Adams joins editorial board of cognitive engineering journal

Julie A. Adams, associate professor of computer science and computer engineering, has been invited to join the editorial board of the Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making, a publication of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. The editorial board sets the strategy, scope and direction for the journal.

The Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making focuses on research that seeks to understand how people engage in cognitive work in real-world settings and on the development of systems that support that work. Adams joins a group of distinguished scientists from a wide variety of disciplines.

Julie Adams

Her research focuses on distributed artificially intelligent algorithms for autonomous multiple robot coalition formation and the development of complex human-machine systems for large human and robotic teams. Adams joined the faculty of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at Vanderbilt University in August 2003, founding the Human-Machine Teaming Laboratory at that time.

Adams has published more than 60 articles in the areas of multiple robot coalition formation, human-robot interaction, human-computer interaction, and complex human-machine systems. She has received the NSF Career Award and was a member of the DARPA Computer Science Study Panel. She is an associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics-Part A.

She has served as a member of the National Research Council’s Army Research Laboratory Technical Assessment Review Panel on Solider Systems. She is a member of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society’s (SMCS) Executive Committee as the vice president of Human-Machine Systems. She has also served on the IEEE Technical Activities Board’s Society Review and Finance committees. Adams has served on several international conference organizing and program committees and is co-chair of the Human-Robot Interaction Steering Committee.

Adams worked in Human Factors for Honeywell, Inc. and the Eastman Kodak Company from 1995 to 2000. She was an assistant professor of computer science at the Rochester Institute of Technology from 2000 until 2003.

She received her bachelor of science in Computer Science and her bachelor of business administration in accounting from Siena College. She received her M.S.E. (1993) and her Ph.D. (1995) in computer and information sciences from the University of Pennsylvania.