Maj Christina F Rusnock
PhD

 

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Major Christina F. Rusnock currently serves as the Deputy Department Head and Assistant Professor of Systems Engineering in the Systems Engineering and Management Department of the Air Force Institute of Technology. Her research interests include human systems integration, human performance modeling, cognitive workload, situation awareness, and trust, with a focus on applications in human-machine teams, adaptive automation, autonomous systems, cyber operations, and intelligence, surveillance, and, reconnaissance (ISR) operations.

She was first assigned to the Directorate of Staff, Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC), Los Angeles AFB CA in 2004.  While in the Directorate of Staff, she directly supported the SMC/CC as a Resource Analyst, managing the $3.5 million budget for the Center staff offices.  In 2005, 2Lt Rusnock became the Executive Officer for the Director of Staff, where she was responsible for streamlining the Center staff package and suspense process.

Following her assignments in the Directorate of Staff, 2Lt Rusnock, served as Project Manager, Missile Warning Systems, Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles AFB CA, where she developed the source selection plan to initiate the Alternate Infrared Satellite System (AIRSS).

During her tenure at SMC, she attended the Air and Space Basic Course, where she graduated as an “Academic Ace,” and the Space 100 Course, where she earned “Distinguished Graduate.”

In 2006, 1Lt Rusnock was assigned to Wright-Patterson AFB OH, in order to attend the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT).  During her time at AFIT, 1Lt Rusnock completed her thesis titled “Predicting Cost and Schedule Growth for Military and Civil Space Systems.”  In 2008, 1Lt Rusnock earned her Master’s Degree in Research and Development Management from the Department of Systems and Engineering Management, Air Force Institute of Technology, graduating as a “Distinguished Graduate” and earning the prestigious “Mervin E. Gross Award” for academic achievement.

From 2008 to 2010, Captain Rusnock served as Mission Systems Program Manager of the 516th Aeronautical Systems Squadron, 516th Aeronautical Systems Wing, Aeronautical Systems Center, at Wright-Patterson AFB OH.

From 2010 to 2013, Captain Rusnock attended the University of Central Florida (UCF), where she obtained a PhD in Industrial Engineering, with a Human Factors and Ergonomics Specialty, from the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Systems.  She also served as a volunteer Intern at the Applied Cognition and Training in Immersive Virtual Environments (ACTIVE) Lab, at the Institute for Simulation and Training (IST). While at UCF, she obtained a Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering, with a Systems Engineering Specialty.

Maj Rusnock is married to Noah Rusnock of Orlando FL.  They currently reside in Beavercreek OH with their two cats, Pixel and Orion.

Education

Ph.D. Industrial Engineering, 2013

                   Human Factors Engineering Specialty

                   University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

M.S. Industrial Engineering, 2011

                   Systems Engineering Specialty

                   University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

M.S. Research and Development Management, 2008

                   Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH

B.A. Economics-Government, Leadership Concentration, 2004

                  Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, CA

 

Awards

2016      Awardee, Safety, Human Factors, and Ergonomics Track Best Paper, Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers

2016      Awardee, AETC Educator of the Year, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH

2016      Awardee, Outstanding Military Faculty Award, Military Officers Association of America

2015      Awardee, 2015 Presidential Volunteer Service Award – Gold (Team Category), Corporation for National and Community Service

2015      Awardee, Engineering Economy Track Best Paper, Institute of Industrial Engineers

2015      Awardee, 2015 First Quarter Team of the Quarter Category, Graduate School of Engineering and Management, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH

2015      Awardee, 2014 Best Outreach Service Award, Department of Systems Engineering and Management, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH

2014      Awardee, 2014 Presidential Volunteer Service Award – Bronze (Individual Category), Corporation for National and Community Service

2014      Awardee, 2014 Presidential Volunteer Service Award – Silver (Team Category), Corporation for National and Community Service

2014      Awardee, 2014 AFIT Team of the Year, 2d Lt Program, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH

2014      Nominee, 2014 Outstanding Dissertation Award, University of Central Florida, FL

2011      Awardee, Gilbreth Memorial Fellowship, Institute of Industrial Engineers

2011      Nominee, Lisa Zaken Award for Excellence, Institute of Industrial Engineers

2011      Nominee, Order of the Pegasus, University of Central Florida, FL

2010      Nominee, Wright-Patterson Company Grade Officer of the Year, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH

2010      Nominee, Aeronautical Systems Center Company Grade Officer of the Year, Aeronautical Systems Center, Wright-PattersonAFB, OH

2009      Awardee, Wing Company Grade Officer of the Year, 516 AESW (Mobility Systems Wing), ASC, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH

2009      Awardee, Wing Company Grade Officer of the Quarter, 516 AESW (Mobility Systems Wing), ASC, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH

2009      Awardee, Group Company Grade Officer of the Year, 516 AESG (C-17 Systems Group), ASC, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH

