PhD in Engineering Psychology, Heriot-Watt University, Scotland
Assistant Professor, TSLAS, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Bhadson Road, Patiala-147004, Punjab
Cognitive ergonomics, Situation awareness, Task analysis, Safety
Ipshita’s research acts as a bridge between Engineering and Psychology. She is interested to understand the effect of technologies on human performance. For example, does advancement of infotainment systems inside vehicles increase driver distraction or does it improve driving experience in general. Ipshita has worked on two separate research projects as a postdoctoral researcher. The first postdoctoral assignment was conducted in Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore which was funded by Faurecia, Automotive. The project explored the potential of integrating a multimodal head up display inside a vehicle. In this project Ipshita explored the potential of the display to cause driver distraction. The second postdoctoral assignment was in the domain of nuclear security. This project was carried out in the National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalores in close collaboration with Texas A&M University, USA. This work reviewed various access control measures in different countries and how those measures differ. If those measures differ then what is the cause of that difference.
Ipshita has impressive teaching experience. She has taught a variety of core Psychology courses at The IIS University. Then she moved to a liberal arts institution in Pune where she supervised honours research projects, group research projects, designed courses of her own and mentored students. During her postdoctoral assignments, she conducted courses with professionals on qualitative research methods and co taught Human Computer Interaction to Masters of Design Students.