Dr. Varun Dutt

Phone: 01905-237932
EMail: varun[at]iitmandi[dot]ac[dot]in
Address: School of Computing and Electrical Engineering /
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
IIT Mandi, PWD Rest House 2nd floor,
Near Bus Stand, Mandi - 175001
India
Curriculum Vitae: Download Curriculum Vitae

Research interests

  • Artificial intelligence and cognitive modeling (modeling human behavior in dynamic tasks through computer algorithms)
  • Human-Computer Interaction (the study of interaction between people and computers)
  • Environmental decision making (understanding human behavior in environmental problems)
  • Judgment and decision making (understanding human behavior in problems involving risk and uncertainty)
  • Situation awareness (recognition, comprehension, and projection of a situation in the decision environment)

Education

  • Ph.D., Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University, USA, 2011 (Title: Why do we want to defer actions on Climate Change? A Psychological Perspective)
  • M.S., Engineering and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University, USA, 2010
  • M.S., Rational Simulation, Carnegie Mellon University, USA, 2009
  • M.S., Software Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, USA, 2006
  • B. E., Computer Science and Engineering, Thapar University, India, 2004

Work Experience

Academic Research Experience
  • School of Computing and Electrical Engineering, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi, India, Assistant Professor, June 2012 - Present
  • Dynamic Decision Making Lab, Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, Post-doctoral Fellow, Aug 2011 - May 2012
  • Dynamic Decision Making Lab, Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, Graduate Research Assistant, Aug 2007 - Aug 2011
  • Dynamic Decision Making Lab, Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, Research Programmer , May 2006 - Jul 2007
Graduate Committees
    STUDENT NAME/INSTITUTIONPOSITIONDATES
    Ms. Medha Kumar,
    Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi, India
    Supervisor in Ph.D. Doctoral Committee Jan 2014– Present
    Mr. Shivendra Sangar,
    Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi, India
    Co-Supervisor in Ph.D. Doctoral Committee Aug 2013– Present
    Ms. Neha Sharma,
    Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi, India
    Supervisor in Ph.D. Doctoral Committee Jan 2013 – Present
    Mr. P. Abhinay Reddy,
    Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi, India
    Member of Ph.D. Doctoral Committee Aug 2012 – Present
    Mr. Pankaj Kumar Sahota,
    Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi, India
    Member of Ph.D. Doctoral Committee Sep 2012 – Present
    Ms. Reena Singh,
    Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi, India
    Member of Ph.D. Doctoral Committee Sep 2012 – Present
    Mr. Arun Kumar,
    Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi, India
    Member of Ph.D. Doctoral Committee Aug 2012 – Present
    Mr. Shejin T,
    Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi, India
    Member of M.S. Committee (student graduated) Sep 2012 – Sep 2013
Academic Administrative Experience
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi, India, Advisor, Recruitment Cell, May 2013 - Present
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi, India, Member, SHSS Purchases, Jan 2013 - Present
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi, India, Co-Advisor, International Relations, Aug 2012 - Present
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi, India, Faculty Advisor, B. Tech. Students, Aug 2012 - Present
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi, India, SCEE Member, Senate IIT Mandi, Nov 2012 - Present
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi, India, Coordinator, Design and Innovation Practicum, Feb 2014 - Jun 2014
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi, India, Asst. Warden, Nako Hostel, Aug 2012 - Feb 2014
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi, India, Member, SCEE Purchases, Jan 2013 - Jan 2014
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi, India, Coordinator, Design and Innovation Practicum, Feb 2013 - Jun 2013
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi, India, Member, Course Proposal Committee, Jan 2013 - Sep 2013
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi, India, Member of Editorial Team, SCRI, Aug 2012 - Dec 2012
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi, India, Advisor, Programming Club, Aug 2012 - Dec 2012
Teaching Experience
  • CS 308: Large-Scale Applications Practicum, Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi, India, Instructor, Feb 2014 - Jun 2014
  • IC 201P: Prototype Development, Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi, India, Instructor, Feb 2014 - Jun 2014
  • CS 506: Cognitive Modeling, Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi, India, Instructor, Feb 2014 - Jun 2014
  • CS 208: Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science, Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi, India, Instructor, Aug 2013 - Dec 2013
  • HS 301: Public Policy and Advocacy Skills, Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi, India, Instructor, Aug 2013 - Dec 2013
  • CS 303: Software Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi, India, Instructor, Aug 2013 - Dec 2013
  • IC100: Reverse Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi, India, Instructor, Aug 2013 - Dec 2013
  • CS 506: Cognitive Modeling, Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi, India, Instructor, Feb 2013 - Jun 2013
  • IC 201P: Prototype Development, Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi, India, Instructor, Feb 2013 - Jun 2013
  • IC 150P: Computation for Engineers Lab, Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi, India, Instructor, Feb 2013 - Jun 2013
  • CS 303: Software Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi, India, Instructor, Aug 2012 - Dec 2012
  • CS 603: Managerial Decision Making, Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi, India, Instructor, Aug 2012 - Dec 2012
  • 19-752: EPP Project Mgmt, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, Project Manager, Jan 2010 - May 2010
  • 05-775: Cognitive Perspective in HCI, Graduate Teaching Assistant, Jan 2010 - Feb 2010
  • 88-431: Dynamic Decision Making, Carnegie Mellon University, Doha, Qatar, Graduate Teaching Assistant, May 2007 - Jul 2007
Professional Experience
  • Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Germany, Lead Author (Chapter 2), Nov 2012 – Present
  • Newspaper Financial Chronicle, Inc., India, Knowledge Editor, Dec 2008 - Present
  • Newspaper Economic Times, Inc., India, Freelance Journalist, Aug 2006 - Aug 2007
  • Messenger Service Inc., Pittsburgh, PA, USA, Software Engineer, Aug 2006 - Sep 2006
  • Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), India, Software Engineer, Feb 2005 - Jun 2005
  • MothersonSumi INfotech and Designs Ltd., India, Software Engineer, Aug 2004 - Jan 2005

