Provides Opinion & Testimony In:
Vision Perception, Ergo Human Factors Science, Gero Human Factors Science, Perception, Vision, Visual, Reaction Time, Warning, Attention, Color, Light, Eyewitness, Accident, Road, Driver Injury, Automobile, Visual Lineup, Interface, Psychology, Trademark, Trade Dress, Forensic Consulting, Visual Search, Cognition, Human Error Trademark Infringement, Human Factors Design, Computer Interfaces, Man Machine Systems,
Human Factors Expert:
Accidents involving visual perception, human error and human factors: highway, reading, eyewitness ID, warnings, conspicuity, visibility, medical and medical device error, computer screens, reaction time.
Co-Principal Visual Expert-Ergo/Gero Human Factors Science
Adjunct Professor York University Centre for Vision Research Adjunct Professor University of West Virginia Medical School
Ophthalmology Dept. Adjunct Professor Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology Yeshiva University, New York.
Guest Lecturer Osgoode School of Law, York University
1971-1977 Northeastern University Ph.D. in Psychology
1966-1969 University of Pittsburgh B.A. in Psychology
1965-1966 Syracuse University Major in Engineering Ph. D. Dissertation: “Comparison
of Two Models of Visual Coding”
Master’s Thesis: “Signal Detection Theory Analysis of Reaction Times”
Human Factors and Ergonomic Society
Transportation Technical Group
Aging Technical Group
Safety Technical Group
Forensic professional Technical Group
Society Risk Analysis: Risk Science & Law Specialty Group
Toronto Chapter of the ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Human Interaction Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (Past Member)
Society for Information Display (Past Member)
Optical Society of America (Past Member)
Psychonomic Society (Past Member)
Society for Photo and Illuminating Engineering (Past member)
Eastern Psychological Association (Past Member)
Interviewed on Canadian Broadcasting Company radio about visual displays at airports and stores (8 June 2000)
Interviewed in New Yorker magazine (11 June 2001, available on-line) about attention and automobile accidents
Interviewed on CTV, a national TV network in Canada, on driver distraction and “inattentional blindness” (2 November 2001)
Interviewed by The National Post on attention and automobile accidents (9 November 2001).
Advisor to NBC Dateline on an upcoming program on “inattentional blindness” and accidents (date unspecified). Consulting Experience
Current: Visual Expert-Ergo/Gero Human Factors Science:
Forensic Human Factors (Full list Available upon Request) Typical cases include:
(Consultant to defendant). Issue was whether nighttime tractor-trailer driver could have braked in time to avoid collision.
(Consultant to plaintiff.) Issue was whether lack of lighting caused a fall down steps.
(Consultant to defendant). Issue was vision of older driver in the rain at night in pedestrian knock down.
(Consultant to Plaintiff), and Grant Brown National Leasing. Civil Action. Issue was night visibility in bicycle-automobile collision.
(Consultant to plaintiff). Issue was visibility and driver distraction when driver struck and killed a pedestrian. Matter in progress.
(Consultant to defendant) Matter in process. Issue was reaction time to fire a rifle. Disposition unknown
(Consultant to defendant) Matter in process. Issue was effect of light on validity of eyewitness identification. Disposition unknown.
Human Factors Design/Evaluation Previous
2000-curr Human Factors Software Research Associates
1997-1998 Human Factors Consultant, IBM.
1996-1997 Human factors Contract with US Air Force. 1996-1996 Human Factors Consultant, SPSS.
1995-1996 Human Factors Consultant, Fidelity Investments 1994-1995 Human Factors Contract with US Air Force.
1994 Human Factors Consultant, Source EDP:
1992-94 Human Factors Consultant, Norpark Research.
1988-90 Group Leader Artificial Intelligence R&D, Spar Aerospace: Previous Academic Teaching
1989-94 Faculty Member Trent Univ. (Computer Studies/Psychology) Perception/Human Factors research & teaching
1987-88 Visiting Research Scientist Carnegie Mellon Univ. (Computer Science) Research in human factors and expert systems
1986-87 Associate Professor University of Louisville (Psychology)Perception/Human Factors research & teaching
1984-86 Visiting Faculty York University Canada (Psychology) Perception/Human Factors research & teaching
1983-84 Visiting Faculty Member Indiana University (Optometry) Perceptual Research, teach physiological optics
1981-83 Visiting Faculty Univ. of Toronto Canada (Psychology)Cognitive/visual/human factors research & teaching
1980 Summer Visiting Scientist Albert Ludwig Univ., Germany (Neurology)Vision research.
1978-81 Research Faculty Univ. Cal., Berkeley (Optometry) Vision Research.
1977-78 Postdoctoral Fellow Brown University (Psychology)
Grants & Contracts Awarded
1996 A. S. Air Force Research Contract
1995 U. S. Air Force Research Contract
1990 National Science and Engineering Research Committee Grant
1989 Trent National Science & Engineering Research Committee Research Grant
1984 National Eye Institute Research Grant
1981 Connaught Research Grant
1978 National Science Foundation Research Grant
1977 National Institute of Health Postdoctoral Fellowship
1971 National Defense Administration Predoctoral Fellowship Scientific Experience
Available upon request