|Office:||David King Hall|
|4400 University Dr MS3F5
Fairfax, VA 22030-4444
|Email:||dgartenb AT gmu DOT edu (replace the "AT" with @ and the "DOT" with ".")|
I am interested in understanding and improving human systems by integrating principles from cognitive science and neuroscience with technological mechanisms (vita). This has inspired a variety of research projects that span the social sciences, experimental psychology, computational modeling, engineering, and computer science. I also run a small software company called Proactive Life that makes iPhone applications for health and fitness.
Currently my time is divided among three projects:
1) Developing an equation to predict operator performance on supervisory control tasks using eye tracking measures. This research is conducted under the supervision of Greg Trafton . The big idea here is to give feedback to the operator based on their online interaction with the program in order to improve performance. We believe that there are still inroads to be made on using perceptual measures like eye movements to measure workload and sitation awareness.
2) Situation awareness in dynamic tasks. This research is also conducted under the supervision of Greg Trafton and the current paradigm that we use is the Multiple Object Tracking (MOT) task and the RESCHU simulation developed by Missy Cummings and the MIT Lab.
3) Using the iPhone as a scientific tool to collect repeated, longitudinal, and diverse data. This is related giving individuals personalized feedback to promote healthy behaviors, particularly, healthy sleep patterns. The vigilance aspect of this research is conducted under the supervision of Raja Parasuraman, which involves developing a more sensitive vigilance task to improve the detection of the components of sleep, resulting in a better understanding of sleep. Performance on the vigilance task is displayed to the user along with sleep amount and time of sleep so they can better determine their sleep needs. The application also includes measures of other behaviors related to sleep and I am working on an equation to predict how sleep is affecting these behaviors and visa-versa.
Gartenberg, D. I., Breslow, L., McCurry, J. M. Trafton, J. G. (2012). Time pressure, memory, and task knowledge facilitate the opportunism heuristic in dynamic tasks. In Proceedings of 56th annual meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. PDF
Gartenberg, D., Pfannenstiel, D., Ghazanfari, P., & Yaktieen, A. (2012). Proactive Life: Building apps that improve health and decision making. Behavioral and Health interventions Showcase. Held by George Mason University. PDF
Gartenberg, D., Forest, G., & Therrien, M. (2012). A smartphone PVT application is successfully used to identify one’s sleep schedule associated with better daytime alertness. Associated Professional Sleep Societies. PDF
Therrien, M., Hebert, M., Gartenberg, D., De Koninck, J., & Forest, G (2012). High correlation and predictive value between alertness measured by reaction time and physical performance. Associated Professional Sleep Societies. PDF
Gartenberg, D. McGarry, R., Phannenstiel, D., Cisler, D., Shaw, T., & Parasuraman, R. (2012). Development and evaluation of a neuroergonomic smart phone application to assess vigilance and arousal. 4th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics. PDF
Gartenberg, D., & Thornton, R., Mortazavi, M., Pfannenstiel, D., Taylor, D., & Parasuraman, R. (2012). Collecting longitudinal and repeated data on the smart phone: Mental models, cost of collection, and perceived benefit of feedback. Pers Ubiquit Comput, doi: 10.1007/s00779-012-0508-3. PDF
Gartenberg, D. & Pfannenstiel, D. (2011). Proactive Sleep: Reducing the costs of data collection and increasing the benefits of data access. 1st Annual Quantified Self Conference. San Francisco, CA: Quantified Self. PDF
Gartenberg, D., McCurry, J. M., & Trafton, J. G. (2011). Situation Awareness Reacquisition in a Supervisory Control Task. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 55th Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, NV: Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. PDF
Gartenberg, D. & Parasuraman, R. (2010). Understanding Brain Arousal and Sleep Quality Using a Neuroergonomic Smart Phone Application. In Marek, T., Karwowski, W., & Rice, V. (Eds.), Advances in Understanding Human Performance, 3rd International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (pp. 210-220). PDF
Gartenberg, D. (November 2010). Sleep and Health on the Smart Phone: Applications towards Behavioral Treatment For Insomnia. Sleep Review Magazine. PDF
US Patent Application 12/795283 "Cyclical Behavior Modification," D. I. Gartenberg, Filed May 21, 2010.
Humane, A., Yenger, C., Wang, X. Y., Gartenberg, D., & Borah, P. (2006). “How the New York Times covered the 2004 Presidential Campaign: A Case of New York Times C Coverage.” Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication .