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Jacob Keller

  • Student Assistant 4, Integrated Systems Engineering
  • 1971 Neil Ave
    Columbus, OH 43210


B.S. Human Systems Integration, The Ohio State University, Expected 2021


Jacob is a fourth-year undergraduate student studying Human Systems Integration. He began working for CSEL in Autumn 2018, and has greatly enjoyed the distinct challenges and perspectives found when working in highly complex and uncertain work domains.

Jacob's undergraduate degree is entirely unique, consisting of a highly interdisciplinary curriculum created with the support of faculty members in Integrated Systems Engineering and Psychology. It includes coursework in cognitive psychology, cognitive systems engineering, aviation human factors, and visual analytics.

Jacob has also worked closely with the FAA to help create evaluation criteria for autonomous flight safety systems utilized in commercial space launches. His undergraduate research thesis consists of a critical analysis of these newly minted automated systems, providing a novel perspective outlining newfound weaknesses introduced by the automation of a complex and mission-critical task. 

In the future, he hopes to contribute to the design of integrative decision support systems to empower practitioners in the context of manned space operations, supporting astronauts and other personnel as they perform work in an intrinsically hostile, complex, and risky work domain.

You can find a more detailed account of Jacob's proficiencies and experience on his LinkedIn profile.