Scholarships and Fellowships

  • Carnegie Mellon University, Visiting Faculty in Dept. of Social and Decision Sciences, Dec 2013 - Jan 2014
  • Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Summer Institute on Bounded Rationality, Jul 2009 -Aug 2009
  • Carnegie Mellon University, Steinbrenner Fellowship, Aug 2008 - Aug 2009
  • Carnegie Mellon University, Dean’s Fellowship, Aug 2007 - May 2008
  • Carnegie Mellon University, ACT-R Summer School,Jul 2007 - Aug 2007
  • Thapar University, Tuition Fellowship(1st in Branch),Aug 2000 - Aug 2001

Awards, Honors, and Invited Talks

  • Member of Technical Committee for the 5th International Conference-Confluence 2014-The Next Generation Information Technology Summit, 25-26 Sep, 2014.
  • Technical Theme Chair for Theme V: Economics of Knowledge Management at the 2013 IEEE Conference on Information Management in the Knowledge Economy (IMKE), 19-20 Dec, 2013.
  • Member of Technical Program Committee/Advisory Committee for the 2013 IEEE International Conference on MOOC, Innovation and Technology in Education (MITE), 20-22 Dec, 2013.
  • Invited for the IEEE/PES Talk on "Decisions from Experience reduce Misconceptions on Climate Change" at Pittsburgh, USA, Jan, 2014.
  • Invited for the United Nation’s Fourth Lead Author Meeting (LAM4) on IPCC (WG III) 5th Assessment Report (AR5) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, July, 2013.
  • Invited talk at a 2-day workshop on "Decision Making and the Environment" at University of Heidelberg, Germany, 2013.
  • Reached the final round of MIT Technology Review Young Innovators Under 35 Awards, 2013.
  • Talk in the plenary session (titled "Promising Young Indian Contributors to Psychological Sciences") at the 2012 Annual Convention of National Academy of Psychology, India, 2012.
  • Lead Author for Chapter 2 on "Integrated Risk and Uncertainty Assessment of Climate Change Response Policies" in IPCC (WG III) 5th Assessment Report (AR5), 2012-2014.
  • Two Papers accepted in the journal Psychological Review 2011, 2012.
  • Marquis Who’s Who of the World, 2006 - Present.
  • Runner-up prize in the Market Entry Prediction Competition, http://sites.google.com/site/gpredcomp/8-competition-results-and-winners, 2011.
  • Tutorial presenter at BRIMS 2011 Conference, Sundance Resort, UT, 2011.
  • Panel discussion at BRIMS 2010 Conference, Charleston, SC, 2010.
  • Talk on VB-ACT-R Tutorial, RMPA Conference, Denver, CO, 2010.
  • Talk in EESM Seminar Steinbrenner Institute, Carnegie Mellon, 2009.
  • Talk in Dynamic Decision Making Lab, Carnegie Mellon, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012.
  • Talk in Carnegie Mellon’s Graduate Student Appreciation Week 2011, 2011.
  • Tutorial Presenter and Talk at HFES 2011, 2011.

