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Frank L. Greitzer

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Frank L. Greitzer

Frank Greitzer is a Chief Scientist at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, where he conducts R&D in human-information interaction and decision making for diverse problem domains. Greitzer leads a R&D focus area of Cognitive Informatics that addresses human factors and social/behavioral science challenges through modeling and advanced engineering/computing approaches.

With over thirty years of applied research and development experience in cognitive psychology, human information processing, and user-centered design, his research interests include modeling human behavior in counterintelligence and anti-terrorism domains, human information interaction concepts for enhancing operational decision making, and cognitive science approaches to improve training effectiveness. He has led cybersecurity research in insider threat since 2005 and has achieved national recognition in this area.

Education: PhD Mathematical Psychology from University of California, Los Angeles; MA Experimental Psychology from University of California, Los Angeles; BS Mathematics from Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA.

History: Before joining PNNL, Greitzer served as an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science and Psychology at Washington State University, Tri-Cities. Furthermore, he served as a member of the Editorial Board for International Journal of Cognitive Informatics and Natural Intelligence and a member of the International Editorial Advisory Board for the Advances in Cognitive Informatics and Natural Intelligence Book Series. Finally, he remains a member of Advisory Board of Phoenix High School (Project-Based Learning/Re-inventing High School Education Ed-Visions Project) in Kennewick, WA.

Recognition:

  • Outstanding Performance Awards, 2002-2006, 2011. PNNL
  • Certificate of Appreciation, for superior accomplishment and valuable service, presented by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, May, 2007.
  • Exceptional Performance Award, December 2006, recognition for efforts in leading "Modeling Human Performance in Cyberspace" project and in growing Cognitive Informatics R&D area.
  • Invited Presentation/Panelist at the Inaugural Military Aviation Careers Consortium workshop, Washington D.C. July 28-29, 2005.
  • Outstanding Performance Award, July 2005, recognition for efforts in preparing numerous proposals, presentations, and publications.
  • Outstanding Performance Award, July 2005, recognition for efforts in preparing proposal on the Insider Threat Symposium.
  • Patent Award, PNNL Recognition & Rewards Program, 2005. Patent Award bestowed for Patent 6,662,091: "Diagnostics/prognostics using wireless links."
  • Outstanding Performance Award, December 2004. Awarded for e-Learning R&D. Computing and Information Sciences Division, PNNL.
  • Outstanding Team Performance Award, June 2003. Awarded for Glass Box Analysis Prototype Implementation and Deployment, Information Systems Engineering, PNNL.
  • Outstanding Performance Award, July 2003. Awarded for the DOE Nuclear Energy Research Initiative project, "On-line Intelligent self-diagnostic monitoring system for next generation nuclear power plants." National Security Division, PNNL.
  • Key Contributor Award, PNNL Recognition & Rewards Program, 2002. Key Contributor Award bestowed for licensing of technology for radio frequency tags for heavy vehicle monitoring.
  • Outstanding Performance Award, June 2002. Awarded for diagnostics/prognostics R&D, National Security Division, PNNL.
  • Key Contributor Award, PNNL Recognition & Rewards program, 1999. Key Contributor Award bestowed for licensing of ErgoEASER software.
  • Software Creator Award, PNNL Recognition & Rewards program, 1998. Software Creator Award bestowed for copyright that was granted to ErgoEASER software.
  • Performance Award (Bonus), McDonnell Douglas Training Systems (1991).
  • NPRDC Outstanding Performance Award (1984); Sustained Superior Performance Award (1983,1984, 1985); Quality Salary Increase (1983)

Publications: 70 Publications

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