Dr. Brent T. Langhals, Assisant Professor

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Dr. Brent Langhals is an Assistant Professor of Information Resource Management at the Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH.  His research interests include data analytics, database, human-computer interaction, systems engineering, psychophysiological cues and vigilance.  Author of refereed journal articles and conference papers and has served as reviewer for dozens of journal publications.  He is currently the director for the AFIT Data Analytics Program as well as curriculum chair for the Information Systems specialization track.  He is actively involved research related to Data Management, Data Analytics, Information Systems and Systems Engineering within the Department of Systems and Engineering Management.  He has directly advised and graduated 38 in-residence and 21 distance learning Masters and PhD students.  Dr. Langhals teaches courses in Database, Data Analytics, Data Communications, Strategic Information Management, and Systems Process Improvement,

Education

Ph.D.           University of Arizona, MIS Program, Eller College of Management, 2011

Major: Management - Management Information Systems Concentration

Minor: Systems and Industrial Engineering

Dissertation Title: Using Eye and Head Based Psychophysiological Cues to Enhance Screener Vigilance

M.S.             Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, 2001

Major: Information Resource Management.

Thesis title: The Effect of Varying Arousal Methods upon Vigilance and Error Detection in an Automated Command and Control Environment.

B.S.             United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO,1995.

Major: History

Awards

2018 - Sigma Iota Epsilon Instructor of the Year

2013 - Department of Systems Engineering and Management Educator of the Year

2008 - HQ Air Force Space Command - Field Grade Officer of the Quarter

2006 - HQ Air Force Space Command - Field Grade Officer of the Quarter

2002 - Air Force Communications Agency – Local Areas Networks Division - Company Grade Officer of the Quarter

 

Publications

Yavuz, A.*, Darville, J*., Celik, N., Xu, J., Chen, C. H., Langhals, B.T., Engle, R. "Advancing Self-healing Capabilities in Interconnected Micgrogrids via DDDAS with Relational Database Management." Proceedings of the INFORMS Winter Simulation Conference, Orlando, FL, Dec 13-16, 2020.

Stout, T.*, Teston, A.*, Langhals, B.T., Delorit, J., Hendrix, C., Schuldt, S. (2020). United States Department of Defense (DoD) Real Property Repair, Alterations, Maintenance, and Construction Project Contract Data: 2009--20219. Elsevier: Data in Brief, Vol 32, October 2020

Miller, J. R.*, Engle, R.D.L., Langhals, B.T., Grimaila, M. R., Hodson, D., "Modeling Unmanned Aircraft System Maintenance Using Agile Model-Based Systems Engineering." Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Information and Knowledge Engineering, Las Vegas, NV, July 26 – August 1, 2020

Dimaapi, M. D.*, Engle, R.D.L., Langhals, B.T., Grimaila, M. R., Hodson, D., "A Dynamic Data and Information Processing Model for Unmanned Aircraft Systems." Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Information and Knowledge Engineering, Las Vegas, NV, July 26 – August 1, 2020.

Sigala, A.*, Langhals, B.T. (2020). Applications of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS): A Delphi Study Projecting Future UAS Missions and Relevant Challenges, DRONES, Vol 4, Issue 1, 8.

Beach, P. M.*, Mailloux, L.O., Langhals, B.T, Mills, R.F. (2019). Analysis of Systems Security Engineering Design Principles for the Development of Secure and Resilient Systems, IEEE Access, Vol 7, Issue 1, July 2019.

Guinn, V. L.*, Langhals, B. T., Elshaw, J. J. (2018). Evaluating Smartphones for Infrastructure Work Order Management, International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies, Vol 12, Issue 8, December 2018.

Engle, R.*, Langhals, B. T., Grimaila, M. R., Hodsen, D., (2018) “The Case for NoSQL on a Single Desktop.” Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Information and Knowledge Engineering, Las Vegas, NV.

