Joseph Engler

Joseph Engler

Dr. Joseph "Jäger" Engler

The University of Iowa
Associate Research Scientist

Iowa City, IA 52242
Telephone: (319) 248-1100
Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Engler is an Associate Research Scientist at the University of Iowa’s Operator Performance Laboratory. Joseph received his BS degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science from The Franciscan University, an MS in Industrial Engineering from the University of Iowa in 2009, and his PhD in Industrial Engineering from the University of Iowa in 2011. Joseph’s research interests focus on nonlinear deterministic systems, otherwise known as chaotic systems. Dr. Engler has developed several algorithms which utilize chaos science to determine workload, skill, and operator state. He uses the ECG signal waveform, and its inherent ergodicity for determining workload in real time. Dr. Engler has also performed work to determine cue usages which are not consciously verbalized. Joseph has been with the OPL since 2012. In his spare time, Dr. Engler can often be found acting as the pitmaster for the Blue-B-Que Competition BBQ team and attending bluegrass music festivals and gatherings.

Dr. Engler's Publications

T. Schnell and J. Engler, “Entropic skill assessment of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) operators,” Journal of Unmanned Vehicle Systems, no. 02. pp. 53–68, 2014.

Engler, J., Schnell, T., & M. Walwanis “Deterministically Nonlinear Dynamical Classification of Cognitive Workload”, Proc. Of the 2013 I/ITSEC, Orlando, Fl., December 2013.

Engler, J. & Schnell, T. “Elemental Network Analysis of a Cognitive Fidelity Experiment”, in preparation for submission to Human Factors.

Engler, J. & Schnell, T. “Classifying Workload using Discrete Deterministic Nonlinear Models across Subject Populations and for Extended Time” submitted to IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems.

Engler, J. & Kusiak, A. “Modeling an Innovation Ecosystem with Adaptive Agents”, Intl. Jrnl. Of Innovation Science, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 55-68, 2011.

Engler, J. & Kusiak, A., “Mining Authoritativeness of Collaborative Innovation Partners”, Intl. Jrnl. of Computers, Communications and Control, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 42-51, 2010.

Engler, J. & Kusiak, A., “Web Mining for Innovation”, Mechanical Engineering, Vol. 130, No. 11, pp. 38-40, 2008.

Engler, J., “Increasing Yields with Entropy-based Analysis of Test Data”, Proc. of the 2010 IEEE AUTOTESTCON, Orlando, FL, September 2010.

Jones, T. & Engler, J. “PACO: A Predictive Analysis System for Manufacturing Test”, Proc. of the 2010 IEEE AUTOTESTCON, Orlando, FL, September 2010.

Engler, J. & Kusiak, A. “Agent-based Control of Thermostatic Appliances” Proc. of the 2010 IEEE Green Technologies Conf., Grapevine, TX April 2010.

Engler, J. “Optimization of Test Engineering Utilizing Evolutionary Computation”, Proc. of the 2009 IEEE AUTOTESTCON, Anaheim, CA, September 2009.

Engler, J. “Mining Periodic Patterns in Manufacturing Test Data”, Proc. of the 2008 IEEE SOUTHEASTCON, Huntsville, AL, March 2008.