Director of Research, The Ergonomics Center of North Carolina
Director, Occupational Safety and Ergonomics Program
- 472 Daniels Hall
David 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.
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.
Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial Engineering
Texas Tech University
Master of Science in Industrial Engineering
University of Central Florida
University of Central Florida
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.
Honors and Awards
- Fellow, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 2011
- C. A. Anderson Outstanding Faculty Award, ISE Department at NC State University, 2013
- Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2014
- Editor-in-Chief, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2015
- Fellow, Institute of Industrial Engineering, 2015
- The effects of interruption similarity and complexity on performance in a simulated visual-manual assembly operation
- Pankok, C., Zahabi, M., Zhang, W. J., Choi, I., Liao, Y. F., Nam, C. S., & Kaber, D. (2017), Applied Ergonomics, 59, 94-103.
- Muscle loading in exoskeletal orthotic use in an activity of daily living
- White, M. M., Morejon, O. N., Liu, S. J., Lau, M. Y., Nam, C. S., & Kaber, D. B. (2017), Applied Ergonomics, 58, 190-197.
- Relating musculoskeletal and disability conditions of occupation-induced musculoskeletal disorders to non-occupational congenital disabilities
- Swangnetr, M., Karukunchit, U., Juntaracena, K., Puntumetakul, R., Gross, M. T., & Kaber, D. B. (2016), In Advances in physical ergonomics and human factors. (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, 489) (pp. 65-73).
- Electromyography (EMG) as a tool for computerized psychomotor test validation
- Zhang, W. J., Swangnetr, M., Bloomfield, P., & Kaber, D. (2016), In Advances in physical ergonomics and human factors. (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, 489) (pp. 967-978).
- The effect of driver cognitive abilities and distractions on situation awareness and performance under hazard conditions
- Kaber, D., Jin, S. G., Zahabi, M., & Pankok, C. (2016), Transportation Research Part F-Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 42, 177-194.
- An application of statistical modeling for classification of human motor skill level
- Ma, W. Q., & Kaber, D. B. (2016), (2016 International Conference on Industrial Engineering, Management Science and Applications (ICIMSA), ).
- Biometric validation of a virtual reality-based psychomotor test for motor skill training
- Zhang, W. J., Ma, W. Q., Brandao, M., Kaber, D. B., Bloomfield, P., & Swangnetr, M. (2016), Assistive Technology, 28(4), 233-241.
- Evaluation of strategies for integrated classification of visual-manual and cognitive distractions in driving
- Zhang, Y., & Kaber, D. (2016), Human Factors, 58(6), 944-958.
- Effects of guide and logo signs on freeway driving behavior
- Pankok, C., Kaber, D., Rasdorf, W., & Hummer, J. (2015), Transportation Research Record, (2518), 73-78.
- Usability and safety in electronic medical records interface design: A review of recent literature and guideline formulation
- Zahabi, M., Kaber, D. B., & Swangnetr, M. (2015), Human Factors, 57(5), 805-834.