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Alonso H. Vera
Division Chief
Phone: 650-604-6294
E-Mail: Alonso Vera
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(2013)  NASA Honor Award, Outstanding Leadership Medal
(2011)  NASA Space Flight Awareness Award, Leadership Award- Constellation
(2011)  NASA Space Flight Awareness Award, Constellation Acceptance Data Package Electronic System Development Team
(2011)  NASA Space Flight Awareness Award, Constellation Failure Mode and Effects Analysis-Critical Items List Database Development Team
(2009)  NASA Group Achievement Award, Constellation's Safety, Reliability, and Quality Assurance software systems
(2008)  AMES Honor Award, Constellation Problem Reporting Analysis and Corrective Action (PRACA)
(2007)  Johnson Space Center Award, JSC Group Achievement Award
(2006)  NASA Group Achievement Award, Collaborative Decision Systems Team
(2004)  NASA Group Achievement Award, Mars Exploration Rover (MER) Information Technology Infusion Team
(2004)  Technology Turning Goals Into Reality (TGIR) Awards, Human Factors contributors to The AMES MER Infusion Team
(2003)  AMES Group Achievement Award, Code I MER Technology Infusion Team
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PDF download  S. B. Paletz, K. H. Kim, C. D. Schunn, I. V. Tollinger, & A. H. Vera (2013) Reuse and Recycle: The Development of Adaptive Expertise, Routine Expertise, and Novelty in a Large Research Team, Applied Cognitive Psychology Click to read more
PDF download  C. B. Green, I. V. Tollinger, C. D. Ratterman, A. A. Eiser, L. . Castro, & A. H. Vera (2009) Leveraging open source software in the design and development process, In K. Hinckley, M. R. Morris, S. Hudson, and S. Greenberg (Eds.): Extended Abstracts of the 2009 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2009), (pp. 3061-3074). San Jose, CA: ACM. Click to read more
PDF download  A. . Howes, R. L. Lewis, & A. H. Vera (2009) Rational Adaptation Under Task and Processing Constraints: Implications for Testing Theories of Cognition and Action, Psychological Review, Vol. 116, No. 4, 717–751 Click to read more
A. H. Vera (2007) Breaking the fidelity barrier: An examination of current prototypes and an example of a mixed-fidelity success. Click to read more
A. H. Vera, R. W. Remington, M. P. Matessa, B. . John, & M. . Freed (2005) Automating human-performance modeling at the millisecond level, Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, 20, 225-265 Click to read more
PDF download  A. . Howes, R. L. Lewis, A. H. Vera, & J. . Richardson (2005) Information-requirements grammar: A theory of the structure of competence for interaction, In Proceedings of the Cognitive Science Society, Stresa, Italy Click to read more
I. V. Tollinger, R. L. Lewis, P. H. Tollinger, A. H. Vera, A. . Howes, & L. . Pelton (2005) Supporting Efficient Development of Cognitive Models at Multiple Skill Levels: Exploring Recent Advances in Constraint-Based Modeling, In Proceedings of the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems CHI-05, Portland, OR, April 2-7, 2005 Click to read more
A. H. Vera, A. . Howes, & R. L. Lewis (2004) A constraint satisfaction approach to predicting skilled interactive cognition, In Proceedings of the Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI-04 (pp. 121-128). New York, NY: ACM Press. Click to read more
R. L. Lewis, A. . Howes, & A. H. Vera (2004) A constraint-based approach to understanding the composition of skill, In Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Cognitive Modeling 2004 (pp. 148-153). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Earlbaum Associates, Inc Click to read more
A. . Howes, A. H. Vera, & R. L. Lewis (2004) Cognitive Constraint Modeling: A formal approach to supporting reasoning about behavior, Proceedings of the 26th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 595-600). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Earlbaum Associates, Inc Click to read more
I. V. Tollinger, A. H. Vera, & P. H. Tollinger (2004) Collaborative knowledge management supporting Mars mission scientists, Computer Supported Collaborative Work, Chicago, IL Click to read more
C. D. Schunn, & A. H. Vera (2004) Cross-cultural similarities in category structure, Thinking and Reasoning, 2004, 10 (3), 273-287. Click to read more
A. H. Vera (2003) By the seat of our pants: The evolution of research on cognition and action, The Journal of Learning Sciences,vol. 12: 279-284 Click to read more
M. . Freed, M. P. Matessa, R. W. Remington, & A. H. Vera (2003) How Apex Automates CPM-GOMS, Proceeding of the Fifth International Conference on Cognitive Modeling, Bamberg, Germany Click to read more
PDF download  B. . John, A. H. Vera, M. P. Matessa, M. . Freed, & R. W. Remington (2002) Automating CPM-GOMS., John, B., Vera, A., Matessa, M., Freed, M, & Remington, R. (2002) Automating CPM-GOMS. Proceedings of CHI, 2002 (Minneapolis, April 20-25, 2002). Click to read more
PDF download  M. P. Matessa, A. H. Vera, R. W. Remington, & M. . Freed (2002) Reusable Templates in Human Performance Modeling., Matessa, M., Vera, A., John, B., Remington, R., & Freed, M. (2002) Reusable Templates in Human Performance Modeling. Proceedings of the Twenty-fourth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Click to read more
J. . Yuen, & A. H. Vera (2000) Developing Intelligent Agents To Support Air Traffic Control, In Proceeding of AAAI '00 Fall Symposium. ACM: New York Click to read more
S. K. Mak, & A. H. Vera (1999) Motion-based categorization in young children, Cognition, 71, B11-B21 Click to read more
S. K. Mak, L. Y. Lo, & A. H. Vera (1999) Preschool children's use of shape, movement and labels in inductive inferences about animal kinds, Journal of Experimental Child Psychology Click to read more
T. . Kvan, A. . Yip, & A. H. Vera (1999) Supporting Design Studio Learning, In Proceedings of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning '99. ACM: New York Click to read more
A. H. Vera (1999) Understanding users: The knowledge-level of analysis, In Cognitive Technology: Methods and Practice, B. Gorayska and J. L. Mey (Eds.), Elsevier Science B.V Click to read more
G. . Gutheil, A. H. Vera, & F. C. Keil (1998) Do houseflies think? Patterns of induction and biological beliefs in development, Cognition, 66 (1) 33-49 Click to read more
A. H. Vera, T. . Kvan, R. L. West, & M. K. Lai (1998) Expertise and collaborative design, In Proceedings of CHI-98. ACM, New York Click to read more
R. L. West, A. . Wong, & A. H. Vera (1998) GOMS, distributed cognition and the knowledge structures of organizations, In Proceedings of the 20th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (Madison, WI, August 1-4, 1998) Click to read more
S. K. Mak, & A. H. Vera (1998) The role of motion in children's categorization, In Proceedings of the 20th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (Madison, WI, August 1-4, 1998) Click to read more
T. . Kvan, R. L. West, & A. H. Vera (1998) Tools and channels of communication: Dealing with the effects of computer mediation on design communication, International Journal of Virtual Reality, 3, 3 Click to read more
T. . Kvan, R. L. West, & A. H. Vera (1997) Choosing tools for a virtual community, Third International IFIP WG5.2 Workshop on Formal Design Methods for CAD, Sydney, 1997 Click to read more
T. . Kvan, A. H. Vera, & R. L. West (1997) Expert and situated actions in collaborative design, Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on CSCW in Design, Bangkok, 1997 Click to read more
A. H. Vera, & R. L. Lewis (1996) Dissociating performance from learning: An empirical evaluation of a computational model, In Proceedings of the 18th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (San Diego, CA, July 12-55, 1996) Click to read more
J. K. Rosenblatt, & A. H. Vera (1995) A GOMS Representation of Tasks for Intelligent Agents, In M. T. Cox & M. Freed (Eds.), Proceedings of the 1995 AAAI Spring Symposium on Representing Mental States and Mechanisms. Menlo Park, CA: AAAI Press Click to read more
A. H. Vera, & H. A. Simon (1995) A theoretical evaluation of situated cognition, Cognitive Studies, 2, 5-15 Click to read more
C. D. Schunn, & A. H. Vera (1995) Causality and the categorization of events and objects, Thinking and Reasoning, 1, 237-284 Click to read more
A. H. Vera, & J. K. Rosenblatt (1995) Developing user model-based intelligent agents, In Proceedings of the 17th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 500-505). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Earlbaum Associates, Inc Click to read more
A. H. Vera, & H. A. Simon (1994) Reconstructing physical symbol systems, Cognitive Science, 18, 355-360 Click to read more
B. E. John, A. H. Vera, & A. . Newell (1994) Towards real time GOMS: A model of expert behavior in a highly interactive task, Behaviour and Information Technology, 13, 4, pp. 255-267 Click to read more
A. H. Vera, & H. A. Simon (1993) Situated action: A symbolic interpretation, Cognitive Science, 17, 7-48 Click to read more
A. H. Vera, & H. A. Simon (1993) Situated action: Reply to Reviewers, Cognitive Science, 17, 77-86 Click to read more
A. H. Vera, & H. A. Simon (1993) Situated action: Reply to William Clancey, Cognitive Science, 17, 117-133 Click to read more
A. H. Vera, R. L. Lewis, & F. J. Lerch (1993) Situated decision-making and recognition-based Learning: Applying symbolic Theories to interactive tasks, In Proceedings of the Fifteenth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society. Boulder, CO Click to read more
B. E. John, & A. H. Vera (1992) A GOMS analysis of a graphic, machine-paced, highly interactive task, In Proceedings of CHI (Monterey, CA, May 3-7, 1992) ACM, New York, pp. 251-258 Click to read more
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