Department of Systems Engineering & Management

Department of Systems Engineering & Management
AFIT Faculty: Lt Col Brent T. Langhals
CONTACT INFORMATION
Name: Lt Col Brent T Langhals
Title: Assistant Professor of Systems Engineering
Deupty Department Head
Commercial Phone: 937-255-3636 (7402)
DSN Phone: 785-3636 (7402)
EDUCATION

Ph.D.           University of Arizona, MIS Program, Eller College of Management, 2011

                        Major: Management - Management Information Systems Concentration
                        Minor: Systems and Industrial Engineering
                        Dissertation Title: Using Eye and Head Based Psychophysiological Cues to Enhance Screener Vigilance

M.S.            Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, 2001

                        Major: Information Resource Management.
                        Thesis title: The Effect of Varying Arousal Methods upon Vigilance and Error Detection in an
                                  Automated Command and Control Environment.

B.S.             United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO,1995.                                                      Major: History

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Humna Computer Interaction - 3D Air Traffic Control Systems for NEXGEN ATC

Vigilance - Detection of Psycho-physiological Cues and their applications

Information Systems - Uses and advances from a managerial perspective

EXPERTISE
  • HUMAN SYSTEMS INTEGRATION
  • PROJECT MANAGEMENT
  • SYSTEMS ENGINEERING
  • WIRED/WIRELESS NETWORKING
  • COMMUNICATIONS AND NETWORKING - COMPUTER NETWORKS
  • COMPUTER & COMPUTING SYSTEMS ARCHITECTURE - ADVANCED COMPUTER ARCHITECTURES
  • COMPUTER NETWORKS
  • INFORMATION RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
  • INFORMATION SYSTEMS
  • KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT
  • PROJECT MANAGEMENT
  • SYSTEMS ANALYSIS & DESIGN
  • SYSTEMS ENGINEERING
  • WIRED/WIRELESS NETWORKING
PUBLICATIONS & RESEARCH PAPERS
Mailloux, L., Langhals, B.T., and Grimaila, M.R., “A Systems Engineering Approach for Assured Cyber Systems,” Proceedings of the 2013 International Conference on Security and Management (SAM13), Las Vegas, NV, July 22-25, 2013.
Luna-Reyes, L. S., Derrick, D. C., Langhals, B. T., Nunamaker, J. F. (2013). Collaborative Cross-Border Security Infrastructure and Systems: Identifying Policy, Managerial and Technological Challenges. International Journal of E-Politics, 4(2), 21-38, April-June 2013 21.
Russi, J.G., Langhals, B.T., Miller, M.E., Heft, E. (2013) The Effects of Stereoscopic Radar Displays on Air Traffic Controller Performance. Proceedings of the 17th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, May, Dayton, OH.
Santana, L.C.R.A., Langhals, B.T., Miller, M.E., Finomore, V. (2013) Does Supplementary Computer Generated Cueing Enhance Controller Efficiency in a Congested Communication Environment? Proceedings of the 17th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, May, Dayton, OH.
Langhals, B. T., Burgoon, J. K., Nunamaker, J.F. (2013). Using Eye-based Psychophysiological Cues to Enhance Screener Vigilance. Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making, Vol 7, Issue 1, March, pp 83-95.
Langhals, B. T., Burgoon, J. K., Nunamaker, J.F. (2011). Using Eye and Head Psychophysiological Cues to Enhance Screener Vigilance. Proceedings of the 44th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Kauai, HI.
Langhals, B. T. (2011) Demilitarized Zone. Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War: A Political, Social, and Military History, 2nd ed, ABC-CLIO, Santa Barbara, CA (Spencer C. Tucker editor), p. 298-299.
Nunamaker, J. F., Luna-Reyes, L., Langhals, B. T., Derrick, D. (2010).  Border Security Infrastructure and Systems, Puentes Consortium of University Presidents, Jan 13-14, 2010, Houston, TX.
Langhals, B. T., Burgoon, J. K., Elder, K. E. (2010). Psychophysiological Responses during Rapid Noncontact Credibility Assessment: Blink Analysis. Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Kauai, HI.
Biros, D. P., Marrett, Kent, Langhals, B.T. (2006). Vigilance and Error Detection in an Automated Command and Control Environment. Proceedings of the 39th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences - Volume 06.
AWARDS & HONORS

·         2012 - Department of Systems Engineering and Management Educator of the Year

·         Jan – Mar 2008 – HQ Air Force Space Command - Field Grade Officer of the Quarter

·         Jul – Sep 2006 – HQ Air Force Space Command - Field Grade Officer of the Quarter
 
·         Oct – Dec 2002 – Air Force Communications Agency – Local Areas Networks Division - Company Grade Officer of the Quarter
 
·         1998 - Air Education and Training Command - Productivity Award
 
·         1997 - 71st Communications Squadron - Company Grade Officer of the Year
 
·         1997 - Air Education and Training Command Communications and Information Professional of the Year – Company Grade Officer
 
·         1996 - Distinguished Graduate – Basic Communications Officer Course
COURSES

IMGT 657 - Data Communications - Computer Networking

IMGT 680 - Knowledge Management

IMGT 684 - Strategic Information Management

SENG 610 - Project Management

SENG 653 - Concept Definition and Systems Analysis