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Kamilla Rún Jóhannsdóttir, Assistant Professor and director of BS studies in psychology

School:School of Business 
Phone:5996459 
Email:kamillaru.is 
Website:http://www.ru.is/starfsfolk/kamilla

Curriculum Vitae

Education:

·         Ph.D. Cognitive Science, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, 2004

Concentration: Applied cognitive psychology, cognitive research and philosophy of mind

Dissertation: Situation awareness and working memory: an integration of an applied concept with a fundamental cognitive process

 

·         B.A. Psychology, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland, 1996

 

Positions

·         Assistant Professor, 2011-present, Department of Psychology, Reykjavik University, Reykjavik, Iceland

·         Assistant Professor, 2004-present, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Akureyri, Iceland

·         Lecturer 2009-2011, Department of Psychology, Reykjavík University, Reykjavík, Iceland

·         Visiting Research Scientist 2007-2010, The Advanced Cognitive Engineering Lab, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada

·         Sessional Lecturer, Fall 2000, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada

·         Teaching Assistant, 1996-2002, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada

 

Funded research projects:  

·         The Student Innovation Fund (Nýsköpunarsjóður námsmanna): Diagnosing emotional state in speech using biological markers (summer 2013)

·         Icelandic Research Fund (Rannsóknarsjóður): Cognitive workload monitoring for air traffic control using speech analysis (2013-2015)

·         The Icelandic Research Fund (Rannsóknarsjóður): Effects of Dietary Caffeine Amongst Icelandic Youth (2013-2015)

·         The Technology Development Fund (Innviðasjóður): Biobehavioural Studies of Stress (2013-2014)

·         KEA, University Research Grant: Gender and age differences in multi-task environments (2007)

·         KEA, University Research Grant : The effect of cell phone conversation on drivers’ attention  (2005)

 

Awards:

·         CRESTech Student Poster Award ($1000CND), Framework for Evaluating Human Performance in an Aerospace Environment Theme, 2003

·         Carleton University Doctoral Scholarship (1996-2002)

·         Ottawa Center for Research and Innovation: Futures Award, The Student Researcher of the Year. Awarded on March 29th, 2000.

 

Chapters in books

·         Jóhannsdóttir, K. R. and Samsonovich. A. V. (2011). Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures: One More Step Forward. In Alexei V. Samsonovich and Kamilla R. Jóhannsdóttir (Eds.) Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures: Proceedings of the Second Annual Meeting of the BICA Society. Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications, vol 233. IOS Press.

·         Johannsdottir, K. R. (2009). The conscious computer: What are the minimal requirements for building such system? (In Icelandic). In Veit efnið af andanum? S. Atlason & Þ. Helgadóttir (Eds.). Reykjavík, Heimspekistofnun.

 

Edited volumes

·         Pirrone, R., Sorbello, R., & Jóhannsdóttir, K. R. (2013). Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures 2012: Proceedings of the Third Annual Meeting of the BICA Society (Vol. 196). Springer.

·         Samsonovich, A. V., & Johannsdottir, K. R. (2011). Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures 2011. Proceedings of Second Annual Meeting of the BICA Society.–Amsterdam et al.: IOS Press.

·         Samsonovich, A. V., Jóhannsdóttir, K. R., Chella, A., & Goertzel, B. (Eds.). (2010). Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures 2010: Proceedings of the First Annual Meeting of the BICA Society (Vol. 268). IOS Press.

 

Peer reviewed publications

·         Rafnsdottir, H. B., Oddsson, A. H., and Johannsdottir, K. R. Are false memories more likely to be created by emotional compared to neutral dynamic stimuli? The Icelandic Journal of Psychology, 18, (in press).

·         Olafsdottir, I., and Johannsdottir, K. R. The impact of warning and stress on memory and false recall. The Icelandic Journal of Psychology, 17, 55-58.

·         Johannsdottir, K. R., Tashiro, J., Martin, M. V., & Reynaga, G. (2011). The uconscious mind as a mean for authentication. The APA Newsletter on Philosophy and Computers. 10, 7-10.

·         Johannsdottir, K. R. & Herdman, C. M. (2010). The role of working memory in supporting drivers’ Situation Awareness for surrounding traffic. Human Factors, 52, 663-673.

·         Johannsdottir, K. R., Freysdottir, E. S., & Aradottir, G. (2008). The impact of cell-phone and radio use on skills and attentional processes of experienced and inexperienced drivers (in Icelandic). In Gunnar Þór Jóhannesson (Ed.), Rannsóknir í Félagsvísindum IX. Reykjavík: Háskólaútgáfan.

