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Amy Pritchett

Dr. Pritchett will work to expand research and education in cognitive engineering within the School of Aerospace Engineering and the College of Engineering. This discipline focuses on the design and operation of interactive technology to support human cognitive performance. Dr. Pritchett's research has developed intelligent flightdeck systems, new methods of modeling air traffic operations, UAV ground control stations, and decision aids for mission planners and airline operators. She has also applied these design methods to educational technology.

Dr. Pritchett has served on the Georgia Tech faculty since January 1997, where she also holds a joint appointment with the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering. In 2002, she was also a Senior Technical Fellow of Technische Universiteit Delft in The Netherlands. She received the S.B., and S.M. and Sc.D. degrees from MIT's Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics in 1992, 1994 and 1997 respectively.

Dr. Pritchett is on the editorial board of the Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making; is an area editor of Simulation: Transactions of the Society International for Computer Simulation; and is an associate editor of the AIAA Journal of Aerospace Computing, Information and Communication. She has served as conference chair of the International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction in Aerospace, and as technical program chair or committee member for the Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, the IEEE/AIAA Digital Avionics Systems Conference, the FAA/Eurocontrol Air Traffic Management Seminar, the European Annual Conference on Decision Making and Control, and the IFAC/IFIP/IFORS/IEA Symposium on Analysis, Design, and Evaluation of Human-Machine Systems. She is a member of the National Research Council's Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board.