A hands-on look at the power of team-based thinking to solve complex 21st-century challenges ranging from distracted driving and improved health care coordination to human-robotic interaction and military training.
The science of the mind — or cognitive science — has contributed to the solutions to an array of societal problems ranging from distracted driving and improved healthcare coordination to human-robotic interaction and military training. This lecture will provide an overview of these contributions and focus on research and developments associated with an understanding of team effectiveness on tasks requiring unified thinking, coordination and communication such as those utilized by surgical teams, military command-and-control teams and emergency response teams. The audience will also view demonstrations of team simulation capabilities at ASU Polytechnic in the areas of unmanned aerial vehicle ground control, mission planning, cyber security and underwater robotic control for de-mining.
Nancy J. Cooke, Ph.D., is a professor of Cognitive Science and Engineering at ASU Polytechnic and is Science Director of the Cognitive Engineering Research Institute in Mesa, Ariz. Her research interests include the study of individual and team cognition and its application to the development of cognitive and knowledge engineering methodologies, healthcare, homeland security systems, remotely-piloted aircraft, cyber security and emergency response systems. This work has been funded by the Office of Naval Research, the Air Force Research Laboratory and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. Cooke is on the USAF Scientific Advisory Board and the National Academies Soldier System Panel, is a member-at-large of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Executive Council, and is a member of the National Academies NRC Board on Human Systems Integration.
Tuesday, March 27
6:30–7 p.m. Sign-in and refreshments
7–8:30 p.m. Program with Q&A
ASU Polytechnic Campus
5801 S. Sossaman Road
Mesa, AZ 85212