Publications

Book Publications
Journal Publications (published)
  • Gonzalez, C., Ben-Asher, N., Martin, J. M., & Dutt, V. (in press).
    A Cognitive Model of Dynamic Cooperation with Varied Interdependency Information. Cognitive Science.
  • Dutt, V., Arlo-Costa, H., Helzner, J., & Gonzalez, C. (in press).
    The Description-Experience Gap in Risky and Ambiguous Gambles. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making.
  • Mehlhorn, K., Ben-Asher, N., Dutt, V., & Gonzalez, C. (in press).
    Observed Variability and Values Matter: Towards a Better Understanding of Information Search and Decisions from Experience. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making.
  • Dutt, V., & Kaur, A. (2013).
    Cyber Security: Testing the Effects of Attack Strategy, Similarity, and Experience on Cyber Attack Detection. International Journal of Trust Management in Computing and Communications, 1(3/4), 261-273. doi: 10.1504/IJTMCC.2013.056428
  • Dutt, V., Young-Suk, A., & Gonzalez, C. (2013).
    Cyber Situation Awareness: Modeling the Detection of Cyber Attacks with Instance-based Learning Theory. Human Factors, 55(3), 605-618. doi: 10.1177/0018720812464045
  • Gonzalez, C., Dutt, V., & Lebiere, C. (2013).
    Validating Instance-Based Learning Mechanisms Outside of ACT-R. Journal of Computational Science, 4(4), 262–268. doi: 10.1016/j.jocs.2011.12.001
  • Proctor, R. W., Yamaguchi, M., Dutt, V., & Gonzalez, C. (2013).
    Dissociation of S-R Compatibility and Simon Effects with Mixed Tasks and Mappings. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 39(2), 593-609. doi: 10.1037/a0029923
  • Dutt, V. (2013).
    Alleviating Wait-and-See Behavior for Climate Change through Computer Simulation Tools. Essent, 1(1), 33-37. issn: 2319-6149
  • Dutt, V., & Gonzalez, C. (2013).
    Enabling eco-friendly choices by relying on the proportional-thinking heuristic. Sustainability, 5(1), 357-371. doi: 10.3390/su5010357
  • Dutt, V., & Gonzalez, C.(2013).
    Reducing the Linear Perception of Non-Linearity: Use of a Physical Representation. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 26(1), 51-67. doi: 10.1002/bdm.759
  • Gonzalez, C., & Dutt, V. (2012). Data Aggregation and "Ensuing Problems for the IBL Model": A reply to Hills and Hertwig (2012). Psychological Review, 119(4), 893-898. doi: 10.1037/a0029445
  • Dutt, V., & Gonzalez, C. (2012). Making Instance-based Learning Theory Usable and Understandable: The Instance-based Learning Tool. Computers in Human Behavior, 28(4), 1227-1240. doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2012.02.006
  • Dutt, V., & Gonzalez, C. (2012).
    The role of inertia in modeling decisions from experience with instance-based learning. Frontiers in Psychology, 177(3), 1-12. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00177
  • Dutt, V., & Gonzalez, C. (2012).
    Decisions from experience reduces misconceptions about climate change. Journal of Environment Psychology, 32(1), 19-29. doi: 10.1016/j.jenvp.2011.10.003
  • Dutt, V., & Gonzalez, C. (2011).
    Human Control of Climate. Climatic Change, 111(3-4), 497-518. doi: 10.1007/s10584-011-0202-x
  • Dutt, V. (2011).
    Explaining Human Behavior in Dynamic Tasks through Reinforcement Learning. Journal of Advances in Information Technology, 2(3), 177-188. doi:10.4304/jait.2.3.177-188
  • Dutt, V., Young-Suk, A., & Gonzalez, C. (2011).
    Cyber Situation Awareness: Modeling the Security Analyst in a Cyber-Attack Scenario through Instance-Based Learning. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 6818, 280-292. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-22348-8_24
  • Dutt, V., & Gonzalez, C. (2011).
    Why do we want to delay actions on climate change? Effects of probability and timing of climate consequences. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 25, 154-164. doi: 10.1002/bdm.721
  • Gonzalez, C. & Dutt, V. (2011).
