- Student Assistant 4, Integrated Systems Engineering
1971 Neil Ave
Columbus, OH 43210
B.S. Human Systems Integration, The Ohio State University, December 2020
Jacob will begin his graduate studies with CSEL in Autumn 2021. His undergraduate research with CSEL began in Autumn 2018, and since then he has greatly enjoyed the distinct challenges and perspectives found when working in highly complex and uncertain work domains. He has contributed to lab efforts in software resilience engineering, intelligence analysis, and human-robot interaction in space operations. His passion and interest lies in leveraging the analytical frameworks of cognitive systems engineering to bridge techncial challenges 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.
You can find a more detailed account of Jacob's proficiencies and experiences on his LinkedIn profile.