Program subject to change.
The conference will be held at The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter.
For additional costs, the 10th International Conference on Managing Fatigue will be preceded on Sunday, March 19, by a workshop hosted by Integrated Safety Support, and followed by the 2017 FRMS Forum Regional Meeting on Friday, March 24.
|8:30 a.m.||Opening Remarks
|8:30 - 10:00 a.m.||
Jack Van Steenburg
Laura K. Barger
Thomas J. Balkin
|10:00 - 10:30 a.m.||Break||Break||Break||Break|
|10:30 - 12:00 p.m.||Concurrent Sessions
Crash Causation #1
Fatigue Countermeasures #1
Fatigue Modeling / Fitness for Duty #1
Fatigue Countermeasures #2
Fatigue Modeling / Fitness for Duty #2
Training and Education
Crash Causation #2
Workplace Fatigue and Health Solutions
Fatigue Detection #3
Fatigue Modeling/Fitness for Duty #3
Crash Causation #3
SleepSafe Drivers Inc.
Research Needs #2
|12:00 - 1:15 p.m.||Lunch
San Diego Ballroom & Garden Terrace
San Diego Ballroom & Garden Terrace
San Diego Ballroom & Garden Terrace
San Diego Ballroom & Garden Terrace
|1:30 - 3:00 p.m.||Accounting for Fatigue in Systems Design and Operations: Issues and Opportunities||National Academy of Sciences Panel||Fatigue and Alertness Technology Countermeasures Panel||Fatigue Risk Management Systems (FRMS) Panel|
|3:00 - 3:30 p.m.||Break||Break||Break||Break|
|3:30 - 5:00 p.m.||Concurrent Sessions
Fatigue Detection #1
Sleep Disorders / Health
Autonomous Vehicles and Operator Fatigue
Research Needs #1
Fatigue Detection #2
Effects of Fatigue #1
The MyCadian™ Watch
Effects of Fatigue #2
|Keynote Speaker (3:30 - 4:15 p.m.)
Closing Remarks (4:15 - 4:20 p.m.)
|5:00 - 7:30 p.m.||Opening Reception
San Diego Ballroom & Garden Terrace
|5:10 - 9:30 p.m.||Special 10th Anniversary Event
Marine Corps Air Station, Miramar
Buses will begin loading at 5:10 p.m. in front of hotel
(Transportation, tour, and dinner included in registration)
Moderator: Stephanie Pratt (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health)
The Use of Geospatial Network Analysis to Identify Commercial Vehicle Driver Crashes Involving Sleepiness and/or Fatigue
Terry Bunn (Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center)
Fatigue and Driving
Claudio Andrés Verón (Tucumàn Argentina)
Truck Driver Sleep Patterns Influence Driving Performance
Guang Xiang Chen (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health)
Fatigue and Sleep Factors Related to Safety Critical Events
Matthew S. Thiese (University of Utah)
Moderator: Adam Fletcher (Integrated Safety Support)
Can We Convince Tired Drivers to Take a Break From Driving?
Ann Williamson (University of New South Wales)
High School Start Times and Teenage Driver Crashes
Robert D. Foss (University of North Carolina)
The Impact of Eating at Night on Time on Task Impairments During Simulated Driving
Charlotte C. Gupta (University of South Australia)
Evaluating the Impact of Fatigue Laws in Australia on Heavy Vehicle Driver Alertness
Shantha Rajaratnam (Alertness CRC and Monash University)
Moderator: Jacques Verly (University of Liège)
Predicting Performance and Safety Based on Driver Fatigue
Daniel Mollicone (Pulsar Informatics)
The Impact of New Technology on Sleep Data Collection and Model Validation
David Karlsson (Jeppesen)
Research Into Fitness for Duty Checks and Predicting the Likelihood of Experiencing Fatigue
Ann Mills (Rail Safety and Standards Board)
New PVT Metrics with Improved Sensitivity to Sleep Loss: Analysis from Short to Long Time Intervals
Philippe Latour (University of Liège)
Moderator: Steve Higgins (National Highway Transportation Safety Administration)
NHTSA Drowsiness Research Program Overview
Steve Higgins (National Highway Transportation Safety Administration)
Mitigating Drowsiness During Short Drives: Implications of Staged and Discrete Alerts
Timothy Brown (University of Iowa)
Evidence-Based Guidelines for Fatigue Risk Management in Emergency Medical Services
Daniel Patterson (University of Pittsburgh)
Moderator: Darrell Bowman (Volvo Group Trucks Technology)
EEG Analysis of Local Sleep and its Relation to Lane Departures
Christer Ahlström (Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute)
A Novel Non-Intrusive Approach to Asssess Drowsiness Based on Eye Movements and Blinking
Stuart Fogel (University of Western Ontario)
Evaluation of an In-Vehicle Drowsiness Detection Device
Jason Kumagai (SIX Safety Systems)
First Adaptation of a Validated Drowsiness Monitoring System to Process Face Images Instead of Eye Images
Clémentine François (University of Liège)
Moderator: Claire Caruso (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health)
Sleep Quality Among Commercial Truck Drivers: Associations with Personal and Occupational Factors.
