Rachel Nguyen

Rachel Nguyen

Rachel Nguyen

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Visual Attention and Search, Perception, Visuo-spatial Cognition, Augmented/ Virtual Reality

Rachel is a doctoral student in the Human Factors & Applied Cognition Program, working with Dr. Matt Peterson in the Visual Attention and Cognition Lab. She received a B. A. in Psychological Science at California State University San Marcos.

Rachel’s research interests are still greatly developing and currently includes: visual attention and search, visual-spatial cognition, and perception. During undergrad, she did research in a Visual Cognition and Tracking Laboratory that focused on visual search, processing, representations, and memory.

Selected Publications

Graybeal, J. J., Nguyen, R. T. T., & Du Bosq, T. (Accepted submission, 2019). Simulating human vehicle identification performance with infrared imagery and augmented reality assistance. Paper being prepared for the SPIE Defense and Security conference.

Graybeal, J. J., & Du Bosq, T., &  Nguyen, R. T. T.  (In Preparation, 2019). Using simulation to define augmented reality accuracy requirements for target acquisition with the LRAS3 sensor. Military Sensing Symposium.


MA Psychology - Human Factors and Applied Cognition, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, 2019

BA Psychological Science, Cal State University San Marcos, San Marcos, CA, 2017

Recent Presentations

Nguyen, R. T. T. & Peterson, M. S. (Accepted abstract, 2019). Occlusion and object specific effects on visual search for complex objects. Poster presented at the 19th Annual Meeting of the Visual Science Society. St. Pete Beach, FL.

Nguyen, R. T. T. (2018). Design for navigational performance under subtle and drastic augmented reality waypoint errors. Talk (Out-briefing) presented at U.S. ARMY Research, Development and Engineering Command Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate. Fort Belvoir, VA.

Nguyen, R. T. T. & Williams, C. C. (2017). Thick and thin: Occluding elements’ contents and widths affect visual memory. Poster presented at the 58thAnnual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Nguyen, R. T. T. & Williams, C. C. (2017). Behind the picket fence: Visual representations of occluded objects in long term memory. Talk presented at the 24th Annual CSUSM Psychology Research Fair. San Marcos, CA.