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Richard I. Cook, M.D.

Physician, researcher, and educator Richard Cook is presently a research scientist in the Department of Integrated Systems Engineering at the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, and emeritus professor of healthcare systems safety at Sweden’s KTH. Richard is an internationally recognized expert on safety, accidents, and human performance at the sharp end of complex, adaptive systems. His most often cited publication is “Going Solid: A Model of System Dynamics and Consequences for Patient Safety.”

David D. Woods, Ph.D.

Known as one of the founders of the field of Resilience Engineering and one of the pioneers of Cognitive Systems Engineering Dave is currently a professor of Integrated Systems Engineering at Ohio State University.His best-known books include Joint Cognitive Systems: Patters in Cognitive Systems Engineering, Resilience Engineering: Concepts and Precepts, and Behind Human Error.

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John Allspaw, M.Sc

John Allspaw has worked in software systems engineering and operations for over twenty years in many different environments. John’s publications include the books The Art of Capacity Planning (2009) and Web Operations (2010) as well as the forward to “The DevOps Handbook”.  His 2009 Velocity talk with Paul Hammond, “10+ Deploys Per Day: Dev and Ops Cooperation”helped start the DevOps movement. John served as SVP of Infrastructure and Operations and then CTO at Etsy, and holds an MSc in Human Factors and Systems Safety from Lund University.

E. Asher Balkin

An interdisciplinary researcher who has worked in fields as diverse as public health, international security, surgical research, and human/automation interaction, Asher is known equally well for the quality of his research as for his sardonic wit.

Laura Maguire

Laura is a graduate researcher in the Cognitive Systems Engineering Lab at The Ohio State University.  Her research interests lies in resilience engineering, coordination and management across distributed work teams and regulation in high risk/high consequence environments. She draws from experience working in forestry, oil & gas, investment banking and industry associations in her research.  As a backcountry skier and alpine climber, she also is interested in and has written on cognitive work & resilient performance in mountain environments. 

Marisa Grayson

Marisa is a graduate researcher in the Cognitive Systems Lab at The Ohio State University.  Her focus is on interface design, human-automation teaming,  and complexity. Her current work is in studying collaboration across the care-coordination team in the hospital and facilitating shared cognition via mobile app. She is a member of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES). 

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