Aptima’s New Division Director
Aptima Promotes Robert McCormack to Associate Division Director
Woburn, MA, May 28, 2012 – Aptima, Inc., the human-centered R&D company that applies expertise in how humans think and learn in today’s technology-rich networked environments, announced today the promotion of Robert McCormack to the company’s Senior Management team as Associate Division Director for Analytics, Modeling, & Simulation (AM&S).
Robert McCormack joined the company in 2006 as an Applied Mathematician. Most recently, he served as Aptima’s Team Lead for Communication Dynamics within the AM&S Division. In addition to Associate Division Director, Dr. McCormack will continue to serve as the Principal Investigator on several of Aptima’s key contracts, including E-MEME, the Epidemiological Modeling of the Evolution of MEssages. E-MEME is a system of web-based software designed to identify and track the flow of ideas or ‘memes’ through electronic media, helping model and forecast how sentiment can spread over time and place to influence susceptible populations.
At Aptima, Dr. McCormack provides expertise in the areas of computational linguistics (NLP), epidemiological modeling and human sociocultural modeling and analysis. Dr. McCormack’s research includes the development and application of NLP methods to a wide range of domains including team performance assessment, knowledge discovery, and population-level dynamics analysis. Additionally, he is interested in the application of epidemiological modeling techniques to the study of the spread of memes. Prior to joining Aptima, Dr. McCormack’s research focused on the development of mathematical and statistical models of zoonotic wildlife diseases. Dr. McCormack received a Ph.D. and M.S. in Mathematics from Texas Tech University, and a B.A. in Mathematics and Computer Science from Austin College.
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