Martha Grabowski


The links on this page connect you to my teaching and research interests.

My research is focused in three general areas:

  • the impact of technology in safety-critical systems
  • risk analysis and risk mitigation in large-scale systems, and
  • the role of human and organizational error in high-consequence settings.

My research utilizes information systems, data science, advanced analytics and visualizations to address changes in large-scale safety-critical systems.

In early work, my research group developed a series of embedded intelligent ship's piloting systems for government, shipping, and piloting organizations. Our research also focuses on evaluating the impact of technology on individuals, groups, and organizations in safety-critical settings We have also conducted several risk assessments in marine transportation and other mission-critical systems.

At present, our research focuses on

  • using advanced analytics and visualization techniques such as machine learning, intelligent systems and wearable augmented reality displays to study technology impacts on operator performance, situation awareness, communication and mobility in safety-critical settings,
  • exploring resource allocation and critical infrastructure challenges in resource-limited settings such as the Arctic,
  • examining the impact of unmanned and autonomous systems in safety-critical settings, and
  • discovering and validating predictive safety indicators, in distributed, large-scale systems.

The links on this page should give you an idea of my research and teaching, and provide links for more information.

Current Research

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