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Aptima Scientist Selected for High Tech’s 2012 Women to Watch

Aptima Scientist Selected for High Tech’s 2012 Women to Watch

Aptima Scientist Emily Wiese Selected for Mass High Tech’s 2012 Women to Watch

Woburn, MA, April 3, 2012 – Aptima, Inc. announced today that Emily Wiese will be honored by Mass High Tech as one the 2012 Women to Watch at an awards ceremony to be held at The Fairmont Copley Plaza in Boston on May 11.

Mass High Tech’s Women to Watch recognizes “women in tech and life sciences who are go-getters, hardworking, inspirational and motivational to their peers.  These up-and-comers are continuing to grow and will shape the future of their industries.” This year’s award will recognize 21 women from the Boston area.

Ms. Wiese, an Associate Division Director and Product Manager at Aptima, is being recognized for her managerial and technical experience in a technology-related business, her demonstrated leadership abilities, and her ability to think creatively and develop new business opportunities. The accomplishments include Ms. Wiese’s efforts in driving the development of Aptima’s A▪Measure® product family, the first full-performance measurement solution that integrates all aspects of performance measurement for the real-time measurement, display, and analysis of distributed team performance.

Most recently, Ms. Wiese is overseeing the successful integration of A▪Measure with the U.S. Navy’s latest maritime patrol aircraft, the P-8A Poseidon. Other work at Aptima has included developing tools to assist engineers in implementing cognitive work analysis techniques during system design; performing competency analyses for the U.S. Air Force Air and Space Operations Center (AOC); and developing performance measures for training within the AOC and for various military aircraft. She has also developed an instructional program for U.S. Navy high-speed boat helmsmen; developed a training system for the Military Decision Making Process (MDMP); evaluated the effectiveness of new technologies on soldier performance; and used cognitive work analysis techniques to design information systems for dismounted soldiers.

In addition to her role as Product Manager, Ms. Wiese is the Associate Director for Aptima’s Human Performance Division. In this role, she supports the day-to-day supervision of four technical teams, with a concentration on business development for the company’s portfolio of human performance measurement products and services, including A-Measure.

Ms. Wiese was named one of Mass High Tech’s 2006 “People to Watch Under 30.” She is a Past President and Director At Large of the New England Chapter of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (NECHFES), which organizes meetings open to everyone in the human factors and ergonomics community, as well as hosts an annual student conference. In this capacity she mentors Boston-area students and recent graduates through Aptima’s internship programs and directly at regular NECHFES events. At the national level she has served as the Program Chair for the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) Training Technical Group.

Prior to joining Aptima in 2003, Ms. Wiese was a Graduate Research Assistant in the Cognitive Systems Laboratory, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, at the University of Iowa, and held internships at Battelle’s Human Factors Transportation Center, Motorola Research Labs, and Rockwell Collins. She received a B.S. in 2001 and a M.S. in 2003 in Industrial Engineering from the University of Iowa.

Visit Mass High Tech’s 2012 Women to Watch for more information.