Dave Kaber

Adjunct Professor

David Kaber is the ISE Department Head at the University of Florida in Gainsville.

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

A Comparison of Virtual Reality-Based Psychomotor Task Training with Visual and Haptic Aiding
Ma, W., Kaber, D., Gil, G.-H., Clamann, M., Jeon, W., Zhu, B., & Currie, N. (2018), In ADVANCES IN HUMAN FACTORS IN TRAINING, EDUCATION, AND LEARNING SCIENCES, AHFE 2017 (Vol. 596, pp. 265–277).
An Integration of Cognitive Task Analysis Results for Situation Awareness-Focused Training Program Development
Kaber, D. B., Green, R. S., & Swangnetr, M. (2018), In ADVANCES IN HUMAN FACTORS IN ROBOTS AND UNMANNED SYSTEMS (Vol. 595, pp. 161–172).
Driving Performance, Adaptation, and Cognitive Workload Costs of Logo Panel Detection as Mediated by Driver Age
Lau, M. Y., & Kaber, D. (2018), In ADVANCES IN HUMAN ASPECTS OF TRANSPORTATION (Vol. 597, pp. 775–786).
Effect of police mobile computer terminal interface design on officer driving distraction
Zahabi, M., & Kaber, D. (2018), Applied Ergonomics, 67, 26–38.
Identification of task demands and usability issues in police use of mobile computing terminals
Zahabi, M., & Kaber, D. (2018), Applied Ergonomics, 66, 161–171.
Issues in human-automation interaction modeling: Presumptive aspects of frameworks of types and levels of automation
Kaber, D. B. (2018), Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making, 12(1), 7–24.
Reflections on commentaries on "issues in human-automation interaction modeling"
Kaber, D. B. (2018), Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making, 12(1), 86–93.
The Underpinnings of Workload in Unmanned Vehicle Systems
Hooey, B. L., Kaber, D. B., Adams, J. A., Fong, T. W., & Gore, B. F. (2018), IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON HUMAN-MACHINE SYSTEMS, 48(5), 452–467. https://doi.org/10.1109/THMS.2017.2759758
A conceptual framework of autonomous and automated agents
Kaber, D. B. (2018), Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Science, 19(4), 406–430.
The effect of navigation display clutter on performance and attention allocation in presentation- and simulator-based driving experiments
Pankok, C., & Kaber, D. (2018), Applied Ergonomics, 69, 136–145.
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., … Kaber, D. B. (2017), Applied Ergonomics, 65, 70–80.
Effect of feedback type and modality on human motivation
Zhu, B. W., Kaber, D. B., Zahabi, M., & Ma, J. (2017), In Ieee international conference on systems man and cybernetics conference (pp. 2838–2843).
Effect of physical workload and modality of information presentation on pattern recognition and navigation task performance by high-fit young males
Zahabi, M., Zhang, W. J., Pankok, C., Lau, M. Y., Shirley, J., & Kaber, D. (2017), Ergonomics, 60(11), 1516–1527.
Enhanced hazard analysis and risk assessment for human-in-the-loop systems
Kaber, D., & Zahabi, M. (2017), Human Factors, 59(5), 861–873.
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.
On-road visual sign salience, driver attention allocation, and target detection accuracy
Zahabi, M., Pankok, C., Kaber, D. B., Machado, P., Lau, M. Y., Hummer, J. E., & Rasdorf, W. (2017), Transportation Research Record, (2663), 40–47.
Usability comparison of conventional direct control versus pattern recognition control of transradial prostheses
White, M. M., Zhang, W. J., Winslow, A. T., Zahabi, M., Zhang, F., Huang, H., & Kaber, D. B. (2017), IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems, 47(6), 1146–1157.
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.
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., … Kaber, D. B. (2017), Applied Ergonomics, 63, 17–30.
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. https://doi.org/10.1080/10400435.2016.1165758
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 (pp. 2335–2340).
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 (pp. 350–354).
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 (Vol. 489, pp. 967–978).
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.
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 (Vol. 489, pp. 65–73).
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 (pp. 1821–1826).
An application of statistical modeling for classification of human motor skill level
Ma, W. Q., & Kaber, D. B. (2016),
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.
Driver behavior in use of guide and logo signs under distraction and complex roadway conditions
Kaber, D., Pankok, C., Corbett, B., Ma, W. Q., Hummer, J., & Rasdorf, W. (2015), Applied Ergonomics, 47, 99–106.
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.
Cockpit displays of traffic information and pilot bias in time-to-contact judgments
Pankok, C., & Kaber, D. B. (2014), Aviation Space and Environmental Medicine, 85(6), 597–604.
Effects of laptop touchpad texturing on user performance
Suresh, S., Kaber, D., & Clamann, M. (2014), International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, 30(6), 470–479.
Ergonomics-related risk identification and pain analysis for farmers involved in rice field preparation
Swangnetr, M., Kaber, D. B., Puntumetakul, R., & Gross, M. T. (2014), Work-A Journal of Prevention Assessment & Rehabilitation, 49(1), 63–71.
Evaluation of an augmented virtual reality and haptic control interface for psychomotor training
Kaber, D., Tupler, L. A., Clamann, M., Gil, G. H., Zhu, B. W., Swangnetr, M., … Lee, Y. S. (2014), Assistive Technology, 26(1), 51–60.
Examining the effects of conformal terrain features in advanced head-up displays on flight performance and pilot situation awareness
Kim, S. H., & Kaber, D. B. (2014), Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing, 24(4), 386–402.
The effects of visual and cognitive distractions on operational and tactical driving behaviors
Zhang, Y., Kaber, D. B., Rogers, M., Liang, Y. L., & Gangakhedkar, S. (2014), Human Factors, 56(3), 592–604.
The influence of rice plow handle design and whole-body posture on grip force and upper-extremity muscle activation
Swangnetr, M., Kaber, D., Phimphasak, C., Namkorn, P., Saenlee, K., Zhu, B., & Puntumetakul, R. (2014), Ergonomics, 57(10), 1526–1535.
Assessing goal-directed three-dimensional movements in a virtual reality block design task
Jeon, W., Clamann, M., Kaber, D. B., & Currie, N. J. (2013), In Ieee international conference on systems man and cybernetics conference (pp. 3739–3744).
Driver distraction and performance effects of highway logo sign design
Zhang, Y., Harris, E., Rogers, M., Kaber, D., Hummer, J., Rasdorf, W., & Hu, J. (2013), Applied Ergonomics, 44(3), 472–479.
Effects of restrictive clothing on lumbar range of motion and trunk muscle activity in young adult worker manual material handling
Eungpinichpong, W., Buttagat, V., Areeudomwong, P., Pramodhyakul, N., Swangnetr, M., Kaber, D., & Puntumetakul, R. (2013), Applied Ergonomics, 44(6), 1024–1032.
Emotional state classification in patient-robot interaction using wavelet analysis and statistics-based feature selection
Swangnetr, M., & Kaber, D. B. (2013), IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems, 43(1), 63–75.
Evaluation of a virtual reality and haptic simulation of a block design test
Clamann, M., Ma, W. Q., & Kaber, D. B. (2013), In Ieee international conference on systems man and cybernetics conference (pp. 882–887).
Influence of flight domain and cockpit display dynamics on pilot perceived clutter
Kaber, D. B., Naylor, J. T., Gil, G. H., Pankok, C., & Kim, S. H. (2013), Journal of Aerospace Information Systems, 10(12), 550–559.
Measuring situation awareness in virtual environment-based training
Kaber, D. B., Riley, J. M., Endsley, M. R., Sheik-Nainar, M., Zhang, T., & Lampton, D. R. (2013), Military Psychology, 25(4), 330–344.
Mitigating biases in time-to-contact judgments with cockpit displays of traffic information
Pankok, C., & Kaber, D. B. (2013), In Ieee international conference on systems man and cybernetics conference (pp. 4231–4236).
Testing and validation of a psychophysically defined metric of display clutter
Kaber, D., Kaufmann, K., Alexander, A. L., Kim, S. H., Naylor, J. T., Prinzel, L. J., … Gil, G. H. (2013), Journal of Aerospace Information Systems, 10(8), 359–368.
Validation of a haptic-based simulation to test complex figure reproduction capability
Li, Y. J., Clamann, M., & Kaber, D. B. (2013), IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems, 43(6), 547–557.
A Cognitive modeling approach to decision support tool design for anesthesia provider crisis management
Segall, N., Kaber, D. B., Taekman, J. M., & Wright, M. C. (2013), International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, 29(2), 55–66.
An empirical assessment of driver motivation and emotional states in perceived safety margins under varied driving conditions
Zhang, Y., & Kaber, D. B. (2013), Ergonomics, 56(2), 256–267.
The effects of thoracic manipulation versus mobilization for chronic neck pain: A randomized controlled trial pilot study
Suvarnnato, T., Puntumetakul, R., Kaber, D., Boucaut, R., Boonphakob, Y., Arayawichanon, P., & Chatchawan, U. (2013), Journal of Physical Therapy Science, 25(7), 865–871.
Acute effects of traditional Thai massage on electroencephalogram in patients with scapulocostal syndrome
Buttagat, V., Eungpinichpong, W., Kaber, D., Chatchawan, U., & Arayawichanon, P. (2012), Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 20(4), 167–174.
Comparison of infant car seat grip orientations and lift strategies
Clamann, M., Zhu, B. W., Beaver, L., Taylor, K., & Kaber, D. (2012), Applied Ergonomics, 43(4), 650–657.
Driver performance effects of simultaneous visual and cognitive distraction and adaptation behavior
Kaber, D. B., Liang, Y. L., Zhang, Y., Rogers, M. L., & Gangakhedkar, S. (2012), Transportation Research Part F-Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 15(5), 491–501.
Effect of visual displays and locations on laparoscopic surgical training task
Rogers, M. L., Heath, W. B., Uy, C. C., Suresh, S., & Kaber, D. B. (2012), Applied Ergonomics, 43(4), 762–767.
Effects of handicraft sitting postures on lower trunk muscle fatigue
Areeudomwong, P., Puntumetakul, R., Kaber, D. B., Wanpen, S., Leelayuwat, N., & Chatchawan, U. (2012), Ergonomics, 55(6), 693–703.
Effects of hazard exposure and roadway complexity on young and older driver situation awareness and performance
Kaber, D., Zhang, Y., Jin, S., Mosaly, P., & Garner, M. (2012), Transportation Research Part F-Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 15(5), 600–611.
Effects of modes of cockpit automation on pilot performance and workload in a next generation flight concept of operation
Gil, G. H., Kaber, D., Kaufmann, K., & Kim, S. H. (2012), Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing, 22(5), 395–406.
Investigating human performance in a virtual reality haptic simulator as influenced by fidelity and system latency
Kaber, D. B., Li, Y. J., Clamann, M., & Lee, Y. S. (2012), IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics. Part A, Systems and Humans, 42(6), 1562–1566.
Measurement and modeling of display clutter in advanced flight deck technologies
Alexander, A. L., Kaber, D. B., Kim, S. H., Stelzer, E. M., Kaufmann, K., & Prinzel, L. J. (2012), International Journal of Aviation Psychology, 22(4), 299–318.
Prevalence and associated risk factors of low-back pain in textile fishing net manufacturing
Keawduangdee, P., Puntumetakul, R., Chatchawan, U., Kaber, D., & Siritaratiwat, W. (2012), Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing, 22(6), 562–570.
Simulator study of driver responses to pedestrian treatments at multilane roundabouts
Salamati, K., Schroeder, B., Rouphail, N. M., Cunningham, C., Zhang, Y., & Kaber, D. (2012), Transportation Research Record, (2312), 67–75.
An accessible cognitive modeling tool for evaluation of pilot-automation interaction
Gil, G. H., & Kaber, D. B. (2012), International Journal of Aviation Psychology, 22(4), 319–342.
Assessing usability of human-machine interfaces for life science automation using computational cognitive models
Kaber, D. B., Green, R. S., Kim, S. H., & Segall, N. (2011), International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, 27(6), 481–504.
Multidimensional measure of display clutter and pilot performance for advanced head-up display
Kim, S. H., Prinzel, L. J., Kaber, D. B., Alexander, A. L., Stelzer, E. M., Kaufmann, K., & Veil, T. (2011), Aviation Space and Environmental Medicine, 82(11), 1013–1022.
Analysis of alternative keyboards using learning curves
Anderson, A. M., Mirka, G. A., Joines, S. M. B., & Kaber, D. B. (2009), Human Factors, 51(1), 35–45. https://doi.org/10.1177/0018720808329844
Design and evaluation of dynamic text-editing methods using foot pedals
Kim, S. H., & Kaber, D. B. (2009), International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 39(2), 358–365. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ergon.2008.07.010
Human-automation interaction strategies and models for life science applications
Kaber, D. B., Stoll, N., Thurow, K., Green, R. S., Kim, S. H., & Mosaly, P. (2009), Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing, 19(6), 601–621. https://doi.org/10.1002/hfm.20156
Perceived clutter in advanced cockpit displays: measurement and modeling with experienced pilots
Kaber, D. B., Alexander, A. L., Stelzer, E. M., Kim, S. H., Kaufmann, K., & Hsiang, S. (2008), Aviation Space and Environmental Medicine, 79(11), 1007–1018. https://doi.org/10.3357/ASEM.2319.2008
Effects of in-vehicle navigation assistance and performance on driver trust and vehicle control
Ma, R. Q., & Kaber, D. B. (2007), International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 37(8), 665–673. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ergon.2007.04.005
Situation awareness and driving performance in a simulated navigation task
Ma, R., & Kaber, D. B. (2007), Ergonomics, 50(8), 1351–1364. https://doi.org/10.1080/00140130701318913
Workload state classification with automation during simulated air traffic control
Kaber, D. B., Perry, C. M., Segall, N., & Sheik-Nainar, M. A. (2007), International Journal of Aviation Psychology, 17(4), 371–390. https://doi.org/10.1080/10508410701527860
The utility of a virtual reality locomotion interface for studying gait behavior
Sheik-Nainar, M. A., & Kaber, D. B. (2007), Human Factors, 49(4), 696–709. https://doi.org/10.1518/001872007X215773
Adaptive automation of human-machine system information-processing functions
Kaber, D. B., Wright, M. C., Prinzel, L. J., & Clamann, M. P. (2006), Human Factors, 47(4), 730–741. https://doi.org/10.1518/001872005775570989
Presence, workload and performance effects of synthetic environment design factors
Ma, R. Q., & Kaber, D. B. (2006), International Journal of Human Computer Studies, 64(6), 541–552. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhcs.2005.12.003
Control gain adaptation in virtual reality mediated human-telerobot interaction
Sheik-Nainar, M. A., Kaber, D. B., & Chow, M. Y. (2005), Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing, 15(3), 259–274. https://doi.org/10.1002/hfm.20025
Situation awareness and workload in driving while using adaptive cruise control and a cell phone
Ma, R. Q., & Kaber, D. B. (2005), International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 35(10), 939–953. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ergon.2005.04.002
Applicability of usability evaluation techniques to aviation systems
Clamann, M., & Kaber, D. B. (2004), International Journal of Aviation Psychology, 14(4), 395–420. https://doi.org/10.1207/s15327108ijap1404_4
Cervicobrachial muscle response to cognitive load in a dual-task scenario
Leyman, E. L. C., Mirka, G. A., Kaber, D. B., & Sommerich, C. M. (2004), Ergonomics, 47(6), 625–645. https://doi.org/10.1080/00140130310001629766
Situation awareness and attention allocation measures for quantifying telepresence experiences in teleoperation
Riley, J. M., Kaber, D. B., & Draper, J. V. (2004), Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing, 14(1), 51–67. https://doi.org/10.1002/hfm.10050
Using feedforward neural networks and forward selection of input variables for an ergonomics data classification problem
Chen, C. L., Kaber, D. B., & Dempsey, P. G. (2004), Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing, 14(1), 31–49. https://doi.org/10.1002/hfm.10052
Effect of grip span on lateral pinch grip strength
Shivers, C. L., Mirka, G. A., & Kaber, D. B. (2002), Human Factors, 44(4), 569–577. https://doi.org/10.1518/0018720024496999
Improved usability of aviation automation through direct manipulation and graphical user interface design
Kaber, D. B., Riley, J. M., & Tan, K. W. (2002), International Journal of Aviation Psychology, 12(2), 153–178. https://doi.org/10.1207/S15327108IJAP1202_4
Design of automation for telerobots and the effect on performance, operator situation awareness, and subjective workload
Kaber, D. B., Onal, E., & Endsley, M. R. (2000), Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing, 10(4), 409–430. https://doi.org/10.1002/1520-6564(200023)10:4<409::AID-HFM4>3.0.CO;2-V
Preface: Cognitive engineering in automated systems design
Kaber, D. B., & Usher, J. M. (2000), Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing, 10(4), 363–367. https://doi.org/10.1002/1520-6564(200023)10:4<363::AID-HFM1>3.0.CO;2-I

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