Matthew S. Thiese (University of Utah)
Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Crash Risk: Case Study Results Within the Development of the European Road Safety Decision Support System
Ashleigh Filtness (Loughborough University)
Identifying Obstructive Sleep Apnea Risk Factors in Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers
Kimberly Olszewski (Bloomsburg University and Mid-State Occupational Health Services Inc.)
Evaluation of Research on CMV Drivers with Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Literature Review to Inform Industry Regulations
Erin Mabry (Virginia Tech Transportation Institute)
Moderator: Rich Hanowski (Virginia Tech Transportation Institute)
Asleep Behind the Automated Wheel – Tired and Drowsy Drivers in Highly Automated Vehicles
Tobias Vogelpohl (Technische Universität Braunschweig)
Moderator: Jeff Hickman (Virginia Tech Transportation Institute)
Experience Based to Evidence Based Through Science
Richard Lewis (FedEx Express Corporation)
Adding Human Physiology to the Airline Crew Scheduling Process
David Karlsson (Jeppesen)
Preparing Rail Industry Guidance on Biomathematical Fatigue Models
Viravanh Somvang (Welbees SAS)
New Approaches to Scheduling Based on Fatigue Modeling
Hans P.A. Van Dongen (Washington State University)
Moderator: Kathy Robinson (National Association of State EMS Officials)
Napping Strategies to Cope with Rotating Shiftwork
Stephanie Centofanti (University of South Australia)
Eating During the Night: Three Studies Examining Meal Timing and Food Choice Across Two Industries
Siobhan Banks (University of South Australia)
A Review of Countermeasures to Drowsy Driving on the Commute Home From Nightshift
Cassie J. Hilditch (Brown University)
Sleep Patterns in Early Morning Out-and-Back Cargo Flight Operations
Suresh Rangan (FedEx Express Corporation)
Moderator: Clémentine François (University of Liège)
How Much is Left in Your "Sleep Tank"? A Simple Model for Sleep History Feedback
Jillian Dorrian (University of South Australia)
Toward a Common Metric for Risk Assessment across Diverse Factors in Fatigue Risk Management Systems: Quantifying Human Performance in Terms of Signal-to-Noise Ratio
Hans P. A. Van Dongen (Washington State University)
Circadian Rhythmicity and Risk Index Validation in Railway Traffic Control
Bart Roets (Ghent University)
Accounting for Sleep Inertia in the Differential Equation Framework of a Biomathematical Model of Fatigue
Lauren B. Waggoner (Institutes for Behavior Resources, Inc.)
Moderator: Leigh White (CurAegis Technologies)
The NIOSH Total Worker Health® Program and Opportunities for Promoting Healthy Sleep and Reducing Risks for Fatigue
Sara L. Tamers (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health)
NIOSH Training for Nurses on Shift Work and Long Work Hours: Development Process and 1 Year Post-Launch Impacts
Claire C. Caruso (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health)
Safeguarding the Health, Safety and Resilience of Emergency Responders
Richard W. Klomp (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Railroaders' Guide to Healthy Sleep Website: Lessons Learned from Facilitating Awareness and Use
Juna Snow (Volpe)
Moderator: Terri Hallquist (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration)
The Impact of Driver Distraction in Tractor-Trailers and Motorcoach Buses
Rebecca Hammond (Virginia Tech Transportation Institute)
Driver Distraction–Confusing "Cause" with "Effect"
David Curry (Packer Engineering Group)
Simulating Effects of Arousal On Lane Keeping: Are Drowsiness and Cognitive Load Opposite Ends of a Single Spectrum?
Johan Engstrom (Virginia Tech Transportation Institute)
Study on Evaluation of Driver's Fatigue for Long-distance Driving
Takanobu Hoshino (Nihon University)
Maintaining Commercial Driver Alertness, Managing Fatigue, Fostering Driver Health and Wellness: Assessment of the National Academies Committee on National Statistics
Gerald P. Krueger (Krueger Ergonomics Consultants)
Assessing the Prevalence of Driver Drowsiness in Canada: Analysis of Observer Ratings of Drowsiness from the Canada Naturalistic Driving Study
Charlie Klauer (Virginia Tech Transportation Institute)
Cumulative Driver Fatigue
Gregory F. Kushnir (Cartasite)
Flexible Sleeper Berth Pilot Program
Kimberly A. Honn (Washington State University)
Moderator: Devendra Tolani (Intelligent Automation, Inc.)
