Dave Kaber

Distinguished Professor

Director of Research, The Ergonomics Center of North Carolina
Director, Occupational Safety and Ergonomics Program

 
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.

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.

Education

Ph.D. 1996

Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial Engineering

Texas Tech University

MSIE 1993

Master of Science in Industrial Engineering

University of Central Florida

BS 1991

Bachelor Science

University of Central Florida

Research Description

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.

Publications

Identification of task demands and usability issues in police use of mobile computing terminals
Zahabi, M., & Kaber, D. (2018), Applied Ergonomics, 66, 161-171.
Driver performance and attention allocation in use of logo signs on freeway exit ramps
Zahabi, M., Machado, P., Lau, M. Y., Deng, Y. L., Pankok, C., Hummer, J., Rasdorf, W., & Kaber, D. B. (2017), Applied Ergonomics, 65, 70-80.
Enhanced hazard analysis and risk assessment for human-in-the-loop systems
Kaber, D., & Zahabi, M. (2017), Human Factors, 59(5), 861-873.
The role of driver age in performance and attention allocation effects of roadway sign count, format and familiarity
Zahabi, M., Machado, P., Pankok, C., Lau, M. Y., Liao, Y. F., Hummer, J., Rasdorf, W., & Kaber, D. B. (2017), Applied Ergonomics, 63, 17-30.
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.
Unmanned aerial vehicle control interface design and cognitive workload: A constrained review and research framework
Zhang, W. J., Feltner, D., Shirley, J., Swangnetr, M., & Kaber, D. (2016), In Ieee international conference on systems man and cybernetics conference. (Proceedings, ) (pp. 1821-1826).
Effect of physical workload on navigation task performance by high-fit young males
Zahabi, M., Zhang, W. J., Pankok, C., Lau, M. Y., Shirley, J., & Kaber, D. B. (2016), In Ieee international conference on systems man and cybernetics conference. (Proceedings, ) (pp. 350-354).
Cognitive workload in conventional direct control vs. pattern recognition control of an upper-limb prosthesis
Zhang, W. J., White, M., Zahabi, M., Winslow, A. T., Zhang, F., Huang, H., & Kaber, D. (2016), In Ieee international conference on systems man and cybernetics conference. (Proceedings, ) (pp. 2335-2340).
Cognitive workload in conventional direct control vs. pattern recognition control of an upper-limb prosthesis
Zhang, W. J., White, M., Zahabi, M., Winslow, A. T., Zhang, F., Huang, H., & Kaber, D. (2016), In Ieee international conference on systems man and cybernetics conference. (Proceedings, ) (pp. 2335-2340).

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