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  • Dr. Michael McNeese

    Current Affiliation: 
    Professor and Director of the MINDS Lab, College of Information Sciences & Technology
    Education: 
    • Ph.D., Cognitive Science, Vanderbilt University
    • M.A., Experimental-Cognitive Psychology, University of Dayton
    • B.A., Psychology, University of Dayton
    • A.A.S., Design Technology, Sinclair College

     

    Research Interests: 

    Dr. McNeese has over 40 years of experience studies how the human interacts and adapts with complex systems operating in naturalistic contexts, particular through the engineering, design, and development of technologies that support:

    1. cognition (processes related to attention, perception, memory, decision making, problem solving, reasoning and judgment)
    2. collaboration (situations involving coordination, communication, remote and distributed teamwork, interdependent roles, culture and individual differences)
    3. computation (information sharing, artificial intelligence-agents, visual analytics, virtual-augmented reality)

    Often these interdisciplinary interests meld together in specific research areas that include:

    cognitive science, naturalistic decision making, distributed and team cognition, situation awareness, socio-technical systems, computer-supported cooperative work, human-systems integration, human-centered design, and artificial intelligence.

    The fields of practice and application domains in which these research areas have been active over the years are quite vast and include:

    piloting and aviation, command and control / battle management, emergency crisis management, disaster management, intelligent analyst work, image analyst work, environmental planning, police cognition, and medical / health operations.

    As a scholar in the area of cognitive science - Dr. McNeese is an advocate and practitioner of problem-based learning – coupled with mixed methodological approaches to understand complex phenomena that involve symbiotic influences of information, technology, people, and context.  He has pioneered the use of the Living Laboratory Framework for studying and understanding dynamic interdisciplinary challenges for the information society.  As such, his methodological interests and activities are wide-ranging, and include ethnographic field study, protocol analysis, knowledge elicitation, experimental models and simulations, participatory design and prototyping, and theoretical perspectives.  Interdisciplinary cognitive science represents a nexus of positivist and interpretivist world views congealed to provide wholistic and meaningful scientific discovery. 

    Among the topics that Dr. McNeese has taught are: cognitive systems engineering, design engineering projects, cognitive engineering of cooperative systems, introduction to information sciences and technology, human-computer interaction, team cognition, usability engineering, and theories / frameworks of human-computer interaction, systems of decision making.

    Dr. McNeese has published more than 250 publications in a wide variety of venues, in various research areas.  He has published two books (as follows) and is currently working on a new book:

    Experience: Prior to coming to Penn State University in the fall of 2000, Dr. McNeese was a Senior Scientist – Research Psychologist at the Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH from 1984-2000.  At AFRL Dr. McNeese was the Director of the Collaborative Systems Technology where he led and had oversight for multi-million dollar projects in team cognition, design science, computer-supported cooperative work, and human-computer interaction.  Dr. McNeese was the first person in AFRL-WPAFB to receive a sabbatical from government work, whereupon he was a Visiting Professor at the Department of Integrated Systems Engineering, The Ohio State University.  Before transferring to his AFRL position Dr. McNeese was an engineering psychologist in the Human Factors Branch, Aeronautical Systems Division, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH from 1981-194 where he played a key role in experiments and developing the human-computer interface within the F-16 fighter cockpit.  Prior to joining the USAF civilian service core, Dr. McNeese was a senior designer for Technology, Inc. from 1977-1981 responsible for electro-mechanical engineering design within the Systems Engineering Avionics Facility at WPAFB, OH.  All in all, Dr. McNeese spent 23 years working at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH. 

  • Dr. Peter Forster

    Current Affiliation: 
    Associate Dean, Security & Risk Faculty, College of Information Sciences & Technology
    Education: 
    • Ph.D., International Relations, The Pennsylvania State University
    Research Interests: 

    Dr. Peter K. Forster is Associate Dean for Online and Professional Education and a member of the graduate faculty, in the College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) at Penn State. He is member of IST’s Multidisciplinary Initiatives in Naturalistic Decision Systems (MINDS) Center and the Center for Enterprise Architecture working on risk and crisis management including using simulations and tabletop exercises to improve command and control. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science (International Relations), has affiliate status with the School of International Affairs, and is the co-chair of the NATO/OSCE Partnership for Peace Consortium Combating Terrorism Working Group (CTWG) which brings academics and practitioners together to develop policy recommendations on counter-terrorism strategy and tactics.

