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sylvain.pronovost@c3hf.com
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  • Modeling and Simulation
  • User Requirements Capture
  • User-Centered Design
  • Trials, Evaluation and Research
  • Selection and Training
  • Teamwork and Team Design
  • Knowledge Engineering

Sylvain Pronovost | MA MSc PhD Cognitive Psychology (Candidate)

Sylvain has been involved in a variety of cognitive science and Human Factors projects for the military, industry, and academia. He has studied philosophy, psychology, and cognitive science, as an undergraduate and graduate in Montréal and Ottawa. Currently a doctoral candidate in cognitive psychology at Laval University in Québec City, his dissertation concerns models of complexity for dynamic decision-making derived from cognitive informatics, complexity theory, and psychophysics. Sylvain has over a decade of experience in research in cognitive psychology, computational cognitive modeling, and cognitive ergonomics. He specializes in the analysis and development of computational models of behaviour and cognition as well as in modeling the impact of complex systems on cognition, and decisions in particular.

Recent Publications

Journals

Pronovost, S., Gagnon, J.-F., Lafond, D., & Tremblay, S. (2016, forthcoming). Models of Complexity for Dynamic Decision Making Derived from Cognitive Informatics, Complexity Theory, and Psychophysics. In preparation for submission to the Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making.

West, R. L., and Pronovost, S. (2009). Modeling SGOMS in ACT-R: Linking Macro- and Microcognition. Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making, 3 (2): 194-207.



Conference papers

Lafond, D., Gagnon, J.-F., Pronovost, S., DuCharme, M., & Tremblay, S. (2016). Behavioral Test for Prediction of Individual Differences in Dynamic Decision Making Ability. Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics, Florida, USA.

Lafond, D., Gagnon, J.-F., St-Louis, M-È, Pronovost, S., DuCharme, M. B., & Tremblay S. (2014). Decision Heuristics and Human Performance in a Policy Management Simulation. Proceedings of the 32nd International Conference of the System Dynamics Society: Good Governance in a Complex World. Delft, Netherlands, July 20-24, 2014.

Pronovost. S, Gagnon, J.-F., Lafond, D., & Tremblay, S. (2014). Objective measures of complexity for dynamic decision making in an interactive learning environment. Proceedings of the 1st Asia-Pacific System Dynamics Conference of the System Dynamics Society, Senshu University, Tokyo, Japan.

Pronovost, S. (2012). Using Micro-Architectures of Cognition to Model Macro-Cognitive Systems: A Warfighting Video Game Example. Proceedings of the 21st Behaviour Representation in Modeling & Simulation (BRIMS) Conference.

Murray, J. L., Hagen, L., Pronovost, S., and Lai, G. (2012). Ottawa Paramedic Service Communication Centre: Workload Analysis and Predictive Modeling. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics 2012 (AHFE 2012).

Pronovost, S. (2010). Improving Usability and Integration of Human Behaviour Representation Engineering across Cognitive Modeling, Human Factors, and Modeling and Simulation Best Practices. Proceedings of the 19th Behaviour Representation in Modeling & Simulation (BRIMS) Conference.

Pronovost, S. (2009). Bridging Cognitive Modeling and Human Behaviour Representation Engineering. Proceedings of the 9th Conference of the Australasian Society for Cognitive Science.

Crebolder, J. M., and Pronovost, S. (2009). Investigating Virtual Social Networking in the Military Domain. Proceedings of the 14th International Command and Control Research and Technology Symposium.

Pronovost, S., and West, R. L. (2008). Bridging cognitive modeling and model-based evaluation: extending GOMS to model virtual sociotechnical systems and strategic activities. Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.



Abstracts and Posters

Pronovost, S., St-Louis, M.-È., Lafond, D., Gagnon, J.-F., & Tremblay, S. (2015). Implicit learning in dynamic decision making: A glass-box approach. Proceedings of the 37th annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci2015). Pasadena, California, July 22-25.

Lafond, D., DuCharme, M. B., Gagnon, J.-F., Pronovost, S., St-Louis, M.-È., & Tremblay, S. (2015, forthcoming). The roles of information analysis and decision patterns in complex problem solving. Proceedings of the inaugural International Convention of Psychological Science (ICPS), Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 12-14 March 2015.

Pronovost. S, Gagnon, J.-F., Lafond, D., & Tremblay, S. (2014). Models of Complexity for Dynamic Decision Making Derived from Cognitive Informatics, Complexity Theory, and Psychophysics. Proceedings of the 36th annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci2014). Quebec City, Canada, July 23-26.

Carpentier, P., Thériault, J.-D., St-Louis, M.-E., Pronovost, S., Lafond, D., & Tremblay, S. (2013). Évaluation de l’impact d’un outil de support à la cognition pour la prise de décision en situation complexe. Poster presentation at the Journée Scientifique de l'École de Psychologie de l'Université Laval, Quebec City, QC, Canada.

Pronovost, S., and West, R. L. (2008). A GOMS Model of Virtual Sociotechnical Systems: Using Video Games to Build Cognitive Models. Proceedings of the European Conference on Cognitive Ergonomics.

Armstrong, J., and Pronovost, S. (2008). Control and Application of Multiple UAVs in Integrated C4ISR Operations. Oral presentation at the Ontario Centres of Excellence, Centre for Earth and Environmental Technologies Project Reviews, under Resource Management Project Reviews.

Schoenherr, J., Pronovost, S., and Thomson, R. (2007). Further implications of lexical category-order effects in working memory. Proceedings of the 115th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association.

Schoenherr, J., Pronovost, S., and Thomson, R. (2006). Lexicality as a determinant of the category-order effect. Proceedings of the 28th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science society.

Schoenherr, J., Pronovost, S., Thomson, R., and Hennighan, M. (2006). Lexical contributions to the category-order effect. Poster presentation at the Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour, and Cognitive Science Annual Meeting.

Pronovost, S. (2007). A GOMS Model of a Virtual Sociotechnical System: Using Video Games as a Simulation of Routine Tasks. Presentation at the Carleton Cognitive Science Annual Conference.

Schoenherr, J., Pronovost, S., Thomson, R., and Hennighan, M. (2006). Determinants of the category-order effect in memory span tasks. Presentation at the Carleton Cognitive Science Annual Conference.