Christian J. Darken

Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science
Naval Postgraduate School
Monterey, CA 93943
Office: WA 382
Lab: WA 210
Phone: 831-656-2095
Fax: 831-656-7599

Curriculum Vitae (from 2007)

Courses Taught

CS-2071 Fundamental Object-Oriented Programming in JavaScript
MV-3203 Graphical Simulation (Fall/Spring, student work 2009 2010 2011 2012 Spring 2012 2013 2014)
MV-4025 Cognitive and Behavioral Modeling

Selected Publications

Tan, T. and Darken, C. "Faster conceptual blending predictors on relational time series", Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Information Fusion 2012, IEEE.

Tan, T. and Darken, C. "Learning and Prediction in Relational Time Series", Proceedings of Behavior Representation in Modeling and Simulation (BRIMS) 2012. pdf

Jungkunz, P. and Darken, C. “A computational model for human eye-movements in military simulations”, Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory, Vol. 17, No. 3, Dec. 2011. pdf (late draft)

Evangelista, P., Darken, C., and Jungkunz, P. “Modeling and integration of situational awareness and soldier target search”, Journal of Defense Modeling and Simulation, Sep. 2011. pdf

Alt, J. K., Baez, F., & Darken, C. (2011, February). A practical situation based agent architecture for social simulations. In M. K. M. Jakobson Gabriel; Endsley (Ed.), 2011 IEEE First International Multi-Disciplinary Conference on Cognitive Methods in Situation Awareness and Decision Support (CogSIMA).

Ozcan, O., Alt, J., & Darken, C. “Balancing Exploration and Exploitation in Agent Learning”, In J. Salerno (Ed.), Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling and Prediction, Vol. 6589, pp. 301-308. Berlin: Springer.

Pollock, S., Alt, J. and Darken, C. “Representing Trust in cognitive social simulations”, Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling and Prediction (SBP'11), 2011.

Darken, C., McCue, D., and Guerrero, M. "Realistic Fireteam Movement in Urban Environments", Proceedings of AIIDE 2010. Best Paper award. pdf

Jungkunz, P. and Darken, C. "Modeling Human Eye Movements for Military Simulations", Proceedings of Behavior Representation in Modeling and Simulation (BRIMS) 2010. Recommended reading list award. pdf

Ong, A., Wong, A., Darken, C. and Buss, A. "Plans Validation using DES and Agent-Based Simulation", Proceedings of the 15th International Command and Control Research and Technology Symposium (ICCRTS) 2010. pdf

Alt, J. and Darken, C. “A Reference Model of Soldier Attention and Behavior”, Proceedings of Behavior Representation in Modeling and Simulation (BRIMS) 2008.pdf

Stoykov, S. and Darken, C. “Using a Competitive Approach to Improve Military Simulation Artificial Intelligence Design”, NATO Modeling and Simulation Group (NMSG) Conference, Vancouver, Canada, 7-8 October 2008. pdf

Guerrero, M. and Darken, C. “Blended Inverse Kinematics: Delta3D System Utilization”, Proceedings of the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) 2008.pdf

Darken, C. and Anderegg, B. "Particle Filters and Simulacra for More Realistic Opponent Tracking", Game AI Programming Wisdom 4, Charles River, S. Rabin editor, 2008. abstract

Darken, C. and Kelly, J. "Individualized NPC Attitudes with Social Networks", Game AI Programming Wisdom 4, Charles River, S. Rabin editor, 2008. abstract

Schaub, E. and Darken, C. “Utilizing Biological Models to Determine the Recruitment of the Irish Republican Army”, International Journal of Human and Social Sciences, Vol. 1, No. 3, Summer 2007. pdf

Darken, C. and Jones, B. "Computer Graphics-Based Target Detection for Synthetic Soldiers", Proceedings of BRIMS 2007. (Outstanding paper award) pdf

Darken, C., Anderegg, B. and McDowell, P. "Game AI in Delta3D", Proceedings of CIG 2007. pdf

Darken, C. "Level Annotation and Test by Autonomous Exploration", Proceedings of AIIDE 2007. As accepted pdf. As abbreviated for the proceedings pdf.

Kunde, D. and Darken, C. "A Mental Simulation-Based Decision-Making Architecture Applied to Ground Combat", Proceedings of BRIMS 2006. (Outstanding paper award) pdf

Darken, C. and Paull, G. "Finding Cover in Dynamic Environments", Game AI Programming Wisdom 3, Charles River, S. Rabin editor, 2006. abstract

Wells, D. and Darken, C. "Generating Enhanced Natural Environments and Terrain for Interactive Combat Simulations (GENETICS)", Proceedings of IMAGE 2005. pdf

Darken, C. "Heuristic Speed-Ups for Learning in Complex Stochastic Environments", Proceedings of IJCAI 2005 Workshop on Planning and Learning in A Priori Unknown or Uncertain Domains. pdf

Darken, C. "Towards Learned Anticipation in Complex Stochastic Environments", Proceedings of AIIDE 2005. pdf

