Julie A. Adams

Oregon State University
Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences


Email: julie.a.adams@oregonstate.edu

Phone: 541 737 5537

Address: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science KEC 2071 Oregon State University Corvallis, OR 97331-6001

Website: TBD


Dr. Julie A. Adams is a Professor of Computer Science in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at Oregon State University. She is also the founder of the Human-Machine Teaming Laboratory at Vanderbilt University, prior to moving her laboratory to Oregon State. Dr. Adams has worked in the area of human-machine teaming for over twenty-five years. Throughout her career she has focused on human interaction with unmanned systems, but also focused on manned civilian and military aircraft at Honeywell, Inc. and commercial, consumer and industrial systems at the Eastman Kodak Company. Dr. Adams received her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer and Information Sciences from the University of Pennsylvania and her B.S. in Computer Science and B.B.E. in Accounting from Siena College. She has over 125 referred publications and her research efforts have been featured in international news outlets including National Geographic, Scientific American Podcast, Der Spiegel, and BBC on-line.

Research Interest 

  • Human-Machine/Autonomy Teaming
  • Human Performance Modeling
  • Human-Robot Interaction
  • Human-Swarm Interaction
  • Human Factors Engineering
  • Distributed Artificial Intelligence

Current, Recent, and Upcoming HCD Courses

ROB 567 – Human-Robot Interaction – 3 Credits - Spring 2017

Human-Machine Teaming Laboratory

Location: Graf Hall 
Phone Number: 541 737 5537
Website: (TBD)
Research Equipment and Software: 

  • Biopack Bioharness
  • Pioneer Robots
  • Auroa Skate UAVs
  • Robotnik Summit Robots

Current Projects

  • Biologically Inspired Human Supervision and Control of Agent Teams
  • Swarms, Colonies, and Human Organizations: Towards a Science of Managed Bio-Inspired Collectives
  • Analysis of Interaction Capabilities Based on Predictions of Human Workload
  • Resilient Emergent Properties for Autonomous Agent Interactions

Selected Publications

  • J. Xu, S. Anders, A. Pruttianan, D. J. France, N. Lau, J. A. Adams , and M. B. Weinger (2018) Human performance measures for the evaluation of process control human-system interfaces in high-fidelity simulations, Applied Ergonomics, 73: 151-165.
  • J. Heard, C. E. Harriott, and J. A. Adams  (2018) A Survey of Workload Algorithms, IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems, 48(5): 434-451.
  • B. L. Hooey, D. B. Kaber, J. A. Adams, T. Fong & B. F. Gore (2018) The Underpinnings of Workload in Unmanned Vehicle Systems, IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems, 49 (5): 452-467.
  • J. A. Adams, S. D. DeLoach, & M. Scheutz (2017) A Framework for Developing and Using Shared Mental Models in Human-Agent Teams, Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making, 11 (3): 203-224.
  • G. Calhoun, J. A. Adams, M. Goodrich, & J. Dougherty (2017) Human-Autonomy Collaboration and Coordination, Chapter 5, Remotely Piloted Aircraft: A Human Systems Integration Perspective, Eds. N. J. Cooke, L. Rowe, and W. Bennett, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 
  • S. T. Hayes & J. A. Adams (2017) Control-Display Ratio Enhancements for Mobile Interaction, International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 99: 57-71.
  • S. T. Hayes & J. A. Adams (2016) Modelling Touch-Interaction Time on Smartphones, Journal of Behaviour and Information Technology. 
  • C. E. Harriott, G. L. Buford, T. Zhang & J. A. Adams (2015) Mental Workload and Task Performance in Peer-Based Human-Robot Teams, Journal of Human-Robot Interaction, 4(2).
  • A. E. Seiffert, S. T. Hayes, C. E. Harriott & J. A. Adams (2015) Motion Perception of Biological Swarms, Proc. of the Annual Cognitive Science Society Meeting, pp. 2128-2133.
  • J. Adams (2014) Cognitive Task Analysis for Unmanned Aerial System Design, Handbook of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Eds. K. P. Valavanis and G. J. Vachtsevanos, Springer: New York, pp. 2426-2438.
  • C. E. Harriott & J. A. Adams (2013) Modeling Human Performance for Human-Robot Systems, Reviews in Human Factors and Ergonomics: Human Performance in Teleoperations and Beyond, Eds. D. B. Kaber, 9(1): 94-131.