Cognitive Systems Engineering at 40, Part II: Applying Theory to Practice

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This expert panel is the second of a two-panel series marking the 40th anniversary of “Cognitive Systems Engineering: New Wine in New Bottles” by Hollnagel and Woods (1983) and, arguably, the beginning of Cognitive Systems Engineering (CSE). These experts were there at (or near) the beginning. They wrestled with the daunting issues of how to apply new CSE findings, many of which they discovered, into workable solutions that actually improved systems performance in high-uncertainty, high-stakes settings. Their work has been implemented in a number of fields, including aviation, healthcare, power generation, and defense. They will each answer the question, “What ideas and perspectives are important about Cognitive Systems Engineering, and why?”

Recorded on Thursday, October 26th, 2023, at the HFES 67th International Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.

Dr. Michael F. Rayo (Moderator)

The Ohio State University

Mr. William Elm

Resilient Cognitive Solutions

Dr. Mica Endsley

Dr. Mica Endsley is President of SA Technologies and is the former Chief Scientist for the US Air Force. She has also held the positions of Visiting Associate Professor at MIT in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering at Texas Tech University.  Dr. Endsley is a Fellow and Past-President of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. She received a Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Southern California. Dr. Endsley is a recognized world leader in the design, development and evaluation of systems to support human situation awareness (SA) and decision-making, and the integration of humans and automation. She has authored over 200 scientific articles and is the co-author of Analysis and Measurement of Situation Awareness and Designing for Situation Awareness and recently published Situation awareness measurement: How to measure situation awareness in individuals and teams.

Ms. Laura Militello

Applied Decision Science, LLC

Dr. Chris Nemeth

Applied Research Associates

Dr. Emilie Roth

Roth Cognitive Engineering


Cognitive Systems Engineering at 40, Part II: Applying Theory to Practice
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Open to view video. Recorded on Thursday, October 26th, 2023 at the HFES 67th International Annual Meeting