Jon Holbrook

Contact Information


Dr. Jon Holbrook
Crew Systems and Aviation Operations Branch (D318)

NASA Langley Research Center
Mail Stop 152
Hampton, VA 23681
Email: jon.holbrook@nasa.gov

Bio


Jon Holbrook is a cognitive scientist in the Crew Systems and Aviation Operations Branch at NASA Langley Research Center. Dr. Holbrook is interested in the cognitive aspects of human performance in complex environments, and the development of safe, high-performing human-machine teams and organizations. Dr. Holbrook’s research has included: mental representation of false memories, weather-related decision making by Alaska bush pilots; prospective memory performance by commercial airline pilots; workstation design and decision support for air traffic control tower personnel; organizational resilience in NASA’s International Space Station program; and human contributions to safety in commercial aviation. Dr. Holbrook serves as a Human Factors Discipline Deputy for the NASA Engineering and Safety Center and as the NASA representative on the U.S. Department of Transportation Human Factors Coordinating Committee. He received his Ph.D. in Cognitive Science from Vanderbilt University.

Selected Publications


1. Holbrook, J. B., Stewart, M. J., Smith, B. E., Prinzel, L. J., Matthews, B. L., Avrekh, I., Cardoza, C. T., Amman, O. C., Adduru, V., & Null, C. H. (2019). Human performance contributions to safety in commercial aviation. NASA TM-2019-220417.

2. Holbrook, J. & Null, C. H. (2018). Application of resilience engineering to risk management in sociotechnical systems like International Space Station. NASA Engineering and Safety Center 2018 Technical Update, 20-21. Available from: https://www.nasa.gov/nesc/technicalupdates.

3. Nemeth, C., Lay, E. A., Blume, J., Stephenson, J., & Holbrook, J. (2017). Organizational resilience. Proceedings of the 7th Resilience Engineering Association Symposium. A. Nyssen, M. Jaspar, & D. Woods (Eds.).

4. Ballin, M. & Holbrook, J. (2016). ARMD Strategic Thrust 6: Assured Autonomy for Aviation Transformation. Strategic Thrust Roadmap, available from: http://www.aeronautics.nasa.gov/strategic-plan.htm.

5. Connors, M. M. & Holbrook, J. B. (2016). Transitioning to autonomy: Changes in the role of humans in the air transportation system. NASA TN27125.

6. Stocker, R., Rungta, N., Mercer, E., Raimondi, F., Holbrook, J., Cardoza, C., & Goodrich, M. (2015). An approach to quantifying workload in a system of agents. Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS 2015), Bordini, Elkind, Weiss, Yolum (Eds.).

7. Beard, B. L., Seely, R., Holbrook, J., & Galeon, M. (2013). The insertion of human factors concerns into NextGen programmatic decisions. Proceedings of the 57th annual meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. San Diego, CA.

8. Holbrook, J., Parke, B., Oyung, R., Collins, R., Gonter, K. M., & Beard, B. L. (2013). Perceived usefulness of planned NextGen capabilities by air traffic control tower controllers. Proceedings of the 17th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology. Dayton, OH: The Wright State University.

9. Beard, B. L., Johnston, J. C., & Holbrook, J. (2013). NextGen operational improvements: Will they improve human performance? Proceedings of the 17th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology. Dayton, OH: The Wright State University.

10. Holbrook, J., Hoang, T., Malik, W., Gupta, G., Montoya, J., & Jung, Y. (2012). Reducing environmental impact while maximizing airport throughput: The consequences of introducing new operational goals with and without automation support in an air traffic control tower simulation. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics, 1819-1828. San Francisco, CA: USA Publishing.

11. Strater, L. D., Holbrook, J., Beard, T., Cuevas, H., & Endsley, M. (2012). An initial investigation of the impact of operator-automation goal divergence in the tower. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics, 1829-1838. San Francisco, CA: USA Publishing.

12. Holbrook, J., Puentes, A., Stasio, N., Jobe, K., McDonnell, L., & Beard, B. L. (2011). How thoroughly do proposed NextGen mid-term operational improvements address existing threats? Proceedings of the 16th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology. Dayton, OH: The Wright State University.

13. Fournelle, C., Holbrook, J., Hunter, D. & Salter, W. (2011). Utility assessment for the GALE program. In J. Olive, C. Christianson & J. McCary (Eds.), Handbook of natural language processing and machine translation: DARPA Global Autonomous Language Exploitation (pp 922-928). New York: Springer.

14. Schurr, N., Good, R., Alexander, A., Picciano, P., Ganberg, G., Therrien, M., Beard, B.L. and Holbrook, J. (2010) A Testbed for Investigating Task Allocation Strategies between Air Traffic Controllers and Automated Agents. Proceedings of the Twenty-Second Conference on Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence. Vancouver, BC, Canada: AAAI Press.

15. Holbrook, J., & Dismukes, R. K. (2009). Prospective memory in everyday tasks. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 53rd Annual Meeting (pp. 590-594). Santa Monica, CA: Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.

16. Paletz, S. B. F., Bearman, C. R., Orasanu, J., & Holbrook, J. B. (2009). Socializing the human factors analysis and classification system: Incorporating social psychological phenomena into a human factors error classification system. Human Factors, 51, 435-445.

17. Beard, B. L., Holbrook, J. B., Geven-Sowul, C., & Ahumada, A. J. (2009, July). Assessment of cognitive abilities in simulated space ascent environments. 39th International Conference on Environmental Systems (ICES), paper number 09ICES-0261, Savannah, GA.

18. Holbrook, J. B., Bost, P. R., & Cave, C. B. (2003). The effects of study-task relevance on perceptual repetition priming. Memory & Cognition, 31, 380-392.

19. Holbrook, J. B., Orasanu, J., & McCoy, C. E. (2003). Weather-related decision making by aviators in Alaska. In Proceedings of the 12th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology (pp. 576-581). Dayton, OH: The Wright State University.

20. Nowinski, J. L., Holbrook, J. B., & Dismukes, R. K. (2003). Human memory and cockpit operations: An ASRS study. In Proceedings of the 12th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology (pp. 888-893). Dayton, OH: The Wright State University.

21. McNamara, T. P., & Holbrook, J. B. (2002). Semantic memory and priming. In I. B. Weiner (Series Ed.), A. F. Healy, & R. W. Proctor (Vol. Eds.), Comprehensive handbook of psychology: Experimental psychology (Chapter 16). New York: Wiley & Sons.