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 IT²EC 2024 - defence training and technology event
Summer Rebensky

Summer Rebensky

Research Scientist; Training, Learning & Readiness, Aptima

Dr. Summer Rebensky, Scientist, Capability Lead, Aptima, Inc. has a background focusing on human performance, cognition, and training in emerging systems. She serves as principal investigator and project manager on multiple DoD efforts leveraging human measurement and modern technologies to transform training. Dr. Rebensky has previous experience as a research fellow as a part of the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Gaming Research Integration for Learning Laboratory (GRILL); leading research efforts with the Air Force, Navy, and FAA out of the ATLAS Lab; human factors assessments of a trainer aircraft for the F-35 with Northrop Grumman; and developing courseware with Raytheon. Her research experience involves leveraging VR, AR, and game-based technology to optimize human performance in training and operations, adaptive technologies, human-agent teaming, and trust in AI. Dr. Rebensky received her BA in psychology, MS in aviation human factors, and PhD in aviation sciences with a focus in human factors from Florida Tech.