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Oron-Gilad, Tal


Tal Oron-Gilad is the former Chair of the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management at Ben-Gurion University (till July 2020). She joined the Department as faculty in 2006.  She served as the head of the human factors engineering graduate track in BGU for many years. Tal holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Industrial Engineering from the Technion, and a Ph.D. from Ben-Gurion University. She spent 3 years as a research associate at the Institute for Simulation and Training (IST) in the University of Central Florida (UCF), where she was part of a US army MURI multi university research initiative on Operator Performance Under Stress. She is the winner of the George E. Briggs best dissertation award, Division 21 (Applied and Experimental Psychology), American Psychological Association, 2004 for her dissertation on the topic of alertness maintaining tasks while driving. Tal also has industry and military experience in Project Management and consulting experience in User Interface Design and Ergonomics. Her research interests are in Human Factors Engineering, particularly on how to facilitate the interaction between technology and users. Some of her current experimental work concerns human-automation collaboration in military systems, assistive robots, and autonomous vehicles, the evaluation of tactile information presentation, hazard perception, decision making in naturalistic environments and enhancement of situation awareness in operational contexts.

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