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David B. Kaber

Distinguished Professor

Director of Research, The Ergonomics Center of North Carolina

Director, Occupational Safety and Ergonomics Program

Office phone: (919) 515-0312
Office fax: (919) 515-5281
Office location: 472 Daniels Hall

PhD, Texas Tech. University, 1996
MSIE, University of Central Florida, 1993
BS, University of Central Florida, 1991

David B. Kaber joined the department in 2000. He teaches and conducts research in ergonomics with special focus on the following areas: cognitive engineering, human-computer interaction, human factors in systems design and engineering, human performance modeling, occupational ergonomics, occupational safety engineering, and system safety engineering.

For additional information about Dr. Kaber, including his awards and honors, professional activities and experience, recent publications and research grants, click here.

Areas of Interest

Adaptive automation design, human-automation interaction in life sciences, human-robot interaction in healthcare, aviation human factors and cockpit display design, virtual reality simulation for motor skill training, measuring and modeling driver distraction and situation awareness, and ergonomics-related risk factor identification and measurement in physical work tasks.

Current Appointments

  • Visiting Professor. 2011 - present. Khon Kaen University, Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences, Khon Kaen, Thailand.
  • Associate Faculty. 2010 - present. NCSU, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Raleigh, North Carolina.
  • Associate Faculty. 2010 - present. NCSU, Department of Psychology, Raleigh, North Carolina.
  • Visiting Professor. 2004-Present. University of Rostock (URO), College of Informatics and Electrical Engineering, Institute for Automation, Rostock, Germany.
  • Selected Publications

    • Kaber, D.B., Zhang, Y., Jin, S., Mosaly, P., & Garner, M. (2012). Effects of hazard exposure on driver situation awareness and performance and the interaction with roadway complexity and driver age. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 15, 600-611.
    • Kaber, D.B., Liang, Y., Zhang, Y., Rogers, M., & Gangakhedkar, S. (2012). Driver performance effects of simultaneous visual and cognitive distraction and adaptation behavior. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 15, 491-501.
    • Kaber, D.B., & Kim, S-H. (2011). Understanding cognitive strategy with adaptive automation in dual-task performance using computational cognitive models. Journal of Cognitive Engineering & Decision Making, 5 (3), 309-331.
    • Kaber, D.B., Green, R.S., Kim, S-H. & Segall, N. (2011). Assessing usability of human-machine interfaces for life science automation through computational cognitive models. International Journal of Human-computer Interaction, 27 (6), 481-504.
    • Kaber, D.B., Stoll, N., Thurow, K., Green, R.S., Kim, S-H., & Mosaly, P. (2009). Human-automation interaction strategies and models for life science applications. Human Factors & Ergonomics in Manufacturing, 19 (6), 601-621.