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ATLAS PhD Students

Gabriel Plummer

PhD student in Media, Technology, & Society. Graduation (expected) May 2019, MS in Organizational Psychology from Georgia Tech (Thesis Title: The Costs of Switching Between Team and Multiteam Tasks and the Role of Shared Cognition); Research interests include: shared cognition in teams and multiteam systems and the role that the context in which teams operate plays in overall team functioning. Personal interests/hobbies include: reading urban fantasy, board games, tennis, kickball, and belly laughs.

Ilya Gokhman

PhD student in Media, Technology, & Society. Graduation (expected) May 2019. MS in Organizational Psychology from Georgia Tech (Thesis Title: Developing and Refining Links as a Representation of Organizational Connection); Georgia Tech President’s Fellow and Leadership Fellow. Current research interests include the antecedents and outcomes of shared leadership and leadership development interventions. Personal interests/hobbies include: travel, sports, and volunteer work.

Lindsay Larson

PhD student in Media, Technology, & Society. Graduation (expected) May 2020. Research interests include: leadership issues in organizational teams and multiteam systems, specifically leadership emergence and language in multiteam systems and intergroup leadership and identity. Personal interests/hobbies include: exercising, being outdoors (in nice weather), playing with puppies, and eating good food.

Ashley Niler

PhD student in Media, Technology, & Society. Graduation (expected) May 2020. Research interests include: leadership in teams and multiteam systems, particularly how shared leadership emerges in these settings; also interested in the role of shared cognition in teams and multiteam systems. Personal interests/hobbies include: weightlifting, traveling, and leisure reading.

Alexa Harris

PhD student in Media, Technology, & Society. Graduation (expected) May 2021. Research interests include: intelligent agents embedded in human teams, human-computer interaction, computer mediated communication, and how goal oriented teams leverage communication technology. Personal interests/hobbies include: running, painting, and video games.

Post-bac Researcher

Kitty Cheung

Kitty holds a BA in Communication Studies from Northeastern University. Her research interests include networks, the entertainment industry, and how technology and communication intersect. She is a dog person, and a fan of movies, Netflix, frisbee, and board games.

Visiting Scholar

Wei Wang

Wei holds a PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, an MS in Statistics, and an MA in Social/Personality Psychology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He earned his BS in Psychology from Beijing Normal University. His research interests include social networks, computational organizational and team research, applied psychometrics, and research methods. Wei is currently working on the Team DNA (Dynamics, Networks, and Analytics) project, analyzing teams and networks by using the Web of Science® and ScienceDirect® databases.

Jan Schmutz

Jan holds a PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. After 3 years as a researcher and lecturer at the ETH Zurich, in 2018, Jan was awarded a travel grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation to fund his work at ATLAS. Jan studies how teamwork and in particular team reflexivity help teams manage crisis situations in extreme environments. As a healthcare simulation educator, he facilitates regular team trainings in healthcare institutions around Europe.

Research Assistant Professor

Alina Lungeanu

Alina holds a Ph.D. in Technology and Social Behavior from the Northwestern University. Her research interests include social networks, computational social science, scientific collaboration. She is contributing to the NASA Task Switching, NASA SCALE, and NASA CREWS projects.