Managing Drowsy Driving Risk Using Information-rich Data from Fatigue Detection Systems
Christopher A. Hocking (Optalert Australia PTY Limited)
Vision-based System for Monitoring Vehicle Operator Responsiveness from Face Images
Quentin Massoz (University of Liège)
A Method for External Validation of Fatigue Monitoring Technologies
Daniel R. Bongers (SmartCap)
Preliminary Evaluation of Real-time Steering Entropy for Monitoring Driver State
Takayuki Kondoh (Nissan)
Moderator: Kyla Retzer (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health)
Sleepiness and the Effect on Driving-Professional Drivers vs. Non-professional Drivers
Anna Anund (Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute)
Fatigue, Cognitive Performance and Sleep of Pilots and Operational Technicians within an International Emergency Medical Aviation Environment
Adam Fletcher (Integrated Safety Support)
Controller Cognitive Workload Levels and Fatigue
Michele Terranova (Pipeline Performance Group)
Winter Maintenance Operators' and Managers' Opinions and Perceptions of Fatigue
Matthew Camden (Virginia Tech Transportation Institute)
Predicting Sleep/Wake Behaviour in Operational Settings
Peter Page (InterDynamics)
Comparison of Workshift Patterns on Fatigue and Sleep in the Petrochemical Industry
Andrew Jeklin (Circadian®)
How Shift Scheduling Practices Contribute to Fatigue Amongst Freight Rail Operating Employees: Findings From Accident Investigations
Christina Missy Rudin-Brown (Transportation Safety Board of Canada)
Applied Fatigue Risk Management for Transit: Biomathematical Modeling in the Analysis of Recorded Events
Francine O. James (Institutes for Behavior Resources Inc.)
Moderator: Jana Price (National Transportation Safety Board)
Accepting Complexity & Maintaining Coherence: Results of a Research Project to Develop a Visual Representation Approach for the Field of Fatigue Management
Adam Fletcher (Integrated Safety Support)
Current State of Fatigue Monitoring and Risk Management in Hospital Nurses – Results of a Mixed Methods Study
Linsey M. Steege (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Daily Measurements of Fatigue and Sleep During a Full Offshore Rotation: Implications for Fatigue Risk Management Programs
Vanessa Riethmeister (University of Groningen)
Fatigue Risk Management in a Major Turnaround
Krystal Sexton (Shell)
Moderator: Erin Mabry (Virginia Tech Transportation Institute)
Focusing the Eye on Fatigue–A Practitioner's Model for Working With Industry
Susan Sawatzky (In-Scope Solutions)
Jeff Durmer (FusionHealth)
Anne Kirsh, (State of NY Metropolitan Transportation Authority)
Nonadherence with Employer-Mandated Sleep Apnea Treatment and Increased Risk of Serious Truck Crashes
Steve Burks (University of Minnesota)
Moderator: Max Kieba (Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration)
Project FRESH: Detecting Fatigue Before it's Too Late
Angela Baker (School of Psychological Sciences and Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences)
Use of the Psychomotor Vigilance Test (PVT) in Fitness For Work Assessments
Steve Lerman (ExxonMobil)
Psychomotor Vigilance Task Evaluation for Touchscreen Devices
Lucia Arsintescu (San Jose State University Research Foundation)
Continual Motion-Based Fatigue & Distraction Monitor and Alerting Platform for Truck Drivers
Zack Knoll (Maven Machines)
Moderator: Jerome Wertz (Phasya)
Discovery That a Person's Level of Drowsiness Appears to Evolve in Time According to a Geometric Brownian Motion (GBM) Random Process Model
Pouyan Ebrahimbabaie (University of Liège)
Mathematical Model on Speed and Traffic Density of Transportation Networks with Human Factors Consideration
Erfan Pakdamanian (Montana State University)
Validation of Fatigue Modeling Predictions in Aviation Operations
Kevin Gregory (San Jose State University Research Foundation)
Refining Sleep Predictions Using Actigraphy in Operational Environments: Studies with Pilots
Steven Hursh (Institutes for Behavioral Resources Inc.)
