Joseph E. Mercado

Name: Joseph E. Mercado
Agency: U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral & Social Sciences
Division: Orlando Research Unit, FL (Technology-based Training)
School: University of Central Florida
Program of Study: Ph.D., Modeling & Simulation
Synopsis:I am currently working on a project investigating the ways to identify experts in the dectection of improvised explosive devices. The largest threat to allied ground forces remains the IED. The most effective means of identifying roadside bombs prior to their detonation is detection by the unaided human eye. It is important for us to identify what skills, abilities, and characteristics predict detection performance.
Mercado, J. E., & Murphy, J. (2012) Evaluating Mobile Device Usage in the Army. Proceedings of the 2012 Conference on Education and Training Modeling & Simulation (ETMS’12). San Diego, CA: The Society for Modeling and Simulation International.

Mercado, J. E., & Spain, R. (2013). Evaluating Mobile Device Ownership and Usage in the U.S. Army: Implications for Army Training. U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences, Ft. Belvoir, VA.

Dates: Start: 08/2011 End: 05/2014