Dr. Mouloua is a Professor of Psychology and Director of the Applied/Experimental and Human Factors Psychology doctoral program (2008-2017) at the University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida. He received his Ph.D. (1992), M.A. (1986) degrees in Applied/Experimental Psychology from the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., and a B.A. (1981) degree with Honors in Industrial Psychology (concentration: Physiology of Work )from the University of Algiers. Before joining the faculty at UCF in 1994, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Cognitive Sciences Laboratory of the Catholic University of America from 1991 to1994 where he studied and researched several aspects of human-automation interaction topics sponsored by NASA, and the Office of Naval Research (ONR). Upon his arrival to UCF, he became a senior scientist at the Center for Applied Human Factors in Aviation (1994-1998), Assistant Professor of Psychology (1994-1999), Associate Professor of Psychology (1999-2005), and Full Professor of Psychology (2006 to Present). In addition, he was also Associate Director and Senior Scientist (1998-2001), and Director and Chief Scientist (2001-2013), and has also directed the Human Factors Research Program at the Center for Advanced Transportation Systems Simulation (UCF-CATSS) from 1999 to 2001. He has over 29 years of experience in the teaching, practice, research design, and evaluation of complex human-machine systems. Dr. Mouloua is currently the Director of the Transportation Research Group (TRG) laboratories at UCF.

His research interests include human performance evaluation, human-automation interaction, pilot-alerting systems interaction, automation and workload, pilot training and detection of automation failures, adaptive function allocation and human monitoring of systems, cognition and performance of older pilots and drivers, simulation technologies and training in transportation systems. Dr. Mouloua is the editor of several books including  Human Performance in Automated and Autonomous Systems:  Current Theory and Methods (2020; CRC Press), and Human Performance in Automated and Autonomous Systems:  Emerging Issues and Practical Perspectives (2020; CRC Press), Aging and Human Performance, Special Section of the Human Factors Journal (2005), Human Performance in Automated Systems: Current Research and Trends (1994, Erlbaum Press), Human-Automation Interaction: Research and Practice (1997, Erlbaum Press), Automation and Human Performance: Theory and Applications (1996, Erlbaum Press), Automation Technology and Human Performance: Current Research and Trends (1999, Erlbaum),  Human Factors in Simulation and Training (2009, Taylor & Francis Group), Automation and human performance: Theory, research, and practice (2004, Volumes  I & II;  Lawrence Erlbaum Associates), and Proceedings of the 2nd ACM Symposium on Computer Human Interaction for Management of Information Technology (ACM, CHIMIT,  2008).

Dr. Mouloua has over 185 publications and scientific reports published in journals such as Experimental Aging Research, Human Factors, Ergonomics, Perception and Psychophysics, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, International Journal of Aviation Psychology, Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making, Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation, Journal of Human Performance in Extreme Environments, International Journal +of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics, Ergonomics in Design, Gerontechnology, ACM Transactions, Ergonomics, Applied/Ergonomics, Transportation Research Part F,  etc.  In addition, he has also made over 300 presentations at various local, regional, national, and international meetings, 55 invited colloquia and lectures at local and regional meetings, and was featured in 42 interviews in local, national, and international newspapers, radio, and T.V. interviews.

Grant History

Dr. Mouloua has been a PI or Co-Pi on several funded grants including the detection of Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) among Older Drivers (FAU, NIH/NIA), Robot Compromise (US Air Force,), Human Factors   (FDOT), Human Factors (FDOT); Stealth Optimized, Adaptive Assessments for Multi-usage UAS Operator Selection, (Adaptive Immersion Technologies/ONR, the development of UAV/UCAV Guidelines for DARPA, Drive ID: An Innovative Driver Safety System (US DOT), Aging and Driving: Effects of Workload and Neurocognitive Factors (FDOT), Covert Multi-sensory feedback for the Dismounted Soldier, Effects of Telematics on Driver Workload: A Protocol Development and Analysis (AAA), Automation and Human Performance: Current Research and Trends (NASA and ONR), etc.