Jaimie Drozdal

Jaimie Drozdal
Research Specialist

Jaimie Drozdal joined CISL as an undergraduate researcher in March of 2017. The CISL team brought Jaimie on for her wide-ranging knowledge of cognitive science and experience with IRB related matters. Upon graduating in May of 2017, she officially joined the team as a Research Assistant. Her responsibilities in the lab include running user studies. This consists of testing the functionality of different systems with users, as well as, collecting and analyzing data related to user interactions with the lab’s systems. Jaimie is responsible for managing IRB protocols and maintaining ethical research practices in the lab. She also conducts extensive literature review on topics related to developing projects. Then, she combines information from literature reviews and user studies and shares this information with the team during brainstorming and system development sessions.

In the coming years, Jaimie plans to attend Graduate school for her doctorate in Cognitive Science. She hopes to take her experiences and skills from CISL and apply them to further psychological research into group dynamics and social interactions.


B.S. in Cognitive Science, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Focus Area

User studies, Human-computer interactions, Second language learning, Group dynamics

CISL Projects

CISL Publications


  1. . "Foreign language acquisition via artificial intelligence and extended reality: design and evaluation," Computer Assisted Language Learning (2021): pp. 1-29. [Publication, Abstract]


  1. . "A collaborative, immersive language learning environment using augmented panoramic imagery," 2020 6th International Conference of the Immersive Learning Research Network (iLRN), 2020, pp. 225–229. [Publication, Abstract]
  2. . "Trust in AutoML: Exploring Information Needs for Establishing Trust in Automated Machine Learning Systems," In 25th International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI ’20), March 17–20, 2020, Cagliari, Italy. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 11 pages [Publication, Abstract]


  1. . "The Rensselaer Mandarin Project — A Cognitive and Immersive Language Learning Environment," Proceedings of the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence - Demonstration Track, vol. 33, pp. 9845-9846. 2019. [Publication, Abstract]
  2. . "Multimodal, Multiuser Immersive Brainstorming and Scenario Planning for Intelligence Analysis," Proceedings of the 2019 IEEE International Symposium on Technologies for Homeland Security (HST), November 2019, pp.1-4. [Publication, Abstract]
  3. . "Translating the Pen and Paper Brainstorming Process into a Cognitive and Immersive System," In: Kurosu M. (eds) Human-Computer Interaction. Recognition and Interaction Technologies. HCII 2019. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 11567. Springer, Cham [Publication, Abstract]
  4. . "Building Human-Scale Intelligent Immersive Spaces for Foreign Language Learning," Proceedings of iLRN 2018 Montana (2018): 94. [Publication, Abstract]
  5. . "Language Learning in a Cognitive and Immersive Environment Using Contextualized Panoramic Imagery," In: Stephanidis C. (eds) HCI International 2019 - Posters. HCII 2019. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 1034. Springer, Cham [Publication, Abstract]
  6. . "Enabling Sensemaking for Intelligence Analysis in a Multi-user, Multimodal Cognitive and Immersive Environment," The Twelfth International Conference on Advances in Computer-Human Interactions, February 24, 2019, 7–14. [Publication, Abstract]