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Danielle Dumond Ward

Danielle Dumond Ward

Intelligent Analytic Technologies

Senior Research Engineer
Lead, Artificial Intelligence Analytics

Danielle Ward leads Aptima’s Artificial Intellience Analytics (AIA) capability, which focuses on identifying and vetting cutting edge AI technologies for novel domains. Her background lies in machine learning, terrain classification, probabilistic modeling, and robotics. Among other technical work at Aptima, Danielle has been the technical lead on projects focused on enabling robots to use context to better interact with their human counterparts.s

Danielle holds a PhD in engineering science with a specialization in control engineering from Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College. She also holds a a BS in Physics from the College of William and Mary. She is a member of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE).

Notable Publications

Brown, J., Bruni, S., Bennett, J., Fournelle, C., Hanna, C., Lucia, L., Ward, D., Woodward, B. (2016). “Characterizing Mission and User Context for Proactive Decision Support” Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, September 2016.

Carlin, A., Freeman, J., Ward, D. (2016). “Representation, selection, and scheduling of training in a lifelong learning context” ModSim 2016.

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 Ward’s publications, please contact aptima_info@aptima.com.