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Dr. Jessica Baweja


Dr. Jessica Baweja is a social scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) where she supports research in human factors and applied psychology. She holds a Ph.D. in social-personality psychology and a master’s degree in experimental psychology. She supports research in understanding the ways that humans work with technology, especially machine learning. Her work has focused on the ways that people understand and interpret machine learning results and how we can increase human reliance on machine learning models. She also conducts research on how best to protect hazardous material and sensitive information from theft or sabotage with a specific focus on extremism and disinformation. Prior to joining PNNL, she spent six years as a behavioral research scientist and manager for Northrop Grumman in personnel security and insider threat research supporting the U.S. Dept. of Defense Personnel and Security Research Center (PERSEREC).

A headshot of Jessica Baweja standing outside in front of distant snowy mountains wearing a bright green visibility shirt. Jessica is smiling big, with big hazel eyes, short brown hair, and light-toned skin.

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