Keynote Speakers

Be stimulated and inspired by ergonomics leaders and experts during the keynote presentations. Keynote speakers will present their unique perspectives on the latest breakthrough ergonomics developments in healthcare, government, military and safety.

John D. Lee, Ph.D.John D. Lee, Ph.D.

University of Wisconsin-Madison
"Trust and Adaptation to New Workplace Technology"

Dr. John D. Lee is the Emerson Electric Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and director of the Cognitive Systems Laboratory. Previously he was a professor at the University of Iowa and director of human factors research at the National Advanced Driving Simulator. Before moving to the University of Iowa, he was a research scientist at the Battelle Human Factors Transportation Center for six years. He has Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

He investigates the issues of human-automation interaction, particularly trust in automation. John has investigated these issues of trust in domains that include UAVs, maritime operations, highly automated vehicles, and process control. His work also involves assessing novel interface and interaction methods to enhance trust calibration, as well as novel statistical approaches to assess trust and user state estimation. He helped to edit the Handbook of Cognitive Engineering, the APA Handbook of Human Systems Integration, and is also a co-author of a popular textbook, Designing for People: An introduction to human factors engineering. This research has been funded by NSF, ONR, NHTSA, NASA, Nissan, Toyota and GM.