Naval Research Labs
Laura Hiatt is a research scientist at the US Naval Research Laboratory, where she leads the Adaptive Systems Section. She earned her B.S. in Symbolic Systems from Stanford University (2004), and M.S. and Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University (2007 and 2009, respectively). From 2018-2019, she was appointed to the DoD’s Joint AI Center (JAIC), where she led JAIC’s AI delivery efforts. Her research primarily focuses on ways in which humans and robots can effectively work together as teammates, involving issues of planning and execution, cognitive science, and team-based task coordination strategies.