    Dr. Forster’s primary areas of research and teaching interests are terrorism/counter-terrorism, risk and crisis management, international relations and national security and homeland security. Most recently, Forster developed and facilitated a tabletop exercise involving representatives from 40 countries under the auspices of the CTWG. This event is being repeated in a number of PfPC countries. Since 2010, he has been the principle investigator on a grant exploring integrating processes and technologies to improve law enforcement’s situational awareness of major issues such as human trafficking. He also oversees a research project on improving the understanding of how extremist organizations’ recruit, vet, and integrate Americans.

    During his career, Dr. Forster has been involved in security sector reform initiatives including defense institution building in the Caucasus and South Central Europe as well as consulting on national distance education initiatives in Central Asia and the Caucasus. He is the co-author and contributing author to books on NATO’s military burden sharing and intervention and cognitive systems including Multinational Military Intervention, Stephen J. Cimbala & Peter K. Forster and Policy, Strategy & War: The George W. Bush Defense Program, Stephen J. Cimbala ed and Cognitive Systems Engineering Michael D, McNeese & Peter K. Forster, eds. (forthcoming). He has published articles on technology and terrorism, understanding distributed team cognition, homeland security, and American foreign policy and interests in Central Asia and the Caucasus.

    Dr. Forster has extensive experience in online education including program design, development, and implementation. He consulted on developing national online programs in Central Asia and corporate program nationally and internationally, and continues to teach online for Penn State. Dr. Forster teaches courses on crisis and risk management, cyber-crime, terrorism, and war; counter-terrorism, the impact of information on 21st century society, war and conflict, and the international relations of the Middle East.

  • Dr. Susan Mohammed

    Current Affiliation: 
    Professor of Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University
    Education: 
    • Ph.D., Ohio State University
    • B.A., Psychology, Purdue University
    Research Interests: 

    Susan Mohammed is an industrial/organizational psychologist whose research follows two streams: team/group dynamics and decision making. At a basic level, she is interested in the variables that contribute to team success and failure and has investigated factors such as team composition/diversity, team mental models, and temporal dynamics. Several of her studies have investigated the relationship between the individual differences of team members (e.g., Big Five personality traits, gender, ability) and team processes and outcomes (e.g., conflict, performance). She is now investigating the conditions under which the mix of temporal traits in a team (e.g., time urgency, pacing preference) is helpful or harmful to team performance. Her team mental model research highlights the importance of team members being “on the same page” with regard to how they view the group task and how they work together as a team. Current work in this area is funded by the Office of Naval Research. Dr. Mohammed also examines individual and group decision making, with recent work focusing on decision making styles and group negotiation. Across both research streams, she adopts a multilevel as well as interdisciplinary perspective, and individual differences and cognition are dominant themes in her studies.

  • Dr. Dave Hall - In Memoriam

    Current Affiliation: 
    Former Dean, College of Information Sciences & Technology
    Education: 
    • Ph.D., Astronomy and Astrophysics, The Pennsylvania State University
    • M.S., Astronomy and Astrophysics, The Pennsylvania State University
    • B.A., Physics and Math, University of Iowa

     

    Research Interests: 

    Hall's research has covered a wide variety of areas, including stellar structures, celestial mechanics, digital signal processing, software engineering, and automated reasoning. Multisensor data fusion is a particular focus for Hall and his work in this area is recognized both nationally and internationally. Hall has conducted and led research projects for such sponsors as NASA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Naval Research Lab, Office of Naval Research, U.S. Air Force Rome Air Development Center, the Department of Defense, and private aerospace corporations. Courses taught at both the undergraduate and graduate level include advanced physics, modern physics, astronomy, celestial mechanics, artificial intelligence and knowledge-based systems, information systems and project management, and information fusion.

    IST mourns the loss of Dr. Dave Hall.  Please CLICK HERE to learn more.

