OTTRS Speaker Series: “Gamification for Team Science & Human-AI Teaming”

Event Start Date: Friday, March 15, 2024 - 12:00 pm

Event End Date: Friday, March 15, 2024 - 1:00 pm

Location: Virtual / Zoom EST

UMD students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends—join us for the OTTRS Speaker Series!


An online, multiplayer, gamified task platform was developed to elicit team processes and output detailed log data for both behaviors and outcomes. This task is currently being employed in two ongoing studies. The first study seeks to understand the role of culture on team behavior. The second study aims to deepen understanding of team cognition by assessing the relationship between mental representations’ compatibility (as opposed to similarity, overlap, or distribution) and important consequences: coordination and performance. These studies will be presented as a backdrop for a discussion about the task platform’s utility and flexibility for research on teams in general, and human-AI teaming in particular.


Josh Strauss

Josh Strauss is currently a doctoral candidate in the Social, Decision, and Organizational Science program in UMD’s Psychology Department, and a DEI Consultant at CIDIS LLC. He also holds an MS from the same program and a bachelor’s degree from University of California, Davis in Psychology, Communication, Organizational Sociology, and Linguistics. His research employs multilevel, process-oriented theory and methods primarily related to diversity or team science. Both his work and practice converge in advancing Josh’s larger goal of empowering people to come together in compassion and cooperation.

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Speaker(s): Josh Strauss