Stephen B Gilbert


Associate Professor
Industrial & Manufacturing Systems Engineering
Director, Human Computer Interaction
Associate Director, Virtual Reality Application Center


3026 Black Engr
2529 Union Dr
Ames, IA 50011-2030



  • PhD, Brain & Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1997
  • BSE, Civil Engineering & Operations Research, Princeton University, 1992

Interest Areas

  • Human-AI Teaming
  • Intelligent Tutoring Systems
  • Usability (UX)
  • User Interface Design
  • Educational Technologies
  • Human-Computer Interaction


* Graduate Student, **Undergraduate Student

*Sepich, N., **Talyat, M., **Didic, E., Dorneich, M. C., & Gilbert, S. B. (2023). Video Game Interface Design Patterns to Facilitate Human-Agent Teaming. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies. 

*Jasper, A., *Sepich, N. C., Gilbert, S. B., Kelly, J. W., & Dorneich, M. C. (2023). Predicting cybersickness using individual and task characteristics. Computers in Human Behavior, 146, 107800.

*Stonewall, J. H., *Ouverson, K. M., **Helgerson, A., Gilbert, S. B., & Dorneich, M. C. (2022). An Evaluation to Determine if Reading the Mind in the Eyes Scores Can Be Improved Through Training. PLOS ONE, 17(4), e0267579. 

*Sepich, N. C., *Jasper, A., **Fieffer, S., Gilbert, S. B., Dorneich, M. C., & Kelly, J. W. (2022). The Impact of Task Workload on Cybersickness. Frontiers in Virtual Reality, 3. 

Margrett, J. A., *Ouverson, K. M., Gilbert, S. B., Phillips, L. A., & Charness, N. (2022). Older Adults’ Use of Extended Reality:  A Systematic Review. Frontiers in Virtual Reality, 2:760064. 

Kelly, J. W., **Powell, N., *Hoover, M., & Gilbert, S. B. (2022). Teleporting through virtual environments: Benefits of navigational feedback and practice. Virtual Reality. 

Kelly, J. W., *Hoover, M., *Doty, T. A., *Renner, A., **Zimmerman, M., **Knuth, K., *Cherep, L. A., & Gilbert, S. B. (2022). Remote research on locomotion interfaces for virtual reality: Replication of a lab-based study on teleporting interfaces. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 28(5), 2037-2046. 

Kelly, J. W., *Doty, T. A., *Cherep, L. A., & Gilbert, S. B. (2022). Boundaries reduce disorientation in virtual reality. Frontiers in Virtual Reality. 

*Cherep, L. A., *Lim, A. F., Kelly, J. W., **Miller, A., & Gilbert, S. B. (2022). Individual differences in teleporting through virtual environments. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied. 

Primary Strategic Research Area

Resilient Infrastructures