Perception-Based Engineering
A collaboration between psychologists and engineers.

Mission: To integrate into the design of engineering systems, the ways in which people perceive and are affected by machinery outputs.


Involves various groups of faculty interacting on many different research projects, proposals, graduate student committees, teaching and class development.The "Perception-based Engineering" name was created in 1998 by a group of faculty at Purdue who had been collaborating on research in speech perception, image perception, sound and noise perception over the previous decade.


Article from Purdue University's Extrapolations Magazine
Article from NAE Bridge Magazine
Ford Fund Gift 
$3.5m for Laboratory Facilities and Research Projects in Perception-based Engineering. The Perception-based Engineering Laboratory is part of Phase I of the Herrick Laboratories rebuilding and expansion plan. Completion anticipated December 2012.
 

Many thanks to Wayne Booker and Robert Rankin at Ford for their support.


Mechanical Engineering
James E. Braun, High Performance Buildings, Thermal Comfort and Environmental Impact on Occupant Performance
Yan Chen, Air Quality and Comfort
George T-C Chiu,  Image Quality, Touch, Vibration Perception
Patricia Davies,  Sound Quality, Vibration, Sleep Disturbance, Annoyance.

Psychological Sciences
Greg Francis
, Modeling of Human Behavior, Visual Perception, Human-Computer Interaction
Zygmunt Pizlo ,  Visual Perception, 3D Shape Perception, Cognitive Processes Modeling, Problem Solving.
Robert Proctor,   Human Factors and Performance.

Speech Language and Hearing Sciences
Ronnie Wilbur, ,  Linguistics, Phonology, Language, Adaptive Technologies
Michael Heinz,   Neural basis for robust speech perception, development of technology to assist people with hearing loss. (Also a member of the faculty in Biomedical Engineering.)
Beth Strickland,   Auditory System Modeling, Adaptation of the Auditory System Behavior in Response to Sound.
Joshua Alexander, Perceptual/physiological mechanisms for speech understanding in normal hearing and hearing-impaired listeners, hearing aids, psychophysics.

Health and Kinesiology
Shirley Rietdyk,  Biomechanics, Interaction of Neural and Mechanical Systems in Mobility, Posture and Balance
Howard Zelaznik,  Theoretical Issues in Movement Coordination and Timing, Event and Emergent Movement Timing


Electrical & Computer Engineering
Hong Z. Tan,  Haptics, Human-Machine Interaction, Multimodal Interactions
Jan P. Allebach Edward J. Delp and Charles A. Bouman,  Image Perception & Video and Image Quality
David S. Ebert, Graphics and Visualization
Leah H. Jamieson, Speech Communications
Thomas M. Talavage, Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Civil Engineering
Andrzei Tarko, Highway Safety and Design
Jon Fricker, Transportation and Infrastructure Systems

Industrial Engineering
Barrett Caldwell,  Performance in Time-Critical Environments, Information Flow Dynamics.
Vince Duffy,  Human Motion Modeling, Safety Design.
Mark Lehto,  Decision Support Systems, Human Factors, Safety Engineering.
Yuewhern Yih ,  Behavior-based Dynamic Control, Healthcare System Re-engineering.

College of Technology
Gary R. Bertoline  Computer Graphics and Visualization.

Faculty at other Institutions and Campuses
Mary P. Harper   Computer Modeling of Human Communication, Speech and Natural Language Processing, Multimodal Integration, Machine Learning.
Glenis Long ,  Graduate Center, CUNY.  Psychoacoustics.
Dave Pick,  Psychology, Purdue Calumet. Human Factors, Performance 
Aimee M. Surprenant,   Cognitive Processing, Effects of Noise, Aging.