Dr. Nathan Bos

Systems Engineering

Education History

  • B A Psychology, Calvin College
  • Ph D Psychology and Education, University of Michigan

Work Experience

Senior Professional Staff, JHU Applied Physics Laboratory


Rhodes, R. E., Kopecky, J., Bos, N.D., McKneely, J., Gertner, A., Zaromb, F., Perrone, A. & Spitaletta, J.S. (in press.) Training Decision Making With Serious Games: An Independent Evaluation. Games and Culture (forthcoming).
Bos, N.D., Paul, C.L. Bos, N., Paul, C. L., Gersh, J. R., Greenberg, A., Piatko, C., Sperling, S., Spitaletta, J.S., Arendt, D.L., Burtner, R. (2016). Effects of Gain / Loss Framing in Cyber Defense Decision-Making. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society annual conference, p. 168–172.

Bos, N., Zaromb, F., McKneely, J., Kopecky, J., Gertner, A., & Jacoby, L. (2014, May). Evidence for Concept Formation within Confirmation Bias Tasks. In R. D. Roberts (Chair), Assessing Cognitive Biases in Judgment and Decision Making for Higher Education and Workplace Applications. Symposium conducted at the 26th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, CA.
Perrone, A. G., Kopecky, J. J., D'Andrea, M., Bos, N. D., McKneely, J. A. (2014, May). A Technique to Determine Mental Workload by Pupil Dilation on Varying Backgrounds. Poster presented at the 26th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, CA.
Bos, N.D., Spitaletta, J.A., Molnar, A.R., Tinker, J.M., & LeNoir, J.D. (2013). Human Factors Considerations of Undergrounds in Insurgencies, 2nd Ed. Alexandria, VA: US Army Printing Office.
Fink,C. Bos, N.D., Perrone, A., Liu, E. and Kopecky, J. (2013). Twitter, Public Opinion, and the 2011 Nigerian Presidential Election. 2013 ASE/IEEE International Conference on Social Computing.
Fink, C,. Kopecky, J,, Bos, N, (2012). Inferring Demographic Attributes and Extracting Political Discourse from Nigerian Social Media. In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Cross-Cultural Decision Making: Focus 2012.
Voida, A., Bos, N.D., Olson, J.S., Olson, G.M. & Dunning, L. (2012). Cross-cutting faultlines of location and shared identity in the intergroup cooperation of partially distributed groups. Proceedings of the ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2012). New York: ACM Press.

Greenberg, A., Bos, N.D, Kopecky, J., Thomas, M. (2011). Coalitions in conflict: reproducing the inverted ‘U’ pattern of civil violence. Paper presented at BRIMS 2011. Sundance, Utah.
Kopecky, J., Bos, N.D. & Greenberg, A. (2010). Social identity: past work and relevant issues for socio-cultural modeling. Best paper award winner, BRIMS 2010. Charleston, SC.
Olson, G., Zimmerman, A. & Bos, N.D. (2008). Scientific Collaboration on the Internet. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. (First author of chapters 1, ‘Introduction’, 3 ‘From Shared Databases to Communities of Practice’, 14 ‘Motivation to Contribute to Collaboratories: a Public Goods Approach’, and ‘Final Thoughts: Is There a Science of Collaboratories?’)
Bos, N.D., Zimmerman, A., Olson, J., Yew, J., Yerkie, J., Dahl, E. & Olson, G. (2007). From Shared Databases to Communities of Practice: a taxonomy of Collaboratories. Journal of Computer Mediated Communications, Special Issue on E-Science, N. Jankowski (Ed.)
Bos , N.D., Olson, J.S, Nan, N., and Cheshin, A. (2008). Subgroup biases in partially distributed collaboration. Journal of Information Technology Research, 2 (1). Heshey, PA: IGI Global.
Bos, N.D., Olson, J.S., Nan, N., Shami, N.S., Hoch, S., Johnston, E. (2006). Collocation blindness in partially distributed groups: is there a downside to being collocated? Proceedings of CHI 2006. New York: ACM Press.
Bos, N.D., Fitzpatrick, W., Koterba, N., Ockerman, J. & Thomas, M. (2011). ELICIT Multi-strike: Adapting ELICIT to Study Collaboration and Decision Making for Time Sensitive Strikes. Paper presented at the 16th annual command and control research conference (ICCRTS), Quebec City, CA.
Natter, M., & Bos, N.D. (2009) A C2 Hidden Profile Experiment. Paper presented at 14th Annual International Command and Control Research and Technology Symposium.

Professional Organizations

Human Factor and Ergonomics
Association for Psychological Science