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Mark Haselkorn

Mark Haselkorn

Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE)

  • 419 Sieg Building


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) 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, 1977

MA, Computational Linguistics, 1980

Selected Research Experience

  • Director of the Center for Collaborative Systems for Security, Safety, and Regional Resilience (CoSSaR), 2014 – present
  • Director, Interdisciplinary Program on Humanitarian Relief, 1999 – present
  • Director, Pacific Rim Visualization & Analytics Center (a DHS RVAC), 2008 – 2014
  • PI, UW component of the "National Center for Cognitive Informatics and Decision Making in Healthcare (NCCD)," 2010–2013, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, $1,100,000 over four years (of $15,000,000 four-year award to the University of Texas at Houston Medical Center).
  • PI and Science Advisor, "MATH: Modeling and Analysis Toolsuite for Health Information Technology," 2012, Commercialization Gap Fund, University of Washington, $25,000.
  • PI (UW sub-contract), Center of Excellence for Border Security and Immigration (Operational Analysis, Command & Control), DHS, 2008–2010
  • PI, "Humanitarian Service Science & Engineering Workshop." National Science Foundation, 2007–2008
  • PI, "VHA/DOD IT Sharing Demonstration Project." Veterans Health Administration, 2006–2007
  • PI, "East African Humanitarian Relief Research & Education." National Science Foundation, 2005–2007
  • Coordinator, Global Interdependencies Project, National Research Council, 1998–2002
  • Coordinator, Year 2000 External Affairs, National Science Foundation, 1997–1998

Recent Publications

  1. Walton, Rebecca W.; Mays, Robin E.; Haselkorn, Mark P. (2011) "Defining 'Fast': Factors Affecting the Experience of Speed in Humanitarian Logistics," In Proceedings of the 2011 International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM2011), Winner, ISCRAM Best Paper Award, May 2011.
  2. Benson, A.L., Biggers, K., Wall, J., and Haselkorn, M.P. (2010) "Adaptive Development of a Common Operating Environment for Crisis Response Management." In Proceedings of the 2010 International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management,
  3. Maiers,C. Reynolds, M. and Haselkorn, M. (2008), “Challenges to Effective Information and Communication Systems in Humanitarian Relief Organizations.” Connecting People with Technology, Baywood Press, pp. 119–131.
  4. Haselkorn, M. (2007) Strategic Management of Information and Communication Technology: the United State Air Force Experience with Y2K, National Academies Press: Washington, D.C., 128 pp.
  5. Haselkorn, M. et al. (2007) Interface Guidelines and User Requirements for Display of Shared MAMC and VAPSHCS Electronic Medical Records, Department of Defense and Veterans’ Health Administration Demonstration Project in Information Technology Sharing, 298 pp.
  6. Ontko, M., Williamson, S., Kemp, R. and Haselkorn, M. “An Examination of the Effectiveness of Lessons-Learned Reporting within the Humanitarian Sector,” Journal of Information Technology in Social Change, Spring 2007, pp. 26 – 46.
  7. Hatzakis, M., Allen, C., Haselkorn M., Anderson, S., Nichol, P., Lai, C., & Haselkorn J. (2006) The Use of Medical Informatics for Management of Multiple Sclerosis Using a Chronic Care Model. Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development, Vol. 43, No. 1. (b 2006), pp. 1-16.