Multimodal Objective Sensing to Assess Individuals with Context (MOSAIC) is a multi-year research effort to develop and validate unobtrusive, passive, and persistent sensor-based methods to assess stable and dynamic psychological, cognitive, and physiological aspects of an individual. If successful, the technology developed under the MOSAIC program will augment capabilities to evaluate the workforce and identify changes in an individual that may impact job performance.
The MOSAIC program is funded by the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. The program aims to take advantage of the increasing number of sensors that can be found all around us and use them to objectively evaluate an individual's psychological, cognitive, and physiological components in that person's typical environment, and how these pieces may evolve over time. This is a critical capability as the Intelligence Community has a persistent need to ensure that members of its workforce are able to maintain peak performance in the face of high psychological and cognitive demands present across a variety of missions.
Research areas that are involved in the project include behavioral science, cognitive psychology, human performance, mobile computing, context sensing, signal processing, data fusion, machine learning, data privacy and security.