Frank Ritter

Professor of Information Sciences and Technology, Psychology, Cognitive Science

Research Summary

Modeling effects of stress and behavior moderators on cognition within cognitive architectures.

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Most Recent Publications

Garrison, C. M., Ritter, F. E., Weyhrauch, P., Niehaus, J., & Bauchwitz, B. (in press). A computer-based tutor to teach nursing trauma care that works as an adjunct to high fidelity simulation. Abstract accepted for podium and poster presentation at the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, January 2019, San Antonio, TX. Will also appear as: Garrison, C. M., Ritter, F. E., Weyhrauch, P., Niehaus, J., & Bauchwitz, B. (in press). A computer-based tutor to teach nursing trauma care that works as an adjunct to high fidelity simulation. Simulation in Healthcare [journal supplement].

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J54 Ritter, F. E., Qin, M., MacDougall, K., Chae, C. (in press). Lessons from surveying tutoring tools: It’s a big world out there. Interactive Learning Environments.

Frank Ritter, Interactive Learning Environments

Farnaz Tehranchi, Amirreza Bagherzadeh, Frank E. Ritter, 2024, Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis and Manufacturing: AIEDAM

Sarah Ricupero, Frank E. Ritter, 2024, Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Science

How Unusable Systems Can Be Successes: When You Are Not a Stakeholder

Frank E. Ritter, 2024, Ergonomics in Design on p. 56-61

Lessons from a broad survey of tutoring tools: It's a big world out there

Frank E. Ritter, Michael “Q” Qin, Korey MacDougall, Chungil Chae, 2023, Interactive Learning Environments on p. 2444-2451

The Effect of Task Fidelity on Learning Curves: A Synthetic Analysis

Frank Ritter, Martin Yeh, S. Stager, Ashley McDermott, Peter Weyhrauch, A. F. McDermott, P.W. Weyhrauch, 2023, International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction on p. 21

When you are not a stakeholder: Why unusable systems can be successes.

Frank Ritter, 2023, Ergonomics in Design

Series editor, Proceedings of the International Conference on Cognitive Modeling.

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Most-Cited Papers

Frank E. Ritter, Farnaz Tehranchi, Jacob D. Oury, 2019, Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Cognitive Science

Ka Chun Siu, Bradley J. Best, Jong Wook Kim, Dmitry Oleynikov, Frank E. Ritter, 2016, Military Medicine on p. 214-220

Using a cognitive architecture with a physiological substrate to represent effects of a psychological stressor on cognition

Christopher L. Dancy, Frank E. Ritter, Keith A. Berry, Laura C. Klein, 2015, Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory on p. 90-114

Learning, forgetting, and relearning for keystroke- and mouse-driven tasks: Relearning is important

Jong Wook Kim, Frank E. Ritter, 2015, Human-Computer Interaction on p. 1-33

Predicting user performance and learning in human-computer interaction with the herbal compiler

Jaehyon Paik, Jong W. Kim, Frank E. Ritter, David Reitter, 2015, ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction on p. 26

Evaluating a range of learning schedules: hybrid training schedules may be as good as or better than distributed practice for some tasks

Jaehyon Paik, Frank E. Ritter, 2016, Ergonomics on p. 276-290

Laura Cousino Klein, Courtney A. Whetzel, Jeanette M. Bennett, Frank E. Ritter, Urs M. Nater, Michael Schoelles, 2014, BMC Research Notes

Countdown timer speed

Moojan Ghafurian, David Reitter, Frank E. Ritter, 2020, ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction

Sue E. Kase, Frank E. Ritter, Jeanette M. Bennett, Laura Cousino Klein, Michael Schoelles, 2017, Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures on p. 1-9

Modeling visual search in interactive graphic interfaces: Adding visual pattern matching algorithms to ACT-R

Farnaz Tehranchi, Frank E. Ritter, 2018, on p. 162-167