Betty Tuller, PhD
Betty Tuller is director of the program in perception, action, and cognition at the U.S. National Science Foundation. Her major research interests lie in using the concepts and tools of complexity and pattern formation in nonlinear systems to understand motor, perceptual, and cognitive processes, with a particular emphasis on the perception and production of speech. Before coming to the National Science Foundation in 2007, she co-founded and co-directed an interdisciplinary center for complex systems and brain sciences at Florida Atlantic University, where she also served as professor of complex systems and brain sciences, professor of psychology, and professor of biomedical sciences. She is the recipient of several honors, including the Professorial Excellence Award from the State of Florida and the National Science Foundation's Director's Award for Excellence, and is an elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Association for Psychological Science.