Biography. Dr. Zwilling earned a PhD in Quantitative Psychology from the University of Illinois. He is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology. Dr. Zwilling’s research focuses on human performance optimization. He has collaborated on projects supported by IARPA, Abbott Nutrition, DARPA, and the Air Force Research Laboratory.
Abstract. The military is interested in predicting which individuals will successfully complete a rigorous selection process. Leveraging thousands of variables collected across many domains, including behavior, cognition, wearable sensors, metabolomics, miRNA and genetic data, the goal is to identify a small subset of these variables that are most diagnostic and accurately predict the individuals who will perform best in the selection process. Our team has developed a rigorous framework for carrying out these analyses and part of the talk will explain this methodology. Our analytical framework has achieved important successes to date; but we want to continue to build on these successes by building our team and growing our collaboration.