Dr. Robert A. Sottilare is the Adaptive Training Research Lead at the US Army Natick Soldier Center where the focus of his research is automated authoring, instructional management, and analysis tools and methods for intelligent tutoring systems (ITSs). He is a co-creator of the Generalized Intelligent Framework for Tutoring (GIFT), an open source, AI-based adaptive instructional architecture. He is also the lead editor for the Design Recommendations for Intelligent Tutoring Systems book series and founder/chair of the GIFT Users Symposia. Dr. Sottilare is a member of the IEEE and AI in Education Society.  He is widely published and is a frequent speaker at the Defense & Homeland Security Simulation (DHSS) Workshop, the Florida AI Research Society, Augmented Cognition, and AI in Education conferences. Dr. Sottilare is also a faculty scholar and adjunct professor at the University of Central Florida where he teaches a graduate level course in ITS design. He is also a frequent lecturer at the United States Military Academy (USMA) where he teaches a senior level colloquium on ITS design. He is the recipient of two lifetime achievement awards in Modeling & Simulation: US Army RDECOM (2012; inaugural recipient) and National Training & Simulation Association (2015; Governor’s Award – highest level).

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