As of August 2007, I am an Assistant Professor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
My research interests and areas of expertise involve formal languages, program representations, natural languages, intelligent synthetic agents and developing natural forms of interaction between humans and machines. These natural interactions include affective interactions as well as traditional rational processes. I led IST's Natural Language Vocal Interaction project, developing methods to allow verbal, conversational style man-machine interactions. This technology, funded by STRICOM, was incorporated in a prototype virtual reality training system for small unit urban operations. I am participating in a study in which the utility of coupling Synthetic Social Structures with traditional Genetic Algorithmic techniques is being investigated to induce intelligent behavior in synthetic entities.
K. Garfield, A. Wu, M. Onal, B. Crawford, A. Campbell, R. Shumaker. .The effectiveness of transferring multi-agent behaviors from a learning environment in the presence of synthetic social features., ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Orland, FL, Nov 5 . 11, 2005.
S. Fiore, M. Rosen, K. Garfield, N. Finkelstein. .Developing an interdisciplinary language for human-agent teams training research. Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 49th Annual Meeting, Orlando , FL. September 26-30, 2005.
V. Sims, M. Chin, D. Sushil, D. Barber, T. Ballion, B. Clark, K. Garfield, M. Dolezal, and R. Shumaker, N.Finkelstein: .Anthropomorphism of robotic forms: a response to affordances? Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 49th Annual Meeting, Orlando , FL. September 26-30, 2005.
K. Garfield, D. Washburn, M. Gerber, A. P. Kiriwas. Breaking the Natural Language Barrier in human-Machine Interaction. Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference. December, 2003, Orlando, FL.
C. B. Stapleton, K. Garfield, C. E. Hughes, J. M. Moshell, P. Garrity and P. Dumanoir, "The use of Basic Object Models (BOM) in the Virtual Backlot (VB) Development," 2002 Fall Simulation Interoperability Workshop, Orlando, FL, September 8-13, 2002.
K. Garfield, D. Washburn. Natural Language Interaction Between Live and Synthetic Participants in a MOUT Environment. Simulation Interoperability Workshop, September 2002, Orlando, FL.
K. Garfield, R. Franceschini. Improving Interest Management Using Dynamic Thresholds. Simulation Interoperability Workshop, September 2001, Orlando, FL.
K. Garfield, R. Franceschini, S. Schricker, J. Grosse. Modeling Voice Input and Output for Individual Combatant Simulation. 10th Conference on Computer Generated Forces and Behavioral Representation, May 2001, Norfolk, VA.