Home Page of Talib S. Hussain


Contact Information

Talib S. Hussain, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist
Immersive Learning Technologies Group
Raytheon BBN Technologies
10 Moulton St
Cambridge, MA, 02138
Fax: 617-873-4328

Professional Memberships

Senior Member, IEEE
Member, National Training and Simulation Association (NTSA)

Brief Bio

Dr. Hussain has been at BBN since 2000. He has a broad interest in learning and training for both machines and humans, and has researched game-based training systems and the integration of multiple machine learning and reasoning techniques for improved learning of tasks. He is a designer of autonomous tactical behavior, scheduling and network optimization solutions based upon evolutionary algorithms and neural network technology. He has taught a couple courses at Tufts University in Medford, MA (2009). Prior to joining BBN, he was Adjunct Faculty (1999-2000) in the School of Computer Science at Queen's University, a scientist (1996-1998) at Data Analysis Technologies in Kingston, Ontario, and a research assistant (1991-1999) at the Robotics and Perception Laboratory at Queen's University. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science, M.Sc in Computer Science, B.Sc. (Honours) in Cognitive Science, and B.A. in Physics, all from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. details


Research Projects ..... Publications ..... Professional Activities

BBN's Center for Immersive Learning Technologies

Virtual Environments for Ship and Shore Experiential Learning (VESSEL)

News Links

Aug 25, 2011 Education Week blog entry on my Serious Play 2011 talk
March 8, 2011 Press release about 2010 NTSA Team Award for Outstanding Achievement in Modeling and Simulation for Training
Oct 18, 2010 Naval Service Training Command Public Affairs release on VESSEL
Oct 15, 2010 Great Lakes Bulletin article on VESSEL
MS&T Magazine, Issue 1/2010, Page 27 & 28
Dec 14, 2009 Press Release about winning 2009 Serious Games Showcase and Challenge award
Feb 12, 2009 Naval Service Training Command Public Affairs article on VESSEL Damage Control Trainer