incursion Monitoring, Detection and Alerting System (RIMDAS): A proposed system design for reducing runway incursions. Ergonomics in Design, 18(2), 13-17.

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


Additional Publications

Durkee, K., Pappada, S., Ortiz, A., Feeney, J., & Galster, S. (2015). Using Context to Optimize a Functional State Estimation Engine in Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Operations. Proceedings of Human Computer Interaction International, Los Angeles, CA.

Durkee, K., Pappada, S., Ortiz, A., Hiriyanna, A., Feeney, J., & Galster, S. (2015). Individual Differences in Physiological Responses within a Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) Multitasking Environment. Proceedings of the 18th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, Dayton, OH.

Durkee, K., Pappada, S., Ortiz, A., Feeney, J., & Galster, S. (2015). A Model-based Approach for Dynamic Task Allocation in Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Operations. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics, Las Vegas, NV.

Pappada, S., Cohn, J., Galster, S., Geyer, A., Durkee, K., & Ortiz, A. (2014, in press). Developing Neurocognitive Workload Management Technologies for Multitasking. Proceedings of the 85th Annual Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA) Scientific Meeting, San Diego, CA.

Durkee, K., Pappada, S., Ortiz, A., Feeney, J., & Galster, S. (2014, February). Integrating Human Cognitive States with Intelligent Systems for Optimal Human-Machine Teaming. Proceedings of the 2014 NDIA Human Systems Conference, Arlington, VA.

Durkee, K., Geyer, A., Pappada, S., Ortiz, A., & Wiggins, S. (2013, May). A Physiological-based Framework for Adaptive Aiding in Remote Piloted Aircraft (RPA) Operations. Poster presented at the International Symposium of Aviation Psychology (ISAP), Dayton, OH.

Durkee, K., Pappada, S., Ortiz, A., & Feeney, J. (2013, December). Optimizing Human-Autonomy Teaming through Mutual Awareness of State. Poster presented at the Alliance for Human Effectiveness and Advancement (AHEAD) Autonomy Showcase, Dayton, OH.

Pappada, S., Geyer, A., Durkee, K., Freeman, J., & Cohn, J. (2013). Modeling Operational Workload for Adaptive Aiding In Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Operations. Proceedings of the 84th Annual Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA) Scientific Meeting, Chicago, IL.

Alexander, A., Saffell, T. N., Alaverdi, O., Carlin, A. S., Chang, A., Durkee, K., Galster, S. M., Geiselmen, E., Latorella, K., Wickens, C. D., & Schurr, N. (in press). ALARMS: Alerting and reasoning management system. NASA.

Poeppelman, T. R., Caggiano, D., Jackson, C., Galster, S. M., Tossell, C. C., Scarff, L., Lind, D., Bolley, B., Durkee, K., & Wiggins, S. (2013, May). Sensor to analyst: Improved decision-making in aerial ISR through training and decision support tools. Symposium to be presented at the 17th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, Dayton, OH.

Artis, S., Diedrich, F., Durkee, K., Horn, Z. N. J., Jefferson, T., Semmens, R., & Riccio, G. (2009). Outcomes-based training and education: Formative assessment. Proceedings of the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference. Arlington, VA: NDIA.

Jefferson, T., Horn, Z. N. J., & Durkee, K. T. (2009). Initial Impressions of Participation in CATC. In G. Riccio and F.J. Diedrich (Eds), An initiative in outcomes-based training and education (pp. 71-76). Technical Report, U.S. Army Asymmetric Warfare Group, Ft. Meade, MD.

Semmens, R., Horn, Z. N. J., Durkee, K. T., Jefferson, T., & Riccio, G. E. (2009). Influence of CATC in an operational setting. In G. Riccio and F.J. Diedrich (Eds.), an initiative in outcomes-based training and education (pp. 91-96). Technical Report, U.S. Army Asymmetric Warfare Group, Ft. Meade, MD.

Squire, P., Barrow, J., Durkee, K., Smith, C., Moore, J., & Parasuraman, R. (2009). Runway Incursion Monitoring, Detection and Alerting System (RIMDAS): A Proposed System Design for Reducing Runway Incursions. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 53rd Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX.

Jackson, C., Woods, H., Diedrich, F., O’ Malley, T., Durkee, K., Aten, T., Lawrence, D., & Ayers, J. (2008). Tools for assessment of operator contribution to system performance. Proceedings of the 2008 Undersea Human-Systems Integration Symposium. Arlington, VA: American Society of Naval Engineers.