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Dr. Greg L. Zacharias

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Charles River Analytics Inc
625 Mt. Auburn St.
Cambridge , Massachusetts 02138
United States

Company Description: Founded in 1983, Charles River Analytics has developed a variety of custom intelligent systems for a number of Government and commercial customers. These systems...   more
Background

Employment History

  • Member of the Committee On Human Factors
    National Research Council

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Board Member
    Research Advisory Board
  • Member of the Air Combat Command Advisory Group
    Langley AFB

Education

  • PhD , Aeronautics and Astronautics
    MIT
  • PhD , Aeronautics and Astronautics
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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When Greg L. Zacharias told a Congressional subcommittee in November that the Air Force sought "the right balance of human and machine teaming to meet future operational challenges," he also was summarizing a large part of the body of his professional work.
Zacharias, named the Air Force Chief Scientist in June 2015, has been marrying humans to machines since his early days as an undergraduate at MIT. That certainly was true of his job with the space shuttle program as a young lieutenant, which inspired his masters' thesis: "Digital Autopilot for the Space Shuttle Vehicle. Much of his studies and writings about human behavior were to a large degree focused on trying to teach machines to act autonomously, without the need for constant human oversight.
"(Becoming the service's 35th chief scientist) was an offer I couldn't refuse and an opportunity to try and return something to the Air Force for all the opportunities it's given me since I was a second lieutenant assigned to Johnson Space Center back in the '70s," Zacharias said in a news release announcing the assignment.
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Much of that vision involves "development of sensors and data gathering technology for a system to better understand the operational environment and mission goals," Zacharias told the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities on November 18.
"Boiled down to its essentials, the Air Force's autonomy science and technology vision is: intelligent machines seamlessly integrated with humans, maximizing mission performance in complex and contested environments."
As part of that vision, Zacharias told Defense News in a February interview that he was working on game-changing technologies that included remotely piloted aircraft (RPAs) and autonomy.
The relationship between autonomy and RPAs is that between enabler and application, he added.
"For instance," he said, "now we manually look at full-motion video streams, looking for bad guys, and certainly that could be done with machine vision systems that are evolving. The idea is just having machines look at the big data problem."
The job of chief scientist is just the most recent link in a Zacharias-Air Force chain that stretches back to the job at Houston's Johnson Space Center. He also served on the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board while president and senior principal scientist at Charles River Analytics Inc. in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Zacharias co-founded Charles River Analytics and for more than 30 years led much of its work in command and control software for the military. He was deeply involved in using autonomy with RPAs, work that had, at its core, Zacharias' studies in behavioral science.
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Zacharias told the Congressional committee that two more volumes are coming, including Volume III, which "will address key infrastructure needs for autonomous system development, including cyber security/reliability, communications requirements and network vulnerability," he said.
It's a volume that the commercial communications satellite industry eagerly awaits in continuing its role of supporting Air Force RPAs.
His work with the Air Force includes pushing for faster development and acquisition of technology that will accomplish the service's mission. Zacharias came to his current job from a small company that was used to "getting things done quickly and not having to deal with the bureaucracy," he told Defense Systems.
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When Greg L. Zacharias told a Congressional subcommittee in November that the Air Force sought “the right balance of human and machine teaming to meet future operational challenges,� he also was summarizing a large part of the body of his professional work. Zacharias, named the Air Force Chief Scientist in June 2015, has been marrying [...]
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Greg L. Zacharias - image via af.mil
When Greg L. Zacharias told a Congressional subcommittee in November that the Air Force sought “the right balance of human and machine teaming to meet future operational challenges,� he also was summarizing a large part of the body of his professional work.
Zacharias, named the Air Force Chief Scientist in June 2015, has been marrying humans to machines since his early days as an undergraduate at MIT. That certainly was true of his job with the space shuttle program as a young lieutenant, which inspired his masters’ thesis: “Digital Autopilot for the Space Shuttle Vehicle.� Much of his studies and writings about human behavior were to a large degree focused on trying to teach machines to act autonomously, without the need for constant human oversight.