Kunde, D., and Darken, C. "Event Prediction for Modeling Mental Simulation in Naturalistic Decision Making", Proceedings of BRIMS 2005. pdf

Paull, G., and Darken, C. "Integrated On- and Off-Line Cover Finding and Exploitation", Proceedings of GAME-ON 2004. pdf

Darken, C., Pursel, E., and Correia, J. "AI on the GPU", Extended abstract for poster presentation at the ACM Workshop on General Purpose Computing on Graphics Processors and SIGGRAPH, 2004. pdf

Darken, C., Morgan, D., and Paull, G. "Efficient and Dynamic Response to Fire", Proceedings of the AAAI Workshop on Challenges in Game AI, 2004. pdf

Darken, C. "Visibility and Concealment Algorithms for 3D Simulations", Proceedings of Behavior Representation in Modeling and Simulation (BRIMS) 2004. pdf

Burgess, R. and Darken, C. "Realistic Human Path Planning using Fluid Simulation", Proceedings of Behavior Representation in Modeling and Simulation (BRIMS) 2004. pdf

Loecher, M. and Darken, C. "Concurrent estimation of time-to-failure and effective wear", Proceedings of the Maintenance and Reliability Conference (MARCON) 2003. pdf

Graduated Students

Justin Ross, Master's 2012
Automation of P-3 Simulations to Improve Operator Workload
Chin Chuan Ong, Master's 2012
Analysis of Cognitive Architecture in the Cultural Geography Model
Farn Wei Jason Khong, Master's 2012
Performance Assessment of Network Intrusion-Alert Prediction
Jon Alt, Ph.D. 2012
Learning from Noisy and Delayed Rewards: The Value of Reinforcement Learning To Defense Modeling and Simulation
Claudio Coreixas de Moraes, Master's 2011
Design and Task Analysis for a Game-Based Shiphandling Simulator Using an Open Source Game Engine (Delta3D)
Daniel McKaughan, Master's 2011
Comparison of Data Development Tools for Populating Cognitive Models in Social Simulations
Shawnoah Pollock, Master's 2011
Representing Trust in Cognitive Social Simulations
Ozkan Ozcan, Master's 2011
Balancing Exploration and Exploitation in Agent Learning
Patrick Jungkunz, Ph.D. 2009
Modeling Human Visual Perception for Target Detection in Military Simulations
Dietmar Teufel, Master's 2008
Detection and Tracking Based on a Dynamical Hierarchical Occupancy Map in Agent-Based Simulations
Brian Kibel, Master's 2008
Requirements and Specifications for the Behavior Analysis and Synthesis for Intelligent Training (BASE-IT) User Interface and Alternative-Branch Exercise Analysis
Jonathan Beris and Eric Whittington, Master's 2008
Defining Stability, Security, Transition, and Reconstruction (SSTR) Operations Requirements for Future Department of the Navy Training and Analytical Models and Simulations
Sevdalin Stoykov, Master's 2008
Using a Competitive Approach to Improve Military Simulation Artificial Intelligence Design
Kristopher Poor, Master's 2007
An Analysis of Learning Algorithms in Complex Stochastic Environments
Drew Borovies, Master's 2007
Particle Filter Based Tracking in a Detection Sparse Discrete Event Simulation Environment
John Kelly, Master's 2007
Automated Run-Time Mission and Dialog Generation
Brian Jones, Master's 2006
A Computer Graphics-Based Target Detection Model
Hyatt Moore, Master's 2006
Networked Humanoid Avatar Driven by Wireless Sensors for the MARG Project
Jon Ellis and Michael Martin, Master's 2006
Human Behavior Representation of Military Teamwork
Dietmar Kunde, Ph.D. 2006
Event Prediction for Modeling Mental Simulation in Naturalistic Decision Making
Patricia Sweat, Master's 2006
The Importance of Artificial Intelligence for Naval Intelligence Training Simulations
Erika Schaub, Master's 2005
Utilizing Biological Models to Determine the Popularity of the IRA by Modeling the Voting Behavior of Sinn Féin
Aaron Mueller, Master's 2005
Adding Artificial Intelligence to Delta3D: A Roadmap
Joaquin Steve Correia, Master's 2005
Agent-Based Target Detection in 3-Dimensional Environments
Louis Michael Gutierrez, Master's 2005
Agent-Based Simulation of Disease Spread Aboard Ship
Eugene Ray Pursel, Master's 2004
Synthetic Vision: Visual Perception for Computer Generated Forces Using the Programmable Graphics Pipeline
Fahrettin Akbori, Master's 2004
Autonomous-Agent Based Simulation of Anti-Submarine Warfare Operations with the Goal of Protecting a High Value Unit
Rene' Burgess, Master's 2003
Realistic Evaluation of Terrain by Intelligent Natural Agents (RETINA)
David J. Morgan, Master's 2003
Algorithmic Approaches to Finding Cover in Three Dimensional Virtual Environments

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