2009      Awardee, Group Company Grade Officer of the Quarter, 516 AESG (C-17 Systems Group), ASC, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH

2009      Awardee, Chief of Staff Flight, Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, AL

2009      Awardee, Right of Line Flight, Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, AL

2008      Awardee, Mervin E. Gross Award, Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH

2006      Awardee, Team of the Year, Transformation and Developmental Planning Directorate, SMC, Los Angeles AFB, CA

2005      Awardee, Directorate Company Grade Officer of the Quarter, Directorate of Staff, SMC, Los Angeles AFB, CA

2004      Awardee, George S. Blair Award for State and Local Government, Claremont-McKenna College, Claremont, CA

2004      Awardee, Government Department Award for the Outstanding Senior Thesis, Claremont-McKenna College, Claremont, CA

Publications

 

Books

  1. Badiru. A. B., Rusnock, C.F., & Valencia, V.V. (2016) Research for Project Management: A Guide for Graduate Students.  Boca Raton: CRC Press.

 

Refereed Archival Journal Papers

  1. Rusnock, C.F. & Geiger C.D. (2016). “Designing Adaptive Systems: Selecting an Adaptive Automation Invoking Threshold to Improve Human Performance.” International Journal of Human Factors and Ergonomics. (accept 29 Sep 2016)
  2. Borghetti, B.J., *Giametta, J.J., & Rusnock, C.F. (2016). Assessing Continuous Operator Workload with a Hybrid Scaffolded Neuroergonomic Modeling Approach.” Human Factors. (accept with minor revisions: 26 Aug 2016)
  3. Rusnock, C.F., & Borghetti, B.J. (2016). “IMPRINT Workload Profiles: A Continuous Measure of Mental Workload.” International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics. (accept with minor revisions: 26 Jun 2016; re-submitted 27 Jun 2016)
  4. Rusnock, C.F. & Geiger C.D., (2016). “Impact of Adaptive Automation Revoking Strategies on Cognitive Workload and Situation Awareness.” IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems. (in press, accepted 17 Sep 2016)
  5. *Corpuz, M.Q., Rusnock, C.F., Valencia, V.V., & Oyama, K., (2016). “Medical Readiness: Evaluating the Robustness of Medical Clinic Staffing Solutions.” Journal of Defense Modeling and Simulation. (in press, accepted: 1 April 2016)
  6. Miller, M.E., *Thomas, S., & Rusnock, C.F., (2016).Extending System Readiness Levels to Assess and Communicate Human Readiness.” Systems Engineering, 19(2), 146-157.
  7. Rusnock, C.F. & McCauley-Bush, P., (2012).  “An Evaluation of Restaurant Noise Levels and Contributing Factors.” Journal of Occupational & Environmental Hygiene, 9(6), D108-D113.

 

Refereed Conference Papers (Accepted on the Basis of Full Paper Review)

