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Dr. Julie Marble joined ARLIS this week as the new core capability lead for Intelligent Human-Machine Systems (IHMS).

She has more than 25 years of experience in human-machine teaming, human-robot interaction, and human reliability analysis and holds a PhD in Human Factors and Cognitive Psychology from Purdue University.

In this role, Dr. Marble will lead ARLIS initiatives focused on using technology to complement and expand human performance for Department of Defense and Intelligence Community missions. IHMS research includes developing and prototyping tools and methodologies that leverage technology to automate and augment intelligence and security workflows, and optimally support the humans that are ultimately responsible for mission success. A complementary line of research involves developing tools and methodologies to evaluate the effectiveness of technology in terms of its operational impact on missions. Research also focuses on assessments and learning, especially around improving successful technology adoption. She also intends to expand the research into human-machine and human-robot interaction for DoD and IC applications.

After graduate school, Dr. Marble joined the Idaho National Lab, conducting groundbreaking work in human-robot interaction. She helped establish, and later became owner and CEO of, Sentient Corporation, a company that used high-end data science and signal processing techniques to model and predict failures in bearings and gears for helicopters, windmills, and other machines with rotating and reciprocating components.

After her time at Sentient, she returned to her focus on work involving humans interacting with machines at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission as a program manager in the Office of Research. She then served as program officer in Code 341 of the Office of Naval Research, where she established programs in human cyber security and human-machine interaction. She spent six years at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab, leading research in human-machine teaming and human-cyber systems.

For the last few years, Dr. Marble has served as the inaugural executive director for the Institute for Experiential Robotics at Northeastern University. She is now returning to ARLIS, having previously served as a visiting scientist.