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Greg A. Jamieson

Greg A. Jamieson, Ph.D.


Greg A. Jamieson received Bachelor’s of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Psychology (with Distinction) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1996. Following a brief internship at the Battelle Seattle Research Center, he joined the Cognitive Engineering Laboratory (CEL) at the University of Toronto in pursuit of his MASc degree, which he obtained in 1998.  During 1998-1999, Greg was a Research Associate at Honeywell Labs in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He returned to CEL in 1999 as a PhD Candidate while simultaneously working as a Research Scientist for Honeywell Labs. Greg completed his PhD in 2002 and joined the faculty of the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering as an Assistant Professor. He was granted tenure and promoted to Associate Professor in July, 2007.

Greg’s research program addresses theoretical, empirical, and applied issues in human-automation interaction. Projects focus on the analysis of cognitive work and the design of representation aids to support human operators in complex systems. Past and current domains of interest include process control (petroleum refining, nuclear and hydro-electric power systems, and municipal water distribution), combat identification, and sustainable energy systems.

In 2003, the Canadian Foundation for Innovation and the Ontario Innovations Trust awarded Greg and Professor Kim Choo (Lambton College) a New Opportunities infrastructure grant. Combined with contributions from industry partners, the nearly $400,000 in funds supported the creation of a process control simulator to develop new applications to support effective plant operations. The simulator allows Greg to continue the work that has already netted publications in several journals, numerous conference proceedings, four patent awards, and a host of articles and patent applications currently under review.

Greg also seeks to share his enthusiasm for human factors through his teaching, service, and community involvement. He currently teaches two undergraduate courses and one graduate course in human factors, advises a range of thesis students on diverse topics, and promotes the study of human factors as an integral part of engineering education. Greg welcomes opportunities to speak about human factors to professional organizations, industry groups, students, and the public.