My Research

When I'm not traveling or eating, I'm a full-time research scientist and professor at USC. I have a Ph.D. in human factors psychology which is an experimental branch of applied psychology that focuses on how humans and machines/technology interact. I've spent the last decade trying to understand what 'human' variables (i.e., emotion, personality and physiological response) impact how we perform (especially with technology). I love this type of work because I've been able to focus on topics such as automated driving, affective computing, neuroscience and even user experience. 

Check out my research gate to see my publications and what I've been up to.

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Catherine_Neubauer