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This expert is president and Founder of a highly successful, internationally acclaimed consulting firm, offering services in usability science, formal user-centered product design, high-performance user interface design and design IP rights. This expert is a Certified Human Factors Engineering Professional BCPE. This expert has managed over 4,000 research and development projects over a long career as a leading expert in human factors engineering, product design, and design research.
This expert has a BS in Industrial Design and a Masters in ergonomics and biomechanics. This expert worked directly with product design pioneers. This expert was directly responsible for research and development of mission-critical user interfaces, including the design of primary trading systems. This expert's experience spans many years and includes consumer, commercial, military, and aerospace applications. This expert served on several national and international panels and has chaired two ANSI standards committees. This expert has consulted with many leading corporations on strategic issues of screen-based UX optimization, product design, usability science, Intellectual property, and fixed to virtual migration of products and services.
This expert has served as an expert in over 75 major IP cases covering design patents, trade dress, copyright, utility patents related to GUI & product design for the most demanding and high-visibility clients and law firms. The following is an example of the research services this expert offers designed to improve legal outcomes in an increasingly complex litigation environment:
This expert holds numerous U.S. and international patents and has been quoted as an expert in the field. This expert is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences on UX optimization, usability science, user interface design and IP related matters. This expert lectures at leading graduate programs.
This expert holds a PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and serves as associate professor of management a Business College. Specializing in adverse impact analysis and validating employment selection procedures, this expert has worked for Fortune 100 companies and government organizations where this expert provided human resource solutions for identifying and developing talent. This expert has provided HR solutions for a diverse range of occupations and industries including public safety, health care, transportation, skilled trades, clerical, management, and various other blue and white collar jobs. This expert has extensive experience developing minimum qualifications, selection/promotional examinations, including selection procedures for positions under Federal Consent Decree. This expert's selection systems have met the legal and professional scrutiny of the Department of Justice, plaintiff attorneys, and renowned Industrial/Organizational Psychologists, and this expert has experience providing litigation support. This expert has used expertise to:
This expert has presented, published, and reviewed research in the areas of selection, performance management, career development, diversity and training. This expert is an active member of the American Psychological Association and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.
This expert brings to the table many years of experience as the principle investigator of a highly successful forensic consultancy specializing in the fields of Human Factors, Safety Engineering, Industrial Engineering. This expert holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering (Mechanical), a Master's Degree in Safety, and a PhD in Industrial Engineering. This expert also serves as adjunct associate professor in a Systems and Industrial Engineering Department in a College of Engineering.
Throughout the years, this expert has been retained to investigate systems for probable potential incident causes due to oversights or mistakes due to design, manufacture, construction and/or maintenance of a product or premise. Using forensic methods coupled with the principles and practices for human factors/ergonomics, systems engineering, industrial engineering, and safety engineering to analyze incidents, these investigations are intended to result in recommendations for modifications of the existing system to reduce the probability of future occurrences. This expert's investigations generally include looking at human performance characteristics and the interaction with the other system components: other humans, the technology, the environment, and the interfaces that are intended to facilitate the interactions. The various human performance characteristics can include 1) the physical (anthropometry, kinematics, strength, joint range of motion), 2) physiological (the sensory systems, performance capacity), 3) psychological (decision making, risk identification, assessment, and aversion, perception, expectations, information processing, communications), and 4) biomechanics (injury causation, forces applied to the body, forces applied by the body).
This expert has served as an expert witness in hundreds of litigated matters. This expert's unique educational and experiential background, combined with meticulous attention to detail provide clients with exceptionally high-quality reports, qualified expert testimony, and effective technical case management.
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This expert holds a master's degree and Ph.D. in experimental psychology as well as many years of experience in basic and applied research in psychophysics, cognitive science, perception, attention, reaction time, memory, human factors, aging, driver behavior, and related areas. This expert has testified in courts in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Singapore on matters involving issues such as human vision, warnings, product defects, visual evidence, and trips and falls. This expert's master's research was in learning and reaction time and this expert's Ph.D. dissertation was in human vision. This expert subsequently had postdoctoral fellowships in psychology and in physiological optics. This expert has also been a faculty member or research associate in psychology at several universities.
