- Faculty affiliate, Center for Remote Health Technologies and Systems
- Faculty Fellow, Center for Health Systems and Design
- Director, Center for Health Organization Transformation, Health Science Center
- Courtesy Assoc Prof, Environmental and Occupational Health, School of Public Health
- Faculty affiliate, Institute for Engineering Education and Innovation
- Associate Professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering, College of Engineering
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.
- Ph.D. in Industrial and Operations Engineering (Cognitive Ergonomics), University of Michigan-Ann Arbor - (Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States) 2010
- M.S. in Industrial and Operations Engineering (Cognitive Ergonomics), University of Michigan-Ann Arbor - (Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States) 2006
- B.S. in Industrial Engineering, Minor in Computer Science, University of Iowa - (Iowa City, Iowa, United States) 2003
- 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.
- McDonald, A. D., Ferris, T. K., & Wiener, T. A. (2019). Classification of Driver Distraction: A Comprehensive Analysis of Feature Generation, Machine Learning, and Input Measures.. HUMAN FACTORS. 18720819856454-001872081985645.
- Suh, Y., & Ferris, T. K. (2019). On-Road Evaluation of In-vehicle Interface Characteristics and Their Effects on Performance of Visual Detection on the Road and Manual Entry. HUMAN FACTORS. 61(1), 105-118.
- Yang, S., & Ferris, T. K. (2018). Cognitive Efficiency in Human–Machine Systems: Metrics of Display Effectiveness for Supporting Multitask Performance. Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making. 12(2), 153-169.
- Tippey, K. G., Sivaraj, E., & Ferris, T. K. (2017). Driving While Interacting With Google Glass: Investigating the Combined Effect of Head-Up Display and Hands-Free Input on Driving Safety and Multitask Performance. HUMAN FACTORS. 59(4), 671-688.
- 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. 2017-October(1), 1886-1886.
- 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. 2017-October(1), 1569-1569.
- 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. 60(1), 1898-1905.
- Yang, S., & Ferris, T. K. (2016). Measuring Cognitive efficiency of novel speedometer displays. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. 60(1), 1934-1938.
- Ardoin, W. J., Hoyle, W. S., Bewaji, O., Ferris, T. K., Peres, S. C., Hallbeck, S., Kaplan, R., & Brady, P. A. (2016). Real-time remote physiological monitoring: The role of communication in three paradigms of inpatient care. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. 60(1), 618-622.
- Suh, Youngbo (2018-08). Supporting Visual Attention Management of Drivers Interacting with In-Vehicle Touchscreens. (Doctoral Dissertation)
- White, Wil-Johneen Ardoin (2018-08). Multicode Vibrotactile Displays to Support Mulitasking Performance in Complex Domains. (Doctoral Dissertation)
- Roady, III, William Arthur (2018-05). Design and Validation of Vibrotactile Communications for Dynamic Environments. (Doctoral Dissertation)
- Tippey, Kathryn Genevieve (2016-08). Supporting Multitasking: Evaluation of Novel Input and Output Characteristics to Support Primary and Secondary Task Performance Using Situation Awareness and Mental Workload. (Doctoral Dissertation)
- Rodriguez Paras, Carolina (2015-08). Exploring Physiological Measures for Prediction and Identification of the Redline of Cognitive Workload. (Master's Thesis)