Linda Onnasch is professor of psychology of action and automation at the Technische Universität Berlin. Her research focuses on human interaction with automated systems and collaborative robots considering system characteristics, psychological mediators and context factors. For example, together with her team, she investigates how an anthropomorphic robot design influences a social perception of robots and how this can benefit an intuitive interaction. With regard to automated decision aids and AI, Linda is interested in how context factors like risk affect users’ trust attitude and trust behavior in interaction with automated systems and how flexible automation concepts can improve the human-automation teamwork.
Before Linda started her position at the TU Berlin in October 2022, she was an assistant professor of engineering psychology at the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin (2017 – 2022) and worked as a senior consultant at HFC Human-Factors-Consult (2015 – 2017). Linda did her PhD in human-automation interaction under the supervision of Prof. Dietrich Manzey at the TU Berlin.
Linda is a member of the HFES Europe Chapter since 2010. Since 2018, she has been actively involved in the work of the Europe Chapter as a as co-director of the executive committee.