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Jean MacMillan

Member, Board of Directors

Jean MacMillanJean MacMillan is a leading expert in understanding, maximizing, and assessing human performance in complex sociotechnical systems. Her 25-year career has spanned a broad range of accomplishments in simulation-based training, human-machine interaction, and user-centered system design.

Prior to joining Aptima< in 1997, Dr. MacMillan was a Senior Scientist at BBN Technologies and a Senior Cognitive Systems Engineer at Alphatech (now BAE Systems). She is a frequent contributor and strategic advisor to workshops and expert panels on human engineering issues for organizations such as DARPA and the military services. Dr. MacMillan recently co-chaired a three-year National Research Council study on military needs for social and organizational models, which resulted in the publication of Behavioral Modeling and Simulation: From Individuals to Societies.

Dr. MacMillan holds a Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from Harvard University. She is currently a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making, and is Associate Editor for Cognitive Systems Engineering for the on-line journal Cognitive Technology.

Notable Publications

MacMillan, J., Freeman, J., Stacy, W., Wiese, E., Ayers, J., & Geyer, A. (in press) Adaptive training in virtual environments. Warfighter Enhancement Activities, 3, 12.

MacMillan, J., Entin, E. B., Morley, R., & Bennett, W. (in press). Measuring team performance in complex dynamic environments: The SPOTLITE method. Military Psychology.

MacMillan J., Stacy, W., & Freeman, J. (2011). The design of synthetic experiences for effective training: Challenges for DMO. Tampa, FL: Taylor & Francis.

MacMillan, J., Zacharias, G., Freeman, J., & Bullock, B. (2011). Strategic roadmap for human social, cultural, and behavioral science and technology. HSCB Focus 2011, 8-10 February 2011, Chantilly, VA.

Seibert, M. K., Diedrich, F.J., MacMillan, J., & Riccio, G. E. (2010). Training research in the wild. Proceedings of the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference (I/ITSEC), Orlando, FL.

For more information about Dr. MacMillan’s publications, please contact aptima_info@aptima.com.

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