    Instance-based Learning: Integrating Sampling and Repeated Decisions from Experience. Psychological Review, 118(4), 523-551. doi: 10.1037/a0024558
  • Gonzalez C., Dutt, V., & Lejarraga T. (2011).
    A Loser Can Be a Winner: Comparison of Two Instance-based Learning Models in a Market Entry Competition. Games, 2(1), 136-162. doi: 10.3390/g2010136
  • Gonzalez, C., & Dutt, V. (2011).
    A Generic Dynamic Control Task for Behavioral Research and Education. Computers in Human Behavior, 27, 1904–1914.
    doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2011.04.015
  • Lejarraga, T., Dutt, V., & Gonzalez, C. (2010).
    Instance-based learning: A general model of repeated binary choice. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 25, 143-153. doi: 10.1002/bdm.722
  • Young, M. D., Healy, A. F., Gonzalez, C., Dutt, V., & Bourne, L. E. (2010).
    Effects of training with added difficulties on RADAR detection. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 24, 1-22. doi: 10.1002/acp.1706
Journal Publications (under review)
  • Gonzalez, C., & Dutt, V. (2013).
    Concurrence of Exploration and Maximization in Experiential Decisions from Sampling.
    Manuscript submitted for publication.
  • Dutt, V., Yamaguchi, M., Gonzalez, C. & Proctor R. W. (2013).
    Instance-based Learning Models of SRC and Simon Tasks.
    Manuscript submitted for publication.
Journal Publications (in preparation)
  • Gonzalez, C., & Dutt, V., Ben-Asher, N. (in preparation). When do we stop information search? Satisfying in Instance-Based Learning Theory.
  • Lejarraga, T., Dutt, V., & Gonzalez, C. (in preparation). Beyond Market Entry: Using Generalization to Study Learning in Conditions of Varying Feedback and Dynamic Complexity.
  • Dutt, V. (in preparation). When we stop sampling, why do we stop sampling?
  • Dutt, V., & Gonzalez, C. (in preparation). Prisoner’s dilemma in climate negotiations.
  • Dutt, V., Reddy R., & Kanaparthi, B. R. (in preparation). Testing Effects of Recency, Inertia, and Attack Strategy on Cyber Threat Detection Through Instance-Based Learning.
  • Gonzalez, C., & Dutt, V. (in preparation). Influence of decisions from description and experience on subsequent risky choice.
  • Dutt, V., & Gonzalez, C. (in preparation). Accounting for Outcome and Process Measures and the Effects of Model Calibration.
  • Sharma, N., & Dutt, V. (in preparation). Decisions from Experience: How Models of Aggregate Choice Explain Individual Choices.
Newspaper Publications
Book Chapter Publications
  • Sharma, N., & Dutt, V. (in press). Decisions from Information Search: Could Models of Aggregate Choice Explain Individual Choices? In M. Khosrow-Pour (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology. (pp. XX-YY). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
  • Dutt, V., & Gonzalez, C. (2013).
    Climate Risk Communication: Effects of cost, timing, and probability of climate consequences in decisions from description and experience. In C. L. Fung (Ed.). Psychology of Policy Making (pp. 23-48). Hauppauge, New York: Nova Science Publishers.
  • Dutt, V., & Gonzalez, C. (2013).
    Responding linearly in nonlinear problems: Application to earth's climate. In M. Carpenter & E. J. Shelton (Eds.). Carbon Dioxide Emissions: New Research (pp. 15-30). Hauppauge, New York: Nova Science Publishers.
  • Dutt, V. (2013).
    Why Do We Defer Actions on Climate Change? A Cognitive Perspective. In M. Carpenter & E. J. Shelton (Eds.), Carbon Dioxide Emissions: New Research (pp. 1-14). Hauppauge, New York: Nova Science Publishers
  • Dutt, V., & Gonzalez, C. (2012).
    Cyber Situation Awareness through Instance-Based Learning: Modeling the Security Analyst in a Cyber-Attack Scenario. In C. Onwubiko & T. Owens (Eds.), Situational Awareness in Computer Network Defense: Principles, Methods and Applications (pp. 125-140). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Conferences and Symposia

