Global Security Initiative

Center for Human, Artificial Intelligence, and Robot Teaming


Portrait of Nancy Cooke

Director: Nancy Cooke

Nancy Cooke is a professor of human systems engineering at ASU's Polytechnic School, one of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. Her research interests include the study of individual and team cognition and its application to the development of cognitive and knowledge engineering methodologies. She is the science director of the Cognitive Engineering Research Institute and the immediate past president of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. She is also the recent past chair of the Board on Human Systems Integration at the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, and recently chaired a study panel for the National Academies on the Enhancing the Effectiveness of Team Science. Cooke was a member of the U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory board from 2008-2012.

Portrait of Spring M. Berman

Associate director: Spring Berman

Spring Berman is an assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering and is a graduate faculty in computer science and exploration systems design. She is affiliated with the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering and the School of Earth and Space Exploration. Previously, she was a postdoctoral researcher in computer science at Harvard University. Berman's research interests include modeling, analysis, control and optimization of multi-robot systems including robotic swarms; analysis of collective behaviors in biology; and biologically inspired control of distributed systems. She received her Master of Science in Engineering and doctoral degrees in mechanical engineering and applied mechanics from the University of Pennsylvania in 2008 and 2010, respectively. She received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering in mechanical and aerospace engineering and a certificate in robotics and intelligent systems from Princeton University in 2005.