Michael Politowicz


Mike Politowicz is a research aerospace engineer in the Crew Systems and Aviation Operations Branch at NASA Langley Research Center. He earned his private pilot certificate in 2007 and a B.S.E. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan in 2011. Mike has previously worked in the industry as a systems engineer supporting the development of simulation software for verification and validation of Flight Management Systems (FMS) on commercial and military aircraft. Additionally, he has several years of experience as a software engineer designing and developing mobile applications for iOS devices. Currently, Mike is researching Human-Autonomy Teaming (HAT) in the context of Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) under the Transformational Tools & Technologies (TTT) – Autonomous Systems (AS) sub-project.


Selected Publications:

1. Chancey, E. T., Politowicz, M. S., & Le Vie, L. R. (2021). Enabling Advanced Air Mobility operations through appropriate trust in human-autonomy teaming: Foundational research approaches and applications. 2021 AIAA SciTech. Virtual Meeting. https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2021-0880

2. Politowicz, M. S., Chancey, E. T., & Glaab, L. J. (2021). Effects of autonomous sUAS separation methods on subjective workload, situation awareness, and trust. 2021 AIAA SciTech. Virtual Meeting. https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2021-1176

3. Chancey, E. T., & Politowicz, M. S. (2020). Designing and Training for Appropriate Trust in Increasingly Autonomous Advanced Aerial Mobility Operations: A Mental Model Approach (Version 1). (NASA Technical Memorandum). Hampton, Virginia: Langley Research Center. 0 maps, 2 tables, 7 figures, 40 pages, 125 references, 0 appendices. https://ntrs.nasa.gov/citations/20205003378

4. Chancey, E. T., & Politowicz, M. S. (2020). Public trust and acceptance for concepts of remotely operated Urban Air Mobility transportation. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 2020 Annual Meeting. Virtual Meeting. https://doi.org/10.1177/1071181320641251

5. Wing, D. J., Chancey, E. T., Politowicz, M. S., & Ballin, M. G. (2020). Achieving resilient in-flight performance for Advanced Air Mobility through Simplified Vehicle Operations. 2020 AIAA Aviation. Virtual Meeting. https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2020-2915

6. Koteskey, R. W., Wu, S. C., Battiste, V., Wenzel, E. M., Lachter, J., Begault, D. R., Nguyen, J., Politowicz, M. S., & Johnson, W. W. (2013). Enhanced Audio for NextGen Flight Decks. In S. Landry (Ed.), Advances in Human Aspects of Aviation (pp. 33-42). Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Press/Taylor and Francis. https://doi.org/10.1201/b12321