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Robert Semmens

Phone: (831) 656-2631
  • PhD - Stanford University 2017
    Major: Learning Sciences and Technology Design
    Dissertation Title: Drawn Together: Using Visualization Using Visualization as a Problem-Solving Strategy in Project Management
  • BS - United States Military Academy 1998
    Major: Systems Engineering
NPS Experience
  • 2018 - current: Assistant Professor
Other Experience
  • 2018 Assistant Professor, Naval Postgraduate School
  • 2017 - 2018 Postdoctoral Scholar, Stanford University
  • 2016 - 2016 Teaching Assistant, Human-Computer Interatction Research, Stanford University
  • 1998 - 2003 2LT to CPT, US Army

Scholarly Work

  • Book Chapters
  • Le Goc, M., Zhao, A., Wang, Y., Dietz, G., Semmens, R., & Follmer, S, (2020). Investigating Active Tangibles and Augmented Reality for Creativity Support in Remote Collaboration. Springer.
  • Semmens, R., Horn, Z. N., Durkee, K., & Jefferson, T, (2010). Influence of CATC in an Operational Setting. U.S. Army Asymmetric Warfare Group.
  • Conference Proceedings
  • Bush, R., Carlos, S., Dean, E., Kim, E., Miranda, A., Semmens, R., Shattuck, L. G., Dillard, J. T., & Hernandez, A. S, (2020). Is That What I Think It Is? Impact of Screen Size on User Ability to Identify Human Activities.
  • Novitzky, M., Semmens, R., Franck, N. H., Chewar, C. M., & Korpela, C, (2020). Virtual Reality for Immersive Human Machine Teaming with Vehicles.
  • Semmens, R., Martelaro, N., Kaveti, P., Stent, S., & Ju, W, (2019). Is now a good time? an empirical study of vehicle-driver communication timing.
  • Semmens, R., Piech, C., & Friend, M, (2015). Who Are You? We Really Wanna Know... Especially If You Think You're Like a Computer Scientist.
  • Semmens, R, (2014). In GPS We (Sometimes) Trust.
  • Semmens, R, (2013). You Can Go Your Own Way... But You Won't: Exploring Road Utilization in the Bay Area.
  • Journal Articles
  • Semmens, R., Novitzky, M., Robinette, P., & Lieberman, G, (2020). Insights into Expertise and Tactics in Human-Robot Teaming.
  • Donovan, B. M., Semmens, R., Keck, P., Brimhall, E., Busch, K., Weindling, M., Duncan, A., Stuhlsatz, M., Bracey, Zo\"e Buck, Bloom, M., & other, (2019). Toward a more humane genetics education: Learning about the social and quantitative complexities of human genetic variation research could reduce racial bias in adolescent and adult populations. Science Education, 3(103), 529--560.
  • Other
  • Tucker, J., Semmens, R., Sidman, J., Geyer, A., & Vaughn, E, (2011). Training Tactical-Level Planning Skills: An Investigation of Problem-Centered and Direct Instruction Approaches.
  • Riccio, G., Lerario, M., Semmens, R., Diedrich, F., Marc, Y., & Digby, G, (2010). A Computer Mediated Learning Environment for a Joint and Expeditionary Mindset.
  • Bickley, W. R., Pleban, R. J., Diedrich, F., Sidman, J., Semmens, R., & Geyer, A, (2010). Army Institutional Training: Current Status and Future Research.
  • Tucker, J., Sidman, J., Geyer, A., Mizrahi, G., O’Driscoll, J., & Semmens, R, (2010). Developing a Blended Learning Approach for Army Leader Planning.
  • Sidman, J., Riccio, G., Semmens, R., Geyer, A., Dean, C., & \& Diedrich, , (2009). Assessment Tools for Basic Army Noncommissioned Officer Training.
  • Ph.D. Thesis
  • Semmens, R, (2017). Drawn Together: Using Visualization as a Problem-Solving Strategy in Project Management.
  • Technical Reports
  • Pleban, R. J., Vaughn, E. D., Sidman, J., Geyer, A., & Semmens, R, (2011). Training platoon leader adaptive thinking skills in a classroom setting.