Digital People?
  • Nancy Cooke

    Nancy Cooke

    Arizona State University

    Human Systems Integration for Human-Machine Teaming

    Abstract & Biography

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  • Paul Salmon

    Nancy Leveson

    Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT

    Keynote on
    Human Systems Integration through a Common Modeling Language

    Biography & Abstract

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  • Thomas McDermott

    Thomas McDermott

    Stevens Institute & SERC

    Systems Engineering in the Era of Human/Machine Teaming

    Biography & Abstract

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  • Paul Salmon

    Paul Salmon

    University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia

    A Sociotechnical Systems Approach to Human Systems Integration


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Nancy J. Cooke is a professor and the Graduate Program Chair in Human Systems Engineering at the Polytechnic School, one of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University. She also directs ASU’s Center for Human, AI, and Robot Teaming, as well as the Advanced Distributed Learning DOD Partnership Lab, and is the Science Director of the Cognitive Engineering Research Institute in Mesa, AZ. She received her PhD in Cognitive Psychology from New Mexico State University in 1987. Dr. Cooke is a Past President of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society and the recent past chair of the Board on Human Systems Integration at the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine. She also recently chaired a study panel for the National Academies on the Enhancing the Effectiveness of Team Science. Dr. Cooke was a member of the US Air Force Scientific Advisory board from 2008-2012, and in 2014, she received the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society’s Arnold M. Small President’s Distinguished Service Award.

Paul M. Salmon is a professor in Human Factors and is the creator and director of the Centre for Human Factors and Sociotechnical Systems at the University of the Sunshine Coast. Paul has almost 20 years’ experience of applied Human Factors research in areas such as road and rail safety, aviation, defence, sport and outdoor recreation, healthcare, workplace safety, and cybersecurity. His research has focused on understanding and optimizing human, team, organisational and system performance through the application of Human Factors theory and methods. He is the current Editor-in-Chief of the Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing and Service Industries journal, and has co-authored 21 books, over 240 peer reviewed journal articles, and numerous book chapters and conference contributions. Paul’s work has been recognized through various accolades, including the Chartered Institute for Ergonomics and Human Factor’s 2019 William Floyd award and 2008 Presidents Medal, the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Australia’s 2017 Cumming memorial medal, and the International Ergonomics Association’s 2018 research impacting practice award. In 2020, the Australian newspaper named Professor Salmon as the top Australian researcher in the field of quality and reliability based on an analysis of league of scholars data and Google Scholar publications and citations.

Tom McDermott is the Deputy Director and Chief Technology Officer of the Systems Engineering Research Center (SERC) at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ. With the SERC he develops new research strategies and is leading research on digital transformation, education, security, and artificial intelligence applications. Mr. McDermott also teaches system architecture concepts, systems thinking and decision making, and engineering leadership. He is a lecturer for Stevens as well as Georgia Tech and Agnes Scott College, both in Atlanta, GA. He provides executive level consulting as a futurist and organizational strategy expert, applying systems approaches to enterprise planning. He currently serves on the INCOSE Board of Directors as Director of Strategic Integration.

Dr. Nancy Leveson is a professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT. She has worked in system safety and system engineering for over 40 years. One common element in her work is an emphasis on applying systems thinking to complex systems and integrating humans and social systems with hardware and software design. She is an elected member of the National Academy of Engineering and has won major awards for her research.