2017 Speakers


Charlene Stokes-Schwartz, PhD

Director, Human-Machine Social Systems Lab

The MITRE Corporation

Dr. Stokes completed her Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational & Human Factors Psychology at Wright State University. She recently joined The MITRE Corporation to lead their Human-Machine Teaming portfolio and grow their Innovation Bridging activities. Prior to joining MITRE, she was a Research Psychologist with the Air Force Research Laboratory, where she served as a Program Manager and Principal Investigator on numerous internally and externally funded programs. She established and directed the Human-Machine Social Systems (HMSS) Lab as an AFRL resource at Yale University from 2011-2016. She then moved the HMSS Lab from Yale to a Boston accelerator, MassRobotics, in an effort to increase engagement with the commercial sector and the robotics start-up community. She continues to direct the HMSS Lab at this location under MITRE. Her primary research focus is on the social dynamics of human-machine interaction, with 12 years of experience and numerous publications on the topic of trust in autonomy. She is heavily involved with service activities in the Boston local area, she serves on various NATO research task groups, and she recently served on the selection committee for the federally funded Advanced Robotics Manufacturing (ARM) Institute. She is a passionate advocate for cross-service collaboration and open innovation communities.


Refining Human-Machine Interfaces