·         Jarmasz, J., Herdman, C. M., & Johannsdottir, K. (2005). Object-based attention and cognitive tunnelling. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 11, 3-12.

·         Johannsdottir, K. R., & Stelmach, L. (2001) Monovision: A Review of the scientific Literature. Optometry and Vision Science, 78, 646-651.

·         Jarmasz, J., Herdman, C.M., & Johannsdottir, K. R, (2001). Grouping symbology with object layers in HUDs. In Proceedings of The Eleventh International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, Colombus, OH: The Ohio State University.

·         Johannsdottir, K. R., Herdman, C. M., & Jarmasz, J. (2000). Development of an attitude recovery task for rotary aircraft in a simulator environment. Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics, Vol 5, 241-248. Ashgate: UK.

·         Herdman, C. M., Johannsdottir, K. R., Jarmasz, J. & Armstrong, J. (2000). Mixed up but flyable: The emergence of object layers in HMDs with head-referenced symbology. Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics, Vol 5, 73-80. Ashgate: UK.

·         Jarmasz, J., Johannsdottir, K. R, & Herdman, C. M (2000). Object layers in HUDs: Grouping symbology by common motion. Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics, Vol 5, 65-72. Ashgate: UK.

 

Published conference proceedings and other publication

·         Cafaro, A., Vilhjálmsson, H., Bickmore, T., Heylen, D., Jóhannsdóttir K., and Valgarðsson. G. (2012). First impressions: users’ judgments of virtual agents’ personality and interpersonal attitude in first encounters. In Intelligent Virtual Agents (pp. 67-80). 2012. Springer Berlin Heidelberg.

·         Tashiro, J., Jóhannsdóttir, K., Vargas Martin, M., Reynaga, G. B.,  & Thorpe, J. (2011). The users’ manual to the unconscious mind. E-Mentor, 2(39).

·         Vargas Martin, M., Johannsdottir, K., Reynaga, G. B., Tashiro, J. & Garcia-Ruiz. M. A. (2010) Unconscious mind: Authenticating with something you don’t know? Or just an infallible liveness test? In the Proceedings of IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering. Calgary, Canada.

·         Herdman, C. M. & Johannsdottir, K. R. (2006). Working memory and driver situation awareness in

automobiles: The role of spatial and phonological subsystems. In Proceedings of the 16th Annual Meeting

of the Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science. Saskatoon, Canada.

·         Johannsdottir, K. R., LeFevre, J.-A., & Herdman, C. (2005). The role of working memory in maintaining situation awareness. In Proceedings of the Thirteen International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: The Ohio State University.

·         Johannsdottir, K. R., LeFevre, J.-A., & Herdman, C. (2003). Cognitive system engineering (CSE) framework for evaluating cockpit interfaces. In Proceedings of The Twelfth International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, Colombus, OH: The Ohio State University.

·         Herdman, C. H., Johannsdottir, K. R., Lessard, L., Jarmasz, J., Churchill, L. L. & Farrell, P. S. E. (2001). Attentional demands associated with integrating a direct voice input (DVI) system into a multi-crew helicopter environment. In Proceedings of The Eleventh International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, Colombus, OH: The Ohio State University.

·         Herdman, C. M., Johannsdottir, K. R., Lessard, L., Churchill, L. L., Wellwood, M., Gamble, M., Armstrong, A., & Farrell, P. S. E. (2001). The impact of a direct voice input (DVI) system on flight safety and mission performance in the CH-146 Griffon helicopter. In Proceedings of The Eleventh International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, Colombus, OH: The Ohio State University.

 

Public presentations and posters

·         James, J. J., Jóhannsdóttir, K. R., Baldursdóttir,  B., & Tähtinen, R. (2012). Adolescent Life Stress: Some Initial BioBus Findings. Ungt Fólk 1992 – 2012, Reykjavik, October 4.

·         Cafaro, A Vilhjálmsson, H. H., Bickmore, T., Heylen, D., Johannsdottir, K. R., and Valgarðsson, G. S. (2012). First Impressions: Users’ Judgments of Virtual Agents’ Personality and Interpersonal Attitude in First Encounters. Presented at the 12th International Conference on Intelligent Agents. Santa Cruz, California, US. (September, 12-14).

