Dr. Jason H. Wong is a Human Factors Scientist with the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC), where he works to improve the interaction between humans and complex systems. He received his Ph.D. in 2009 from George Mason University and focused on theoretical and applied issues of visual attention and working memory. Today, Jason combines behavioral metrics, eyetracking, and other human performance measures to analyze individual and team performance in complex systems. Jason also creates and analyzes innovative training methodologies for the warfighter.
He was the 2010 Program Chair for the Undersea Human-Systems Integration symposium in Providence, RI, organizing over two days of speakers and research presentations. Dr. Wong is the associate investigator for an Office of Naval Research grant examining audiovisual cuing integration in a panoramic periscope environment, and he has received an internal NUWC grant to investigate the possibilities of using the Microsoft Kinect as a natural user interface for 3D applications. Additionally, he is the human performance metrics lead for collection and analysis efforts for a new Navy capability designed to flexibly examine the impact of new systems on team performance.
Jason received his Ph.D. in Human Factors and Applied Cognitive Psychology in 2009 from George Mason University (GMU) after earning his B.S. in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Throughout his undergraduate and graduate work, Jason focused on theoretical and applied issues of visual attention and working memory using behavioral, eyetracking, and electroencephalogram techniques. He has presented his findings at numerous conferences and has also published in several scholarly journals such as Cognition. Jason also taught undergraduate-level Introductory Psychology and Cognitive Psychology courses, and he won the GMU Department of Psychology Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor award in 2007. In the same year, Dr. Wong was awarded the SMART Scholarship for Service through the Department of Defense, which paved the way for his work at NUWC.
In his spare time, Jason enjoys non-work-related reading, comedy of all forms, cooking, and traveling.