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Sylvain Bruni

Sylvain Bruni

Performance Augmentation Systems

Principal Human Systems Engineer
Lead, Cognitive Systems Integration

Sylvain is a Principal Human Systems Engineer and Lead for Aptima’s Cognitive Systems Integration‭ (‬CSI‭) ‬capability‭, ‬which focuses on human factors analyses and delivery of prototype technologies‭. ‬The domains of application of CSI technology cover a wide range‭: ‬patient engagement systems in healthcare‭, ‬medical decision-support systems‭, ‬military‭ (‬re‭-)‬planning technology‭, ‬interfaces for the supervisory control of teams of unmanned systems‭, ‬etc‭. ‬At Aptima‭, ‬Sylvain additionally provides expertise and leadership in human-centered design processes‭: ‬requirements definition‭, ‬design development and implementation‭, ‬and system evaluation‭. ‬His research focuses on human-automation collaborative systems‭, ‬multimodal UIs‭, ‬human-in-the-loop experimentation‭, ‬and the statistical analysis of human-centered system data‭. ‬Prior to joining Aptima‭, Sylvain conducted research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology‭ (‬MIT‭), ‬focusing on designing and testing of collaborative decision-support systems‭, ‬specifically in military environments‭. ‬

Sylvain holds an S.M‭. ‬in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT and a Diplôme d’Ingénieur from the Ecole Supérieure d’Electricité‭ (‬Supélec‭, ‬France‭). ‬He is a member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society‭, ‬the IEEE Systems‭, ‬Man‭, ‬and Cybernetics Society‭, ‬the Association for Computing Machinery‭, ‬and the DoD Human Factors Engineering Technical Advisory Group‭. ‬

Notable Publications

Bruni‭, ‬S‭., ‬Riddle‭, ‬K‭., ‬Ortiz‭, ‬A‭., ‬Dumond‭, ‬D‭., ‬Lynch‭, ‬S‭., ‬Marshall‭, ‬H‭., ‬Gaughan C‭., & ‬Saffold‭, ‬J‭. (‬2014‭). ‬A Decision Aid for Optimizing Experimental Design Involving LVC Environments‭. ‬Interservice‭ / ‬Industry Training‭, ‬Simulation and Education Conference‭ (‬I‭/‬ITSEC‭), ‬December 2014‭, ‬Orlando‭, ‬FL‭.‬

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 Conference‭, ‬April 2014‭, ‬Hampton‭, ‬VA‭.‬

Bruni‭, ‬S‭., ‬Chang‭, ‬A‭., ‬Carlin‭, ‬A‭., ‬Swanson‭, ‬L‭., & ‬Pratt‭, ‬S‭. (‬2012‭). ‬Designing an Adaptive Flight Deck Display for Trajectory-Based Operations in NextGen‭. , ‬San Francisco‭, ‬CA‭.‬

Swanson‭, ‬L‭., ‬Jones‭, ‬E‭., ‬Riordan‭, ‬B‭., ‬Bruni‭, ‬S‭., ‬Schurr‭, ‬N‭., ‬Sullivan‭, ‬S‭., & ‬Lansey‭, ‬J‭. (‬2012‭). ‬Exploring human error in an RPA target detection task‭. ‬Proceedings of the 56th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society‭, ‬Boston‭, ‬MA.‬

Bruni‭, ‬S‭. (‬2012‭). ‬Les apports du design cognitif et de l’ingénierie des systèmes sur l’augmentation des capacités humaines‭. ‬Café des Sciences de Boston‭ #‬48‭, ‬Cambridge‭, ‬MA‭, ‬September 2012‭.‬

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Additional Publications

Bruni‭, ‬S‭., ‬Riordan‭, ‬B‭., ‬Schurr‭, ‬N‭., ‬Cooke‭, ‬N‭., ‬Freeman‭, ‬J‭., ‬Roberts‭, ‬J‭., & ‬Rima‭, ‬N‭. (‬2011‭). ‬Designing a mixed-initiative decision-support system for multi-UAS mission planning‭. ‬Proceedings of the 55th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomic Society‭ (‬HFES 2011‭), ‬Las Vegas‭, ‬NV‭.‬

Riordan‭, ‬B‭., ‬Bruni‭, ‬S‭., ‬Schurr‭, ‬N‭, ‬Freeman‭, ‬J‭., ‬Ganberg‭, ‬G‭., ‬Cooke‭, ‬N‭., & ‬Rima‭, ‬N‭. (‬2011‭). ‬Inferring user intent with Bayesian inverse planning‭: ‬Making sense of multi-UAS mission management‭. ‬Proceedings of the 20th Behavior Representation in Modeling and Simulation Conference‭ (‬BRIMS‭), ‬Sundance‭, ‬UT‭.‬

Bruni‭, ‬S‭., ‬Schurr‭, ‬N‭., ‬Riordan‭, ‬B‭., ‬Ayers‭, ‬J‭., & ‬Sucillon‭, ‬S‭. (‬2011‭). ‬Measuring trainee intent using low-cost‭, ‬high-impact cognitive models‭. ‬Proceedings of the Interservice/Industry Training‭, ‬Simulation‭, ‬and Education Conference‭ (‬I/ITSEC‭). ‬Arlington‭, ‬Virginia‭.‬

