Ericka Rovira, Ph. D. is an Associate Professor in the Engineering Psychology Program, Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership, United States Military Academy, West Point, NY. She has previously worked on collaborative projects with Army Research Lab, Naval Research Lab, Mitre, NASA Langley, NASA Johnson Space Center, and L3, formerly Titan Corporation. Dr. Rovira received a B.S. in Engineering Psychology and Biomedical Engineering from Tufts University, Medford, MA (2000) and a Ph. D. in Applied Experimental Psychology from The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC (2006), under the direction of Dr. Raja Parasuraman.
Human Computer Interaction
Introduction to Psychology
- Ph.D. Applied Experimental Psychology, The Catholic University of America
- B.S. Tufts University
Some recent publications include “Effects of Imperfect Automation on Decision-Making in a Simulated Command and Control Task” (Human Factors)
“Transitioning to Future Air Traffic Management: Effects of Imperfect Automation on Controller Attention and Performance” (Human Factors)
“Workload Modeling and Workload Management: Recent Theoretical Developments” (Technical Report ARL-CR-0562)
“Displaying Contextual Information Reduces the Costs of Imperfect Decision Automation in Rapid Re-tasking of ISR Assets” (Under Review, Human Factors)
'Understanding reliance on automation: effects of error type, error distribution, age and experience' Read Here
Dr. Rovira's current research interest lies in human automation interaction in complex domains. Specifically, her expertise lies in designing information and decision support tools taking into account the cognitive capabilities and limitations of human operators in complex environments. Recent projects have included evaluating TiGR (Tactical Ground Reporting Tool for Patrol Leaders), DCGS-A (Distributed Common Ground System - Army) and supporting efforts for COBRA (Collaborative Battlespace Reasoning Awareness) and Tailored Arrivals in Future Air Traffic Management. An aspect of her research program uses eye movements to complement her current applied behavioral research to better understand soldier and air traffic controller attention allocation. In this vein, she has recently begun to study the effects of collaborated scanning on IED detection.