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.


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.


A usability assessment of riding lawn-mowing equipment with varying levels of design standards compliance
Deng, Y., Shirley, J., Rose, T., Geary, L., Feltner, D., Chen, K., … Kaber, D. B. (2019), APPLIED ERGONOMICS, 78, 76–85. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2019.02.003
Application of Cognitive Task Performance Modeling for Assessing Usability of Transradial Prostheses
Zahabi, M., White, M. M., Zhang, W., Winslow, A. T., Zhang, F., Huang, H., & Kaber, D. B. (2019), IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON HUMAN-MACHINE SYSTEMS, 49(4), 381–387. https://doi.org/10.1109/THMS.2019.2903188
Smartphone-based systems for physical rehabilitation applications: A systematic review
Moral-Munoz, J. A., Zhang, W., Cobo, M. J., Herrera-Viedma, E., & Kaber, D. B. (2019), ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY. https://doi.org/10.1080/10400435.2019.1611676
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), ADVANCES IN HUMAN FACTORS IN TRAINING, EDUCATION, AND LEARNING SCIENCES, AHFE 2017, 596, 265–277. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-60018-5_26
A conceptual framework of autonomous and automated agents
Kaber, D. B. (2018), Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Science, 19(4), 406–430. https://doi.org/10.1080/1463922x.2017.1363314
An Integration of Cognitive Task Analysis Results for Situation Awareness-Focused Training Program Development
Kaber, D. B., Green, R. S., & Swangnetr, M. (2018), ADVANCES IN HUMAN FACTORS IN ROBOTS AND UNMANNED SYSTEMS, 595, 161–172. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-60384-1_16
Driving Performance, Adaptation, and Cognitive Workload Costs of Logo Panel Detection as Mediated by Driver Age
Lau, M. Y., & Kaber, D. (2018), ADVANCES IN HUMAN ASPECTS OF TRANSPORTATION, 597, 775–786. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-60441-1_74
Effect of police mobile computer terminal interface design on officer driving distraction
Zahabi, M., & Kaber, D. (2018), Applied Ergonomics, 67, 26–38. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2017.09.006
Identification of task demands and usability issues in police use of mobile computing terminals
Zahabi, M., & Kaber, D. (2018), Applied Ergonomics, 66, 161–171. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2017.08.013
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. https://doi.org/10.1177/1555343417737203

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