Cristina G. Wilson

Portrait of Cristina G. Wilson.

Cristina G. Wilson

Assistant Professor-Senior Researcher
Collaborative Robotics and Intelligent Systems Institute
Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering

325 Graf Hall
Corvallis, OR 97331
United States

PhD, Cognitive Psychology, Washington State University, 2018
MS, Cognitive Psychology, Washington State University, 2014
BS, Psychology, Pacific University, 2012

Dr. Wilson is a Research Associate in the Collaborative Robotics and Intelligent Systems institute at Oregon State University. She grew up in Northwest Oregon and received her BS from Pacific University in 2012. Dr. Wilson is a cognitive scientist. She received her MS and PhD in cognitive psychology from Washington State University. From 2018 to 2022 she held a joint position as a postdoctoral research fellow in the General Robotics, Automation, Sensing and Perception Lab at the University of Pennsylvania and the Brain and Cognitive Sciences program at Temple University. Because of her intellectual background, Dr. Wilson's research tends to emphasize the role of the human mind in human-robot teaming.

Research Interests:

In her Research in Applied Decisions (RAD) lab, Dr. Wilson studies human-robot teaming for uncertain and dynamic problem solving. The agenda is translational, aimed at refining and deepening the decision support that mobile robots can provide to address the real-world challenges faced by domain experts.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:

There is persistent racial discrimination and inequality in science and science education that has led to a problematic lack of representation (Chang, Sharkness, Hurtado, Newman, 2014. J Res Sci Teach). The best evidence suggests discrimination and inequality exist because of institutional structures (Whittaker & Montgomery, 2012. J Undergrad Neurosci Educ) and individual biases, implicit and explicit (Park, Kim, Salazar, Eagan, 2020. J Divers High Educ). Dr. Wilson is committed to working with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds to implement anti-racist policies and strategies in her scholarship and mentorship.