From Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
HFES honors 2001 awardees at 45th Annual Meeting At a ceremony and banquet during its 45th Annual Meeting on October 10, 2001, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society recognized significant contributions to the field. The following citation describes awards and recipients.
Parasuraman, Masalonis, and Hancock Receive 2001 Ely Human Factors Award for Best Journal Article
Raja Parasuraman, Anthony J. Massalonis, and Peter A. Hancock received the 2001 Jerome H. Ely Human Factors Article Award for the best article published in the previous year's volume of the journal. Human Factors, the Society's technical journal, is published quarterly and covers basic and applied research, quantitative and qualitative approaches to theory, and literature reviews in all areas of the human factors/ergonomics discipline.
The paper, "Fuzzy Signal Detection Theory: Basic Postulates and Formulas for Analyzing Human and Machine Performance" (Volume 42, No. 4, Winter 2000) was selected by a committee of HFES Fellows on the basis of subject matter, relevance, methodological sophistication, clarity of presentation, and overall contribution to the field of human factors. In selecting this paper, the committee recognized the authors' fuzzy signal detection theory as a potential landmark contribution to the field of human factors both in theory and in practice.
Raja Parasuraman is a professor of psychology and director of the Cognitive Science Laboratory at the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. Anthony J. Masalonis is senior multidisciplinary systems development engineer for MITRE Corporation in McLean, Virginia. Peter A. Hancock is a provost distinguished research professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida.
Holger Luczak Honored with Distinguished International Colleague Award
The recipient of the 2001 Distinguished International Colleague Award is Holger Luczak of Aachen University of Technology, Germany. This award recognizes a non-U.S. citizen who has made outstanding contributions to the human factors/ergonomics field. A respected contributor to ergonomics education, practice, and research, Luczack is director of the Institute at Aachen University of Technology, a premier European ergonomics research institute. He has also served as president of the German Ergonomics Society and as chair of the International Ergonomics Association Science and Technology Committee.
Robert J. Beaton Receives Paul M. Fitts Education Award
The Society presented the 2001 Paul M. Fitts Education Award to Robert J. Beaton, an associate professor at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University. He was recognized for outstanding contributions and dedication to the education and training of human factors and ergonomics specialists. Beaton has dedicated himself to working directly with his students and to developing and upgrading courses in displays and controls and in general human factors.
Lauer Safety Award Goes to George A. Peters
George A. Peters, lawyer, engineer, and psychologist, was recognized with the 2001 A. R. Lauer Safety Award for his many achievements in enhancing safety in traffic, the workplace, medicine, and the environment through the application of human factors principles, theory, and communication. Peters is senior partner in the consulting and law firm of Peters & Peters in Santa Monica, California. His activities and research have focused on the distracted driver, brain injury, and the reduction of medical human error. Robert A. Willis Receives Alphonse Chapanis Best Student Paper Award
Robert A. Willis of the University of Virginia was recognized for his paper, "Effect of Display Design and Situation Complexity on Operator Performance." The Alphonse Chapanis Award is given for the most outstanding paper presented at the annual meeting by a student registered in an accredited college or university.
Mihriban Whitmore Receives Alexander C. Williams, Jr., Design Award
Mihriban Whitmore was granted this year's award for an outstanding application of empirically determined principles to the design of the Spacelab Glovebox and associated crew restraints. The Glovebox and restraints are designed for use by astronauts conducting experiments in the microgravity environment of low-Earth orbit. Whitmore is manager of the Human Engineering Integration Team and Usability Testing and Analysis Facility at the NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas.
Charles J. Lloyd Receives Jack A. Kraft Innovator Award
The Jack A. Kraft Innovator Award recognizes outstanding contributions that extend or diversify the application of human factors principles and methods to new areas of endeavor. This year the award was given to Charles J. Lloyd, president of Visual Performance, Inc. The award recognizes Lloyd's unique work in illumination applied to automotive, aircraft, and space systems.
Inge Fryklund Receives Best Ergonomics in Design Article Award
The 2001 Best Ergonomics in Design Article Award was presented to Inge Fryklund, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, for her article, "Human Factors in Parking Enforcement." The award is presented each year to the author(s) of the outstanding technical article published in the preceding year's volume of Ergonomics in Design, the Society's quarterly applications magazine. The magazine combines articles, reviews, and commentary about ways in which human factors/ergonomics research is applied in systems, tools, and equipment. Fryklund's work presented useful human factors techniques and described a full iterative development process that resulted in the successful application of a system of parking enforcement for the city of Chicago.
Neville Moray Honored with Arnold M. Small President's Distinguished Service Award
The Arnold M. Small President's Distinguished Service Award, one of the highest honors bestowed by HFES, is given in recognition of a person's outstanding contributions to the advancement of the human factors profession and the Society over his or her entire career. The 2001 recipient is Neville Moray, professor emeritus, department of psychology, University of Surrey. Moray has held academic appointments for 34 years and has countless publications to his name. His current areas of research interest include human factors of nuclear power safety, operator mental workload estimation, and human error. He has served on the editorial boards of several journals, including Human Factors and is a Fellow of HFES .
The Human Factors and Ergonomics society is a multidisciplinary professional association of almost 5000 persons in the United States and throughout the world. Its members include psychologists, designers, and scientists, all of whom have a common interest in designing systems and equipment to be safe and effective for the people who operate and maintain them.