Talib S Hussain

Senior Scientist
Information and Knowledge Technologies Business Unit
Raytheon BBN Technologies
10 Moulton St
Cambridge, MA, 02138
Fax: 617-873-4328

Professional Positions

2000-present Senior Scientist, Information and Knowledge Technologies, Raytheon BBN Technologies
Principal investigator, project manager and/or technical lead on multiple projects in the areas of game-based training, intelligent systems and logistics. Manages sub-contractors. Manages and writes project proposals. Develops and maintains relationships with customers. Develops visions for new technical solutions to customer problems. Writes and presents results of research in books, journals, conferences and workshops. Prepares project technical reports. Designs empirical studies on user performance on game-based training systems. Participates in research communities in the areas of game-based training and computational intelligence.

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2009 Part-time Lecturer, Computer Science Department, Tuft's University.
Taught a course on Web Programming (including CSS, XHTML, PHP, MySQL, Javascript, and AJAX) and a course on Serious Games.
1999-2000 Adjunct Faculty, Queen's University, Department of Computing and Information Science
Taught six courses at four different levels, ranging from introductory computing science to advanced data structures. All courses were taught using Java. Redesigned the introductory course for majors to include a strong groupwork component.
1999-2000 Instructor (Part-Time), Queen's University, Department of Continuing Education
Taught Java, Web Design and Artificial Intelligence to students ranging from Grade 7 to Grade 13. The courses varied in length from 3 days to one week.
1996-1998 Research Scientist, Data Analysis Technologies
Developed and evaluated automated trading systems based upon neural network and genetic algorithm technology for the prediction of futures markets
1991-1999 Research Assistant, Robotics and Perception Laboratory, Queen's University
Supervised the undergraduate projects of six students over the years and participated in the activities of the lab.
1991-1998 Teaching Assistant, Dept. of Computing and Information Science, Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario.
Assistant for a total of eight one-semester computing courses (mostly 4th year courses).
1990, 1991 Summer Researcher, Artificial Intelligence Group, Canadian Workplace Automation Research Center
Developed a training tool for new employees that used Intelligent Tutoring System (ITS) and neural network technology

Education

Ph.D., Computing Science, Queen's University at Kingston, Canada, 2003
M.Sc., Computing Science, Queen's University at Kingston, Canada, 1993
B.Sc., Cognitive Science (Honours), Queen's University at Kingston, Canada, 1991
B.A., Physics (Minor), Queen's University at Kingston, Canada, 1990

Project Management and other Training

Growing Great People Managers Program (2011-2012), Eight half-day group sessions offered by BBN
Presenting Data and Information (2008) 1 day course offered by Edward Tufte
Capture Planning for Strategic Wins (2007) 2 day course offered by Shipley Associates
Peer Review of Code and Documentation Workshop (2007) 1 day course offered by BBN
BBN Program Management Program (2006-2007) Monthly group sessions and monthly mentoring sessions
Customer Skills Training Workshop (2006) 1 day course offered by Cheever Communications
Project Estimation (2005) 1 day course offered by BBN
In Search of Excellent Requirements (2005) 2 day course offered by BBN
Leading and Building High Performance Teams (2005) 2 day course offered by BBN
Presentation Skills (2005) 2 day course offered by Cheever Communications
BBN Principal Investigator Development Program (2004-2006) Group sessions every two months
Writing Winning Proposals: Capturing Federal and Commercial Business (2001) 5 day course offered by Shipley Associates
Contracting for Project Managers (2001) 3 day course offered by ESI International
The Principles of Project Management (1998) 18 hour course offered by Queen's University School of Business
Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (1998) One term course offered by Queen's University Instructional Development Centre

Selected Awards

2010 National Training and Simulation Association (NTSA) Modeling and Simulation Award for Outstanding Achievement in Training (Team Award).
2009 Serious Games Showcase and Challenge, Winner in the Business Category
2005 Fall SIWzie award, given to those Simulation Interoperability Workshop papers considered to be "the most important to be read by the people who were not able to attend the Workshop or Conference"
2000 CITO (Communications and Information Technology Ontario) Graduate Student Research Award, given yearly to the graduate student in the Dept. of Computing and Information Science (Queen's University) that exhibits the strongest research performance.
1999 Ian McLeod Award, given yearly to the graduate student who contributed most to the spirit of the Dept. of Computing and Information Science (Queen's University).
1992 - 1996 Ontario Graduate Scholarship

Publications

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Professional Activities

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Affiliations

IEEE Senior Member
National Training Systems Association (NTSA) member