Dr. Nancy Cooke

Arizona State University
Professor, Human Systems Engineering
2019 Human Systems Conference : Keynote Address
Nancy J. Cooke is a professor of Human Systems Engineering at Arizona State University and is Science Director of the Cognitive Engineering Research Institute in Mesa, AZ.  She also directs ASU’s Center for Human, AI, and Robot Teaming.  She received her PhD in Cognitive Psychology from New Mexico State University in 1987.  She has participated in several National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine committees including chairing the committee on Enhancing the Effectiveness of Team Science and most recently participating in the Committee on a Decadal Survey of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Applications to National Security. Dr. Cooke was a member of the US Air Force Scientific Advisory board from 2008-2012.   In 2014 Dr. Cooke received the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society’s Arnold M. Small President’s Distinguished Service Award. Dr. Cooke’s research interests include the study of individual and team cognition and its application to the development of cognitive and knowledge engineering methodologies, human-robot teaming, cyber and intelligence analysis, remotely-piloted aircraft systems, healthcare systems, and emergency response systems. Dr. Cooke specializes in the development, application, and evaluation of methodologies to elicit and assess individual and team cognition.  Her work is funded primarily by DoD.