  1. *Hillesheim, A.J., & Rusnock, C.F., (2016). Predicting the Effects of Automation Reliability Rates on Human-Machine Team Performance. 2016 Winter Simulation Conference, Arlington, VA, Dec 11-14, 2016.
  2. *Bowden, J., & Rusnock, C.F., (2016). Influences of Task Management Strategy on Performance and Workload for Supervisory Control. 2016 Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Conference, Washington, DC, Sep 19-23, 2016.
  3. *Maxheimer, E.W., Rusnock, C.F., Oyama, K.F., & Valencia, V.V. (2016).  Assessing Mental Workload Demands of Healthcare Staff using Simulation. Proceedings of the 2016 Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers (IISE) Industrial & Systems Engineering Research Conference, Anaheim, CA, May 21-24, 2016.
  4. *Kim, S., Miller, M.E., Rusnock, C.F., & Elshaw, J. (2016).  Aiding Call Sign Recognition through Spatial Audio. Proceedings of the 2016 Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers (IISE) Industrial & Systems Engineering Research Conference, Anaheim, CA, May 21-24, 2016. Recognition: Safety, Human Factors, and Ergonomics Track Best Paper Award.
  5. *Goodman, T.J., Miller, M.E., Rusnock, C.F., & Bindewald, J. (2016). Timing Within Human-Agent Interaction and its Effect on Team Performance and Human Behavior. Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE Conference on Cognitive Methods in Situation Awareness and Decision Support, San Diego, CA, Mar 21-25, 2016.
  6. *Goodman, T.J., Miller, M.E., & Rusnock, C.F. (2015). Incorporating Automation: Using Modeling and Simulation to Enable Task Re-Allocation. Proceedings of the 2015 Winter Simulation Conference, Huntington Beach, CA, Dec 6-9, 2015.
  7. *Bowden, J., & Rusnock, C.F., (2015). Evaluation of Human Machine Interface Design Factors on Situation Awareness and Task Performance. Proceedings of the 2015 Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, Oct 26-30, 2015.
  8. *Smith, A.M., Borghetti, B. J., & Rusnock, C.F. (2015). Improving Model Cross-Applicability for Operator Workload Estimation. Proceedings of the 2015 Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, Oct 26-30, 2015.
  9. Rusnock, C.F. & White III, E.D. (2015).  Predicting Cost Growth for Military and Civil Space Systems. Proceedings of the 2015 Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) Industrial & Systems Engineering Research Conference, Nashville, TN, May 30-June 2, 2015. Recognition: Engineering Economy Track Best Paper Award.
  10. *Wade, D., Rusnock, C.F., Stone, B., & Oyama, K. (2015).  Influence of Continuity-of-Care on Cost and Availability in DoD Healthcare. Proceedings of the 2015 Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) Industrial & Systems Engineering Research Conference, Nashville, TN, May 30-June 2, 2015.
  11. *Corpuz, M.Q., Rusnock, C.F., Valencia, V.V., & Oyama, K. (2015).  Reducing Wait-Time of a System of Clinics Using Discrete-Event Simulation. Proceedings of the 2015 Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) Industrial & Systems Engineering Research Conference, Nashville, TN, May 30-June 2, 2015.
  12. *Bowden, J., & Rusnock, C.F., (2015).  Impact of Display Design Individual Preferences on Process Control Performance. Proceedings of the 2015 Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) Industrial & Systems Engineering Research Conference, Nashville, TN, May 30-June 2, 2015.
  13. *Boeke, D.K., Miller, M.E., Rusnock, C.F., & Borghetti, B.J. (2015). Exploring Individualized Objective Workload Prediction with Feedback for Adaptive Automation. Proceedings of the 2015 Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) Industrial & Systems Engineering Research Conference, Nashville, TN, May 30-June 2, 2015.
  14. Rusnock, C.F. & Geiger C.D. (2014). Simulation-based Assessment of Performance-Workload Tradeoffs for System Design Evaluation. Proceedings of the 2014 Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) Industrial & Systems Engineering Research Conference, Montreal, Canada, May 31-June 3, 2014.
  15. Rusnock, C.F. & Geiger C.D. (2013).  The Impact of Adaptive Automation Invoking Thresholds on Cognitive Workload and Situational Awareness. Proceedings of the 2013 Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, Sept 30-Oct 4, 2013.
  16. Rusnock, C.F. & Geiger C.D. (2013).  Using Discrete-Event Simulation for Cognitive Workload Modeling and System Evaluation. Proceedings of the 2013 Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) Industrial & Systems Engineering Research Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 18-22, 2013.

 

Conference Papers (Accepted on the Basis of Abstract Review)

  1. Rusnock, C.F., Boubin, J.G., Giametta, J.J., Goodman, T.J., Hillesheim, A.J., Kim, S., Meyer, D.R., & Watson, M.E. (2016).  The Role of Simulation in Designing Human-Automation Systems. Foundations of Augmented Cognition. 10th International Conference on Augmented Cognition, held as part of the 18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, Toronto, Canada, 17-22 Jul, 2016.
  2. Meyer, D.R., Rusnock, C.F., & Miller, M.E. (2016).  Seeing the Big Picture: Pilot Assessments of Cockpit Systems Interactions Contribution to Situation Awareness. Foundations of Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics. 13th International Conference on Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics, held as part of the 18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, Toronto, Canada, 17-22 Jul, 2016.
  3. Borghetti, B.J. & Rusnock, C.F., (2016).  Introduction to Real-Time State Assessment. Foundations of Augmented Cognition. 10th International Conference on Augmented Cognition, held as part of the 18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, Toronto, Canada, 17-22 Jul, 2016.
  4. Rusnock, C.F., Borghetti, B.J., & McQuaid, I.W. (2015).  Objective-Analytical Measures of Workload – the Third Pillar of Workload Triangulation? Foundations of Augmented Cognition. 9th International Conference on Augmented Cognition, held as part of the 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, Los Angeles, CA, 2-7 Aug, 2015.