Current Graduate Students

  • Jamie Reep

    Current Affiliation: 
    Research Associate, Ph.D. candidate, College of Information Sciences & Technology
    Education: 
    • Ph.D., Information Sciences & Technology, The Pennsylvania State University, In Progress
    • B.S., Information Sciences & Technology, The Pennsylvania State University
    Research Interests: 

    Given Jamie's broad experience working in the IT industry for large oil and gas companies, his interests lie at the intersection of designing and developing technology solutions that take into account the rigors of this unique environment that remains sensitive to the needs of the workers.  Through the application of the Living Lab Framework, Jamie hopes to ethnographically study the oil and gas workers in situ in order to develop a scaled-world simulation of the context within which various research studies can analyze and inform future designs of technologies to be used by this demographic.
     

  • Samantha Weirman

    Current Affiliation: 
    Ph.D. candidate, Information Sciences & Technology, The Pennsylvania State University
    Education: 
    • Ph.D., Information Sciences & Technology, The Pennsylvania State University, In Progress
    • M.S., Negotiation & Conflict Resolution, Columbia University
    • B.S, Security & Risk Analysis, The Pennsylvania State University
    Research Interests: 

    Not available.

Alumni

  • Dr. Tristan Endsley

    Current Affiliation: 
    Ph.D., College of Information Sciences & Technology
    Education: 
    • Ph.D., Information Sciences & Technology, The Pennsylvania State University
    • M.S.c., Psychology of Language, University of Edinburgh
    • B.A., English Literature, Clemson University
    Research Interests: 

    Dissertation Title:  An Examination of Cultural Influences on Team Cognition and Information Sharing in Emergency Crisis Management Domains: A Mixed Methodological Approach

    I am pursuing a line of research focused by a cultural cognitive perspective with a very international and multinational outlook. From this perspective I would like to take an interdisciplinary approach in order to gain a truer picture of how culture impacts cognition and, in turn, how that emerges in our human interactions on a wide and small scale and subsequently effects our perspectives in an international arena.  My goal is to engage an understanding of the impact of culture on cognition and apply that knowledge to a variety of contexts to increase understanding and knowledge of varied perspectives. Potential avenues include an examination of multinational teams and how the dynamics of human interaction are affected by cultural distance.

  • Dr. Ben Hellar

    Current Affiliation: 
    Human Factors Engineer at Next Century Corp.
    Education: 
    • Ph.D., Information Sciences & Technology, The Pennsylvania State University
    • B.S., Information Sciences & Technology, The Pennsylvania State University
    Research Interests: 

    Dissertation Title: An Investigation of Data Overload in Team-Based Distributed Cognition Systems

  • Dr. Mark Pfaff

    Current Affiliation: 
    Lead Human-Centered Engineer at MITRE Corp.
    Education: 
    • Ph.D., Information Sciences & Technology, The Pennsylvania State University
    • M.S., Multimedia Technology, Duquesne University
    • B.A., Visual Arts, The Pennsylvania State University
    Research Interests: 

    Dissertation Title: Effects of Mood and Stress on Group Communication and Performance in a Simulated Task Environment

    Mark S. Pfaff, Ph.D., is a Lead Human-Centered Engineer at The MITRE Corporation, in the Collaboration and Social Computing Division. Topics of particular interest are the influences of mood and stress in individual and team decision-making processes and the role of option awareness in dynamic decision making. His research integrates quantitative and qualitative approaches ranging from field observation, knowledge elicitation, simulated task environments, and experimental evaluation of prototype decision aids, all in close collaboration with expert decision makers in emergency response, homeland security, and public health. His research is published in the journals including the Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making, Computers in Human Behavior, International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, and Human Factors, as well as conferences such as Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES), Naturalistic Decision Making (NDM), Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM), International Command and Control Research and Technology Symposium (ICCRTS), and IEEE Technologies for Homeland Security.

  • Dr. Vince Mancuso

    Current Affiliation: 
    Technical Staff, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
    Education: 
    • Ph.D., Information Sciences & Technology, The Pennsylvania State University
    • M.S., Information Sciences & Technology, The Pennsylvania State University
    • B.S., Information Systems (dual major: Human Computer Interaction), Carnegie Melon University
    Research Interests: 

    Dissertation Title: An Interdisciplinary Evaluation of Transactive Memory in Distributed Cyber Teams

    Dr. Vincent F. Mancuso is a member of the Technical Staff at the MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Cyber Systems and Operations Group. His research interests include exploring issues of Human Factors in Cyber Operations, as well as team cognition in distributed environments. Prior to joining the MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Dr. Mancuso was a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the United States Air Force Research Lab, working in the Human Performance Wing’s Applied Neuroscience branch. There he conducted research focused on Cyber Operator performance monitoring and optimization.

