Induction in to the National Center for Simulation’s Hall of Fame

ORLANDO, Fla. –The National Center for Simulation (NCS) announces the selection of three prestigious individuals who will be inducted into the NCS Modeling and Simulation Hall of Fame at a formal ceremony this summer. University of Central Florida’s Dr. Peter Adrian Hancock, researcher and Professor Emeritus andDr.Randall

Dr. Hancock is Selected as IEEE Fellow

Peter Hancock, a UCF Psychology Pegasus Professor and University Trustee Chair, has been named an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Fellow.

His appointment, beginning January 2017, is in recognition of his contributions to adaptive human-systems engineering.

Adaptive human-systems use direct information from on-line brain physiological monitoring.

A Signal Improvement to Signal Detection Analysis: Fuzzy SDT on the ROC's

Szalma, J. L., & Hancock, P. A. (2013). A signal improvement to Signal Detection Analysis: Fuzzy SDT on the ROCs. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 39(6), 1741.

Fuzzy Signal Detection Theory (FSDT) combines traditional Signal Detection Theory (SDT) with Fuzzy Set Theory to generalize signal detection analysis beyond the traditional categorical decision-making model.

Certification and Legislation

Hancock, P.A. (1993). Certification and legislation. In: J.A. Wise, V.D. Hopkin, and D. Garland. (Eds.). Human Factors Certification of Advanced Aviation Technologies. (pp. 35-38), Berlin: Springer-Verlag.

One of the mandates of each of the series of meetings on complex technical systems has been to review, rewrite, edit, amend, and elaborate upon initial position papers based upon insights and interactions that occurred at the meeting itself.

Nicholas Kasdaglis

Nicholas Kasdaglis is a retired Air Force officer and a PhD student in Applied Experimental Psychology in the School of Psychology at the University of Central Florida. He holds a Master Degree in Human Factors from the Florida Institute of Technology.

Defending The Independence of Human Factors/Ergonomics Science

Parasuraman, R., Hancock, P.A., Radwin, R., & Marras, W. (2003). Defending the independence of human factors/ergonomics science. Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Bulletin, 46(11), 1, 5.

     The Bush administration has recently sought to impose a political agenda on the deliberations of science in general and human factors and ergonomics (HF/E) in particular.