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Thomas Eskridge, Ph.D. - Florida Tech. Melbourne, FL, US

Thomas Eskridge, Ph.D.

Associate Professor | Computer Engineering and Sciences | Florida Tech


Dr. Eskridge works to develop tools and techniques to support the capture, organization and retrieval of knowledge.

Areas of Expertise (5)

User Interfaces

Artificial Intelligence


Computer Science

Human-Computer Interaction


Tom Eskridge is an associate professor at the Florida Institute of Technology. Dr. Eskridge has been working to develop tools and techniques to support the capture, organization, and retrieval of knowledge. This work has led to the development of the CmapTools Ontology Editor (COE) for visualizing, browsing and editing human-understandable ontologies, and several other extensions to CmapTools used during knowledge elicitation and subsequent knowledge management.

Dr. Eskridge's work on ontology development has enabled current efforts in representing and reasoning about various aspects of cybersecurity and multi-agents systems, and in developing systems for policy representation, reasoning, learning and application in multi-agent systems.

Dr. Eskridge has also been very involved in performance-oriented information visualization, where the user interface is used to amplify the performance of the system operator. The aircraft cockpit system OZ is a prime example of this work.

His other research interests and experience include models of knowledge capture and representation, human analogical reasoning, machine learning classification, knowledge discovery and data mining, situated cognition, software and real-world agents and foundational issues in artificial intelligence, cognitive science and philosophy.

Dr. Eskridge's Ph.D. was in philosophy with an emphasis on artificial intelligence and cognitive science from Binghamton University, and he holds an M.S. and B.S. in computer science from Southern Illinois University.

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Education (3)

Southern Illinois University Carbondale: M.S., Computer Science 1987

Binghamton University: Ph.D., Philosophy 2012

Southern Illinois University Carbondale: B.S., Computer Science 1986


Selected Articles (5)

Human-Centered Design for Spaceflight Participant Safety and Experience: A Case Study of Blue Origin Suborbital Flight

New Space


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Assurance for Integrating Advanced Algorithms in Autonomous Safety-Critical Systems

IEEE Systems Journal


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Opportunities for Case-Based Reasoning in Personal Flow and Productivity Management

International Conference on Case-Based Reasoning


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A Neurofeedback-Driven Humanoid to support Deep Work

Proceedings of the 33rd Florida Conference on Recent Advances in Robotics


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An Autonomous Resiliency Toolkit for Cyber Defense Platforms

Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence


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Affiliations (3)

  • Sigma Xi
  • American Association for Artificial Intelligence (AAAI)
  • IEEE

Event Appearances (3)

A federated defense community and ecosystem in practice

2019 S&T Cybersecurity and Innovation Showcase  

Advanced Information Displays

2005 Florida Technology Transfer Conference  Orlando, FL

In Process Quality Control: The Route to Zero Defect Manufacture

Nepcon UK  Birmingham, UK