In January 2015, the Gordon Center for Systems Engineering at the Technion conducted its Annual meeting. This year the meeting was dedicated to Human Factors and how it is relevant to system design.
During this day, lectures focused on the importance of integrating human factors into systems design. Two communities: human factors practitioners and researchers and system engineers from leading Industries in Israel had the opportunity to interact and learn. Clearly there is a need for better integration of the human factors engineering discipline in product and project development Read the rest of this entry »
Please note the upcoming Israeli Ergonomics Association meeting focusing on healthcare 16/2/2015
IsraHCI 3rd annual research meeting will be held in Micorsoft R&D center in Herzlia on the 18/2/2015. Our guest keynote speaker will be Prof. Jody Forlizzi from Carnegie Melon.
Registration is now open but space is limited
Dr. Adi Ronen, a friend and a colleague passed away on July 30, 2014. He was only 42 years old. Adi was a Human Physiologist and specialized in Human performance and Human Factors. He focused on studying various aspects of work under physiological limitations; looking at how physiological, performance and subjective feeling changes occur while performing tasks, and how technology or various substances (e.g., THC, alcohol) play a role in those changes. Adi was one of the initiators of the BGU IRB committee and a devoted member. Ensuring ethics in research was one of his passions. Adi was also a gifted lecturer continuously receiving the Teaching excellence award in the Faculty of Engineering Sciences. Adi left behind a wife and three children. He will be missed.
Photo courtesy of Dani Mechlis, BGU photographer.
BGU is seeking for excellent candidates for senior or junior faculty positions in the Dept. of Industrial Engineering and Management. Candidates will be part of the Human Factors engineering team.
Relevant topics are: HCI, HRI, Usability, HFE, or any affiliated fields.
For more information please contact: Prof. Tal Oron-Gilad at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Department of Industrial Engineering and Management
Department of Computer Science
ABC (Agricultural, Biological and Cognitive) Robotics Center
Doctoral/Post-doctoral Position in
Promoting intent and context based interaction and collaboration of humans and robots will be of high importance in the near future, when ‘things’ around us will have more intelligence.
We are looking for a highly motivated PhD student or post-doctoral fellow to lead a research aimed at promoting intent and context based interaction and collaboration of humans and robots. Such interaction requires the development of novel intent based interfaces (e.g., brain computer interaction) and the generation of a shared (e.g., via augmented reality) mental model for both human and robot. It also requires investigation of how collaboration is built over time and how context may affect it. The current effort takes a multidisciplinary perspective of human-robot relations and focuses on integration of multiple paradigms.
We are looking for candidates with a strong computational background interested in setting up and leading new and exciting research directions.
Closing date for applications: 30 May 2014 or until all positions are filled.
Candidates applying by above closing date will be informed by July 2014.
Starting date: 1 October 2014 or earlier
For more information, please contact:
Prof. Tal Oron-Gilad, Human Factors Engineering – email@example.com
Dr. Oren Shriki, Cognitive and Brain Sciences – firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Idit Shalev, Cognitive and Brain Sciences – email@example.com
Dr. Jihad El-Sana, Computer Science and augmented reality – firstname.lastname@example.org
ABC Robotics Center (Agricultural, Biological and Cognitive Robotics) at BGU is seeking outstanding students for advanced research in multidisciplinary robotics
All applicants must be skilled in both oral and written communication in English and be able to work independently as well as in collaboration with others.
PhD applicants must have completed an MSc degree in Engineering, Natural Sciences, Computer Sciences or Psychology with a thesis. Experience in artificial intelligence, robotics, cognitive science and programming is an advantage. The application should include a CV, a list of academic grades, a copy of degree project report, a list of publications, three personal references (one from the MSc thesis advisor) and one A4 page describing the personal motivation for applying for this position. Ph.D. candidates must submit a research proposal and pass a qualification exam on their research proposal within the first year of the PhD studies. The PhD thesis should be completed within a 4-year timeframe. The ABC Robotics Ph.D. Scholarship covers tuition fees and a monthly stipend. The candidate will receive a minimum of 6,930 NIS per month for a duration of 4 years.
The ABC Robotics Postdoc Scholarship is 10,116 NIS per month for a duration of 2 years.
Additional requirements and details may be found at: http://in.bgu.ac.il/en/kreitman_school/Pages/admission.aspx
Applicants should send all necessary registration information to Ms. Sima Koram, email: email@example.com as indicated in
and send a copy of their application to: firstname.lastname@example.org
****** Specific research topics are proposed at: www.bgu.ac.il/abc-robotics
Closing date for applications: 30 May 2014 or until all positions are filled. Candidates applying by above closing date will be informed by July 2014.
Starting date: 1 October 2014 or earlier