Moderator: Leigh White (CurAegis Technologies)
Technology Overview- Engineering, Design, Analytics, Responsive Learning Program
Matt Kenyon (CurAegis Technologies)
Melissa Mallis ( M3 Alertness Management LLC)
Technology Evaluation Roadmap: Beta Trials and Industry Assessments
Leigh White (CurAegis Technologies)
Beta Trial Experience
Lydia Hambour (JetBlue Airways)
Moderator: Dawn Castillo (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health)
How Fatigue Increases Accident Risk: Evidence and Theories
Kimberly Honn (Washington State University)
Sleep Loss and Change Detection: a Driving Simulator Study
Ashleigh Filtness (Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety )
The Implications of a Hospital Break Policy: A Comparison of Two Regional Hospitals Using Survey Data
Samantha Riedy (Washington State University)
Occupational Demands on Fatigue and Driving Safety in Surgical Residents
Benjamin McManus (University of Alabama at Birmingham)
Moderator: Junaita Diaz (Integrated Safety Support)
Comparing the Work and Rest Hours of United States Navy Sailors with Existing Maritime Regulations
Nita Shattuck (Operations Research Department, Naval Postgraduate School)
A Wider Perspective on Reducing Fatigue Risk in Aviation
Tomas Klemets (Jeppesen)
Fatigue in a Regional Aircraft Operator: the Effect of Multi-segment Operations in Alertness
Pedro Alcéu (Lusofona University)
Effects of Reduced Rest and Early Start on Crew Sleep and Fatigue in French Regional Airlines
Philippe Cabon (University Paris Descartes)
Effects of Caffeine on Salivary Alpha-amylase Levels and Performance During 50h of Wakefulness
Maja Pajcin (University of South Australia)
Gene Expression Biomarkers for Identifying Vigilance Impairment from Total Sleep Deprivation
Hilary Uyhelji (Federal Aviation Administration )
Prediction of Drowsiness and Impending Crashes in AusEd Driving Simulator Test
Sachinkumar Wasnik (Cooperative Research Centre for Alertness)
Motorcycling Performance During an Extended Ride on a Dynamic Simulator: Sleepiness and Riding Duration Effects
Clément Bougard (French Armed Forces Biomedical Research Institute)
Moderator: Karl Sieber (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health)
Examination of Factors Associated with Fault Status in Multi-Vehicle Conflicts Using the SHRP2 Data
Raha Hamzeie (Iowa State University)
Maintenance-of-Way Worker Fatigue in Railroad Accidents
Rachel Grice (Federal Railroad Administration)
Tom Dingus (Virginia Tech Transportation Institute)
Moderator: Steve Garrish and Alan Lankford (SleepSafe Drivers)
Moderator: Max Kieba (Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration)
Chason Coelho (ABS Consulting)
Developing and Implementing Fatigue Risk Mangement Systems in Pipeline Control Rooms in the United States and Canada
Charles Alday (Pipeline Performance Group)
Beyond Conformance: What Does an Effective FRMP Implementation Plan Look Like?
David Flower (BP)
Metrics that Matter: A Case Review of a FRMS Implementation Process in the Oil and Gas Sector
Mike Harnett (SIX Safety Systems)
Moderator: Johan Engstrom (Virginia Tech Transportation Institute)
Assessment and Management of Fatigue Among Oil and Gas Extraction Industry Drivers
Imelda S. Wong (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health )
A Quantitative Assessment of Driver Detention Times in Commercial Motor Vehicle Operations
Naomi J. Dunn (Virginia Tech Transportation Institute)
Fatigue: Crew and Passengers on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
Ana Maria Vieira (Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica)
"Modern Times" Charlie Chaplin's Film: An Analogy Between Fatigue and Aviation Maintenance Workers
Ana Maria Vieira (Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica)
As a highlight to celebrate the conference's 10th anniversary, there will be a special event at the Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar, of Top Gun fame, on the evening of Thursday, March 23, 2017. MCAS Miramar is located about 10 miles north of downtown San Diego. Your full registration includes:
Miramar pilots may also attend this event. Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit an active Marine Corps air station!
All international participants attending the Miramar Dinner must complete the passport ID form that will be attached to your confirmation letter and on the conference website by January 31, 2017.
All attendees of the Miramar Dinner will be required to present a valid ID upon entry to the Miramar Base (no exceptions).
It seems that each day we hear about new and innovative technologies that will revolutionize mobility and the way we conduct work. From technologies aimed at supporting our daily commutes, directing and managing the movement of freight, or simplifying our jobs through automation, we are on the cusp of re-defining our work and transportation systems. These technological innovations aim to make significant improvements with respect to usability, safety, efficiency, and productivity.
However, with these disruptive innovations comes potential issues associated with operator behavior and alertness; thus, it is critical that designers account for human strengths and limitations in system design. On this panel, Maureen Short from General Motors, and Steve Boyd from Peloton, will discuss issues and opportunities for addressing operator fatigue and alertness in design.
