Center for Computing Research (CCR)

Center for Computing Research

Ann Speed

Ann Speed
Cognitive & Emerging Computing
Email: aespeed@sandia.gov
Phone: 505/845-0143
Fax: 505/844-4728

Mailing address:
Sandia National Laboratories
P.O. Box 5800, MS 1327
Albuquerque, NM
87185-1320

I have been doing research on how to make analysts more effective for several years - mostly in the visual search domain by conducting human subjects experiments in what I call "near operational" environments. I'm also increasingly interested in the overlap, and gap, between laboratory-based research and theory and the phenomena we observe in operational and near-operational environments.

Education/Background

PhD in Cognitive Psychology in 1999. Have done work in a large number of domains here at Sandia ranging from Insider Threat, computational cognitive modeling, assessment of neurotechnologies and the future of neurotech, the human side of the IED problem, and the neurophysiology of analogy-making.

Selected Publications & Presentations

2015
  • Kimura, Margot, Ann Speed, Michael Kristopher Rosales, Derek Trumbo, Jonathan T. McClain, ". “A Holistic View of Phishing”," White Paper, April 2015.
  • Speed, Ann, Austin Ray Silva, Derek Trumbo, David John Stracuzzi, Christina E. Warrender, Michael Christopher Stefan Trumbo, Kristin Marie Divis, "Determining the Optimal Time on X-ray Analysis for Transportation Security Officers," Conference Paper, 9th International Conference on Augmented Cognition (HCI International 2015), August 2015.
  • Stracuzzi, David John, Ann Speed, Austin Ray Silva, Michael Joseph Haass, Derek Trumbo, "Exploratory Analysis of Visual Search Data," Conference Paper, 9th International Conference on Augmented Cognition (HCI International 2015), August 2015.
  • Trumbo, Michael Christopher Stefan, Laura E. Matzen, Austin Ray Silva, Michael Joseph Haass, Kristin Marie Divis, Ann Speed, "Through A Scanner Quickly: Elicitation of P3 in Transportation Security Officers Following Rapid Image Presentation and Categorization ," Conference Paper, Human Computer Interaction International, August 2015.
2014
  • Kimura, Margot Chieko, Ann Speed, Michael Kristopher Rosales, "“An Empirical Assessment of the Factors Underlying Phishing”," SAND Report, September 2014.
2011
  • Doser, Adele B, Ann E Speed, Christina E Warrender, "ADVERSARY PHASE CHANGE DETECTION USING S.O.M. AND TEXT DATA," Conference Paper, IEEE Signal Processing Society, 14th DSP Workshop & 6th SPE Workshop, January 2011.
2010
  • Lakkaraju, Kiran S, Ann Speed, "A Cognitive-Consistency Based Model of Population Wide Attitude Change ," Symposium Paper, AAAI Fall Symposium on Complex Adaptive Systems , November 2010.
  • Lakkaraju, Kiran S, Ann Speed, "Key Parameters for Modeling Information Diffusion in Populations ," Conference Paper, IEEE Homeland Security Technologies Conference, November 2010.
  • Matzen, Laura E, Zachary O Benz, Kevin R Dixon, Jamie Posey, James K Kroger, Ann E Speed, "Recreating Raven's: Software for systematically generating large numbers of Raven-like matrix problems with normed properties," Journal Article, Behavior Research Methods, Vol. In Press, Accepted/Published May 2010.
  • Speed, Ann, "Abstract Relational Categories, Graded Persistence, and Prefrontal Cortical Representation," Journal Article, Cognitive Neuroscience, Accepted/Published March 2010.
  • Speed, Ann, "Architecture of PFC supports analogy, but PFC is not an analogy machine," Journal Article, Cognitive Neuorscience, Accepted/Published March 2010.
  • Speed, Ann, "Neuroimaging and Deceitful Behavior," Journal Article, The Next Wave: The National Security Agency's Review of Emerging Technologies, Submitted February 2010.
  • Speed, Ann, Stephen J Verzi, John S Wagner, Christina Warrender, "Optical holography as an analogue for a neural re-use mechanism: Commentary on Anderson (2010).," Journal Article, Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Accepted/Published June 2010.
  • Speed, Ann E, Stephen J Verzi, John S Wagner, Christina E Warrender, "Optical holography as an analogue for a neural re-use mechanism: Comment on Anderson (2010)," Journal Article, Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Vol. 33, No. 4, p. 291, Accepted/Published October 2010.
2009
  • Kaminski, Paul G, Charles E Adolph, Alfred O Awani, John D Christie, Lee M Hammarstrom, Harry W Jenkins, Annette J Krygiel, Verne Larry Lynn, Stephen D Milligan, Arthur A Morrish, Stephen M Robinson, Ann Speed, H. Eugene Stanley, "National Research Council Study on Experimentation and Rapid Prototyping in Support of Counterterrorism," Report, May 2009.
  • Speed, Ann, Stephen Verzi, Zachary Benz, Kevin R. Dixon, Warrender Christina, "Understanding the neurophysiology of analogy-making through computational modeling," Conference Paper, Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, July 2009.
2008
  • Best, Brian J., Kevin R. Dixon, Ann Speed, Michael D. Fleetwood, "Modeling an unstructured driving domain: A comparison of two cognitive frameworks," Conference Paper, 2008 Conference on Behavior Representation in Modeling and Simulation, April 2008.
  • Morrow, James D., Brett W. Bader, Peter A. Chew, Ann E. Speed, "Automated Analysis for Understanding Large Text Corpora: Analyzing text to understand individuals and groups," Presentation, International Studies Association 2008 Conference, March 2008.
  • Morrow, James D., Brett W. Bader, Peter A. Chew, Ann E. Speed, "Ideological determination using small amounts of text," Conference Paper, International Studies Association 2008 Conference, March 2008.
  • Speed, Ann, "Computational modeling of analogy: Destined ever to only be metaphor? ," Journal Article, Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Vol. 31, No. 3, pp. 397–398, Accepted/Published July 2008.
2007
  • Kroger, James K, Ann Speed, Jacob P Anderson, Eli J Mikkelsen, Doerte K Spring, Avital L Polsky, "An ERP study of analogical reasoning," Poster, 47th Annual Meeting of the Society for Psychophysical Research, October 2007.
2003

Awards & Recognition

2014
  • Speed, Ann, Employee Recognition Award, Ann has led, unified and improved national-level Transportation Security Administration (TSA) field research to improve aviation security processes and TSA officer performance. , Sandia National Laboratories, April 22, 2014.
2011
  • Speed, Ann E, Society/Professional Leadership, Advisory Board Membership: National Research Council of the National Academies Standing Committee on Operational Science & Technology Option for Defeating IEDs, Professional Society, January 1, 2011.
  • Speed, Ann E, Society/Professional Leadership, National Research Council of the National Academies study on Making the Soldier Decisive on the Future Battlefield, Professional Society, January 1, 2011.
  • Speed, Ann E., Advisory Board, Membership: National Research Council Standing Committee on Operational Science and Technology Options for Defeating Improvised Explosive Devices, National Academies, May 1, 2007 – February 10, 2011.
  • Speed, Ann E., Other External Recognition, Patriotic Civilian Service, Department of the Army , For 3.5 years of participation on the National Research Council (of the National Academies) Standing Advisory Board for the Joint IED Defeat Organization., February 10, 2011.