"(Becoming the service’s 35th chief scientist) was an offer I couldn't refuse and an opportunity to try and return something to the Air Force for all the opportunities it's given me since I was a second lieutenant assigned to Johnson Space Center back in the '70s," Zacharias said in a news release announcing the assignment.
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Much of that vision involves “development of sensors and data gathering technology for a system to better understand the operational environment and mission goals,� Zacharias told the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities on November 18.
“Boiled down to its essentials, the Air Force’s autonomy science and technology vision is: intelligent machines seamlessly integrated with humans, maximizing mission performance in complex and contested environments.�
As part of that vision, Zacharias told Defense News in a February interview that he was working on game-changing technologies that included remotely piloted aircraft (RPAs) and autonomy.
The relationship between autonomy and RPAs is that between enabler and application, he added.
“For instance,� he said, “now we manually look at full-motion video streams, looking for bad guys, and certainly that could be done with machine vision systems that are evolving. The idea is just having machines look at the big data problem.�
The job of chief scientist is just the most recent link in a Zacharias-Air Force chain that stretches back to the job at Houston’s Johnson Space Center. He also served on the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board while president and senior principal scientist at Charles River Analytics Inc. in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Zacharias co-founded Charles River Analytics and for more than 30 years led much of its work in command and control software for the military. He was deeply involved in using autonomy with RPAs, work that had, at its core, Zacharias’ studies in behavioral science.
...
Zacharias told the Congressional committee that two more volumes are coming, including Volume III, which “will address key infrastructure needs for autonomous system development, including cyber security/reliability, communications requirements and network vulnerability,� he said.
It’s a volume that the commercial communications satellite industry eagerly awaits in continuing its role of supporting Air Force RPAs.
His work with the Air Force includes pushing for faster development and acquisition of technology that will accomplish the service’s mission. Zacharias came to his current job from a small company that was used to “getting things done quickly and not having to deal with the bureaucracy,� he told Defense Systems.
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Greg Zacharias, President of Charles River Analytics, is affiliated with the following organizations:
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Charles River Analytics, Inc. - SHREVEPORT, LA - Dr. Greg Zacharias, President and Senior Principal Scientist at Charles River Analytics, led a panel discussion at the Cyber Innovation Center's first Cyber Awareness Summit (CAS), which took place October 7-9, 2008, at the Shreveport Convention Center in Shreveport, Louisiana. read more
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Charles River Analytics, Inc. - WASHINGTON, DC - Dr. Greg Zacharias, President of Charles River Analytics, Inc., served as Co-Chair of the National Research Council's project entitled Organizational Models: from Individuals to Societies.
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Charles River Analytics, Inc. - CAMBRIDGE, MA - On April 21, 2008, Dr. Greg Zacharias, the President of Charles River Analytics, announced the promotion of Ted Fichtl to Vice President of Finance & Administration.
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Dr. Greg Zacharias Delivers Keynote Address at the First International Workshop on Social Computing, Behavior Modeling, and Prediction
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Charles River Analytics, Inc. - PHOENIX, AZ - Dr. Greg Zacharias, President of Charles River Analytics, Inc., delivered a keynote address at the First International Workshop on Social Computing, Behavior Modeling, and Prediction, which took place on April 1-2, 2008, in Phoenix, Arizona.
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Dr. Greg Zacharias
President and Senior Principal Scientist
At Charles River Analytics, Greg provides strategic direction for the Government Services and Commercial Solutions Divisions, while contributing to efforts in cognitive systems engineering and advanced decision support systems. Before founding Charles River, he was a Senior Scientist at BBN Technologies, a Research Engineer at CS Draper Labs, and a USAF attaché for the Space Shuttle program at NASA Johnson Space Center. Greg was a member of the National Research Council (NRC) Committee on Human Factors for more than ten years, and recently co-chaired the NRC study "Organizational Models: from Individuals to Societies. He is a Research Affiliate of the MIT Man-Vehicle Laboratory and the Humans and Automation Laboratory. Greg is also a member of the Air Force's Scientific Advisory Board, serving as past chair of the Human System Wing Advisory Group for Brooks City Base, as a program reviewer for the Air Force Research Laboratory, and co-chair of a recently concluded study in the use of Virtual Training Technologies in the Air Force. He is currently on the board of the Embry-Riddle Research Advisory Board and the Small Business Technology Coalition. Greg obtained his PhD in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT in 1977.
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