Dr. Joseph Lyons

Air Force Research Laboratory
Senior Scientist for Human-Machine Teaming
2024 Human Systems Conference

Dr. Joseph B. Lyons, a member of the scientific and professional cadre of senior executives, is the Senior Scientist for Human-Machine Teaming, 711th Human Performance Wing, Human Effectiveness Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio.  He serves as the principal scientific authority and independent researcher in the research, development, adaptation, and application of Human-Machine Teaming.

Dr. Lyons began his career with the Air Force in 2005 in the Human Effectiveness Directorate, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. Dr. Lyons has served as a thought leader for the DoD in the areas of trust in autonomy and Human-Machine Teaming. Dr. Lyons has published over 100 technical publications including 64 journal articles in outlets focused on human factors, human-machine interaction, applied psychology, robotics, and organizational behavior. Dr. Lyons also served as Co-Editor for the 2020 book, Trust in Human-Robot Interaction. Dr. Lyons is an AFRL Fellow, a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, and a Fellow of the Society for Military Psychologists. Prior to assuming his current position, Dr. Lyons served as a Program Officer for the Air Force Office of Scientific Research and was a Principal Research Psychologist within the Human Effectiveness Directorate.