  • Dr. Chris Dancy

    Current Affiliation: 
    Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Bucknell University
    Education: 
    • Ph.D., Information Sciences & Technology, The Pennsylvania State University
    • B.S., Computer Science, The Pennsylvania State University
    Research Interests: 

    Dissertation Title: Why the change of heart? Understanding the interactions between physiology, affect, and cognition and their effects on decision-making

    Dr. Dancy's research involves using integrated computational process models of human behavior and empirical data supplemented with a strong foundation in theory from cognitive science, psychology, and neuroscience to better understand, simulate, and predict behavior.

  • Dr. Michael Tyworth

    Current Affiliation: 
    Instructor of Management Information Systems, Supply Chain & Information Systems, Smeal College of Business, The Pennsylvania State University
    Education: 
    • Ph.D., Information Sciences & Technology, The Pennsylvania State University
    • M.S., Information Systems, Indiana University
    • B.A., Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University
    Research Interests: 

    Dissertation Title: Reflections of Identity: How Information Systems Mirror the Organization As a Social Actor

    Broadly speaking, Dr. Tyworth's research focuses on understanding the complex interaction among the material properties of information and communication technologies (ICT) and the social contexts within which ICT are designed and used.  In particular, he focuses on two main areas:

    1. Understanding and accounting for institutional and organizational forces in the design and use of ICT.  We know that organizations are complex social-actors that have identities, cultures, and external images; and that organizations are embedded in a broader institutional milieu of regulations, norms, and understandings of which ICT are part of in both profound and subtle ways.  Effective design of ICT for organizations must both account for and be responsive to these socio-technical forces.
    2. Theorizing on the nature of ICT.  Much of the current theorizing on ICT privileges the social over the technical or vice versa.   As a result, our understanding of the extent to which ICT artifacts are shaped by their material properties and social action remains clouded.  Developing new theory and analytical method to address this challenge is a significant research goal of mine.

    Tyworth's interest in these areas derives from both professional and academic experience in which he found technocentric and managerialist narratives on ICT to be inconsistent with what was experienced.   Consequently, his research approach reflects a critical realist epistemology.  That is, there is an understanding of an objective, observable reality; but, we are all only capable of perceiving that reality through subjective perceptual lenses.  Both quantitative and qualitative analytical methods are used to obtain both macro-level insight and micro-level detail.

  • Dr. Dev Minotra

    Current Affiliation: 
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Cognitive Engineering Center, School of Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
    Education: 
    • Ph.D., Information Sciences & Technology, The Pennsylvania State University
    • B.E., Computer Engineering, College of Engineering Pune
    Research Interests: 

    Dissertation Title: The Effect of a Workload-preview on Task-prioritization and Task-performance

    Dr. Dev Minotra is a human-computer interaction researcher and his research looks at the interaction between technology and users and it aims at improving the efficiency of these interactions and minimizing human error in safety-critical tasks. Dr. Minotra's research spans two interconnected areas – the examination of cognitive processes in users and the design of interfaces for complex work environments. His doctoral dissertation was focused in task management and his work examined the role of predictive aids on task prioritization in a time-pressured cyber security task.

  • Dr. Edward Glantz

    Current Affiliation: 
    Professor of Practice, College of Information Sciences & Technology, The Pennsylvania State University
    Education: 
    • Ph.D., Information Sciences & Technology, The Pennsylvania State Universit
    • M.B.A., Strategic Management, University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School
    • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University
    • B.A., General Arts and Sciences, The Pennsylvania State University
       
    Research Interests: 

    Dissertation Title: Challenges Supporting Cognitive Activities in Dynamic Work Environments:  Application to Policing

    Municipal police officers perform cognitive activities, such as decision making, judgment and problem solving, while facing real world constraints that include large, socially distributed problem spaces with potential for high risk outcomes. As such, the goal of this dissertation is to improve cognitive effectiveness in the policing domain by integrating Cognitive Systems Engineering methodologies to achieve three objectives:

    • Developing an understanding of the police domain and its constraints on the cognitive activities of officers

    • Analyzing sources of complexity and needs in the cognitive activities of officers

    • Exploring technology interventions to reduce officer task complexity and accommodate domain constraints

    The results include eight findings with implications for cognitive system design. The findings suggest it is possible to improve the use of technology to enhance cognitive effectiveness, and that there are strengths in combining methodologies to explore the feasibility of cognitive interventions.