  • Sharma, N., & Dutt, V. (2014). Decisions from Experience: Could Models of Aggregate Choice Explain Individual Choices from Information Search? In Paper presented at the 23rd Annual Conference on Behavior Representation in Modeling & Simulation (BRiMS 2014). Washington, DC: USA.
  • Sharma, N., & Dutt, V. (2014). Modeling Choices at the Individual Level in Decisions from Information Search. In Paper presented at the 1st Annual Conference on Cognitive Science (ACCS 2014). New Delhi, India.
  • Sharma, N., & Dutt, V. (2014). Decisions from Experience: How Models of Aggregate Choices Explain Individual Choices? In Paper presented at the 4th IEEE International Advance Computing Conference. Gurgaon, India.
  • Arora, A., & Dutt, V. (2013). Cyber Security: Evaluating the Effects of Attack Strategy and Base Rate through Instance-Based Learning. In Paper presented at the 12th International Conference on Cognitive Modeling. Ottawa, Canada.
  • Kaur, A., & Dutt, V. (2013). Cyber Situation Awareness: Modeling the Effects of Similarity and Scenarios on Cyber Attack Detection. In Paper presented at the 12th International Conference on Cognitive Modeling. Ottawa, Canada.
  • Kanaparthi, B., Reddy, R., & Dutt, V. (2013). Cyber Situation Awareness: Rational Methods versus Instance-Based Learning Theory for Cyber Threat Detection. In Paper presented at the 12th International Conference on Cognitive Modeling. Ottawa, Canada.
  • Gonzalez, C., Ben-Asher, N., Martin, J. M., & Dutt, V. (2013). Emergence of cooperation with increased information: Explaining the process with dynamic adaptation to surprises. In Paper presented at the 15th International Conference on Social Dilemmas. Zurich, Switzerland.
  • Ben-Asher, N., Dutt, V., & Gonzalez, C. (2013). Accounting for the integration of descriptive and experiential information in a repeated prisoner's dilemma using an instance-based learning model. In Paper presented at the 22nd Behavior Representation in Modeling & Simulation (BRIMS) Conference. San Antonio, Texas, USA.
  • Kaur, A., Dutt, V., & Gonzalez, C. (2013). Modelling the Security Analyst’s Role: Effects of Similarity and Past Experience on Cyber Attack Detection. In Paper presented at the 22nd Behavior Representation in Modeling & Simulation (BRIMS) Conference. San Antonio, Texas, USA.
  • Reddy, R., Kanaparthi, B. R., Dutt, V. (2013). Testing The Effects of Recency and Inertia on Cyber Threat Detection Through Instance-Based Learning. In Paper presented at the 3rd IEEE International Advance Computing Conference (IACC-2013). Ghaziabad, India
  • Dutt, V.(2012). Information Search in Decisions from Experience: Influence of Variability and Timing on Patterns of Sampling. In Paper presented at the 2012 Annual Convention of National Academy of Psychology (NAOP). Bangalore, India.
  • Gonzalez, C., Dutt, V., Martin, J., & Ben-Asher, N. (2012). Decisions from Experience in Conflict Situations: A cognitive model of the effects of interdependence information. In Paper presented at the 2012 Behavioral Decision Research in Management (BDRM) conference. Boulder, Colorado.
  • Dutt, V., Young-Suk, A., Ben-Asher, N., & Gonzalez, C. (2012). Modeling the Effects of Base-rates on Cyber Threat Detection Performance. In Paper presented at the 11th International Conference on Cognitive Modeling. Berlin, Germany.
  • Mehlhorn, K., Dutt, V., Ben-Asher, N., & Gonzalez, C. (2012). Accumulation of Evidence and Information Search in Experiential Decisions. In Paper presented at the 11th International Conference on Cognitive Modeling. Berlin, Germany.
  • Dutt, V., & Gonzalez, C. (2011). Enabling eco-friendly choices by using human psychological biases. In Paper to be presented at the 2011 Society of Risk Analysis Annual Meeting. Charleston, SC, USA.
  • Gonzalez, C. & Dutt, V. (2011). Instance-Based Learning: Integrating Sampling and Repeated Decisions from Experience. In Paper to be presented at the 32st Annual Conference of the Society for Judgment and Decision Making. Seattle, WA, USA.
  • Arlo-Costa, H., Dutt, V., Gonzalez, C., & Helzner, J. (2011). Decisions from Experience in Conditions of Uncertainty. In Paper presented at Seventh International Symposium on Imprecise Probability: Theory and Applications. Innsbruck, Austria.
  • Dutt, V., Yu, M., & Gonzalez, C. (2011). Deciding when to escape a mine emergency: Modeling accumulation of evidence about emergencies through Instance-based Learning. In Paper to be presented at the HFES 55th Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
