National Center for Cognitive Informatics & Decision Making

Mark Haselkorn

 Mark Haselkorn, in a polo shirtMark Haselkorn is a Professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering at the University of Washington. He is Director of the Pacific Rim Visualization and Analytics Center which has the mission of advancing visual analytics for the enhancement of distributed, collaborative cognition and decision-making for public safety, security and health. Dr. Haselkorn also founded and directs the UW's Interdisciplinary Program on Humanitarian Relief, a cross-campus program of research and education that works with the international humanitarian sector to improve humanitarian logistics and service systems.

Dr. Haselkorn leads the UW partnership in the DHS-funded Center of Excellence on Visual Analytics for Command, Control and Interoperability Environments (VACCINE). Dr. Haselkorn recently completed an NSF initiative to define the emerging frontier of "Humanitarian Service Science & Engineering" and has worked with the military on a number of projects, including the integration of DoD and VA electronic medical records and the Air Force’s strategic management of ICT under the threat of Y2K (a study published by the National Research Council). He has conducted foundational research in the area of intelligent transportation systems, including development of the first Web-based real-time traveler information system (Traffic Reporter, 1990).

Dr. Haselkorn is the immediate Past President of the IEEE Professional Communication Society and a current Board Member of the International Community on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM).