Principal Research Engineer
Dr. Whitaker is a Principal Research Engineer at Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI). She has worked on research projects focusing on case-based reasoning, intelligent agents, intelligent tutoring systems and agent-based and system dynamics modeling. Most recently, she has been working on a project researching the use of student models in video game teaching systems and a government project studying the composition of narratives using case-based reasoning techniques. She was a Principal Investigator (PI) on a DARPA research project called Integrated Learning, providing case-based learning technologies to be integrated into a multiple machine learning approach. She has worked on several research projects in human cultural and behavioral modeling exploring the docking and integration of agent-based, case-based and system dynamics models. She and her software team participated on DARPA Deep Green providing Case-based course of action analysis and system dynamics models for recognizing course of action weaknesses. She was PI on a research project called “Case-Based Reasoning for Knowledge Discovery” which investigated new tools to aid intelligence analysts in searching for information needed for reports and analysis.