Graduate Student Directory

James M. Alexander

James M. Alexander

PhD Student, Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors

Advisor

Research Interests

  • Decision making under uncertainty during challenging and stressful events, situation assessment, and response selection process

Education

  • Northern Michigan University, Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice
  • Northern Michigan University, Master of Arts, Administrative Service
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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Katrina Ellis

PhD Student, Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors

906-487-1128
kmellis@mtu.edu
Meese 203

Advisor

Research Interests

  • Risk literacy
  • Diagnostic testing comprehension
  • Decision aids
  • Medical decision making

Education

  • MS, Cognitive/Human Factors Psychology, Kansas State University
  • BS, Psychology with a minor in Mathematics, Michigan Technological University
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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
Saima Ghazal

Saima Ghazal

PhD Student, Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors

Advisor

Research Interests

  • Human Performance Testing and Assessment
  • Developing Theoretically Grounded Adaptive, Online Assessment Technologies for Research and Training

Education

  • MSc. Applied Psychology, University of the Punjab
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Steven Landry

MS Student, Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors

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

Advisor

Research Interests

  • Affective computing
  • Music
  • Sonification

Education

  • BS, Psychology, SELU
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Brandon Perelman

PhD Student, Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors

bsperelm@mtu.edu
Meese Center 203

Research Interests

  • Cognitive modeling
  • Visual cognition
  • Human performance
  • Statistics
  • Neuroscience

Education

  • MS, Experimental Psychology, Saint Joseph's University
Erich J. Petushek

Erich J. Petushek

PhD Student, Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors

Advisor

Research Interests

  • Applied Biomechanics
  • Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention
  • Qualitative Movement Analysis/Judgment

Education

  • MS, Exercise Science, Northern Michigan University
  • BS, Exercise Science, Marquette 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 Sterkenburg

MS Student, Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors

Research Interests

  • Fatigue
  • Task Performance
  • Workload Assessment

Education

  • 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
Natasha J. Terpstra

Natasha J. Terpstra

PhD Student, Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors

Research Interests

  • Human Performance
  • Individual Differences
  • Complexity Bias
  • Ability and Decision Making in Mechanical Engineering

Education

  • MS, Administration and Leadership, Central Michigan University
  • BS, Organizational Management, Spring Arbor University
Kejkaew Thanasuan

Kejkaew Thanasuan

PhD Student, Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors

Research Interests

  • Cognitive Modeling
  • Expert Performance

Education

  • MS, Computer Science, Indiana University
  • BS, Mathematics, Mahidol University
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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
Margo Woller-Carter

Margo Woller-Carter

PhD Student, Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors

Links of Interest

Research Interests

  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Usability
  • Graph/Interface Design
  • Graph Literacy

Education

  • MS, Cognitive/Human Factors Psychology, Kansas State University
  • BS, Psychology, Michigan Technological University
  • AAS, Electrical Engineering Technology, Michigan Technological University
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