Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics International NEWS - February
2008 - Number 6
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The AHFE International 2008 Conference is an ideal opportunity to exhibit your products and services to an international audience of researchers, academics, professionals and users in the field of HCI. Over 13 companies so far enrolled to exhibit at the conference.
Attendees will be able to examine state-of-the-art ergonomics/human factors technology and interact with manufacturing representatives, vendors, publishers, and potential employers. By exhibiting at the AE International 2008, you will help to make this an exciting and informative event.
Companies are cordially invited to exhibit their products or services at the AHFE International 2008. More information about the Exhibition can be found at the Conference website:
Kevin Michael Corker: 1953-2008
Kevin Michael Corker, an international pillar in aeronautics human factors, a dedicated human factors professor at San José State University and a recognized expert in aviation, died January 17, 2008 at his home in San Jose California. Dr. Corker had been fighting a very severe illness over the past 12 months. He was 54 years old, and is survived by his wife, his 2 children, his parents, his sisters.
Dr. Corker received his bachelor's degree from Loyola College of Maryland and his PhD from UCLA. Following a distinguished association with BBN Technologies and the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California, he joined San José State University in 1998 as a Professor of Industrial & Systems Engineering, teaching in the areas of systems engineering, experimental design and human-computer interaction. Kevin's research focused on the computational representation of human cognitive processes in interaction with complex systems and the role human behavior plays in complex environments such as commercial aviation safety as well as space, military and nuclear power plant operations. He served part time from 2003 – 2006 as the Associate Dean for Research in the College of Engineering and following that assignment, continued his teaching and research responsibilities through fall 2007.
Dr. Corker was a dynamic member of Human factors and ergonomics community at San Jose State University where he and his colleagues secured several million dollars in grants since 1999 from various agencies including NASA and the Federal Aviation Administration. He also testified before Congress and served as a consultant to aeronautics programs abroad including the European Space Agency. He was a past Chair of the FAA’s Human Factors Subcommittee. Dr. Corker’s commitment was recognized by numerous professional awards including the Teacher of the Year award for the College of Engineering in 2005.
The death of Dr. Corker is a great loss not only for human factors and ergonomics community but also for all of us at San José State University.
Sponsorship of the AE International 2008 Conference
Organizations wishing to sponsor a special event or to be a general sponsor of the conference are welcome to contact Dr. Abbas Moallem (Abbas.Moallem@sjsu.edu).
Specialized Journal and Newsletters
"Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Bulletin," Volume 51, Number 1, January 2008.
“International Ergonomics Association”, No. 19 – January 2008.
“The Health and Safety Report,” Volume 6, Issue 1 - January 2008
“DoD Ergonomics Working Group NEWS,” Issue 73, January 2008.
“DoD Ergonomics Working Group NEWS,” Issue 72, December 2007
In the Press
“The end of child labour: Millions of voices, one common hope”, International Labour Organization, Dec. 2007
“Soldiers' Head Injuries May Contribute to PTSD” Feb. 1, 2008
“Sports Fans' Stress Can Be Heart Hazard” NPR.ORG, January 31, 2008
“Blind Man 'Sees' NPR.ORG, January 30, 2008
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6 – 8: Work, Stress, and Health 2008: Health and Safe Work Through Research, Practice, and Partnerships, 2008, Washington, DC.
10 – 13: Applied Ergonomics Conference and Expo, 2008 Orlando, Fla.
19-21: The 9th edition of Human Factors in Organizational Design and Management (ODAM) International Symposium, 2008, Guarujá, Brazil.
July 6-9, 2008: The 8th Asia-Pacific Conference on Computer Human Interaction. Seoul, Korea.
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