  • Dr. Katherine Hamilton

    Current Affiliation: 
    Instructor/Research Associate, College of Information Sciences & Technology, The Pennsylvania State University
    Education: 
    • Ph.D., Industrial/Organizational Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University
    • B.A., Psychology, Florida International University
    Research Interests: 

    Dissertation Title: The Effect of Team Training Strategies on  Team Mental Model Fo rmation and Team   Performance under Routine and Non-R outine Environmental Conditions 

  • Dr. Rashaad Jones

    Current Affiliation: 
    Assistant Professor, Computer Science, Kennesaw State University
    Education: 
    • Ph.D., Information Sciences & Technology, The Pennsylvania State University
    • B.S., Electrical Engineering, Morgan State University
    Research Interests: 

    Expert software developer, professor, and researcher/scientist/engineer with 15 years of experience in the following areas:

    • Decision-making
    • Team Decision-making
    • Artificial Intelligence
    • Computer Science
    • Cognitive Modeling
    • Human Computer Interaction
    • Human Factors Engineering
    • Game Design
    • Information Technology
    • Cyber Security and Defense
  • Dr. Erik Connors

    Current Affiliation: 
    Professional - User Experience Research, AT&T
    Education: 
    • Ph.D., Information Sciences & Technology, The Pennsylvania State University
    • M.S., Chemical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University
    • B.S., Chemical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University
    Research Interests: 

    Skilled research and design engineer with 15 years of experience in human factors, physical and cognitive ergonomics, user interface design, human-computer interaction, user experience research, usability, and cognitive modeling. Integrates artistic talent and creativity with proven research methods to provide actionable, user-centered solutions for multiple decision-critical roles within military, government, industrial, and other complex domains. Natural team leader with over 6 years of management experience, excellent written and verbal communication skills, a strong sense of aesthetics, and meticulous attention to detail.

  • Dr. Tyrone Jefferson

    Current Affiliation: 
    Programmer Analyst, U.S. Department of Energy
    Education: 
    • Ph.D., Industrial & Organizational Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University
    • M.S., Industrial & Organizational Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University
    • B.S., Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University
    Research Interests: 

    Performing applied research in the study of leadership behavior, leadership development, the instantiation and assessment of virtual teams, and the development of training systems (across multiple platforms for instruction). Statistical expertise includes modeling of individual and hierarchical data structures.

  • Dr. Bimal Balakrishnan

    Current Affiliation: 
    Associate Professor, University of Missouri
    Education: 
    • Ph.D., Mass Communication/Media Studies, The Pennsylvania State University
    • M.S., Architecture, The Pennsylvania State University
    • B.Arch., Architecture, College of Engineering, Trivandrum
    Research Interests: 

    Research focus: Impact of navigational guidance and constraints on spatial presence and affective user experience. In addition to core communication courses include those in human-computer interaction, digital media, usability engineering, decision making as well as applied statistics courses dealing with design of experiments & various data analysis procedures

  • Dr. Ivanna Terrell

    Current Affiliation: 
    Not available.
    Education: 
    • Ph.D., Information Sciences & Technology, The Pennsylvania State University
       
    Research Interests: 

    Not available.

  • Dr. Isaac Brewer

    Current Affiliation: 
    Not available.
    Education: 
    • Ph.D., Geographic Information Systems, The Pennsylvania State University
    Research Interests: 

    Dissertation Title: Understanding Work With GeoSpatial Information in Emergency Management: A Cognitive Systems Engineering Approach in GIScience

  • Dr. Patrick Craven

    Current Affiliation: 
    Human Factors Applied Researcher, Human-Centered Solutions, LLC.
    Education: 
    • Ph.D., Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University
    • M.S.c, Cognitive Science, University of Edinburgh
    • B.A., Cognitive Science, Dartmouth College
    Research Interests: 

    Board Certified Human Factors Professional who works as a Research Scientist and User Interface Designer. Has extensive experience in eliciting user needs, designing interaction paradigms, conducting research and analyzing data to evaluate and quantify cognitive and behavioral results. Strong expertise in Neuroergonomics and Human Performance Augmentation applications using neurophysiological sensing to adapt technology to changing human states.

