Keith “Mac” MacArthur discovered the MIT2 laboratory through his undergraduate academic mentor, who subsequently introduced him to the laboratory manager at the time. Mac successfully completed and defended his undergraduate honors thesis on the deindividuation of automotive drivers in the Summer of 2014 and a sixteen month post Baccalaureate internship with the MIT2 laboratory where he was promoted to the position of Laboratory Manager. In the fall of 2016 Mac was awarded the University of Central Florida’s Office of Research and Commercialization Graduate Research Fellowship and accepted into the Modeling and Simulation PhD. program. In 2017 he was accepted into the Design for Usability Engineering graduate certificate program. While conducting graduate research, Mac encountered a considerable delay in Institutional Review Board application processing and in an effort help resolve the problem he joined UCF’s Institutional Review Board as an alternate member in 2017 (promoted to full board member in 2018). In 2017 he refounded the Human Factors and Applied Psychology Student Conference, formerly held at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, at UCF. In the summer of 2018 Mac accepted an internship position in the Intelligent Training division at SoarTech where he utilized his training in statistics, data visualization, and R coding to develop an analysis script that generated a report for a series of pilot studies.
Research Interests: deception, usability design, user experience, human factors, ergonomics, and data visualization.