• New Paper:

    Auditing the AI Auditors

    WAVE lab Director Dr. Tara Behrend and Dr. Richard Landers of the University of Minnesota offer guidance for conducting psychological audits of artificial intelligence (AI) systems used to make high-stakes predictions about humans.

  • New Paper:

    Career Interests of Current and Aspiring Computer Scientists

    Jenna McChesney, WAVE lab director Tara Behrend, and Alex Glosenberg published a paper in Nature Scientific Reports about the career interests of computer scientists using data from a partnership with TIME Magazine.

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  • New Paper:

    Meta-Analysis of Electronic Performance Monitoring Research

    A new paper by WAVE lab members Dan Ravid, Jerod White, Dave Tomczak, Ahleah Miles, and Tara Behrend uses meta-analysis to explore the effects of electronic surveillance at work.

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  • Recent Talks:

    WAVE Research at Technology, Mind, and Society Conference

    WAVE lab members Brad Pitcher and Dave Tomczak recently presented their research at the Technology, Mind, and Society conference in Washington D.C.

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  • RA's

    Hard at Work!

    A dedicated team of RAs, pictured below, was essential to a study that has just been published in Personality and Individual Differences: General Mental Ability and Decision-Making Competence: Theoretically Distinct but Empirically Redundant

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The WAVE (Workplaces and Virtual Environments) lab focuses on generating knowledge by conducting rigorous research with real world impact in order to improve human-technological systems and inform policy.

Some Projects We Are Working On

Algorithms and Decision Making

Algorithms and AI are changing the way that people make decisions. We are investigating the implications of these changes in a variety of contexts, especially job interviews.

Electronic Performance Monitoring

It is now possible for organizations to monitor employees in many ways, but this practice can also have unintended and negative effects. We are currently investigating how electronic monitoring affects employee well-being and behavior.

Virtual Reality and Learning

Virtual reality is transforming the way that people learn and interact in a variety of settings. We are investigating the intersection of VR with job training and education.