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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 Griffin
Dr.Robert Griffin
Position: Research Scientist, IHMC Director of Research Professor, UWF
  • Department: IHMC/UWF
  • Office Location:  Pensacola

Dr. Robert Griffin is a Senior Research Scientist at IHMC focusing on legged balance and controls, perception, human-machine interfacing, and mechanical design.

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.

Arash Mahyari - IHMC
Dr. Arash Mahyari
Position: Research Scientist
  • Department: IHMC
  • Office Location:  Ocala

Dr. Arash Mahyari is a research scientist at the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC). He joined IHMC from ABB Robotics R&D Center, San Jose, CA, where he worked on developing the next generation of artificial intelligence algorithms for industrial robots.

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.