Gavriel Salvendy, Ph.D., NAE
University Distinguished Professor, UCF
Gavriel Salvendy, University Distinguished Professor at the University of Central Florida (UCF), is professor emeritus of Industrial Engineering at Purdue University and Chair Professor Emeritus and Former Head (2001-2011) of the Department of Industrial Engineering at Tsinghua University, Beijing, P.R. China. He has been the major professor to 68 PhD students. Gavriel Salvendy is the founding editor of the International Journal on Human-Computer Interaction and Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing and Service Industries. In 1990 he became member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), in 1995 he received an Honorary Doctorate from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and in 2007, he received the John Fritz Medal which is the engineering profession’s highest award. The journals Ergonomics (2003), Computers in Industry (2010) and Intelligent Manufacturing (2011) have published special issues in honor of Gavriel. He is honorary fellow and life member of the Ergonomics Society and fellow of Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Institute of Industrial Engineers, and the American Psychological Association. He has advised organizations in 31 countries on the human side of effective design, implementation and management of advanced technologies in the workplace. He earned his Ph.D. in engineering production at the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom.