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Rob Abbott Takes the Popejoy Prize

May 8, 2009

Dr. Rob Abbott's dissertation "Automated Tactics Modeling: Techniques and Applications" recently won the Tom L. Popejoy Dissertation Prize. The award was created as a memorial to the late Tom L. Popejoy, UNM President from 1948 to 1968. The dissertation discusses the use of intelligent agents with realistic tactics gleaned from subject matter experts in a computer simulation program used for training. Rob currently works at the Cognitive and Optical Military Systems department at Sandia National Laboratories, which works to understand and facilitate interactions between humans and automated systems, especially high consequence decision-making under stress.

Way to go, Rob!