  • Dutt, V., & Gonzalez, C. (2011). Making Instance-based Learning Theory Usable, Transparent, and Understandable: Instance-based Learning Tool. In Demonstration to be presented at the HFES 55th Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
  • Dutt, V., Young-Suk, A., & Gonzalez, C. (2011). Cyber Situation Awareness: Modeling the Security Analyst in a cyber-attack scenario through Instance-based Learning. In Paper presented at the 25th Annual WG 11.3 Conference on Data and Applications Security and Privacy (to appear in Lecture Notes in Computer Science 6818 (LNCS 6818), Springer). Richmond, VA, USA.
  • Gonzalez, C., Dutt, V., & Martin, J. (2011). Instance-Based Learning Model of a Continuum of Social Information in Conflict Situations. In Paper presented at the 2011 International Conference on Behavioral Decision Making. Herzliya, Israel.
  • Dutt, V., & Gonzalez, C. (2011). Reducing the Linear Perception of Nonlinearity: Use of a Physical Representation. In Paper presented United States Society for Ecological Economics Conference. East Lansing, Michigan, USA.
  • Dutt, V., Martin, J., & Gonzalez, C. (2011). Modeling Social Information In Conflict Situations Through Instance-Based Learning Theory. In Poster presented at the 33rd annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
  • Dutt, V. (2011). Why Do We Want to Delay Actions on Climate Change? Effects of Probability and Timing of Climate Consequences. In Paper presented at Princeton Graduate Student Conference on Psychology and Policymaking. Princeton, NJ, USA.
  • Dutt, V. (2011). Why Do We Want to Delay Actions on Climate Change? Effects of Probability and Timing of Climate Consequences. In Paper presented at the 4th Annual Graduate Student Appreciation Week “Impact with Innovation Exhibition.” Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
  • Dutt, V., Cassenti, D. N., & Gonzalez, C. (2011). Modeling a Robotics Operator Manager in a Tactical Battlefield. In Paper presented at the IEEE Conference on Cognitive Methods in Situation Awareness and Decision Support. Miami Beach, FL, USA.
  • Dutt, V., Young-Suk, A., & Gonzalez, C. (2011). Cyber Situation Awareness: Modeling the Security Analyst in a cyber-attack scenario through Instance-based Learning. In Poster presented at the 20th Behavior Representation in Modeling & Simulation (BRIMS) Conference. Sundance Resort, Utah, USA.
  • Gonzalez, C., & Dutt, V. (2011). Instance-based Learning Tool: Making Instance-based Learning Theory Usable, Transparent, and Understandable. In Tutorial presented at the 20th Behavior Representation in Modeling & Simulation (BRIMS) Conference. Sundance Resort, Utah, USA.
  • Cassenti, D. N., Dutt, V., Gonzalez, C., Pomranky, R., & Hunn, B. (2011). Defining a Robotics Operator Manager’s Responsibilities Using ACT-R. In Paper presented at the 20th Behavior Representation in Modeling & Simulation (BRIMS) Conference. Sundance Resort, Utah, USA.
  • Lejarraga, T., Dutt, V., & Gonzalez, C. (2010). Instance-based Learning in Repeated Binary Choice. In Paper presented at the 31st Annual Conference of the Society for Judgment and Decision Making. St. Louis, MO, USA.
  • Gonzalez, C. & Dutt, V. (2010). Instance-based Learning: Integrating Decisions from Experience in Sampling and Repeated Choice Paradigms. In Paper presented at 2010 Experience, heuristics, and choice: Prospects for bounded rationality workshop at Carnegie Mellon University. Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
  • Arlo-Costa, H., Gonzalez, C., Dutt, V., & Helzner, J. (2010). Decisions from Experience in Conditions of Uncertainty. In Paper presented at 2010 Experience, heuristics, and choice: Prospects for bounded rationality workshop at Carnegie Mellon University. Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
  • Dutt, V., & Gonzalez, C. (2010). Physical Representation and Linear Thinking on Climate Change. In Paper presented at the 2010 Society of Risk Analysis Annual Meeting. Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
  • Gonzalez, C., & Dutt, V. (2010). Instance-based Learning Models of Training. In Paper presented at the 54th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. San Francisco, CA, USA.
  • Proctor R.W., Yamaguchi, M., Gonzalez, C., & Dutt, V. (2010). Spatial Compatibility Effects in a Complex Task Environment. In Paper presented at the 2010 American Psychological Association Convention. San Diego, CA, USA.
