Karel van den Bosch is a Senior Research Scientist at TNO in the Netherlands. He manages and conducts fundamental and applied research on the training of complex cognitive tasks (e.g. command & control, decision making, crisis management).
The objective of his current work is to make simulation-based training more effective by designing cognitive software agents (e.g. agents playing the role of team mate, adversary, or instructor). He is investigating how such agents can successfully support training, thus making training more systematic (uniform behaviour of agents), more effective (agents consistently eliciting intended behaviour of trainee), and more efficient (staff and team members need no longer be present during training).
He supervises PhD students on self-explaining agents and on automatic direction of training scenarios. Dr. van den Bosch holds a PhD in Social Sciences from the University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands.