Friday, May 27, 2016
Stephen M. Fiore, Ph.D.

 Dr. Stephen M. Fiore, is Director, Cognitive Sciences Laboratory, and faculty with the University of Central  Florida's Cognitive Sciences Program in the Department of Philosophy and Institute for Simulation & Training.  He is President of the Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research and a founding Program Committee  member for the annual Science of Team Science Conference. 

 He maintains a multidisciplinary research interest that incorporates aspects of the cognitive, social,  organizational, and computational sciences in the investigation of learning and performance in individuals and  teams. His primary area of research is the interdisciplinary study of complex collaborative cognition and the  understanding of how humans interact socially and with technology. 

 Dr. Fiore has been a visiting scholar for the study of shared and extended cognition at École Normale Supérieure de Lyon in Lyon, France (2010) and he was a member of the expert panel for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's 2015 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) which focused on collaborative problem solving skills. He has contributed to working groups for the National Academies of Science in understanding and measuring "21st Century Skills" and was a committee member of their "Science of Team Science" consensus study. 

As Principal Investigator and Co-Principal Investigator he has helped to secure and manage approximately $20 million in research funding. He recently co-authored a book on “accelerated expertise” and is a co-editor of recent volumes on Shared Cognition (2012), Macrocognition in Teams (2008), Distributed Training (2007), and Team Cognition (2004). Dr. Fiore has also co-authored over 150 scholarly publications in the area of learning, memory, and problem solving at the individual and the group level.


Accelerated Expertise: Training for High Proficiency in a Complex World (Taylor & Francis, 2014).

Theories of Team Cognition: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives (Routledge, 2012).

Macrocognition in Teams: Theories and Methodologies (Ashgate, 2008).

Team Cognition: Understanding the Factors that Drive Process and Performance (American Psychological Association Press, 2007).

Recent Articles

"Prospects for direct social perception: A multi-theoretical integration to further the science of social cognition" appears in the January (2015) Issue of Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.

"A transdiciplinary perspective on hedonomic sustainability design" appears in the April (2014) Issue of Ergonomics in Design: The Quarterly of Human Factors and Applications.

"Complex collaborative problem-solving processes in mission control" appears in the April (2014) Issue of Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine.

"Enhancing learning outcomes in computer-based training via self-generated elaboration" appears in the April (2014) Issue of Instructional Science.

Current Projects

“Interactive Visualization in Support of Decision Making Under Uncertainty.” Principal Investigator. Office of Naval Research. 

“Social Cues and Behaviors in Human Robot Collaboration.” Army Research Lab and General Dynamics Robotic Systems. Robotics Collaborative Technology Alliance. Principal Investigator.

“Fundamentals of Team Science and the Science of Team Science.” National Science Foundation. Principal Investigator. 

“How do Architectural Designs Affect Collective Behavior?” National Academies of Science, Keck Futures Initiative. Co-Principal Investigator.

“Dynamic Team Role Allocation in Long Duration, Exploration Missions: Identification of Roles, Triggers, and Measurement Tools.” Co-Principal Investigator. National Aeronautical Space Agency.