Director

Tom Mach Schnell portrait

Tom Schnell, PhD

Associate Director, Iowa Technology Institute
Director, Operator Performance Laboratory
Captain Jim "Max" Gross Chair in Engineering

OPL Alumni

Andrew Advani

Andrew Advani

Operator Performance Lab Alumnus
Dieter Bukolt

Dieter Bukolt

Operator Performance Lab Alumnus
Amy Dideriksen

Amy Dideriksen

Operator Performance Lab Alumnus
Joseph Engler

Joseph Engler

Operator Performance Lab Alumnus
Amanda Greene

Amanda Greene

Operator Performance Lab Alumnus
Brett Hanson

Brett Hanson

Operator Performance Lab Alumnus
Darin Hoover

Darin Hoover

Operator Performance Lab Alumnus
Jack LaFollette

Jack LaFollette

Operator Performance Lab Alumnus
Nick Lorch

Nick Lorch

Operator Performance Lab Alumnus
John Neuhaus

John Neuhaus

Operator Performance Lab Alumnus
Glen Pry

Glen Pry

Operator Performance Lab Alumnus
Chris Reuter

Chris Reuter

Operator Performance Lab Alumnus
Cory Reuter

Cory Reuter

Operator Performance Lab Alumnus
Dan Sussna

Dan Sussna

Operator Performance Lab Alumnus
John Tibben

John Tibben

Operator Performance Lab Alumnus
Brian Wendt

Brian Wendt

Operator Performance Lab Alumnus
Michael Yocius

Michael Yocius

Operator Performance Lab Alumnus

Dr. Schnell's Student Alumni Tree

DOCTORAL STUDENTS

Semester Student Date Topic Permanent Position Status
Fall 2000 Fuat Aktan 08/03 Glare of HID Headlamps 3M Completed
Spring 2011 Scott Openshaw 04/11 Physiological Measures HON Completed
Summer 2014 Kyle Ellis 07/14 Eye Tracking Workload NASA Completed
Spring 2015 Michael Yocius 11/14 Light Field Imaging LMCO Completed
Fall 2017 Jaclyn A. Hoke 12/17 Image Processing  RCI Completed
Fall 2018 Mathew Cover 08/18 Integrated Alerting  OPL Completed
Fall 2018 Amy Dideriksen 02/21 Training Effectiveness Collins Aerospace Completed
Fall 2019 Patrick Highland 08/22 Flight Test Research U.S. Air Force In Progress
Fall 2020 Chris Wenger 08/24 Flight Control Autonomy Collins Aerospace In Progress
Fall 2019 Joe Williams 08/22 Machine Learning Collins Aerospace In Progress

MASTER OF SCIENCE STUDENTS

Semester Student Date Topic Permanent Position Status
Fall 1998 Fuat Aktan 12/00 Development of Nighttime Visibility Model for UV Pavement Markings OPL Completed
Fall 1999 Jeff Mohror 12/00 Evaluation of Traffic Flow Analysis Tools NADS Completed
Fall 1999 Phil Ohme 03/01 Enhancing Visibility For Older Drivers Consultant Completed
Summer 2000 Sohel Merchant 08/01 Pilot Performance Ford Completed
Fall 2001 James Hogsett N/A Pavement Markings Ford Incomplete
Spring 2000 Tuhin Diptiman 04/02 Fun in Driving Ford Completed
Fall 2001 Jason Schenk 11/02 Stochastic Discrete Event Simulation in the ER OSU Completed
Spring 2005 Mike Keller 03/07 Spatial Orientation OPL Completed
Fall 2003 Jason Wenger 07/07 Synthetic Vision System RCI Completed (EE)
Spring 2006 Lora Yekhshatyan 03/08 Left Turn Lane Design   Completed
Fall 2008 Jaclyn Hoke 04/09 Optical Helmet Tracking RCI Completed (EE)
Spring 2007 Gregory Neiswander 04/10 Helicopter Brownout NASA Completed
Spring 2005 Nick Lorch 04/11 Live Virtual Constructive OPL EE
Fall 2007 Kyle Ellis 07/09 Eye Tracking Metrics NASA Completed
Fall 2008 Artistee Harris 07/09 Eye Tracking Model   Completed (EE)
Spring 2010 Michael Yocius 04/11 Image Analysis OPL EE
Fall 2010 Ahmed Diken 03/11 Pilot Fatigue OPL  
Spring 2008 Nicole Becklinger 04/10 Wide Area Surveillance OPL Completed
Spring 2011 Ahmed Diken 04/11 Analysis of Different Pha. of a Commercial Flight UNK IE
Spring 2012 Shawn Parker 04/12 Impl. of Deep Learning 11 Wireless EE
Spring 2018 Christopher Reichlen 05/18 Spatial D in 5th Gen Fight U.S. Air Force AFIT-USAF
Fall 2019 Katherine Woodruff 06/21 EEG Workload Collins Aerospace Completed
Fall 2019 Colton Thompson 06/21 Human Factors OPL In Progress

MEMBERSHIP ON DOCTORAL COMMITTEES

Semester Student Date Topic Permanent Position Notes
Summer 2000 Tim Brown 07/00 Modeling Driver Performance NADS  
Summer 2000 JongJin Kwon 07/00 Robust Control of Surface Roughness WKU Assistant Professor
Spring 1999 Al Hallene 12/99 Development of Logistics Regression for K-12 Education Consultant

 

Summer 2000 Jingzhou Yang 07/00 Swept Volumes   Dissertation Proposal Defense
Summer 2001 Wen-Chieh 07/01 Product Chain    
Spring 2003 Yuan Gan 07/03 Clustering Algorithms N/D  
Spring 2009 Shan Bao 08/09 Eye Tracking Workload TBD  
Spring 2010 Rose Danek 07/10 Incidental Learning  NIU Psychology Student
Spring 2011 Joseph Engler 04/11 Chaotic Attractors  RCI  
Spring 2015 Moh Batineh 05/15 Artificial Neural Network    
Spring 2017 Howard Chen 04/17 Inertial Measurement    
Fall 2018 Hamed Salehi 12/18 Mental Models of Hazards TBD  
Fall 2018 Hamed Salehi 12/18 Hazard Models UNK  
Spring 2019 Amir Momenipour 05/19 Audio Tactile Warnings Rose-Hulman  

POST DOCTORAL ASSOCIATES

Semester Name Project Description Present Position
Fall 2001 Yongjin Kwon Synthetic Vision for Acft. Western Kentucky University
Spring 2002 Katherine Lemos Synthetic Vision for Acft. NASA Langley Research Center
Spring 2003 Richard L. Newman Synthetic Vision for Acft. FAA, Seattle
Fall 2003 Pieter Poolman Physiological Measures UIHC
Fall 2011 Joseph Engler  Chaotic Attractors Rockwell Collins