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Coffee & Careers: Research Management

Event Type
Professional Development
academic careers, careers, research
The Graduate College
Coble 308
Mar 26, 2020   4:00 - 5:00 pm  
Originating Calendar
Graduate College Career Development Events

Join us for a conversation with Patricia Jones, PhD, Associate Director for Research at the Beckman Institute of Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


As Associate Director for Research, she provides management oversight over a variety of research programs and the Beckman centralized research facilities. From 2010-2012, she was the Deputy Director of Exploration Technology at NASA Ames Research Center, where she had oversight over a workforce of 700 civil servants and contractors doing research and technology development on entry systems, intelligent systems, supercomputing, and human-systems integration. Previously, she was the acting Chief of the Human Systems Integration Division at NASA Ames from 2003-2010 and the Deputy Chief of that Division from 2001-2003.


She received the B.S. in psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the M. S. and PhD in industrial and systems engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Before joining NASA, she was an Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has published more than sixty papers in the areas of human- machine interaction and computer-supported cooperative work. She is a senior member of IEEE and a member of the HFES and ACM professional societies.


At this event, you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about Jones and her career path. Coffee and snacks provided.


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