steven landry
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I am an Associate Professor and Associate Head of The School of Industrial Engineering at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, specializing in the area of Human Factors and AIr Transportation Systems Engineering.

Previously, I was a research engineer at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California. At NASA I worked on the Multi-center Traffic Management Advisor system, an air traffic management decision support tool which was successfully developed, tested, and evaluated in four FAA enroute control centers.

I completed my Ph. D. in August 2004 at the Georgia Institute of Technology in the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, concentrating in human-machine systems, with a minor (and certificate) in cognitive science. I completed my Master’s in Aeronautics and Astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1999.

Between my undergraduate and graduate education, I was on active duty with the U.S. Air Force from 1988 to 1996. In the Air Force I was a C-141B pilot. I have over 2,500 heavy jet flight hours as a C-141B pilot, including extensive international flight experience and participation in Desert Shield/Storm and numerous other operations. My general research and teaching interests are aviation human factors, human cognition, and performance in complex systems. Specifically, I am interested in:

  • Air traffic management and control
  • Flight deck displays
  • Aviation alerting systems
  • Human-computer interfaces for complex systems
  • Formal symbolic frameworks for human factors
  • State-based modeling of complex socio-technical systems
  • Procedure design
  • Visual perception and eye tracking

My past graduate students are:

  • Samantha Vaitkunas (M.S., 2008). Investigation of factors affecting situation awareness reports in aviation.
  • Amit Lagu (Ph.D., 2009). Interaction decay in a continuous adaptive function allocation strategy-based human-machine system. Currently with Leigh Fisher Associates
  • Narendra Sharma (M.S., 2009, co-advised with Dr. Leyla Ozsen). MIxed integer 0-1 programming of time-based metering in air traffic management.
  • Sivabalan Paneer Selvan (M.S., 2010, co-advised with Dr. Nelson Uhan). Optimal scheduling of aircraft in the event of weather disruptions..
  • Esther Jun (Ph.D., 2011, co-advised with Prof. Gavriel Salvendy). Design methods for information visualization.
  • Yiwu Jian (M.S., 2011). Top-down state-based modeling of the air transportation system.
  • Karna Singh (M.S. 2012, co-advised with Dr. Shimon Nof).
  • Ziho Kang (Ph.D. 2012). Scanpath differences between novices and experts. Currently a post-doctoral researcher at Drexel University.
  • Shan XIe (M.S. 2012). Effectiveness of the Basic T Instrument Arrangement for Remotely Piloted Vehicles. Currently a Ph.D. student at Purdue University.
  • Harsh Wardhan Aggarwal (M.S. 2012).

My current graduate students and their projects are:

  • David Rozovski (Ph.D. student). Analysis of off-axis inceptors.
  • Deepti Surabattula (Ph.D. candidate), Supporting proper compliance and non-compliance to procedures
  • Taehoon Kim (Ph.D. student, co-advised with Dr. Nelson Uhan). Optimization of traffic flow management scheduling.
  • Wei Liu (Ph.D. student, co-advised with Dr. Ping Huang). Persuasive display principles for healthcare.
  • Hyo-sang Yoo (Ph.D. student). Principles for function allocation.
  • Chittayong (Jao) Surakitbanharn (Ph.D. student). Design principles for high workload cockpits.
  • Nguyen VP Nguyen (Ph.D. student).
  • Arik-Quang Dao (Ph.D. student). Modeling Pilot Weather Deviation Behavior.
  • Adithya Raghavan (M.S. student).
  • Caitlin Surakitbanharn (M.S. student).
  • Hambisa Keno (Ph.D. student).
  • Julian Archer (Ph.D. student).
  • Nsikak Udo-Imeh (Ph.D. student).
  • Yul Kwon (M.S. student).
  • Zixu Zhang (M.S. student).

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Last updated: 2 December 2011

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