Beach, P. M.*, Mills, R. F., Burfeind, B. C., Langhals, B.T., Mailloux, L.O., (2018) “A STAMP-Based Approach to Developing Quantifiable Measures of Resiliance.” Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Embedded Systems, Cyber-physical, Las Vegas, NV

Engle, R.*, Langhals, B. T., Grimaila, M. R., Hodsen, D., “Facilitating UAS Log Data Analysis Using Open Source Tools.” Proceedings of the 43rd Dayton-Cincinnati Aerospace Sciences Symposium, Dayton, OH, February 27, 2018.

Guinn, V.*, Peterson, M.*, Langhals, B. T., “Using Mobile Application for Civil Engineering Work-Order Submission”, SOCHE_STEM Cyber Research Conference, Dayton, OH, March 17, 2017.

Oltmanns, J.*, Langhals, B. T. “Improving ‘Goodput’ Through Application Layer Manipulation.” Proceedings of the 33rd International Test and Evaluation Symposium, Reston, VA, October 3-4, 2016.

Miller, M.E., Peterson, G., Langhals, B. T. and Bindewald, J. (2014) Workload-Adaptive Human Interface to Aid Robust Decision Making in Human-System Interface:  Year 1 Report, Interim Report, DTIC Accession Number: ADA601227.  http://www.dtic.mil/docs/citations/ADA601227

Jeroski, J., Miller, M., Langhals, B. T., Tripp, L., “Impact of Vigilance Decrement upon Physiology Measures,” Proceedings of the 2014 ISERC, Montreal, Canada, June 2-4, 2014. – Winner - Best Paper Award

Langhals, B.T., Russi, J., Miller, M.E., “The Effects of Stereoscopic Radar Displays on Air Traffic Controller Effectiveness and Situational Awareness,” Proceedings of the 68th DoD Human Factors Effectiveness Conference, Aberdeen, MD, May 20-22, 2014.

Mailloux, L., Langhals, B.T., and Grimaila, M.R., “A Systems Engineering Approach for Assured Cyber Systems,” Proceedings of the 2013 International Conference on Security and Management (SAM13), Las Vegas, NV, July 22-25, 2013.

Luna-Reyes, L. S., Derrick, D. C., Langhals, B. T., Nunamaker, J. F. (2013). Collaborative Cross-Border Security Infrastructure and Systems:  Identifying Policy, Managerial and Technological Challenges. International Journal of E-Politics, 4(2), 21-38, April-June 2013 21.

Russi, J.G., Langhals, B.T., Miller, M.E., Heft, E. (2013) The Effects of Stereoscopic Radar Displays on Air Traffic Controller Performance. Proceedings of the 17th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, May, Dayton, OH.

Santana, L.C.R.A., Langhals, B.T., Miller, M.E., Finomore, V. (2013) Does Supplementary Computer Generated Cueing Enhance Controller Efficiency in a Congested Communication Environment? Proceedings of the 17th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, May, Dayton, OH.

Langhals, B. T., Burgoon, J. K., Nunamaker, J.F. (2013). Using Eye-based Psychophysiological Cues to Enhance Screener Vigilance. Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making, Vol 7, Issue 1, March, pp 83-95.

Langhals, B. T., Burgoon, J. K., Nunamaker, J.F. (2011). Using Eye and Head Psychophysiological Cues to Enhance Screener Vigilance. Proceedings of the 44th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Kauai, HI.

Langhals, B. T. (2011) Demilitarized Zone.  Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War: A Political, Social, and Military History, 2nd ed, ABC-CLIO, Santa Barbara, CA (Spencer C. Tucker editor), p. 298-299.

Nunamaker, J. F., Luna-Reyes, L., Langhals, B. T., Derrick, D. (2010).  Border Security Infrastructure and Systems, Puentes Consortium of University Presidents, Jan 13-14, 2010, Houston, TX.

Langhals, B. T., Burgoon, J. K., Elder, K. E. (2010). Psychophysiological Responses during Rapid Noncontact Credibility Assessment: Blink Analysis. Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Kauai, HI.

Biros, D. P., Marrett, Kent, Langhals, B.T. (2006). Vigilance and Error Detection in an Automated Command and Control Environment. Proceedings of the 39th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences - Volume 06.

Langhals, B. T. (1994).  United States Military Interaction with Army of the Republic of Vietnam.  Proceedings of the United States Air Force Academy Henry “Hap” Arnold Symposium.

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