·         Olafsdottir, I. and Johannsdottir, K. R. (2012). The impact of warning and stress on memory and false recall. Presented at the 4th Annual Meeting of the Icelandic Psychological Association, Reykjavik, May 24-25.

·         Schmidt, C., and Johannsdottir. K. R. (2011). Simulating Self in Artifacts. Paper presented at Philosophy and Theory of Artificial Intelligence Conference. Thessaloniki, 3-4 October.

·         Samsonovich, A. V., Jóhannsdóttir, K. R., Stocco, A., and Chella, A. (2011). Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures (BICA) Society: Bridging neuroscience, cognitive science and artificial intelligence. In: 2011 Neuroscience Meeting Planner, online. Washington, D.C.: Society for Neuroscience.

·         Heenan, A., Johannsdottir, K., Brown, M., & Herdman, C. (2010). The effects of conversation on working memory and situation awareness in simulated driving. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science. Halifax, NS.

·         Johannsdottir, K. R. & Herdman, C. M. (2008). The role of working memory in perceptuomotor tracking. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science. London, Ontario.

·         Herdman, C. M. & Johannsdottir, K. R. (2006). Working memory and driver situation awareness in automobiles: The role of spatial and phonological subsystems. Paper presented at the 16th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science.

·         Johannsdottir, K. R., LeFevre, J.-A., & Herdman, C. (2005). The role of working memory in maintaining situation awareness. Paper presented at the Thirteen International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

·         Johannsdottir, K. R., LeFevre, J.-A., & Herdman, C. (2003). Cognitive system engineering (CSE) framework for evaluating cockpit interfaces. Paper presented at the Twelfth International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, Colombus, Ohio.

·         Johannsdottir, K. R., Herdman, C. M., Lessard, L., Churchill, L. L., Wellwood, M., Gamble, M., Armstrong, A., & Farrell, P. S. E. (2001). The impact of a direct voice input (DVI) system on flight safety and mission performance in the CH-146 Griffon helicopter. Paper presented at the Eleventh International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, Colombus, Ohio.

·         Johannsdottir, K. R., Herdman, C. M., & Jarmasz, J. (2000). Development of an attitude recovery task for rotary aircraft in a simulator environment. Paper presented at the Third International Conference on Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics. Edinburgh, Scotland.

 

Invited talks

·         Johannsdottir, K. R. (2009, March). Alan Turing: The Turing Machine and its influence on cognitive science. Talk given as a part of the lecture series: Science revolutionaries in the 20th century. (In Icelandic). University of Iceland, Reykjavik.

·         Johannsdottir, K. R. (2008, April). On balancing motherhood and academic life. Talk given at Women in Science and Engineering End of Term Event. Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.

·         Johannsdottir, K. R. (2007, February). Are there any limits to what the driver is capable of? The role of

·         working memory in maintaining drivers’ situation awareness (in Icelandic). Talk given at Félagsvísindatorg. University of Akureyri

·         Johannsdottir, K. R. (2005, October). Conscious computers: What are the minimum requirements? Talk given as a part of the lecture series: Does the matter know about the mind? (in Icelandic). University of Iceland, Reykjavik.

·         Herdman, C. M., Jarmasz, J., & Johannsdottir, K. R. (1999, January). Designing symbologies for head-up and helmet-mounted displays: The impact of object-based attention on the perception and tracing of elements in complex displays. Talk given at DCIEM, Toronto, Canada

·         Johannsdottir, K. R. (1999, August). Monovision: The effect of monocularly blurred images. Communication Research Canada, Ministry of Industry, Ottawa, Canada

 

Experience:

·         Guest lecturer, 2006, ERASMUS seminar: Cognition, Motivation, and Action, University of Akureyri, Iceland

·         Cognition, motivation and action: The role of emotion in cognition

·         Action and virtual reality: The requirements for simulating emotion in a cognitive system

·         Guest lecturer, 2005, ERASMUS seminar: Mind, Language and Cognitive Science, University of Iceland, Reykjavík, Iceland

·         Classical cognitive science I: The computer metaphor and levels of explanation

·         Classical cognitive science II: Symbolic systems and representations

·         Cognitive theory and virtual reality

·         Researcher 2000-2004, Centre for Applied Cognitive Research, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada

·         Testing and evaluation for the Tactical Aviation Mission System Simulation project, experiments I, II and III

·         Evaluation and development of Heads Up Displays (HUDs) for Night Vision Goggles (NVG) for the Canadian Forces

·         The development of HUD symbology for the TTCP Allied Nations Technical Panel 2

