Graduate Students

 

Jessica Michaelis Jessica Michaelis, M.S. recently received her Master’s Degree in Modeling and Simulation, Human Systems Track, at the University of Central Florida, where she is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Applied Experimental and Human Factors Psychology. Jessica’s research interests include driving performance in individuals who have cognitive impairments, distracted driving, attention, as well as cognitive restoration.

Curriculum Vitae

Eva ParkhurstEva Parkhurst, M.S. is a Doctoral Candidate studying Applied Experimental and Human Factors Psychology at the University of Central Florida, where she received her Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice in 2008 and her Bachelor’s Degrees in Psychology and Criminal Justice in 2007. Eva’s research interests include assistive robotics, technology and aging, usability, and trust in robotics.

Curriculum Vitae

Fernando Montalvo, B.S., B.A. is a Doctoral Student who focuses on social robotics, loneliness, and successful aging.  He obtained his bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Anthropology with a minor in Statistics from the University of Central Florida and a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.  Recently, he worked on social interactions and social presence between older adults and intelligent personal assistants.  He is currently focused on the use of social robotics to assist older populations, technological interventions to reduce loneliness, and the negative effects of the successful aging paradigm.