M.S. Industrial and Systems Engineering, Expected May 2023
B.S. Human Systems Integration, Ohio State University, December 2020
Jacob is a M.S. Candidate and Graduate Research Associate studying under Dr. Martijn IJtsma. His research interests include human-machine teaming, resilience engineering, and computational modeling. Since beginning his journey with CSEL in Autumn 2018 as an undergraduate research assistant, he has greatly enjoyed the distinct challenges and perspectives found when studying the use of technology in highly complex and uncertain work domains. He has contributed to lab efforts in software resilience engineering, an experiment in joint intelligence analysis, and, more recently, the development of a tesbed to study human-robot interaction in space operations. In the future he hopes to contribute to the development of advanced decision support systems to enable resilient astronaut performance in deep-space missions.
Jacob’s undergraduate degree, Human Systems Integration, is entirely unique, consisting of a highly interdisciplinary curriculum created with the support of Dr. Mike Rayo and Dr. Rich Jagacinski in the Integrated Systems Engineering and Psychology departments, respectively. His curriculum has included courses in cognitive psychology, cognitive engineering, aviation human factors, and visual analytics. Aside from his experiences in CSEL, Jacob has also worked closely with the Batelle Center for Science, Engineering, and Public Policy, assisting the center in a project for the Federal Aviation Administration Office of Commercial Space Transportation (AST). His student team proposed a policy solution to aid the definition of evaluation criteria for commercial use of autonomous flight safety systems while balancing ethical integrity, public safety, and systems engineering concerns.