Joseph L Cooper
Ph.D. Student
My current PhD work focuses on understanding the computational hierarchy underlying human motor control. MS in Computer Science from BYU in 2007. My thesis focused on developing and testing an augmented reality user interface for controlling UAVs. The intent was to allow wilderness search and rescue volunteers, with minimal specialized training, to control a small UAV to facilitate locating individuals (hikers, boy scouts, etc.) lost in wilderness terrain. BS in Computer Science from BYU in 2005. I have a beautiful wife and two wonderful kids.
Cognitive Task Analysis for Developing UAV Wilderness Search Support 2009
Julie A. Adams, Curtis M. Humphrey, Michael A. Goodrich, Joseph L. Cooper, Bryan S. Morse, Cameron Engh and Nathan Rasmussen, Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making, Vol. 3, 1 (2009), pp. 1--26.
Towards using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in Wilderness Search and Rescue: Lessons from field trials 2009
Michael A. Goodrich, Bryan S. Morse, Cameron Engh, Joseph L. Cooper and Julie A. Adams, Interaction Studies, Vol. 10, 3 (2009), pp. 455--481.
Supporting Flight Control for UAV-Assisted Wilderness Search and Rescue Through Human Centered Interface Design 2008
Joseph L. Cooper, Masters Thesis, Brigham Young University.
Supporting Wilderness Search and Rescue using a Camera-Equipped Mini UAV 2008
Michael A. Goodrich, Bryan S. Morse, Damon Gerhardt, Joseph L. Cooper, Morgan Quigley, Julie A. Adams and Curtis Humphrey, Journal of Field Robotics, Vol. 25, 1--2 (2008), pp. 89--110.
Towards Combining UAV and Sensor Operator Roles in UAV-Enabled Visual Search 2008
Joseph L. Cooper and Michael A. Goodrich, In Proceedings of ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, March 2008.
Using a Mini-UAV to Support Wilderness Search and Rescue Practices for Human-Robot Teaming 2007
Michael A. Goodrich, Joseph L. Cooper, Julie A. Adams, Curtis Humphrey, Ron Zeeman and Brian G. Buss, In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Safety, Security and Rescue Robotics, Rome, Italy, September 2007.
Currently affiliated with Embodied Cognition Lab