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Research Interests: Human-AI Teaming, AI-AI Teaming, Human-Centered AI, Human-Centered Collaborative Tools and Systems

Nathan McNeese

Research Group Director

Dr. Nathan J. McNeese is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Team Research Analytics in Computational Environments (TRACE) Research Group within the division of Human-Centered Computing in the School of Computing at Clemson University. Dr. McNeese is also the Director of the university-wide Clemson University Data (Science) Lab. He also holds a secondary appointment in Clemson’s Human Factors Institute, is a Faculty Scholar in Clemson’s School of Health Research, and a Watt Family Faculty Fellow. Dr. McNeese received a PhD in Information Sciences & Technology from The Pennsylvania State University. For over 15 years, Dr. McNeese has conducted research mainly focused on teamwork, artificial intelligence (AI), and collaborative technology within a variety of different contexts (command & control, emergency crisis management, and healthcare).

His current research interests span across human-AI teaming, human-centered AI, and the development/design of human-centered collaborative tools and systems. He currently serves on multiple international/societal program and technical committees, in addition to multiple editorial boards including Human Factors. He is a previous Member of the National Academies of Science Panel on Human Factors Science, and previous member of the Army Research Lab HERD Technical Advisory Board. His research has received multiple best paper awards/nominations and has been published in peer-reviewed venues over 90 times. In addition, he has acquired over $9M in research funding from agencies such as NSF, ONR, AFOSR, and AHRQ.

PhD Students

PhD Students in TRACE Research Group are actively leading and publishing original research while also pursuing a higher degree of education. Our PhD students are experts in Human-Centered Computing and actively work to pursue and develop their own personal research interests and trajectories.

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Master's Students

Students pursuing masters degrees with TRACE are often interested in continuing their education while also learning methods for performing research. We are also committed to helping students determine if continuing on to a PhD will help fulfill their career goals.

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Undergraduate Students

At TRACE we are always eager to work with undergraduate students who are interested in helping conduct and publish original research. Our goal is to provide students with the opportunity to learn what academic research looks like and how it may align with their career goals. We are also committed to helping students pursue internships outside of TRACE to further their education and expertise.

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TRACE alumni are successful in whatever career they decide to pursue upon completing their degree. Our students have the potential to pursue any career path, whether it be industry, government, or academia. TRACE alumni exit Clemson with the skills and expertise needed to meaningfully contribute to modern problems facing both Computer Science and Human-Centered Computing.