Bisantz, Lewis named to panels

Published January 8, 2015

Two UB Engineering faculty members have been elected to executive committees for their respective professional groups

Ann Bisantz, professor and chair of the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, was elected to a three-year term on the Executive Council of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES).

Bisantz is a fellow of HFES, with extensive research experience in cognitive engineering, including research on human computer interfaces for complex health care systems related to enhanced patient safety. Her research interests include developing novel information displays for complex systems, advancing methods in cognitive engineering and modeling human decision-making; she has worked extensively in the domains of health care and defense.

Kemper Lewis, professor and chair of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, was elected to the ME Department Heads/Chairs Executive Committee, a standing committee of the American Society of Mechanical Engineer’s Board on Education. The term is for three years.

A fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Lewis is an expert in decision-based design. His research expertise and educational interests are in the areas of design theory, complex system tradeoffs and optimization, and decision modeling. He is and has served on the National Academies Panel on Benchmarking the Research Competitiveness of the United States in Mechanical Engineering.