Dr. Jill Lynn Drury

jldrury (at) mitre.org


  • Researcher in collaboration systems (Computer-Supported Cooperative Work), social computing/social media, Human-Machine Teaming (HMT), Human-Robot Interaction (HRI; a subset of HMT), decision support, and systems engineering
  • Current practitioner of Human-Centered Engineering, Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), knowledge management, and cognitive engineering
  • Principal Investigator (PI) or Co-PI on NSF Grants and MITRE Sponsored Research projects totaling approx. $7.5M 
  • Particular strengths in understanding users' technology needs (requirements analysis and evaluation)
  • 20+ years systems engineering experience; in military command and control, time-sensitive targeting, unmanned vehicles, and urban search-and-rescue 
  • 100+ external publications 
  • 3200+ citations in others' publications; 7 papers each with 100+ citations; h-index of 27; i10-index of 47 (see my Google Scholar page)
  • Experienced senior manager
  • Excellent communicator


  • ScD, Computer Science, UMass Lowell, Feb. 2002. Thesis presented a new evaluation method for specifying and evaluating collaborative systems. 
  • Graduate Certificate in Human-Computer Interaction, UMass Lowell, Feb. 1996
  • MS, Computer Science, Boston U., Jan. 1994
  • MSBA, Business Administration and Management, Boston U. Overseas Program, Jan. 1986
  • BA, Physics, Macalester College, St. Paul, May 1980
Optimizing human interaction technology and work processes to support team-based decision-making in safety-critical applications; particularly for robots, unmanned aerial vehicles, and command and control systems.  See my full research statement here.