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Gariann Gelston

Gariann Gelston

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352

Biography

Ms. Gelston has been an Engineer for PNNL for over 15 years. She received her Doctorate in Applied Management and Decision Sciences from Walden University, a Masters in Engineering Management from Washington State University with an undergraduate degree in Applied Mathematics. Ms. Gelston leads a development team focused on Dynamic Decision Support Systems. Her team is currently over 20 staff supporting the requirements, design, development and deployment of the Common Operating and Response Environment (CORE) technology suite. Spanning more than a dozen diverse customer applications this system is quickly adaptable to supporting information collaboration and decision making.

Ms. Gelston provides a holistic systems approach to considering system and user needs for data and information from summarization of information for decision makers and stakeholders, through collection and scientific analysis. Ms. Gelston's agile approach to requirements, design, development and deployment enables clients and users to directly engage in system design activities through the entire development life-cycle.

Research Interests

  • Decision Support System requirements gathering and dynamic system design
  • Data exploitation and visualization
  • Agile product delivery
  • Interactive client workshop development and web-based information distribution
  • Software integration, testing and documentation

PNNL Publications

2010

  • Gelston G.M. 2010. "Live Operation Data Collection Optimization and Communication for the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office's Rail Test Center." In The 4th International Conference on Knowledge Generation, Communication and Management (KGCM 2010) in conjunction with The 14th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics (WMSCI 2010). Winter Garden, Florida:International Institute of Informatics and Systemics. PNNL-SA-71330.

2009

  • Gelston G.M., K.J. Castleton, B.L. Browne, R.L. Baddeley, K.S. Rohlfing, and J.G. April. 2009. "Techno-Social DSS for Container Inspection Operations and Critical Event Response." In Proceedings of the 13th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics: WMSCI 2009 Jointly with the 15th International Conference on Information Systems Analysis and Synthesis (ISAS 2009), June 10-July 13, 2009, Orlando, Florida. Winter Garden, Florida:International Institute of Informatics and Systemics. PNNL-SA-65156.

2007

  • Whelan G., W.D. Millard, G.M. Gelston, T.P. Khangaonkar, M.A. Pelton, D.L. Strenge, and Z. Yang, et al. 2007. "Using FRAMES to Manage Environmental and Water Resources." In Proceedings of the World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2007: Restoring our Natural Habitat, May 15-19, 2007, Tampa, Florida, USA, edited by Karen C. Kabbes. Reston, Virginia:American Society of Civil Engineers. PNNL-SA-53354. doi:10.1061/40927(243)130

2006

  • Gelston G.M., M.A. Smith, and D.S. Schwartz. 2006. "System Quality Risk Assessment: Applications and Lessons Learned." In Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) Annual Meeting: Risk Analysis in a Dynamic World: Making a Difference, December 3-6, 2006, Baltimore, Maryland. Mclean, Virginia:Society for Risk Analysis. PNNL-SA-63313.
  • Stenner R.D., J.L. Kirk, J.R. Stanton, P. Shebell, D.S. Schwartz, K.S. Judd, and G.M. Gelston. 2006. National Incident Management System (NIMS) Standards Review Panel Workshop Summary Report. PNNL-15574. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. National Incident Management System (NIMS) Standards Review Panel Workshop Summary Report
  • Whelan G., K.J. Castleton, J.W. Buck, R.Y. Taira, G.M. Gelston, and D.L. Strenge. 2006. Combining Multiple-Module Output Boundary Conditions to Produce a Single-Input-Module Boundary Condition in FRAMES. PNNL-16130. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Combining Multiple-Module Output Boundary Conditions to Produce a Single-Input-Module Boundary Condition in FRAMES
  • Whelan G., W.D. Millard, G.M. Gelston, M.A. Pelton, Z. Yang, D.L. Strenge, and C. Lee, et al. 2006. Rapid Risk Assessment: FY05 Annual Summary Report. PNNL-15697. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Rapid Risk Assessment: FY05 Annual Summary Report

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1998

  • Whelan G., J.W. Buck, K.J. Castleton, B.L. Hoopes, M.A. Pelton, J.P. McDonald, and G.M. Gelston, et al. 1998. "Framework for Risk Analysis in Multimedia Environmental Systems (FRAMES)." In Proceedings of the Workshop on Review of Dose Modeling Methods for Demonstration of Compliance with the Radiological Criteria for License Termination; NUREG/CP-0163, edited by T.J. Nicholson and J.D. Parrott, 77-92. Washington, District Of Columbia:U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. PNNL-SA-31738.

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