Kaber Chosen as Chief

Kaber Chosen as Chief

ISE distinguished professor David Kaber appointed editor-in-chief for Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Transactions on Human-Machine Systems

Outgoing Editor-in-Chief (EiC) Ellen Bass announced this week that ISE’s David Kaber will be the next EiC for IEEE Transactions on Human-machine Systems. IEEE Transactions are monthly peer-reviewed scientific journals. They are the primary means for publishing technical papers in IEEE fields of interest. The Journal is part of the Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society of IEEE.

Dr. Kaber is currently serving as an associate editor for the journal. His three year term will begin on January 1, 2016 and continue through December 31, 2018. A main task for an EiC is to decide whether to publish a submitted paper. He/she bases this decision on input from a team of expert reviewers. “The Transactions on Human-Machine Systems is a top forum for publication of engineering-related human factors research,” said Kaber. “It is an honor and a privilege to have the opportunity to lead the Journal into the next phase of impact on human-systems design and engineering science.”

In 2014, IEEE promoted Dr. Kaber to Senior Member. This requires at least 10 years of experience reflecting professional maturity and performance. Senior Members make up only 7% of the IEEE membership. To learn more about this promotion, read ISE Professor Makes the Grade.


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Congratulations, Dr. Kaber!