James Walliser is a third year doctoral student in the Human Factors and Applied Cognition Program working with Dr. Tyler Shaw. He is a Major in the United States Air Force with previous assignments as a human factors flight test engineer and later as an instructor at the United States Air Force Academy. James is a 2005 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy with a B.S. in Human Factors and he earned an M.S. in Human Systems Integration from the Naval Postgraduate School.
James’ primary research interest is human-automation interaction. One line of research focuses on social interactions between human and autonomous teammates. Evaluating the affect, behavior, and performance outcomes of such teams in the same manner that human only teams are evaluated. His other research is directed at understanding the way in which humans calibrate trust in multiple autonomous agents, whether they trust them all similarly or whether trust is attributed to each agent individually.