Future of Work

Future of Work

Exploring emerging technologies and trends to advance human capabilities in the workplace.

Research Projects

How COVID-19 is Changing Workplace Surveillance: American Workers’ Experiences & Privacy Expectations When Working From Home

Principal Investigator(s): Jessica Vitak
Funder: Other
Funder: SSRC Rapid-Response Research Grants 2020
Investigating American workers' attitudes toward workplace surveillance, including employers' collection of their data for workplace monitoring and efficiency tracking, which has shifted to working-at-home surveillance due to Covid-19.
Research Areas: Future of Work

CRII: CHS: Investigating Multilingual Teams Communication and Collaborative Writing

Principal Investigator(s): Ge Gao
This project investigates new ways to create grounding in multilingual teams engaged in collaborative writing. It will improve understanding and develop new tools.

Human-Agent Teaming on Intelligence Tasks

Principal Investigator(s): Susannah Paletz
Investigator(s): Adam Porter
Our goal is to create a platform for running experiments that would simulate an AI intervention into intelligence analysis tasks, specifically involving a human shift handover. Participants would work through materials, including notes and feedback from the “previous” analyst, to solve a fictional intelligence task. This study examines how potential AIs can influence team cognition and decision making.
Research Areas: Future of Work

Future of Work News

George Mason & University of Maryland to Leverage 311 Data for Increased DMV Resilience During a Pandemic

  • Press Release

    Funded by the NSF, the team aims to provide tools to governments to better respond to regional disasters and crises

Dr. Niklas Elmqvist & Purdue to Develop Virtual Reality Workforce Training Tech

  • Mia K. Hinckle

    Funded by a $5M NSF Grant to develop more effective workforce training methods using augmented, virtual, and extended realities.

Dr. Charles Harry Talks About Managing Cyber Risks on The Scientific Sense Podcast

  • Mia K. Hinckle

    Looking at a systems approach to quantifying, prioritizing, and managing risk in critical infrastructure.