 Poster Presentations

  1. *#Hillesheim, A.J., & Rusnock, C.F., (2016). “Examining Operator Compliance and Reliance with Reduced Automation Reliability,” SOCHE Graduate STEM Research Poster Fair, Sinclair Community College, Dayton, Ohio, Mar 18, 2016.
  2. *#Watson, M., Rusnock, C.F., Miller, M.E., & Colombi, J. (2016). “Improving System Design Through the Integration of Human Systems and Systems Engineering Models,” SOCHE Graduate STEM Research Poster Fair, Sinclair Community College, Dayton, Ohio, Mar 18, 2016.
  3. *#Maxheimer, E.W., & Rusnock, C.F. (2016).  “Analysis of Inpatient Hospital Staff Mental Workload by Means of Discrete-Event Simulation,” SOCHE Graduate STEM Research Poster Fair, Sinclair Community College, Dayton, Ohio, Mar 18, 2016.
  4.  *#Watson, M., Rusnock, C.F., Miller, M.E., Colombi, J. (2015).  “Improving MBSE Models Using Human Performance Simulation,” 2015 Winter Simulation Conference, Huntington Beach, CA, Dec 6-9, 2015
  5. *#Boubin, J., Rusnock, C. & Miller, M.E. (2015).  “Eliciting an Algorithm to Replicate Human Trust in Automation in the Domain of Reliance,” 11th Annual Dayton Engineering Sciences Symposium (DESS), Wright State University, Dayton, OH, Nov 2, 2015.
  6. *#Maxheimer, E.W., & Rusnock, C.F. (2015).  “Quantitatively Assessing Mental Workload of Medical Staff using Discrete-Event Simulation,” 2015 Fall Technical Symposium of the Cincinnati-Dayton Chapter of INFORMS, Dayton, Ohio, Oct 9, 2015. Recognition: Best Poster Award.
  7. *#Watson, M., & Rusnock, C.F. (2015).  “Improving MBSE Models Using Human Performance Simulation,” Graduate School of Engineering and Management,  Air Force Institute of Technology Poster Session, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, Sept 3, 2015.
  8. *#Maxheimer, E.W., & Rusnock, C.F. (2015).  “Modeling Mental Workload of Healthcare Providers,” Graduate School of Engineering and Management,  Air Force Institute of Technology Poster Session, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, Sept 3, 2015.
  9. *#Boubin, J., Rusnock, C. & Miller, M.E. (2015).  “Eliciting an Algorithm to Replicate Human Trust in Automation in the Domain of Compliance,” Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education (SOCHE) Air Force Institute of Technology Summer Intern Poster Session, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, Jul 29, 2015.
  10. *#Bowden, J., & Rusnock, C.F. (2014) Improving Situation Awareness and Performance of Process Control Operations through Visual Display Design. 10th Annual Dayton Engineering Sciences Symposium (DESS), Wright State University, Dayton, OH, Oct 28, 2014.
  11. *Bates, L., & Rusnock, C. (2014).  “Using Discrete-Event Simulation to Predict Workload and Performance in Unmanned Vehicle Operations,” Air Force Research Labs – Air Force Institute of Technology Colloquium on Human Machine Systems 2.0, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, Sept 30, 2014.
  12. *#Corpuz, M., & Rusnock, C. (2014).  “Using Discrete-Event Simulation to Evaluate the Effects of Flight Medicine Clinic Staffing Levels on Patient Wait Time.” Air Force Research Labs – Air Force Institute of Technology Colloquium on Human Machine Systems 2.0, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, Sept 30, 2014.
  13. *#Katrein, S., & Rusnock, C. (2014).  “Using Discrete-Event Simulation to Determine the Effects of Automation Types and Levels on Remotely Piloted Aircraft Tasks.” Air Force Research Labs – Air Force Institute of Technology Colloquium on Human Machine Systems 2.0, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, Sept 30, 2014.
  14. *#VanHoose, T., & Rusnock, C. (2014).  “Enhancing Department of Defense Human Performance Models though Improving Probability Distributions,” Air Force Research Labs – Air Force Institute of Technology Colloquium on Human Machine Systems 2.0, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, Sept 30, 2014.
  15. *#Wade, D., & Rusnock, C. (2014).  “Utilizing Cluster Analysis to Generate Healthcare Patient Profiles.” Air Force Research Labs – Air Force Institute of Technology Colloquium on Human Machine Systems 2.0, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, Sept 30, 2014.
  16. *#Bates, L., & Rusnock, C. (2014).  “Using Discrete-Event Simulation to Predict Workload and Performance in Unmanned Vehicle Operations,” Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education (SOCHE) Air Force Institute of Technology Summer Intern Poster Session, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, Jul 30, 2014.  Recognition: Poster of Excellence Award.
  17. *#VanHoose, T., & Rusnock, C. (2014).  “Enhancing Department of Defense Human Performance Models though Improving Probability Distributions,” Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education (SOCHE) Air Force Institute of Technology Summer Intern Poster Session, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, Jul 30, 2014.
  18. *#Boubin, J., & Rusnock, C. (2014).  “Modeling Cognitive Workload and Fatigue for Defensive Cyber Security Operations,” Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education (SOCHE) Air Force Institute of Technology Summer Intern Poster Session, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, Jul 30, 2014.
  19. #Miller, M., #Peterson, G.., #Rusnock, C., & Borghetti, B., (2013).  “AFIT Adaptive Automation Research Portfolio,” Alliance for Human Effectiveness and Advancement Autonomy Showcase, Dayton, OH, Dec 10, 2013.

 

 

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