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About Haydee M. Cuevas

Dr. Cuevas has over 15 years of experience as a human factors researcher investigating a broad range of human performance issues in complex operational environments and has worked on numerous projects, with external funding (as Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator), totaling over $2.9 million, from organizations in the Department of Defense (e.g., Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Air Force Research Laboratory, Army Research Laboratory, Office of Naval Research, Office of the Secretary of Defense), government (e.g., National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Federal Aviation Administration, National Science Foundation), and industry (e.g., power transmission and distribution, oil pipeline operations, emergency medical teams). Her research experience and interests fall under the following three general categories:

* Situation Awareness: Identify, assess, and train the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) that promote situation
awareness, at both the individual and team level, in complex domains (e.g., aviation, military command-and-control).
* Human-Automation Interaction: Investigate how advanced automation technology (e.g., intelligent agents, decision 
support systems, semi-autonomous robots) influences the cognitive, behavioral, and attitudinal processes of 
distributed teams performing in complex operational environments (e.g., examine KSAs indicative of successful UAS 
operator performance; evaluate effect of NextGen automation technologies on the situation awareness of flight crew 
and air traffic controllers; optimize crew autonomy in long duration spaceflight operations).
* Technology-Mediated Cognitive Skills Training and Assessment: Investigate the use of interactive, computer-based 
training technology to support the acquisition, development, and transfer of knowledge related to critical linkages in 
domain knowledge for complex task training environments (e.g., aviation, distributed decision making); develop 
automated, computer-based performance assessment systems to validly and reliably evaluate training outcomes.

Dr. Cuevas is first author or co-author on 92 refereed publications (18 journal articles, 12 book chapters, and 62 conference proceedings) and 24 technical reports, and is lead presenter or co-presenter on 96 conference and workshop presentations (83 peer-reviewed and 13 invited). She has held over 40 volunteer and elected appointments in professional organizations, including the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, American Psychological Association – Division 21 Applied Experimental and Engineering Psychology, and the Society for Human Performance in Extreme Environments. Dr. Cuevas has served as an ad-hoc reviewer for numerous journals and also served as the Associate Editor / Administrative Liaison on two Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making Special Issues: "Improving Human-Robot Interaction in Complex Operational Environments: Translating Theory into Practice" (2011) and "Exploring Cognitive Readiness in Complex Operational Environments: Advances in Theory and Practice" (2012-2013).


Present Assistant Professor of Doctoral Studies, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Curriculum Vitae

Honors and Awards

  • Awards: 2015 HFES Oliver Keith Hansen Outreach Award


  • DAV 715: Human Factors in Aviation
  • DAV 721: Quan Research Methods in Aviation
  • DAV 736: User-Centered Design in Aviation


Doctor of Philosophy, University of Central Florida ‐ Applied Experimental & Human Factors Psychology

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