overview

Dr. Ferris' research interests are in Human Factors and Cognitive Ergonomics, and can be described as the study of cognition in human-machine engineered systems. His primary focus involves human information processing and design to support attention and interruption management. In particular, he investigates novel interface design techniques, employing alternative display modalities such as the sense of touch. Other research interests include human error, decision making under time pressure, and human-automation interaction. He has interest and experience in applying his research to the domains of medicine (anesthesiology), military operations (command and control, UV control and operations), aviation (cockpit automation, air traffic control), and ground transportation.

education and training
selected publications
Academic Articles25
  • Rodriguez-Paras, C., McKenzie, J. T., Choterungruengkorn, P., & Ferris, T. K. (2021). Severity-Mapped Vibrotactile Cues to Support Interruption Management with Weather Messaging in the General Aviation Cockpit. Atmosphere. 12(3), 341-341.
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  • Susindar, S., Wissel-Littmann, H., Ho, T., & Ferris, T. K. (2020). Evaluating Risk-Propensity Assessment Methods: Patterns in Repeated Exposure to Emotional Stimuli. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting. 64(1), 283-287.
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  • McDonald, A. D., Ferris, T. K., & Wiener, T. A. (2020). Classification of Driver Distraction: A Comprehensive Analysis of Feature Generation, Machine Learning, and Input Measures.. Hum Factors. 62(6), 1019-1035.
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  • Yang, S., & Ferris, T. K. (2020). Supporting Multitracking Performance With Novel Visual, Auditory, and Tactile Displays. IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems. 50(1), 79-88.
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  • Susindar, S., Sadeghi, M., Huntington, L., Singer, A., & Ferris, T. K. (2019). The Feeling is Real: Emotion Elicitation in Virtual Reality. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting. 63(1), 252-256.
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Chapters2
  • Ferris, T., Sarter, N., & Wickens, C. D. (2010). Cockpit Automation. Human Factors in Aviation. 479-503. Elsevier.
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  • Ferris, T., Sarter, N., & Wickens, C. D. (2010). Chapter 15 Cockpit Automation Still Struggling to Catch Up…. Human Factors in Aviation. 479-503.
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Conference Papers29
  • Rodriguez-Paras, C., Susindar, S., Lee, S., & Ferris, T. K. (2017). Age Effects on Drivers Physiological Response to Workload. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting. 61(1), 1886-1886.
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  • Suh, Y., & Ferris, T. K. (2017). Examining Change Sensitivity to Vibrotactile Beats in a Hand-Held Touchscreen Device. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting. 61(1), 1569-1569.
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  • Yang, S., Hosseiny, S., Susindar, S., & Ferris, T. K. (2016). Investigating Driver Sympathetic Arousal under Short-term Loads and Acute Stress Events. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting. 60(1), 1905-1905.
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  • Ardoin, W., Hoyle, W. S., Bewaji, O., Ferris, T. K., Peres, S. C., Hallbeck, S., Kaplan, R., & Brady, P. A. (2016). Real-time remote physiological monitoring. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting. 60(1), 618-622.
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  • Dinakar, S., Tippey, K. G., Roady, T., Edery, J., & Ferris, T. K. (2016). Using Modern Social Network Techniques to Expand Link Analysis in a Nuclear Reactor Console Redesign. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting. 60(1), 1083-1087.
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chaired theses and dissertations
Email
tferris@tamu.edu
First Name
Thomas
Last Name
Ferris
mailing address
Texas A&M University; Industrial Engineering; 3131 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3131
USA