Collaborative Automation Reliably Remediating Erroneous Conclusion Threats (CARRECT)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Health Program
Amount:
$150,000.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W81XWH-11-C-0505
Agency Tracking Number:
O111-H02-3039
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
OSD11-H02
Solicitation Number:
2011.1
Small Business Information
Aptima, Inc.
12 Gill Street, Suite 1400, Woburn, MA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
967259946
Principal Investigator:
Robert McCormack
Applied Mathematician
(781) 496-2476
rmccormack@aptima.com
Business Contact:
Thomas McKenna
Chief Financial Officer
(781) 496-2443
mckenna@aptima.com
Research Institution:
Stub




Abstract
Epidemiologists and public health officers face considerable challenges in optimizing the efficacy of their analyses as they are susceptible to bias from missing data, confounding variables, and selecting the appropriate statistical models. Analysts can benefit from assistance in mitigating these issues as possessing the expertise to consider the multitude tests, corrections, and selection rules is extremely burdensome. To embed an expert system in analysts"workflow, Aptima proposes Collaborative Automation Reliably Remediating Erroneous Conclusion Threats (CARRECT) to support statistical bias reduction and improve analyses and decision making. The system will engage the user in a collaborative process in which the technology is transparent to the user. An intuitive data wizard will guide the user through analysis processes by analyzing key features of a given dataset, as well as prompt the user to input additional substantive knowledge to improve the handling of imperfect datasets and the selection of the most appropriate algorithms and models. Reduced bias in the analysis fosters a more veridical assessment for decision makers.

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