IHMC Research Scientists

Kenneth M. Ford

Dr. Kenneth M. Ford

  • Position: Director
  • Department: IHMC
  • Office Location:  Pensacola

Kenneth Ford is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Florida Institute for Human & Machine Cognition (IHMC) — a not-for-profit research institute located in Pensacola, Florida.

James Allen

Dr. James Allen

  • Position: Associate Director and Senior Research Scientist
  • Department: IHMC
  • Office Location:  Pensacola

Dr. James Allen is Associate Director and a Senior Researcher at the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition. He has had a distinguished research and teaching career at the University of Rochester where he retains a 50% appointment as the John H. Dessauer Professor of Computer Science.

Jonathan Clark

Dr. Jonathan Clark

  • Position: Senior Research Scientist
  • Department: IHMC
  • Office Location:  Pensacola

Jonathan B. Clark is a Senior Research Scientist at IHMC and an Associate Professor of Neurology and Space Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) and teaches operational space medicine at BCM’s Center for Space Medicine (CSM).

Bonnie Dorr

Dr. Bonnie Dorr

  • Position: Associate Director & Senior Research Scientist
  • Department: IHMC
  • Office Location:  Ocala

Dr. Bonnie J. Dorr, a leading researcher in the field of natural language processing, is joining the Florida Institute for Human & Machine Cognition (IHMC) as an associate director and senior research scientist at IHMC’s Ocala facility.

robert hoffman

Dr. Robert Hoffman

  • Position: Senior Research Scientist
  • Department: IHMC
  • Office Location:  Pensacola

Robert R. Hoffman, Ph.D. is a recognized world leader in cognitive systems engineering and Human-Centered Computing.

Matthew Johnson

Dr. Matthew Johnson

  • Position: Research Scientist
  • Department: IHMC
  • Office Location:  Pensacola

Dr. Matthew Johnson is a Research Scientist in the area of human-machine teaming for technologies such as robotics, software agents, and autonomous vehicles, in a variety of domains including disaster response, space applications, aviation, and military operations.

Dawn Kernagis

Dr. Dawn Kernagis

  • Position: Research Scientist
  • Department: IHMC
  • Office Location:  Pensacola

Dr. Dawn Kernagis is a Research Scientist in the area of human performance optimization and risk mitigation for operators in extreme environments, such as those working undersea, at altitude, and in space.

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Dr. Arash Mahyari

  • Position: Research Scientist
  • Department: IHMC
  • Office Location:  Ocala

Dr. Arash Mahyari is a Research Scientist at IHMC working on machine learning and signal processing.

Peter Neuhaus

Dr. Peter Neuhaus

  • Position: Senior Research Scientist
  • Department: IHMC
  • Office Location:  Pensacola

Dr. Peter Neuhaus is a Senior Research Scientist at IHMC focusing on wearable robotics, powered exoskeletons, and legged locomotion.

Jerry Pratt

Dr. Jerry Pratt

  • Position: Senior Research Scientist
  • Department: IHMC
  • Office Location:  Pensacola

Jerry Pratt leads a research group at IHMC that concentrates around the understanding and modeling of human gait and the applications of that understanding in the fields of robotics, human assistive devices, and man-machine interfaces.

Niranjan Suri

Dr. Niranjan Suri

  • Position: Senior Research Scientist
  • Department: IHMC
  • Office Location:  Pensacola

Niranjan Suri is a Research Scientist at the Institute of Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC) and a Visiting Scientist at the US Army Research Laboratory.