·         The development of a direct voice input system for CH146 Griffon helicopters

·         Courses taught 2000-present

·         Elements in Cognitive Science 07301

·         General Psychology ALM0175/0176

·         Biological Psychology SAL0173

·         Sensation and Perception HSYK-E-215

·         Cognitive Psychology HUG017, HUMT-E-414

·         Seminar in Cognitive Psychology, HUG0273

·         Cognitive Neuroscience E-601-HUTA

·         Research Methods in Psychology RAS0175

·         Quantitative Research Methods (master level) MER155

 

Simulator-Based and Basic Research Skills:

·         Cognitive science and aviation psychology - focus on working memory and situation awareness

·         Experimental design

·         Programming of cognitive experiments using E-Prime (windows-based psychology experimental software program)

·         Basic training course in Vection/Hyper Drive v1.6.1

·         Administration (scheduling participants, briefing/debriefing, administering tests)

·         Designing and administrating questionnaires

·         Data analysis (SPSS v. 8, 9, 10, 11; Excel)

·         The development of a Cognitive System Engineering framework for conducting cockpit research

 

Other professional activities:

·         2012-2013 Editorial Board Member for the journal of Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architecture

·         2011 Program Committee for The Fourth Conference on Artificial General Intelligence, 3-6 August, Mountain View, California, USA

·         2011 Co-Chair: The Second International Conference on Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures, (November 5-6, 2011). Arlington, Virginia

·         2010-present                Board of Directors for the BICA Society

·         2010 Co-founder of the BICA Society

·         2010 Co-Chair: The First International Conference on Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures, (November 13-14, 2010). Arlington, Virginia.

·         2009 Chair: Special Session on Self in Artifacts. AAAI Fall Symposium Series (November 2009): Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures. Arlington, Virginia.

·         2009-2011 Evaluation Committee for Women in Defence and Security Scholarship, Ottawa, Canada (2010-2011)

·         Ethics committee (2004-2006), Department of Law and Social Sciences, University of Akureyri, Akureyri, Iceland

 

 

 

RU teaching record

2018-1E-215-HSKYPerception and Cognition
2017-3E-504-BSC1BSc Thesis I
2017-3E-604-BSC2BSc Thesis II
2017-3E-415-HUMTMemory, Thinking and Language
2017-1E-604-BSC2BSc Thesis II
2016-3E-504-BSC1BSc Thesis I
2016-3E-604-BSC2BSc Thesis II
2016-3E-415-HUMTMemory, Thinking and Language
2016-1E-604-BSC2BSc Thesis II
2016-1E-215-HSKYPerception and Cognition
2016-1E-313-SATIExperimental Psychology Laboratory
2015-3E-504-BSC1BSc Thesis I
2015-3E-604-BSC2BSc Thesis II
2015-3E-415-HUMTMemory, Thinking and Language
2015-1E-604-BSC2BSc Thesis II
2015-1E-215-HSKYPerception and Cognition
2014-3E-504-BSC1BSc Thesis I
2014-3E-415-HUMTMemory, Thinking and Language
2014-1E-604-BSC2BSc Thesis II
2014-1E-215-HSKYPerception and Cognition
2014-1E-313-SATIExperimental Psychology Laboratory
2013-3E-504-BSC1BSc Thesis I
2013-3E-601-HUTACognitive Neuroscience
2013-3E-415-HUMTMemory, Thinking and Language
2013-3E-211-NISHLearning in a Digital World
2013-3E-502-STSOHistory and Current Issues in Psychology
2013-1E-604-BSC2BSc Thesis II
2013-1E-215-HSKYPerception and Cognition
2013-1E-313-SATIExperimental Psychology Laboratory
2012-3E-504-BSC1BSc Thesis I
2012-3E-601-HUTACognitive Neuroscience
2012-3E-415-HUMTMemory, Thinking and Language
2012-1E-604-BSC2BSc Thesis II
2012-1E-215-HSKYPerception and Cognition
2012-1E-313-SATIExperimental Psychology Laboratory
2011-3E-504-BSC1BSc Thesis I
2011-3E-601-HUTACognitive Neuroscience
2011-3E-415-HUMTMemory, Thinking and Language
2011-3E-743-COPOConference and Project
2011-1E-215-HSKYPerception and Cognition
2011-1E-313-SATIExperimental Psychology Laboratory
2010-3E-415-HUMTMemory, Thinking and Language
2010-1E-215-HSKYPerception and Cognition