Travis J. Wiltshire

Travis J. Wiltshire

Assistant Professor of Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence

Tilburg University


I am an interdisciplinary applied cognitive scientist focusing on understanding high-level cognitive processes (e.g., collaborative problem solving, social cognition) during human interaction with social and technological environments. I primarily study these phenomena from a Dynamical Systems perspective, which is a quantitative approach to characterize how interacting components of a system change and coordinate over time. My research aims to examine multiple scales of analysis (e.g., behavior, cognition, and physiology) to explain the functional coordination of a system’s components as they span the boundaries of individuals and technologies in support of collaborative interactions.


  • Teams
  • Collaboration
  • Complex Dynamical Systems
  • Social Cognition
  • Coordination Dynamics


  • Ph.D. in Modeling & Simulation, 2015

    University of Central Florida

  • PGC in Cognitive Science, 2015

    University of Central Florida

  • M.S. in Human Factors & Systems, 2012

    Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

  • B.S. in Psychology, 2009

    University of Central Florida




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Assistant Professor

Tilburg University

Aug 2018 – Present Tilburg, the Netherlands

Postdoctoral Fellow

University of Southern Denmark

Jun 2016 – Aug 2018 Odense, Denmark

Postdoctoral Fellow

University of Utah

Jul 2015 – Jun 2016 Salt Lake City, Utah

Adjunct Professor

Stetson University

Jan 2015 – Jun 2015 DeLand, Florida

Recent & Upcoming Talks

A systematic investigation into team coordination breakdowns

Gesture dynamics and therapeutic success in patient-therapist dyads

Gesture Dynamics and Therapeutic Success in Patient-Therapist Dyads

Human Interaction and Networking Transitions System (HINTS) for Social User Analytics and Modeling of Offline Team Group Interaction Information

Examining Team Coordination Breakdowns in Crisis Situations