Dr. Ann Bisantz, Industrial and Systems Engineering
Dr. Ann Bisantz completed both her bachelors and master’s degree in industrial engineering at the University at Buffalo. For her Ph.D. she attended Georgia Tech University and finished in 1997 with her doctoral degree in industrial engineering and a minor in cognitive science. Shortly after she accepted a position back in Buffalo at the University of Buffalo as an industrial and systems engineering professor. She is currently professor and chair in this department. Dr. Bisantz’s research lab focuses on cognitive engineering for complex systems, such as health care in control and command, to effectively communicate uncertainty using visual and multi modal displays. Her work also models dynamic decision making between aspects of human and machine interaction by designing both the tasks and aiding information/help displays. These decision making uncertainty models assist in analyzing the use of technology in work situations and relates to field study applications. A couple of these specific interaction studies include communication in robotic assisted surgery, and designing human-centered novel information displays for simulated emergency medical situations. Dr. Bisantz’s research is funded by the NSF, Homeland security, US Airforce Research Labs (Human Effectiveness Directorate), and emergency medicine foundation among others.