NSF research awards for human-technology partnership announced

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is investing over $25 million in 26 projects to advance the cognitive and physical capabilities of workers in the context of human-technology interactions. These new awards will address critical social, technical, educational and economic needs in the workplace.

One of the awarded projects is on  Augmenting and advancing cognitive performance of control room operators for power grid resiliency. This collaborative project between Gautam Biswas and Abhishek Dubey, Vanderbilt University,Alexandra von Meier, University of California-Berkeley; Anurag Srivastava, Paul Whitney, Anjan Bose, Adam Hahn and Saeed Lotfifard, Washington State University

The project will achieve the goal of improving the performance of control room operators during extreme events; augmenting cognitive performance through advanced machine learning based decision support tools and adaptive human-machine system; and developing theory-driven training simulators for advancing cognitive performance of human operators for enhanced grid resilience.