Nadine Sarter

Richard W. Pew Collegiate Professor 

Ph.D., Industrial and System Engineering, Ohio State University



Graduate Students

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Kevin Lieberman

Ph.D. Candidate (Expected Graduation: 2021)

My research focuses on trust and transparency in high tempo, high risk, human-robot systems.  I am interested in how interfaces may be designed to support trust calibration and the development of a shared mental models in human-robot teams.  My first study examined the efficacy of visual and auditory representations of system confidence for supporting trust calibration and performance in the context of a UAV-supported target detection task.  It was found that while targets identified with high confidence led to faster response times, visual representations of confidence in the experiment led to slower response times as compared to auditory representations.  Future work will research how a system may represent internal process to facilitate transparency, support trust calibration, and improve human-machine performance.
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Karanvir Panesar

Ph.D. Pre-Candidate (Expected Graduation: December 2022)

Karanvir has a background in Computer Engineering and prior to joining the lab, he worked as a software developer and user interface designer at a startup company where he designed and developed software for facilitating human teaming with autonomous systems. Karanvir’s research interests lie in understanding the evolution of trust over time between humans and machines as well as the design and development of multi-modal user interfaces to enhance human performance. His current project in the lab concerns an analysis of the challenges and opportunities facing urban air mobility (UAM) and discovering pathways to safely integrate UAM into the national airspace.


Robert Thomas

Ph.D. Pre-Candidate

Robert is a first-year graduate student at the University of Michigan. Robert’s research interests are cognitive ergonomics and trust in automation. Robert graduated with honors from The Ohio State University, majoring in Integrated Systems Engineering and minoring in Psychology. Robert worked for the Sherwin-Williams Corporate Environmental, Health and Safety Department, where he focused on ergonomic risk assessment, training and awareness.


Student Researchers

Hanna Dong, B.S.E., Industrial & Operations Engineering


Simulation Developers

Christopher Lee, B.S. Computer Science (Expected Graduation: May 2022)

Vikram Mathew, B.S, Mathematics, Economics (Minor), and Computer Science (Minor) (Expected Graduation: Fall 2020)

Former Lab Members