Collaborative Opportunities with CCDC ARL West

Date and time: 
Wed, Oct 23 2019 - 1:30pm
220 Deschutes
Pete Khooshabeh
ARL West, UC Santa Barbara

The Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) Army Research Laboratory (ARL) has established a strong presence on the West Coast at its CCDC ARL West hub in Silicon Beach. Since the inception of ARL West in 2016, we have developed collaborations with universities across California and beyond. In order to develop stronger connections with the University of Oregon, ARL will be visiting several faculty to plan collaborative research. The delegation will include ARL West Regional Lead, Dr. Pete Khooshabeh, and other scientists and engineers, including, Mr. Steve Taulbee (Weapons and Materials Directorate, WMRD) and Nathan Schomer (WMRD Guidance Technology Branch). The seminar will present an overview of ARL, ARL West research, and discuss opportunities for working together with the University of Oregon community to solve difficult national security technical challenges.


Peter Khooshabeh is the regional lead for ARL West, which is the California hub for the Army’s corporate research laboratory. As the first Open Campus hub for the Army in the West Coast region started in 2016, ARL West focuses on human and information interaction research that will provide fundamental knowledge for new warfighter capabilities, such as augmented and virtual reality interfaces and visualizations. Dr. Khooshabeh oversees the daily operation of a combination of 26 government civilians and contractors, including students, postdoctoral fellows, and visiting researchers. Prior to leading ARL West, he was a team leader and research psychologist in the ARL Human Research and Engineering Directorate, embedded as a field office within the USC ICT since 2010.

Dr. Khooshabeh has been a principle investigator on projects that leverage wearable physiological sensors for improved human autonomy teaming; as well as fundamental and applied research on training effectiveness for simulations. He has over 45 peer-reviewed publications in the areas of cognitive science and human-computer interaction. Dr. Khooshabeh has also contributed to research projects across a multitude of government and defense research labs such as the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Livermore National Lab, NASA Ames Research Center and Air Force Research Lab, in addition to private industry at IBM Research.

Dr. Khooshabeh graduated with high honors with a bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Berkeley, and earned his Master’s and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California at Santa Barbara, all in the field of cognitive science with emphasis in computational modeling.