Steve is Co-founder and VP of External Affairs for Peloton Technology, a Silicon Valley-based connected and automated vehicle technology company that is bringing innovations in safety and efficiency to the freight transportation industry. In this role, he leads public affairs and marketing for Peloton. For the last decade, Steve has worked with leading edge transportation and energy enterprises and advocated for policy change and market innovation to accelerate progress in these sectors. Previously he has served as an Assistant Press Secretary in the White House, a Producer at the PBS NewsHour, and held a variety of leadership roles with technology companies, national political campaigns, federal agencies and public policy initiatives. Steve holds an Environmental Science degree from Pennsylvania State University with minors in Economics and Political Science and studied international business at the University of Manchester (UK). He was a co-founder of the Clean Economy Network, now merged with the Advanced Energy Economy association, and is an active member of industry stakeholder groups including the Transportation Research Board's ITS Committee, the Society of Automotive Engineers, the American Trucking Associations (ATA), The ATA's Technology & Maintenance Council and its Automated Driving & Platooning Task Force.
Mrs. Maureen Short is a Human Factors Expert for General Motors. She graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point and served as an Engineer Officer in the United States Army. She has deployed to Nicaragua for hurricane recovery and commanded a company in Iraq. After leaving the Army, Maureen worked as a Senior Systems Engineer developing the Joint Test and Evaluation Methodology for Joint Forces Command. Before moving to General Motors, Maureen served as the Director of Curriculum for the Army's Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness Program. In this capacity she was responsible for the education and training of Soldiers across the Army focused on performance, energy management, and resilience. Mrs. Short was also selected as the Program Manager for the Special Operations Cognitive Enhancement and Performance Program which adopts the principles of sports and performance psychology to provide mental skills training for Army Special Operators. These skills focused on teaching human bio-rhythms, sleeps science, energy management, attention control and memory improvement. This training was critical for elite Soldiers to remain adaptive and ready during high stress training and deployments. Maureen holds an MS in Engineering Management from Missouri S&T, an ME in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia, and is completing her PhD in Systems and Engineering Management at Texas Tech University.
A recent report issued by the National Academy of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, funded by FMCSA, examined the relationship between fatigue, hours of service regulations, and crash frequency. Much of the report will be summarized in a session at the 10th International Conference on Managing Fatigue, which will be held in San Diego, next March 20-23.
The program consists of Prof. Hal Stern of the University of California, Irvine, who served as co-chair of the panel study, providing an overview of the study. He will be followed by Dan Blower, an associate research scientist in UMTRI's Vehicle Safety Analysis Group, who will summarize the panel's findings and recommendations concerning data sources. Prof. Feng Guo, associate professor in the Department of Statistics at Virginia Tech, will then summarize the statistical tools that the panel recommended be applied to the problem of determining the causes of crashes. Dr. Steven Smith, of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, will then serve as discussant.
Daniel Blower is an associate research scientist at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute. His research has mainly focused on medium and heavy truck safety, including heavy truck cab crashworthiness, crash avoidance technologies, and crash causation. He is the Chairman of the Michigan Truck Safety Commission, and served on the Technical Advisory Committee on National Motor Vehicle Crash Causation Study for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration; and the Large Truck Crash Causation Study committee for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
Dr. Feng Guo is an Associate Professor at the Department of Statistics at Virginia Tech with a joint appointment at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI). His research areas include modeling naturalistic driving studies, human factor and traffic safety, transportation infrastructure safety evaluation, and advanced vehicle proactive safety device evaluation. Dr. Guo has been principal investigator (PI) and co-PI for more than 30 research projects. He is the Chair of Transportation Statistics Interested Group of the American Statistical Association and member of two committees of Transportation Research Board of the National Academies. He served as a member of the National Academy of Sciences Panel Study on Research Methodologies and Statistical Approaches to Understanding Driver Fatigue Factors in Motor Carrier Safety and Driver Health. Dr. Guo holds a Ph.D. degree in transportation engineering and a Ph.D. in statistics, both from University of Connecticut.
Steven K. Smith currently serves as the Director for the Office of Analysis, Research, and Technology at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The Office generates information and findings to support the agency's safety mission. Previously, Dr. Smith served as Deputy Director of the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) in the Research and Innovative Technology Administration at the U.S. Department of Transportation. Dr. Smith has a background in survey research and has directed a number of large scale national data collection programs. Previously he has conducted survey and statistical work at the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Smith received his Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina.
Hal Stern is professor of statistics and dean of the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Irvine. Stern came to UC Irvine in 2002 as the founding chair of the Department of Statistics and was named dean of the Bren School in 2010. His statistics research focuses on the development of Bayesian statistical methodology and model assessment techniques. He has authored more than 100 publications (more than 80 of which were referreed) and is a co-author of the highly regarded graduate-level statistics text Bayesian Data Analysis. The hallmark of his work is interdisciplinary research collaboration wherein modern statistical methodology is developed to address needs that arise from ongoing scientific research in a variety of fields. Current areas of interest include forensic statistics and biological/health sciences. Prior to joining the UC Irvine faculty, he was professor of statistics and Laurence H. Baker Chair in Biological Statistics at the Department of Statistics at Iowa State University. He previously served on the faculty at Harvard University. He is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA) and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics. Dr. Stern recently served as editor of the ASA's flagship journal and previously served as editor of Chance magazine for the Association. He has served on several expert committees for the National Academy of Sciences including a six-year appointment on the National Research Council's Committee on National Statistics. Dr. Stern received his B.S. degree in mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in statistics from Stanford University.
