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THOMAS FERRIS

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Industrial and Operations Engineering University of Michigan

Contact Information
Office:  4081 ETB
Phone:  (979) 458-2340
Fax: (979) 458-4299
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Curriculum Vitae

Human Factors & Cognitive Systems Lab

Dr. Ferris’ research interests are in Human Factors and Cognitive Ergonomics, and can be described as the study of cognition in human-machine engineered systems. His primary focus involves human information processing and design to support attention and interruption management. In particular, he investigates novel interface design techniques, employing alternative display modalities such as the sense of touch. Other research interests include human error, decision making under time pressure, and human-automation interaction. He has interest and experience in applying his research to the domains of medicine (anesthesiology), military operations (command and control, UV control and operations), aviation (cockpit automation, air traffic control), and ground transportation.

Courses
ISEN 630: Human Operator in Complex Systems (Spring 2012)
ISEN 635: Human Information Processing (Spring 2011, 2012)
ISEN 689: Special Topics in Cognitive Ergonomics (Fall 2011)
ISEN 689: Special Topics in Cognitive Systems Engineering (Fall 2012)