  • Dr. Art Jones

    Current Affiliation: 
    Faculty, Smeal College of Business - Supply Chain & Information Systems, The Pennsylvania State University
    Education: 
    • Ph.D., Information Sciences & Technology, The Pennsylvania State University
    • M.S., Information Sciences & Technology, The Pennsylvania State University
    • B.S, Management Science and Information Systems, Smeal College of Business, The Pennsylvania State University
    Research Interests: 

    Dissertation Title: The Effects of Variations in the Inter-Modal Human-Computer Interface Designs on Accuracy, Timeliness and Situational Awareness of Users

  • Dr. Lori Ferzandi

    Current Affiliation: 
    Consultant, Global Diabetes Market Research, Eli Lilly & Company
    Education: 
    • Ph.D., Industrial & Organizational Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University
    • M.S., Industrial & Organizational Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University
    • B.A., Psychology, Gettysburg College
    Research Interests: 

    Dissertation Title: The Two Year Itch: Understanding the Drivers of Newcomer Adjustment and Retention during the Formative Years

    Results-focused healthcare market researcher with extensive experience in analyzing quantitative and qualitative data. Skilled in gaining a deeper understanding of customers' tensions to bridge the gap between the scientific world and the marketing arena. Adept at generating insights that inform business decisions with significant tactical and strategic implications.

  • Elena Theodorou

    Current Affiliation: 
    Not available.
    Education: 
    • Ph.D., Education Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University
    Research Interests: 

    Dissertation Title: Comparing The Effects of Learning the Structure Strategy Via Web-Based Training or Classroom Training on the Recall of Near and Far Transfer Texts

  • Dr. Andrew Reifers

    Current Affiliation: 
    Security Consultant, Veracode
    Education: 
    • Ph.D., Information Sciences & Technology, The Pennsylvania State University
    • B.S., Psychology, Western Oregon University
    Research Interests: 

    Dissertation Title: Network Access Control List Situation Awareness

  • Dr. Xun Ge

    Current Affiliation: 
    Chair & Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Oklahoma
    Education: 
    • Ph.D., Instructional Systems, The Pennsylvania State University
    Research Interests: 

    Dissertation Title: Scaffolding students’ problem-solving processes on an ill-structured task using question prompts and peer interactions

  • Joaquin Obeita

    Current Affiliation: 
    Maintenance Technical Lead, Blackboard
    Education: 
    • M.S., Information Sciences & Technology, The Pennsylvania State University
    • B.S., Marketing, The Pennsylvania State University
    Research Interests: 

    Not available.

  • Marc Freidenberg

    Current Affiliation: 
    Lecturer, College of Information Sciences & Technology, The Pennsylvania State University
    Education: 
    • J.D., Law, Columbia University School of Law
    • M.S., Information Sciences & Technology, The Pennsylvania State University
    • B.S., Information Sciences & Technology, The Pennsylvania State University
    Research Interests: 

    Not available.

  • Dr. Alice Shapiro

    Current Affiliation: 
    Technology Support Specialist, The Pennsylvania State University
    Education: 
    • Ph.D., Learning, Design, & Technology, The Pennsylvania State University
    • M.S., Information Sciences & Technology, The Pennsylvania State University
    • M.S., Psychology, Bucknell University
    • B.A., Psychology, Lewis and Clark College
    Research Interests: 

    Thesis Title: Tasking the soft sensor: using cues to direct visual attention

  • Varun Adibhatla

    Current Affiliation: 
    Founding Member, ARGO Labs
    Education: 
    • M.S., Applied Urban Science & Informatics, NYU Center for Urban Science + Progress
    • M.S., Informations Sciences, Human Computer Interaction, Cognitive Sciences, GIS, The Pennsylvania State University
    • B.Tech., Information Technology, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Technology
    Research Interests: 

    Thesis Title: Design and Development of a Transactive Memory System Prototype for Geo-Collaborative Crisis Management

  • Dr. Priya Bains

    Current Affiliation: 
    Business Coach & Strategist, Virtual Freedom Coaching
    Education: 
    • Ph.D., Industrial & Organizational Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University
    • M.S., Industrial & Organizational Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University
    • B.S, Biopsychology, The University of British Columbia
    Research Interests: 

    Dissertation Title: Sharing leadership and team process in virtual teams