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Drexel University’s Applied Informatics Group Names Patrice Tremoulet, PhD as New Science Director

Applied Informatics Group

August 29, 2014

Drexel University’s translational research center, the Applied Informatics Group (AIG), has announced its new science director, College of Computing & Informatics (CCI) Associate Research Professor Patrice Tremoulet, PhD, to succeed Professor and Senior Associate Dean for CCI Research and Scholarly Activities William Regli, PhD.

Tremoulet brings to AIG over two decades of wide-ranging experience in usability and systems engineering, research and development, statistical analysis, marketing, and process improvement.

AIG was established in 2011 by Regli and has flourished under his leadership. Beginning September 2014, Regli will commence a 2-year appointment through the Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) as deputy director of the Defense Science Office in the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

“I’m really pleased about being a part of Drexel, where there are so many talented researchers doing cutting-edge work, and I’m especially excited about my new role in AIG, since it provides me with the opportunity to facilitate real world applications of some of the world-class research being performed across the University," Tremoulet said.

Tremoulet, who joined Drexel’s faculty in spring 2014, previously served as manager of the User Interfaces Group in the Informatics Laboratory at Lockheed Martin, where she also served as program manager for a number of initiatives, including “Interface to the Warfighter” for ONR's Large Tactical Sensor Networks program and as principal investigator for DARPA’s Augmented Cognition Program. She holds a doctorate and master’s degree in psychology and a certificate in cognitive science from Rutgers University; a master’s degree in operations research from Stanford University; and a bachelor’s degree in engineering with a major in operations research and a certificate in engineering management systems from Princeton University.

AIG bridges the gap between basic research and real-world applications and provides Drexel researchers a world-class advantage in transitioning their leading edge research to industry and government stakeholders. Their faculty and professional staff provide subject matter expertise in knowledge representation, mobile computing, machine learning, robotics, modeling and simulation, advanced imaging, human centered computing, cyber operations and information sciences; as a group they specialize in extending university research into developmental programs for industry and government solutions.

To learn more, please visit AIG’s webpage on CCI’s website.

For additional information on collaboration and transition opportunities please contact AIG Operations Director Norm Balchunas at njb67@drexel.edu.

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