Shawn A. Weil

Executive TeamShawn A. Weil

Executive Vice President
Business Strategy

“Aptima develops novel approaches to wicked-hard real-world problems by pairing behavioral research with quantitative practice. The results are often deeply insightful and delightfully unexpected.”

Shawn provides corporate guidance regarding customer engagement, strategic planning, and internal business processes for the Federal S&T market. In this role, he works with a broad range of Aptima’s staff and consultants to ensure alignment between Aptima’s technical capabilities and the real-world needs of Aptima’s customers. Shawn’s personal research areas include social media, command and control, advanced training, and communications analysis for organizational assessment.

Shawn received a PhD and MA in Cognitive/Experimental Psychology from Ohio State University, with specializations in cognitive engineering, quantitative psychology, and psycholinguistics. He previously received a BA in Psychology/Music from Binghamton University (SUNY). He is a member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, the American Psychological Association, the National Defense Industrial Association, and the Cognitive Science Society.

Notable Publications

Halverson, K.C., Yohai, I., Lansey, J., Weil, S., Lande, B., Olguin-Olguin, D., & Demko, M. (2013). A Multimodal Approach to Measuring Behavior in Social Interactions. Proceedings of the 2013 I/ITSEC Conference. Orlando, FL.

Weil, S.A., Foster, P., Freeman, J., Carley, K., Diesner, J., Franz, T., Cooke, N., Shope, S., & Gorman, J. (2008). Converging approaches to automated communications-based assessment of team situation awareness. In Letsky, M. & Warner, N. (Eds.), Macrocognition in Teams: Theories and Methodologies. Ashgate Publishing Ltd, Gower House, Croft Road, Aldershot, Hants, GU11 3HR, U.K.

Freeman, J., MacMillan, J., Haimson, C., Weil, S.A., Stacy, W., & Diedrich, F. J. (2006). Strategies and studies in game-based training. Proceedings of the Society for Applied Learning Technologies, Orlando, FL.

Weil, S.A., Hussain, T., Brunyé, T., Sidman, J., & Spahr, L. (2005). The use of massive multiplayer gaming technology for military training: A preliminary evaluation. Proceedings of the 49th Annual Conference of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.

Entin, E. E., Weil, S.A., Kleinman, D. L., Hutchins, S. G., Hocevar, S. P., Kemple, W. G., & Serfaty, D. (2004). Inducing adaptation in organizations: Concept and experiment design. Proceedings of the 2004 Command and Control Research and Technology Symposium, San Diego, CA.

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