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Webb Stacy

Webb Stacy

Corporate Fellow

“The world we experience comes from sensory input and‭, ‬to a surprising extent‭,  ‬knowledge already in our brains‭.  ‬This fact enables us to build better training‭, ‬systems‭, ‬and organizations‭.” 

Webb is a Corporate Fellow at Aptima, Inc., and is responsible for advanced development in scenario engineering, performance measurement, and neuroscientifically inspired sensemaking systems. He has more than 20 years of experience in formulating and delivering products in high-tech settings ranging from high-performance scientific computing to enterprise clinical data management. He co-founded a company whose vision was to revolutionize software development using diagrams instead of computer languages and was awarded a U.S. patent on the technology.

Webb received a Ph.D. in Cognitive Science from SUNY/Buffalo and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Michigan. He has served as Program Co-Chair of the Behavior Representation in Modeling and Simulation Society, and he is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery


Notable Publications

Stacy, W. & Freeman, J. (2016). Training objective packages: enhancing the effectiveness of experiential training. Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Science, 17(2), 149-168.

Beaubien, J.M., Stacy, E.W., & Wiggins, S.M., Keeney, M., Bolton, A.E., Grubb, J.D., Walwanis, M.M., Priest, H., & Riddle, C.S. (2015). Differentiating measures of learning (MOL) from measures of performance (MOP) during aircraft carrier landing practice. Paper No. 15210. In Proceedings of the 2015 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference (I/ITSEC). Arlington, VA: National Training and Simulation Association.

Stacy, W., Walwanis, M., Wiggins, S., & Bolton, A. (2013). Layered fidelity: An approach to characterizing training environments. Proceedings of the 2013 Interservice/Industry Training, Education, and Simulation Conference, Orlando, FL.

Stacy, W., Walwanis, M., & Colonna-Romano, J. (2007). Using pedagogical information to provide more effective scenarios. Proceedings of the 2007 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference, Orlando, FL.

Stacy, W., Merket, D., Puglisi, M., & Haimson, C. (2006). Representing context in simulator-based human performance measurement. Proceedings of the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference. Orlando, FL.

Stacy, E.W., and MacMillan, J. (1995).  Cognitive bias in software engineering. Communications of the ACM, 38(6): 57-63.

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

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