Dr. Michelle Sciarini has over 15 years of experience in conducting experimental research in the area of human cognition and human factors. Her expertise includes research and development of tools for eliciting knowledge of complex systems and cognitive performance in extreme environments. Michelle is currently a research scientist at the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC) where she leads projects focused on improving human cognitive and physical performance in extreme environments. Prior to IHMC, Michelle was an instructor for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Human Factors Program where she taught graduate courses on Human Cognition and Human Performance, Limitations, and Errors. As a small business owner and consultant, Michelle has led the development of guidelines for training and system design in the area of unmanned ground vehicles, artificial intelligence, P-8 pilot and aircrew training simulators, and commercial flight deck automation. Michelle completed her Bachelor of Psychology, Master of Applied Experimental Human Factors, and PhD in Applied Experimental Human Factors at the University of Central Florida.