Each year, tens-of-thousands of road users are killed or injured in vehicle crashes that are attributed to driver drowsiness. As recent NHTSA report estimated the annual societal costs of these crashes, not including property damage, was $109 billion.
Given the magnitude of this problem, innovative companies are working on technological solutions that monitor and quantify drowsiness, providing real-time warnings to drivers/operators and/or supervisors. On this panel, Mr. Matthew Kenyon from CurAegis Technologies, Mr. Jerome Wertz from Phasya, and Mr. Rusty Weiss from Lytx will describe their solutions aimed at preventing and mitigating this national epidemic
Mr. Kenyon's expertise is in Wearable Electronics with a degree in Electrical Engineering and a concentration in Signal Processing and Pattern Recognition. He holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Rochester Institute of Technology. He has previously led the development of a wearable device for detecting concussions in sports related impacts (winner of multiple awards at the January 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas) and worked at Harris RF Communications in the Advanced Development Group.
Mr. Kenyon is currently the Director of Technology of the CURA division of CurAegis Technologies where he leads development of the MyCadian Watch™ and CURA™ Software; which are systems to detect degradation of alertness in people and methods of remediating fatigue and sleep problems.
Jerome Wertz is CEO and co-founder of Phasya. He started as a researcher at the University of Liège in 2009 and became project manager in 2010. During 5 years Jerome and his team have developed new technologies for drowsiness monitoring with the aim of improving safety. Jerome has co-founded Phasya in order to commercialize these technologies. In 2015, he was awarded as an "Innovator Under 35" by the MIT Technology Review and Phasya was listed as a "2015 TiE50 Top Startup". Jerome holds a Master in Industrial Engineering and an Executive Master in Management.
Rusty Weiss is Director of External Research at Lytx, the global leader in video telematics, with world's largest database on driving behavior, analyzing data on more than 50 billion miles driven. In his role, Mr. Weiss focuses on Lytx's relationships with traffic safety research institutions, federal regulators and clients seeking independent academic scrutiny of driver safety solutions and best practices. More recent projects include the congressionally mandated Hours of Service study, improving detection of driver fatigue, effect of video feedback for drivers in China, a truck platooning development and demonstration and driver acceptance of technology-based feedback programs.
Zackary Knoll is the Director of Research at Maven Machines, a leader in wearable technology for driver safety. Zack holds a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Virginia with a focus in control theory. In his role, Zackary leads the development of the industry's first smart Bluetooth headset, the Maven Co-Pilot™. Additionally, Zack manages relationships and collaboration projects with traffic safety research institutions and regulatory bodies working to provide independent scientific validation of Maven Machines' solutions. Zackary has presented and been published at multiple academic conferences including the American Control Conference and the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting (TRB).
This panel session will provide attendees with an introduction to U.S. regulation, 14 CFR Part 117 Flightcrew Member Duty and Rest Requirements. Also a brief introduction of two fatigue risk management approaches to mitigate fatigue during daily flight operations that occur within the regulation, and an optional approach established to provide air carriers with a means of safely exceeding rule limitations. An airline representative will discuss how an FRMS application to exceed limitations is developed, followed by a description of the data-based process used to establish a safety case supporting the proposed application. Then a discussion will follow, defining the scientific review and evaluation of the application, data collection, and analysis phases of the FRMS authorization process. Time permitting, a short discussion of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) FRMS Task Force and documentation will be made.Phasya, and Mr. Rusty Weiss from Lytx will describe their solutions aimed at preventing and mitigating this national epidemic
Dr. Nesthus has worked for the FAA Civil Aerospace Medical Institute Human Factors Research Division since 1992. Diverse research activities have involved lab and field studies evaluating the effects of aviation stressors, including fatigue, on the performance of pilots and cabin crew, ATCSs, TechOps Specialists, and aviation maintenance technicians. He participates on numerous performance and fatigue-related DOT and interagency working groups. He is a Fellow of the Aerospace Medical Association and Chairs the DOD Human Factors Engineering, Sustained and Continuous Operations Technical Advisory Group. He currently supports the FAA's Flight Standards Division with scientific evaluations of Fatigue Risk Management System (FRMS) applications and data submitted by U.S. Carriers needing relief from 14 CFR Part 117 for flight operations that exceed rule limitations.
