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Opportunity at Naval Research Laboratory (NRL)

Cognition in Complex Tasks

Location

Naval Research Laboratory, DC, Information Technology

RO# Location
64.15.18.B5294 Washington, DC 203755321

Advisers

name email phone
John Gregory Trafton greg.trafton@nrl.navy.mil 202.767.3479

Description

This interdisciplinary research focuses on three areas: the cognition of complex visualizations, the study of interruptions and resumptions, and human robot interaction. We use the following techniques: computational cognitive modeling (primarily within the ACT-R framework), human subjects experimentation, eye-tracking, and protocol analysis. We also build interfaces and prototypes to explore ideas within our theoretical frameworks. Our group consists mainly of cognitive psychologists and computer scientists. We frequently work and consult with experts in other domains (e.g., meteorologists and other scientists).Our main goal is to build psychological and computational theories of complex behavior by attempting to scale up current theories to more complex domains and using what we know about cognition to build better systems.

 

Keywords:
ACT-R; Cognition; HCl; Interruptions; Memory; Robots; Visualization;

Eligibility

Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants

Stipend

Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$87,198.00 $3,000.00
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