Cognitive Sciences Laboratory
University of Central Florida
Stephen M. Fiore, Ph.D.

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

Dr. Fiore 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.

At the international level, 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 focuses on collaborative problem solving skills.

As Principal Investigator and Co-Principal Investigator he has helped to secure and manage over $20 million in research funding from organizations such as the National Science Foundation, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Office of Naval Research, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, and the Department of Homeland Security. He is co-Editor of recent volumes on Shared Cognition (2012), Macrocognition in Teams (2008), Distributed Training (2007), Team Cognition (2004), and he has co-authored over 150 scholarly publications in the area of learning, memory, and problem solving at the individual and the group level.


Theories of Team Cognition: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives

(Routledge, 2012). Click for More Info

Macrocognition in Teams: Theories and Methodologies (Ashgate, 2008). Click for More Info

Toward a Science of Distributed Learning (American Psychological Association Press, 2007). Click for More Info

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

Recent Articles

“A Transdisciplinary 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.

"Application of cognitive load theory to develop a measure of team cognitive efficiency" appears in the Spring (2013) Issue of Military Psychology.

Current Projects

“Innovate Against Time: Drivers and Mechanisms of Knowledge Innovation Within and Across Organizations.” National Science Foundation. Co-Principal Investigator.

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

“Cohesion Optimization in NASA Spaceflight Teams Experiencing Long-duration Assignment.” National Aeronautical Space Agency. Co-Principal Investigator.

“Cognition and Collaboration in Network Centric Operations: Understanding & Measuring Macrocognition in Teams.” Office of Naval Research. Co-Principal Investigator.

“Space, Science and Spirituality: Simulating Awe and Wonder.” Sir John Templeton Foundation. Co-Principal Investigator.

“Training Perceptual Processes for Superior Threat Identification by Airport Security Personnel.” Federal Aviation Administration/Department of Homeland Security. Principal Investigator.