Capt. Jim Mangie is currently the Program Director, Pilot Fatigue for Delta Air Lines. He is responsible for all matters concerning pilot fatigue mitigation, flight and duty time regulatory compliance, crew rest and fatigue risk management. He also serves as the technical advisor to IATA for the ICAO Fatigue Risk Management Task Force and was the industry co-chair for the FAA Flight Crewmember Duty and Rest Requirements Aviation Rulemaking Committee in 2009. In the 27 years he's been at Delta, he's held positions as a Chief Pilot, Base Regional Director and Line Operations General Manager. In these positions he's been responsible for administrative support and operational performance of approximately 4000 pilots in both the domestic and international system, as well as overall operational oversight of day-to-day line operations.
Capt. Mangie has over 10,000 hours of airline and military flying experience. He has flown the B727, B757, B767, DC9, MD88, T37, T38, and C130 B/E/H/H2.
Professor Philippa Gander is a chronobiologist and sleep scientist who has been working on science-based approaches to fatigue risk management since she joined the Fatigue Countermeasures Program at NASA in 1983. She is currently the Director of the Sleep/Wake Research Centre at Massey University (New Zealand). Recognition for her work includes a NASA Group Achievement Award for the work of the Fatigue Countermeasures Program (1993); a BP International Chairman's Award for Safety Performance, for a fatigue management program for heavy vehicle drivers (1998); being on the ICAO Taskforce that developed the new global regulatory framework for fatigue risk management and leading the writing team for both editions of the IATA/ICAO/IFALPA guidance manual for operators; being elected to the Fellowship of the New Zealand Royal Society (2009); and the Flight Safety Foundation's Human Factors Award (2012), which recognises "outstanding achievement in human factors contributions to aviation safety.
Dr. Steven R. Hursh (Ph.D., University of California, San Diego, 1972) is the President of the Institutes for Behavior Resources and Adjunct Professor of Behavioral Biology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For the last twenty-five years, Dr. Hursh has been the technical leader to model the relationship between sleep deprivation, time of day and performance. His patented model (the Sleep, Activity, Fatigue, and Task Effectiveness Model) and the Fatigue Avoidance Scheduling Tool (FAST) have been accepted by the Department of Defense as the standard warfighter fatigue model and have been validated by the Department of Transportation as an effective fatigue risk management tool. Currently, SAFTE-FAST is used by two dozen airlines, a dozen passenger railroads, the Washington Metro, and four national air forces. He authored the fatigue risk management advisory circular adopted by the Federal Aviation Administration and serves as external fatigue expert to the FAA.
This workshop will be held on Sunday, March 19, 2017, and will cater to anyone with an interest in, or accountability for, the management of human fatigue within industry.
CEO & Principal Consultant
Integrated Safety Support
Executive Vice President
The FRMS Forum Regional Meeting will be held on Friday, March 24th, 2017, in conjunction with 10th International Conference on Managing Fatigue.
Professor Torbjörn Åkerstedt is a senior professor at the Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden. He has 300+ publications on sleep, circadian rhythms, shift work, sleepiness and stress. He is a past president of the European Sleep Research Society, past Secretary General of the World Federation of Sleep Research and Sleep Medicine societies. He is also deputy editor of the Journal of Sleep Research and associate editor of Biological Psychology.
Walter Reed Army Institute of Research
Thomas J. Balkin, PhD, D,ABSM, is a former Chief of the Behavioral Biology Branch at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in Silver Spring, MD - where he currently serves as a Fellow in the Oak Ridge Institute of Science and Engineering as an advisor/SME on sleep and performance. He is a past Chairman of the Board of the National Sleep Foundation (2009-2011); has 100+ scientific publications on sleep, brain imaging, psychopharmacology and performance; serves on the NASA Behavioral Health and Performance Standing Review Panel; and is a Deputy Editor of the journal SLEEP.
Harvard Medical School
Laura K. Barger, Ph.D. is an Instructor in Medicine in the Division of Sleep Medicine, Harvard Medical School and an Associate Physiologist in the Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders at Brigham and Women?s Hospital. She is a founding member of the Harvard Work Hours, Health and Safety Group. Her research has focused on the health and safety risks associated with the work hours of various occupational groups, including medical residents, police officers, firefighters, flight controllers and federal air marshals. She has directed NASA-sponsored research projects examining the sleep of astronauts on Space Shuttle and International Space Station missions as well as the sleep of scientists and engineers living on the Mars sol (24.6 hr days) in support of the Mars Phoenix Lander. Dr. Barger's research in this area has been published in high impact journals such the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and the New England Journal of Medicine.
Additionally, Dr. Barger is a retired Lieutenant Colonel having spent 20 years in the United States Air Force Reserve with over 10 years of operational aviation experience as a navigator on the KC-135 Stratotanker. Her last assignment was at Headquarters Air Combat Command where she was responsible for development and analysis of fatigue countermeasures for pilots.
