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Manisha Mishra received her BS in electrical engineering
from Punjab Technical University 2004; MS in electrical
and computer engineering from the University Hawaii
2008; and her PhD in electrical and computer engineering from the University Connecticut 2017. She was a software engineer with Infosys Technologies, India 2005. She
worked as an ORISE post-graduate researcher with US
Army Engineering Research and Development Center-Cold
Region Research Labs 2017. She is an algorithm engineer
with Aptiv Corporation. Her research includes modeling
dynamic and uncertain environments for asset allocation
and path planning, context aware decision support systems, risk analysis, system diagnosis and prognosis, and
optimization-based techniques for mission planning and
Pujitha Mannaru received a BE degree in electronics
and communications engineering from PES Institute of
Technology - Bangalore South Campus, affiliated with
Visvesvaraya Technological University, India, in 2013.
She is currently pursuing her PhD in electrical and computer engineering at the University of Connecticut. Her
research interests are in the areas of applications of
engineering psychology, signal processing, and machine
learning to proactive decision support tools and human-machine systems.
David Sidoti received BS, MS, and PhD degrees in electrical and computer engineering from the University of
Connecticut, Storrs in 2011, 2016, and 2018, respectively.
He is currently a computer scientist at the U.S. Naval