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Mark Haselkorn

Human Centered Design & Engineering


Mark Haselkorn is a Professor of Human Centered Design & Engineering at the University of Washington, specializing in the design and development of complex systems for multi-stakeholder collaboration. He directs the Center for Collaborative Systems for Security, Safety, and Regional Resilience (CoSSaR) (https://www.hcde.washington.edu/research/labs/cossar) a multi-disciplinary research and development environment where professionals from a wide range of entities (Federal, State, County, City, Tribal, International, Public and Private) team with university experts to align strategies, processes and investments in systems for security, safety and resilience. Current projects include the design and development of a cloud-based Virtual Collaboration Center in support of Integrated Corridor Management in the Seattle I-5 corridor, and evaluation and transition recommendations for enhanced technology along the U.S.-Canada maritime border.

Dr. Haselkorn has completed an NSF initiative to define the emerging frontier of "Humanitarian Service Science & Engineering" and has worked with the military on a number of projects, including the integration of DoD and VA electronic medical records and the Air Force's strategic management of ICT under the threat of Y2K (a study published by the National Research Council).

Dr. Haselkorn has conducted foundational research in the area of intelligent transportation systems, including development of the first Web-based real-time traveler information system (Traffic Reporter, 1990). Dr. Haselkorn is founder and Co-Chair of the Faculty-Administrators Collaboration Team (FACT), an initiative within the Federal Demonstration Partnerships (FDP) to bring together faculty and administrator teams to explore their current relationships and collaborative efforts in support of the research goals of individual organizations and the national research enterprise overall.


  • PhD, English Language, University of Michigan
  • MA, Computational Linguistics