Virginia Tech Transportation Institute
Dr. Tom Dingus is director of the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI), is an endowed professor of engineering at Virginia Tech, and is the president of VTT, LLC. Dr. Dingus has performed transportation safety and human factors research since 1984, focusing on fatigue, driver distraction and attention, the safety and usability of advanced in-vehicle devices, crash avoidance countermeasures, and automated and connected vehicles. At VTTI, he oversees nearly $40 million in annual sponsored research and 475 employees dedicated to informing national discussions and policies about the greatest challenges facing drivers on the road today.
Caterpillar Safety Services
David has 15 years' experience researching human performance in heavy equipment operation including physical and cognitive ergonomics, HMI, simulation training and safety technologies. David's most notable contribution has been the commercialization of fatigue management solutions for heavy equipment industries. David led industry research initiatives with academic, government and commercial organizations to further understanding of fatigue detection products and their application in industrial environments. David has led to the development of several products including Cat Object Detection, Cat Simulators, Seat Belt Advisor, Driver Safety System and Cat Detect for Personnel. David has a PhD in Behavioral Neuroscience from UAB.
National Transportation Safety Board
Christopher A. Hart has served as Chairman of National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) since April 2014. He joined the Board as a Board Member in 2009 after a long career in transportation safety, including a previous term as a Member of the NTSB from 1990 to 1993. Prior to his 2009 appointment, Hart served as Deputy Director for Air Traffic Safety Oversight at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the FAA Assistant Administrator for System Safety. He also served as Deputy Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Chairman Hart holds a law degree from Harvard University and Master's and Bachelor's degrees in Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University.
M3 Alertness Management, LLC.
Dr. Mallis is the President and Chief Scientist of M3 Alertness Management, LLC. She is also the Senior Science Advisor to DB&A and is a Fellow with George Mason University where her focus is on fatigue risk management. She is an international leader in fatigue and alertness research, and is a widely published author and a popular speaker with both industry and government audiences. Dr. Mallis has supported the Federal Aviation Administration, Civil Aviation Safety Authority of Australia, US Department of Defense, Transport Canada, National Aeronautics and Space Administration and numerous airlines and aviation companies. Dr. Mallis has been involved in defining the steps and requirements for FRMS under the FAA's Flight Crew Duty and Rest Requirements.
Prior to founding M3 Alertness Management, Dr. Mallis was Chief Scientist for Operational and Fatigue Research at the Institutes for Behavior Resources and Director of Scientific Affairs for Alertness Solutions. From 1999 to 2005, Dr. Mallis led the NASA Fatigue Countermeasures Program at Ames Research Center, making significant contributions to safety, research, and education in the aviation and space environments. Dr. Mallis' research has been recognized through numerous honors and awards. She is a member of numerous scientific societies, serves on a number of scientific advisory boards, and participates in many editorial activities for publications within the sleep and circadian field. Her academic credentials include a B.S. degree in Physics with Honors from Villanova University, a pre-doctoral fellowship with Dr. David Dinges at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, and a Ph.D. in Biomedical Science from Drexel University.
Former NHTSA Administrator, NTSB Member, and NASA Scientist
Dr. Mark Rosekind is a dynamic, data-driven leader dedicated to enhancing safety and health. He has pursued lifesaving efforts through public service, as a NASA scientist, in business, and academia. Twice nominated by President Obama and confirmed by the US Senate, he recently served as the 15th Administrator of NHTSA after serving as the 40th Member of the NTSB. Dr. Rosekind founded and led a fatigue management consultancy after directing the NASA Ames Fatigue Countermeasures Program. He obtained his A.B. from Stanford, his Ph.D. from Yale, and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Brown Medical School.
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
Jack Van Steenburg is the Assistant Administrator and Chief Safety Officer for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. This is one of three career positions that require Presidential approval at the U.S. Department of Transportation. As Assistant Administrator and Chief Safety Officer, Van Steenburg serves as the Agency's chief safety advocate promoting critical and strategic partnerships with federal, state, and local governments by providing direction oversight throughout numerous national commercial vehicle safety programs. He works closely with FMCSA's Administrator and Deputy Administrator to provide leadership in advancing the Agency's key Commercial Motor Vehicle safety initiatives.
University of New South Wales
Dr. Ann Williamson is currently Director of the Transport and Road Safety (TARS) Research Centre, and Professor of Aviation Safety at the University of New South Wales. She leads a multidisciplinary team of researchers conducting studies on a wide range of transportation and road safety issues. She has a significant track record of research and publication on human factors and injury especially in the areas of transportation and workplace safety. In particular, Dr. Williamson 's research focusses on safety and especially the effects of fatigue on performance and the contribution of error in transport systems. She has been an invited technical expert on advisory committees for a wide range of transport and road safety authorities including the National Transport Commission and the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator and was a part time industry member of the National Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal.