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

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.
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.
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.
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.
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. (Proceedings, ) (pp. 2838-2843).
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. (Proceedings, ) (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.
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.
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.

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