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Presenter's Biography
Robert Hoffman, PhD

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Robert Hoffman, PhD

Robert R. Hoffman, PhD, is a Senior Research Scientist at the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition in Pensacola, Fla. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Society, a Fulbright Scholar, and an Honorary Fellow of The Eccles Center for American Studies of the British Library.

Dr. Hoffman has been recognized internationally in disciplines including psychology, remote sensing, weather forecasting, and artificial intelligence, for his research on human factors in remote sensing, terrain analysis, and weather forecasting, for his work in the psychology of expertise, the methodology of knowledge elicitation, and for his work on the human factors issues in the design of workstation systems, interfaces, and knowledge-based systems. He is editor for the Department on Human-Centered Computing in IEEE: Intelligent Systems, and is editor for the book series, "Expertise: Research and Applications." His major current project involves an effort to define the principles and methodologies for human-centered computing and complex cognitive systems. He is also helping lead an effort to establish a National Alliance for Expertise.

Dr. Hoffman received his PhD in experimental psychology at the University of Cincinnati.

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