Graduate Student Directory

Patrick Belling

Patrick K. Belling

PhD Student, Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors

Advisor

Research Interests

  • Decision Making in Complex and Dynamic Environments
  • Expert Performance
  • Skill Acquisition, and Training

Education

  • MS, Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors, Michigan Technological University
  • BS, University of Wisconsin - Madison
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Hannah Bosseler

PhD Student, Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors

Research Interests

  • Attention modeling
  • Salience
  • Bottom-up and Top-Down processes
  • Social psychology

Education

  • Bachelor of Science, Psychology, University of Osnabrueck, Germany
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Maryam Fakhr Hosseini

PhD Student, Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors

Advisor

Research Interests

  • Human-system interaction
  • Affective computing/emotional design
  • Emotion

Education

  • MS, General Psychology, Allame Tababaei University, Tehran, Iran
  • BS, Clinical Psychology, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran
Natasha J. Hardy

Natasha J. Hardy

PhD Student, Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors

Cell: 734-451-4278
njhardy@mtu.edu

Research Interests

  • Decision-making in high task complexity environments
  • Instructional design and technology
  • Choice architecture

Education

  • MS, Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors, Michigan Technological University
  • MS, Administration and Leadership, Central Michigan University
  • BS, Organizational Management, Spring Arbor University
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Amber J. Kemppainen

PhD Student, Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors

Research Interests

  • STEM Education

Education

  • MS, Chemical Engineering, Michigan Technological University
  • BS, Chemical Engineering, Michigan Technological University
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Steven G. Landry

PhD Student, Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors

Cell: 225-247-0360
sglandry@mtu.edu
Meese Center G07

Research Interests

  • Auditory Displays
  • Data Sonification
  • Gesture Controls
  • Interactive Gadgetry

Education

  • BS, Psychology, SELU
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Brittany L. Nelson

PhD Student, Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors

Advisor

Research Interests

  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Individual Differences
  • Applied Ethics
  • Cognitive Psychology

Education

  • BS, Psychology, Michigan Technological University
Darnishia L. Slade

Darnishia L. Slade

PhD Student, Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors

906-487-2127
dslade@mtu.edu
Meese Center 212

Research Interests

  • Microagressions/Microaffirmations

Education

  • Master of Management, Management/International Business, Walsh College
  • BS, Industrial Management/International Business, Michigan Technological University
Jason Sterkenburg

Jason T. Sterkenburg

PhD Student, Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors

Cell: 269-838-4538
jtsterke@mtu.edu
Meese Center 203

Research Interests

  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Affective Computing
  • Driving
  • In-vehicle Information Systems

Education

  • MS, Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors, Michigan Technological University
  • BS, Brain Behavior and Cognitive Science, University of Michigan
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Yuanjing Sun

MS Student, Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors

ysun4@mtu.edu
Meese Center G07

Advisor

Research Interests

  • Multi-media e-learning
  • Knowledge engineering
  • Evaluation for Auditory display
  • HCI software usability test

Education

  • BS, Educational Tech, Shanghai International Studies University, China
Yin-Yin Tan

Yin-Yin Tan

PhD Student, Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors

Research Interests

  • Cognitive Psychology

Education

  • MBA, Michigan Tech
  • MA, Political Sciences, National Chung-Cheng University, Taiwan
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Kay (Catherine) Tislar

PhD Student, Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors

906-231-5150
cltislar@mtu.edu

Research Interests

  • Multimedia and e-learning
  • Software interface design and usability
  • Software requirements and other documentation
  • Technical communications

Education

  • BA, English, Hamline University, St. Paul, MN
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Alexander S. Van Der Merwe

MS Student, Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors

Research Interests

  • Choking Under Pressure in Both a Sporting and Professional World

Education

  • BS, Psychology and Criminal Justice
Wei Zhang

Wei Zhang

PhD Student, Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors

906-487-2271
wzhang5@mtu.edu
Meese 201

Advisor

Research Interests

  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Stakeholder analysis in Software Development

Education

  • BA, English, Beijing Forestry University
  • MA, Linguistics, Beijing Forestry University