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Roger Lew

Roger Lew

Research Assistant Professor

Office

AAN115B

Mailing Address

Virtual Technology & Design
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2481
Moscow, Idaho 83844-2481

Roger describes himself as a geek with a Rubik's Cube complex. He enjoys interdisciplinary problem-solving and applying technology to 21st-century challenges. He holds a Master's in Human Factors Psychology and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience. 

Ph.D. in Neuroscience 2014 University of Idaho

Masters in Human Factors Psychology 2007 University of Idaho

Bachelor of Science in Psychology 2004 University of Idaho

Roger describes himself as a geek with a Rubik's Cube complex. He enjoys interdisciplinary problem-solving and applying technology to 21st-century challenges. He holds a Master's in Human Factors Psychology and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience.

His academic roots are in visual motion perception in the context of transportation safety. Examining visual perception required using virtual technology to develop computer-generated stimuli. His dissertation focused on assessing cognitive workload from physiological measures using wavelet decomposition and machine learning.

While finishing his Ph.D., he was instrumental in setting up several research facilities at the University of Idaho, from a full-cab wide field-of-view simulator in the Human In the Loop Laboratory, a walking immersive virtual reality system for the Evolved Navigation Laboratory, and stimuli for the Idaho Child Pedestrian Safety Laboratory (https://www.uidaho.edu/class/psychcomm/graduate/research/facilities).

Roger has also worked with Idaho National Laboratory (INL) since 2013 to establish their full-scope, full-scale, glass top nuclear control room simulator (Human System Simulation Laboratory, http://www4vip.inl.gov/research/human-system-simulation-laboratory/) used for control room modernization and envisioning future control room technologies.

In 2014 Roger began working with Idaho EPSCoR (http://www.idahoepscor.org/) to advance the State of Idaho's capacity to resolve the complex social-ecological processes associated with urban growth-influenced changes to ecosystem services by developing cyber-infrastructure and visualization technologies.

As a Research Assistant Professor in Roger helps to manage the Virtual Technology Laboratory and conducts research related to social-ecological systems and nuclear human factors.

  • Social Ecological Systems
  • Sociotechnical Systems
  • Nuclear Human Factors
  • Scientific Computation
  • Statistical Programming
  • Human Factors

Location

Virtual Technology & Design

Physical Address:
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2481
Moscow, Idaho 83844-2481
Email: vtd@uidaho.edu

Phone: 208-885-4409

Fax: 208-885-9429