  • Walter, W., Dutt, V., Gluck, K., & Reitter, D. (2010). Results and Lessons Learned from the 2009 DSF Modeling Comparison Challenge. In Symposium presented at the 2010 Behavioral Representation in Modeling Simulation conference. Charleston, SC, USA.
  • Dutt, V., & Gonzalez, C. (2009). Human Control of Climate. In Poster presented at the 2009 Summer Institute on Bounded Rationality. Berlin, Germany.
  • Dutt, V., & Gonzalez, C. (2009). Climate Risk Communication: A Cure for People’s Mental Models. In Paper presented at the 2009 Society of Risk Analysis Annual Meeting. Baltimore, MD.
  • Lebiere, C., Gonzalez, C., Dutt, V., Warwick, W. (2009). Predicting cognitive performance in open-ended dynamic tasks a modeling comparison challenge. In Symposium at 2009 9th International Conference on Cognitive Modeling. Manchester: UK.
  • Gonzalez, C., Dutt, V., Healy, A., Young, M. & Bourne, L. (2009). Comparison of instance and strategy models in ACT-R. In A. Howes, D. Peebles, R. Cooper (Eds.), 9th International Conference on Cognitive Modeling – ICCM2009, Manchester, UK.
  • Dutt, V., Yamaguchi, M., Gonzalez, C., & Proctor, R. (2009). An Instance-Based Learning Model of Stimulus-Response Compatibility Effects in Mixed Location-Relevant and Location-Irrelevant Tasks. In Poster presented at 2009 9th International Conference on Cognitive Modeling. Manchester: UK.
  • Dutt, V., & Gonzalez, C. (2009). A Model of Human Perceptions of Climate Change. In Paper presented at American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Spring 2009 Northeast Conference. Bridgeport, CT.
  • Dutt, V., & Gonzalez, C. (2009). How do we perceive carbon-dioxide lifetimes? In Paper presented at USSEE 2009 Conference. Washington D.C., MD.
  • Dutt, V., & Gonzalez, C. (2009). Human "Mis"- perceptions of Climate Change. In Paper presented at the HFES 53rd Annual Meeting. San Antonio, TX.
  • Dutt, V., & Gonzalez, C. (2008). Human Perceptions of Climate Change. In Paper presented at the 26th International Conference of the System Dynamics Society. Athens, Greece.
  • Dutt, V., & Gonzalez, C. (2008). Human Perceptions of Climate Change. In Paper presented at the 3rd Annual - Student Industrial Ecology Conference, University of Pittsburgh – Benedum Hall, Kresge Auditorium Rm. 1175, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Dutt, V., & Gonzalez, C. (2008). Human Perceptions of Climate Change. In Paper presented at the 2008 American Psychological Association Convention’s Symposium Decision Making in Dynamic and Complex Environments. Boston, MA, USA.
  • Dutt, V., & Gonzalez, C. (2008). Instance and strategy based models in ACT-R. In Proceedings of 2008 Modeling, Simulation & Gaming (MS&G) Student Capstone Conference (pp. 19). Suffolk, VA: ODU-VMASC.
  • Dutt, V., & Gonzalez, C. (2008). Instance and Strategy ACT-R models of choice in a dynamic control task: a model comparison story. Proceedings of 2008 Fifteenth Annual Workshop and Summer School (pp. 43). Pittsburgh, PA: ACT-R RESEARCH GROUP.
  • Dutt, V., & Gonzalez, C. (2008). Risk Perceptions of Climate Change. In Paper presented at the 2008 Society of Risk Analysis Annual Meeting. Boston, MA.
  • Young, M. D., Healy, A. F., Gonzalez, C., Dutt, V., & Bourne, L. E., Jr. (2008). Effects of training with added relevant responses on RADAR detection. The Experimental Psychology Society and the Psychonomic Society, Chicago, IL.
  • Dutt, V., & Gonzalez, C. (2007). Slope of inflow impacts dynamic decision making. In Paper presented at the 25th (2007) International Conference of the System Dynamics Society. Boston, MA, USA.
  • Gonzalez, C., & Dutt, V. (2007). Learning to control a dynamic task: A system dynamics cognitive model of the slope effect. In Paper presented at the 8th International Conference on Cognitive Modeling, Ann Arbor, MI, 26th July 2007, 61-66.
  • Dutt, V., Schmerl, B., & Garlan, D. (Unpublished). Discovering Communication Protocols between Software Elements (runtime objects) in Software Architectures. Part of Independent Study taken when pursuing Master's in Software Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Dutt, V. & Kumar, S. (2006). Learning Transistor Characteristics using Neural Networks. Published in ECCS 2006. Patiala, India.
  • Dutt, V. & Thiagaraj, V. (2005). The Concept of Classification in Data Mining using Neural Networks. Published in NCBC 2005. Patiala, India.

