Intelligent Models' Research and Development Focus
Produce Innovative Tools Based on the Latest Theories and Quantitative Models of Human Behavior
Our clients in the Defense, Government, and Commercial sectors understand that making advances in tools for training, decision making support, system architecture design, and organizational engineering require the extensive and up to date knowledge of the state of the art in:
1. The theories of human behavior from different disciplines:
2. The quantitative computer models and methods needed to:
Find, store, and analyze data
Discover hidden patterns
Forecast the effects of decisions in complex human systems
Explore complex and uncertain scenarios
Visualize large, high-dimensional data
Conduct holistic risk analysis and management
Rapidly build and test software prototypes
Analyze rival tools and approaches
Perform advanced testing with human participants
Intelligent Models has the combined expertise and experience to create revolutionary tools and methods that can draw upon and integrate these theories, models, and methods. Intelligent Models works with clients to address the "impossible" problems of human behavior to provide tools that radically improve existing business processes and create capabilities that were previously unattainable. We help our customers shorten the innovation cycle, develop offerings of high practical importance, and bring better products to the market.
Intelligent Models is able to deliver innovative solutions to extremely difficult and ambiguous problems because of its unique multidisciplinary team of scientists and IT professionals versed in several areas such as:
We help clients to gain a vastly deeper understanding of complex systems to design better decisions and future actions. Our approach includes system dynamics, agent-based, discrete event, social network, logistic, and hybrid simulations, as well as innovative algorithms to gain insights from "messy" data. We design models of PMESII/DIME effects in irregular warfare / psyops, economic risks for unstable countries, improvements to coordination within the context of network-centric warfare, innovative ideas for controlling unmanned vehicles, and hypothetical ethnic conflicts.
Our unique experience in the understanding of cognition at a micro (neuroscience), meso (psychology), and macro (evolutionary biology, compex adaptative systems) perspective allows us to design innovative solutions to the problems of designing better presentations and group facilitated sessions, training for sociocultural understanding of foreign populations, and advanced visualization of complex information.
Our modeling focus redraws organizations as dynamic entities comprised of many heterogeneous, boundedly rational individuals working in a complex semi-ordered network where "hidden" informal roles and interactions determine organizational performance. We help clients understand and design better interventions to organizational processes, platforms, systems, portfolios, and non-material solutions. Our work includes building tools to automatically design organizations and teams, customize task / work environments to work in harmony with both cognitive limitations and physical limitations of information flow, and the optimization of complex overlapping business processes.
The complexity of government and private physical infrastructure is staggeringly complex. In the past several decades, the complexity has risen further with the widespread implementation of IT systems. Organizations are vulnerable at many levels: hardware, software, networks, and people. Our approach to understanding and addressing infrastructure and cyber threats can deal with potentially all these levels from all portions of the risk management cycle (mitigation, preparedness, response, recovery). Particular areas work include insider threats, network robustness to cyber attack, and modeling of interlocking physical infrastructure systems.