Cummings‭, ‬M.L‭., & ‬Bruni‭, ‬S‭. (‬2010‭). ‬Human-Automation Collaboration in Complex Multivariate Resource Allocation Decision Support‭ ‬Systems‭, ‬International Journal of Intelligent Decision Technologies‭, ‬Vol‭. ‬4‭(‬2‭), ‬p‭. ‬101-114‭.‬

Bruni‭, ‬S‭., & ‬Paley M‭. (‬2010‭). ‬Bridging the understanding gap between human(s‭) ‬and machine(s‭) ‬in unmanned vehicle operations‭: ‬A review of research approaches‭. ‬Presented at the DoD HFETAG-64‭, ‬San Diego‭, ‬CA‭.‬

Bruni‭, ‬S‭., ‬Schurr‭, ‬N‭., ‬Riordan‭, ‬B‭., ‬Freeman‭, ‬J‭., ‬et al‭. (‬2010‭). ‬Mixed-Initiative Machine for Instructed Computing‭ (‬MIMIC‭). ‬Presented at the DoD HFETAG-63‭, ‬Tempe AZ‭.‬

Bruni‭, ‬S‭., ‬Sullivan K‭., ‬et al‭. (‬2010‭). ‬The Collaborative Visualization Environment‭ (‬CoVE‭): ‬A platform for macrocognition research and experimentation‭. ‬Presented at the Collaboration and Knowledge Interoperability Program Workshop‭, ‬Arlington‭, ‬VA‭.‬

Picciano‭, ‬P‭., ‬Kaber‭, ‬D‭., ‬Gil‭, ‬G‭., ‬Bruni‭, ‬S‭., ‬Howard‭, ‬D‭., ‬Jones‭, ‬E‭., ‬Roberts‭, ‬R‭., ‬Kim‭, ‬S‭., & ‬Kaufman‭, ‬K‭. (‬2010‭). ‬Designing for designers‭: ‬A prototype to support human-automation interaction decisions‭. ‬In Proceedings of HCI Aero 2010‭. ‬Cape Canaveral‭, ‬FL‭.‬

Bruni‭, ‬S‭., & ‬Paley M‭. (‬2010‭). ‬The Department of Homeland Security human systems integration community of practice and portal development effort‭. ‬Presented at the DoD HFETAG-64‭, ‬San Diego‭, ‬CA‭.‬

Bruni‭, ‬S‭., & ‬Sullivan K‭. (‬2010‭). ‬The Collaborative Visualization Environment‭ (‬CoVE‭). ‬Presented at the DoD HFETAG-63‭, ‬Tempe‭, ‬AZ‭.‬

Cummings‭, ‬M.L‭., ‬Bruni‭, ‬S‭., ‬Mercier‭, ‬S‭., & ‬Mitchell P.J‭. (‬2007‭). ‬Automation Architecture for Single Operator‭, ‬Multiple UAV Command and Control‭, ‬The International Command and Control Journal‭, ‬Vol‭. ‬1‭(‬2‭).‬

Bruni‭, ‬S‭., ‬Marquez‭, ‬J.J‭., ‬Brzezinski‭, ‬A‭., ‬Nehme‭, ‬C‭., & ‬Boussemart Y‭. (‬2007‭). ‬Introducing a Human-Automation Collaboration Taxonomy‭ (‬HACT‭) ‬in Command and Control Decision-Support Systems‭, ‬Accepted‭, ‬12th International Command and Control Research and Technology Symposium‭, ‬Newport‭, ‬RI‭, ‬June‭, ‬2007‭.‬

Bruni‭, ‬S‭., ‬Boussemart‭, ‬Y‭., ‬Cummings‭, ‬M.L‭., & ‬S‭. ‬Haro‭, ‬S‭. (‬2007‭). ‬Visualizing Cognitive Strategies in Time-Critical Mission Replanning‭. ‬In Proceedings of HSIS 2007‭: ‬ASNE Human Systems Integration Symposium‭, ‬Annapolis‭, ‬MD‭.‬

Bruni‭, ‬S‭., ‬Marquez‭, ‬J‭., ‬Brzezinski‭, ‬A‭., & ‬Cummings‭, ‬M.L‭. (‬2006‭). ‬Visualizing Operators’‭ ‬Cognitive Strategies In Multivariate Optimization‭, ‬Proceedings of HFES 2006‭: ‬50th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomic Society‭, ‬San Francisco‭, ‬CA‭.‬

Bruni‭, ‬S‭., & ‬Cummings‭, ‬M.L‭. (‬2006‭), ‬Tracking Resource Allocation Cognitive Strategies for Strike Planning‭, ‬COGIS 2006‭ – ‬Cognitive Systems with Interactive Sensors‭, ‬Paris‭, ‬France‭.‬

Cummings‭, ‬M‭. ‬L‭., & ‬Bruni‭, ‬S‭. (‬2005‭). ‬Collaborative Human-Computer Decision Making in Network Centric Warfare‭, ‬TTCP HUM TP7‭ ‬Workshop on Aerospace Human Factors Issues in Network-Centric Warfare‭, ‬Salisbury‭, ‬UK‭.‬

Bruni‭, ‬S‭., & ‬Cummings M.L‭. (‬2005‭). ‬Human Interaction with Mission Planning Search Algorithms‭, ‬ASNE Human Systems Integration Conference‭. ‬Arlington‭, ‬VA‭.‬