Publications

Evaluating the Impact of Improvisation on the Incident Command System: A Modified Single Case Study using the DDD Simulator. Z. E. Franco, N. Zumel, J. Holman, K. Blau, L. Beutler. In J. Landgren, U. Nulden and B. Van de Walle, (Eds.) Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM2009), Gothenburg, Sweden, May 2009.
Winner of Best Paper Award, ISCRAM 2009.
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Causality, covariates and consensus in ISCRAM research: towards a more robust study design in a transdisciplinary community. Z. E. Franco, N. Zumel, K. Blau, K. Ayhens-Johnson, L. Beutler.International Journal of Emergency Management, Vol. 5, pp 100-122. (2008)
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Improvisation as a Training Framework for Emergency Managers. N. Zumel, Z. Franco, L. Beutler. Presented at the 13th International Command and Control Research and Technology Symposium (ICCRTS 2008), Bellevue, WA June 17-19, 2008.
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A Ghost in the System: Integrating Validity and Methodology Considerations from Behavioral Sciences into Disaster Research. Z. Franco, N. Zumel, L. Beutler, In B. Van de Walle, P. Burghardt, & C. Nieuwenhuis (Eds.), Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM2007) (pp. 115-124). Brussels: VUBPRESS.
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Buddy: Harnessing the Power of the Internet. D. Boulware, J. Salerno, N. Zumel, M. Manno, International Journal of Intelligent Systems: Forthcoming.
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Source Characterization and User Advice to Improve Metasearch, N. Zumel, R. Dourandish, Technical Report, Defense Technology Information Center, ADB307979, 2005

A Computational Model of Information Fusion for Situation Assessment, N. Zumel, R. Dourandish, Technical Report, Defense Technology Information Center, AD Number: ADB292359, 2003

Multi-Robot Team Coordination using Desirabilities. A. Saffiotti, N.B. Zumel, and E.H. Ruspini, The 6th International Conference on Intelligent Autonomous Systems (IAS-6), Venice, Italy, July 25-27, 2000.
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Acquiring design rationale automatically. Karen L. Myers, Nina B. Zumel, Pablo Garcia. Artificial Intelligence in Engineering, Design and Manufacturing 14(2): 115-135 (2000)
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Automated Capture of Rationale for the Detailed Design Process. Karen L. Myers, Nina B. Zumel, Pablo Garcia. Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence, Proc. AAAI/IAAI 1999: 876-883
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A Nonprehensile Method for Reliable Parts Orienting. Nina B. Zumel, Doctoral Dissertation, Technical Report CMU-RI-TR-97-13, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, January 1997.
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Nonprehensile Manipulation for Orienting Parts in the Plane. N. Zumel and M. Erdmann. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Vol. 3, April, 1997, pp. 2433 – 2439.
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Analysis and synthesis of the sounds of impact based on shape-invariant properties of materials. E. Krotkov, R. Klatzky, and N. Zumel. Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Pattern Recognition, Vol. 1, August, 1996, pp. 115 – 119.
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Nonprehensile Two Palm Manipulation with Non-Equilibrium Transitions between Stable States. N. Zumel and M. Erdmann. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Vol. 4, April, 1996, pp. 3317-3323.
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Robotic Perception of Material: Experiments with Shape-Invariant Acoustic Measures of Material Type. E. Krotkov, R. Klatzky, and N. Zumel. Experimental Robotics IV, O. Khatib and K. Salisbury, ed., Springer-Verlag, 1996.
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Balancing of a Planar Bouncing Object. N. Zumel and M. Erdmann. IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA ’94), Vol. 4, 1994, pp. 2949 – 2954.
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Balancing of a Planar Object. N. Zumel. Technical Report CMU-RI-TR-93-26, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, November, 1993.
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