Dr. David W. Aha (UCI, 1990) leads the Adaptive Systems Section within the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory’s Navy Center for Applied Research in Artificial Intelligence. His research interests include goal reasoning, case-based reasoning, mixed-initiative interaction, machine learning, planning, text analysis, and related topics pertaining to intelligent decision aids. He was a AAAI Councilor, founded the UCI Repository of Machine Learning Databases, co-founded the AI Video Competitions, and has received three Best Paper awards. David has (co)organized 24 international research events, (co)edited three special journal issues on AI topics, participated on 14 dissertation committees, serves on the editorial boards for three journals, and serves annually on the PCs for several conferences, workshops, and doctoral symposiums.
Maurice Glandrup has a Msc. degree in computer science and works for Thales Naval Netherlands in the department Above Water Systems. The past years he was involved in building systems for small ships. He is also involved in research projects that aim to improve the situation awareness and the decision support capabilities of maritime systems. His main interests are building complex systems, enriching data/information to intelligence, and behavior analysis of moving objects.