Other Activities

Editorship
  • Knowledge Editor, English Financial Daily, Financial Chronicle: http://www.mydigitalfc.com/
  • Lead Author for Chapter 2 on “Integrated Risk and Uncertainty Assessment of Climate Change Response Policies” in Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s 5th Assessment Report (AR5)
Advising Student Projects
  • Project: Affective, Expressive, and Cognitive Decision Making through Emotiv Epoc
    Student: Mahesh Yadav, Khushali Modi, Divya Goyal, 4th year, B. Tech. CSE
  • Project: ACT-R Models of Driving Behavior
    Student: Ajay Kumar, Jai Prakash, 4th year, B. Tech. CSE
  • Project: Cyber Situation Awareness: Game Theoritic Analysis of Cyber Attacks
    Student: Saumya Singh, Antra Grover, 4th year, B. Tech. CSE
  • Project: Cyber Situation Awareness: Testing the Effects of Similarity and Attack Strategy on Cyber Attack Detection
    Student: Amanjot Kaur, 4th year, B. Tech. CSE (graduated)
  • Project: Cyber Situation Awareness: Testing the Effects of Tolerance and Attack Strategy on Cyber Attack Detection
  • Student: Aman Arora, 4th year, B. Tech. CSE (graduated)
  • Project: Cyber Situation Awareness: Testing the Effects of Recency and Inertia on Cyber Attack Detection
    Student: Ramakrishna Reddy and Basava Kanaparthi, 4th year, B. Tech. CSE (graduated)
  • Project: Effects of feedback, social norms, and competition on energy conservation behavior
    Student: Ishansh Singh, Shammas Mohyaddin, Sunanda Yadav, 4th year, B. Tech. EE (graduated); Devang Moyal, 4th year, B.Tech. CSE (graduated)
  • Project: Decisions from experience in sampling: Sampling strategies, sample size, and final choice
    Student: Pankaj Sharma, Nikhil Kumar Gupta, Ashish Gupta, 4th year, B. Tech. CSE (graduated)
  • Project: Charting Indigenous Populations in the World (co-advising with Prof. Rajeshwari Dutt)
    Student: Devinder Yadav, Shekhar Solanki, 4th year, B. Tech. CSE (graduated)
  • Project: Archiving the history of IIT, Mandi (co-advising with Prof. Rajeshwari Dutt)
    Student: Nishant Goyal, Divya Gandhi, 4th year, B. Tech. CSE (graduated)

AD-HOC Reviewer Of Journals

    Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, Journal of Environmental Psychology, Global Environment Change, System Dynamics Review, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making, Cognitive Systems Research, Environmental Science & Policy, Information Fusion

Activities and Affiliations

Media Coverage

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