This expert's research experience includes many grant/contract awards, presentations and publications; grants from the National Eye Institute, National Science Foundation, National Science & Engineering Research Committee; over 70 presentations at scientific meetings and at safety conferences in the US, Canada and Europe; 100 publications in the areas of vision, visual search, electrophysiology, perception reaction time, human cognition, artificial intelligence and driver behavior. This expert is the principal author of a book which analyzes visual, cognitive and response factors in driver behavior based on data from basic science, human factors, and the driver research literature.
This expert has extensive prior litigation experience having served as both a testifying expert as well as a consulting expert, explaining complex scientific concepts in simple, layman's terms to non-experts. This expert can perform tests of visibility/perception under field conditions and analyze accidents to determine probable cause such as human factors, controls, warnings, visual design, Human Error Vs. Design Error and potential safety hazard.
This expert is a Senior Consultant for a highly successful engineering systems consultancy. This expert's sweet-spot is in Human Factors and Engineering Psychology, experimental design, risk assessment, and the analysis of human error within complex and hazardous operational environments. This expertise includes human visual-perceptual processes, industrial applications including conspicuity, warnings, procedures and instructions, usability, driver distraction, night time vision, and crash avoidance.
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This expert has extensive prior litigation experience and testifies an average of 4-5 times each year.
This expert is an Associate Professor of Information Science and an affiliate member of Computer Science at a University. This expert's research interests include studies of interactive information retrieval/seeking, especially those involving social and collaborative aspects. This expert studies social media and data generated by wearable devices as kinds of signals that can help us understand and impact human behaviors. This expert teaches in Information Science and Data Science programs (at undergraduate and graduate levels), and this expert's research falls under and uniquely connects Computer Science, Data Science, and Information Science.
This expert received a PhD in Information Science, an MTech, Computer Science & Engineering, and an MS, Computer Science. This expert has published and talked extensively on topics related to social and collaborative information seeking, interactive information retrieval, and social media. This expert has served as a consultant to an international organization on various Data Science projects involving social and political issues, peacekeeping, climate change, and energy.
This expert is interested in various aspects of information seeking/retrieval, in personal, group, and social contexts. In addition to looking at information being generated and shared in online environments as a part of Information Science, this expert investigates ways to collect and transform data to meaningful information under the broad label of Data Science. This involves Big Data analytics, mobile and sensor-based data collection, and data mining and machine learning techniques. Finally, this expert is interested in investigating how data, information, and knowledge influences people's, organizations', and communities' behaviors as a part of what this expert refers to as Decision Science. This expert tries to keep a balance between studying systems and users, designing algorithms and theories, and building tools and conducting user studies.
Besides a private practice in Forensic Psychiatry, this expert is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior. This expert is Board Certified in Geriatric and General Psychiatry as well as in Psychopharmacology, Forensic Psychiatry and Neuropsychiatry. This expert is licensed to practice in a number of states and has performed over 10,000 psychiatric evaluations. This expert is well-published and is a frequent presenter at medical conferences. This expert is a member of good standing in the major professional associations of this expert's specialty.
This expert holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science and is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at a major university. This expert's current research interests are at the intersection of databases and artificial intelligence, including optimization. This expert has a great deal of expertise in the dialog systems component that models the series of voice interfaces, facilitating occurring interactions. Voice dialogs form one of many mechanisms through which a user can interact with interactive multimedia presentation systems (IMPS), and over the years, this expert has worked extensively with IMPS and written several papers on this subject. This expert is author of one of the best known books on multimedia databases, as well as one on advanced databases, a key component to all dialog systems. This expert is the named inventor of a patent pertaining to mining user interactions. In addition, this expert has worked extensively in the general area of data mining for a wide variety of human behavior modeling. As an expert witness, this expert has experience with both invalidity and infringement issues, has written associated reports and has served as a technical expert in front of the USPTO.
This expert is a well-known psychotherapist whose work has centered upon the causes, prevention and prediction of workplace violence, violent speech and violent acts. This expert has worked with many corporations, federal agencies, and media in the prediction and management of workplace violence. This expert founded a Center for the Study of Violence and was involved in a White House Campaign Against Violence. This expert has held positions at hospitals, and serves as Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. This expert is well-published and regularly presents at conferences on the topic of Violence. This expert provides threat assessments in specific workplace violence situations and serves as an independent consultant for these matters. This expert has expert witness experience.