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NASA Researchers Receive SAE Award for Research

WARRENDALE, Pa., June 7, 2007 - Brian Gore and Peter Jarvis of the NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif., are recipients of SAE International's Arch T. Colwell Merit Award. They were presented the award during the SAE 2007 World Congress.

This award, established in 1965, annually recognizes the authors of outstanding papers presented at an SAE or SAE section meeting. The late Arch T. Colwell, who first funded this award, served SAE International in many capacities for nearly 50 years, including a term as President in 1941.

The SAE Foundation now funds this award. In addition to supporting the awards, recognition and scholarship programs of SAE International, the SAE Foundation develops and funds programs and incentives that foster student interest in engineering, scientific and technical education.

Gore and Jarvis are being recognized for co-authoring the paper, "New Integrated Modeling Capabilities: MIDAS' Recent Behavioral Enhancements" (SAE paper 2005-01-2701).

Brian Gore Brian Gore
Gore is a senior research associate for San José State University Research Foundation in the Human Systems Integration Division at NASA Ames Research Center. He has more than 14 years of experience in human factors and ergonomics research.

Gore has published 45 reports, 28 of which he first authored. He has won a number of awards, including Best Paper of Session and Best Paper of Conference at two major aviation conferences. A member of SAE International, Gore has served as a general conference chairperson and member of two SAE committees.

Gore received his master's in computer systems and industrial engineering from San José State University. He is a doctoral candidate in the mechanical and industrial engineering department at the University of Toronto. He resides in Los Gatos, Calif.

To set up an interview with Gore, please contact Gaye Graves, NASA Ames Research Center Human Systems Integration Division, at, or Pat Lopes Harris, San José State University, at

Peter Jarvis Peter Jarvis
Jarvis is a computer scientist in the Intelligent Systems Division at NASA Ames Research Center. In this role, he works on a team focused on supporting the next generation of Rovers for the Mars Science Laboratory. Previously, Jarvis worked for the Artificial Intelligence Center at SRI International headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. He has authored or co-authored more than 30 publications.

Jarvis received his bachelor's in computer science from the University of Greenwich, U.K., and his doctorate in automated planning from the University of Brighton, U.K. He resides in Sunnyvale, Calif.

To set up an interview with Jarvis, please contact Michael Mewhinney, NASA Ames Research Center, at

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