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Matthew D. Wood

Matthew D. Wood

Performance Assessment Technologies

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Matthew D. WoodMatt Wood researches team cognition and shared situational awareness in engineering, military, and other applications. As a Senior Scientist at Aptima, his work focuses on facilitating interactions across team members and technologies (e.g., decision support tools, cognitive assistants) to improve team performance. Prior to Aptima, Matt was a Research Psychologist and Department of Defense SMART (Science, Mathematics & Research for Transformation) Program Scholar with the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, where he led research on resilience, readiness, and interventions which influence these constructs at the unit, organizational, and community level. He also worked with a variety of DoD and Federal agencies including the U.S. Army Research Institute, Army Study Program, Joint Personnel Recovery Agency, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service.

Matt holds a PhD in Cognitive Psychology from Carnegie Mellon University, an MS from Villanova University, and a BA from Elizabethtown College (PA).


Notable Publications

Zemba, V., Wells, E. M., Wood, M. D., Trump, B. D., Boyle, B., Blue, S., Cato, C. & Linkov, I. (2019). Defining, measuring, and enhancing resilience for small groups. Safety Science, 120, 603-616.

Rycroft, T., Wood, M. D., Zemba, V., Kennedy, A., Weiss, C., Ali, R., Desmet, D., & Linkov, I. (2019). Assessing the Sustainability of Advanced Materials using Multi Criteria Decision Analysis and the Triple Bottom Line. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management.

Palma-Oliveira, J., Trump, B., Wood, M., Linkov, I. (2018).  Community-driven hypothesis testing: A solution for the Tragedy of the Anticommons. Risk Analysis, 38(3), 620-634.

Wood, M. D., Wells, E., Rice, G., & Linkov, I. (2018). Quantifying and mapping resilience within large organizations. Omega: The International Journal of Management Science. Online early view.

Wood, M. D., Chen, P., Fu, K., Cagan, J., & Kotovsky, K. (2014). The role of team interaction structure on individual and shared mental models. In J. S. Gero (Ed.), Design Computing and Cognition ’12. New York: Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-94-017-9112-0_12.

For more information about Matt Wood’s publications, please contact aptima_info@aptima.com.