Systems Engineering and Management Alum Awarded Best Human Factors and Ergonomic Paper
Posted Thursday, July 17, 2014
Ms. Justine Jeroski and her committee, including Dr. Michael Miller (advisor) and LtCol Brent Langhals from AFIT, as well as Dr. Lloyd Tripp from the 711th Human Performance Wing of AFRL, were recently awarded the 2014 Industrial and Systems Engineering Research Conference (ISERC) Best Paper in Human Factors and Ergonomics. The paper, entitled "Impact of Vigilance Decrement upon Physiology Measures" explored the correlation of changes in blood oxygen content in the frontal cortex and heart rate measures with changes in human performance during a vigilance task. Ms. Jeroski and Dr. Miller were present at the awards ceremony (pictured above). This work was part of Ms. Jeroski's Master's thesis, which she completed in partial fulfillment of a Master of Science in Systems Engineering with a focus in Human Systems. Since graduation in March, Ms. Jeroski has joined the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center. Nearly 75 presentations were given in Human Factors and Ergonomics during ISERC, which was held in Montreal, CA from June 1 through June 3rd of 2014.