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Dr. Eugene Santos

Eugene Santos Jr.Dr. Eugene Santos, Jr. (born 1968) received his Ph.D. (’92) in Computer Science from Brown University. He is currently Professor of Engineering at the Thayer School of Engineering and Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at Dartmouth College. Dr. Santos’ work on artificial intelligence intersects the areas of information, cognition, human factors, and mathematics. His current focus is on computational intent, dynamic human behavior, and decision-making with an emphasis on learning nonlinear and emergent behaviors and explainable AI. Dr. Santos has applied his work with the goal of better understanding how we, both as individuals and our society, can best leverage knowledge through AI to improve our world for social good. These application areas include computational social systems – group to individual decision-making, opinion and belief change, socio-cultural attitudes and factors, and social resilience; user and team modeling – inferring user intentions and needs, surgical errors and team intention gaps, and effective use of text and data analytics; and, cybersecurity – insider threat and deception detection, misinformation vs. disinformation, and adversarial intent and course of action analysis. He is currently appointed to the State of Vermont Taskforce on AI, serves on the Board of Directors for Sigma Xi as the Northeast Region Director, and is a 2019 Public Voices fellow of the OpEd Project. Dr. Santos was Editor-in-Chief for the IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics (formerly IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Part B) from 2008-2013. He is a Fellow of the AAAS and IEEE.