Juan E. Gilbert, Ph.D., and David Kaber, Ph.D., have been named Fellows of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). IEEE Fellow is a distinction reserved for select IEEE members whose extraordinary accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest are deemed fitting of this elevation. The Fellow designation is the most prestigious rank IEEE offers, following a rigorous evaluation procedure, with less than 0.1% of voting members selected for the honor.
Juan E, Gilbert, Ph.D.
The Banks Family Preeminence Endowed Professor
Chair, Computer & Information Science & Engineering
Dr. Gilbert was elevated for “leadership in broadening participation in computing and contributions to accessible voting technologies.” His research is in human-centered computing (HCC) and artificial intelligence (AI). His research integrates people, technology, information, policy, and culture to address societal issues. Dr. Gilbert’s areas of specialization within HCC and AI are natural interactive systems, bias in AI, advanced learning technologies/intelligent tutoring systems, ethnocomputing/culturally aware computing and information technology workforce, human-computer interaction, databases and data mining.
Dr. Gilbert leads the Computing for Social Good Lab, which is focused on designing, building, and evaluating computational technologies as they relate to the human condition and reflecting on how these technologies affect society. He is an ACM Fellow, a Fellow of the American Association of the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. In 2012, Dr. Gilbert received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring.
Dr. Gilbert received his Bachelor of Science degree in applied science in 1991 from Miami University, and his Master of Science in Computer Science in 1995 and his Ph.D. in computer science in 2000 from the University of Cincinnati.
David Kaber, Ph.D.
Dean’s Leadership Professor
Chair, Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering
Dr. Kaber was elevated for “modeling and analysis of human-automation interaction and human-machine interface design in complex systems.” His primary area of research interest is human-systems engineering with a focus on human-automaton interaction, including design and analysis for situation awareness in complex human in-the-loop systems. Domains of study for his research have included physical work systems, industrial safety systems, robotic systems, transportation systems and healthcare.
Prior to joining UF, Dr. Kaber was a distinguished professor of industrial engineering at North Carolina State University where he also served as the Director of Research for the Ergonomics Center of North Carolina. He is a previous Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Industrial Engineers and a Fellow of the Human Factors & Ergonomics Society. Dr. Kaber is also a Certified Human Factors Professional (BCPE) and a Certified Safety Professional (BCSP).
He has also received multiple research grants including the Human-Centered Computing Research Award from the National Science Foundation, and funding from NASA’s Langley Research Center Aviation Safety Program to study the impact of aviation display clutter on overall pilot performance.
Dr. Kaber received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1991 from the University of Central Florida, as well as his Master of Science in industrial engineering in 1993. Dr. Kaber earned his Ph.D. in industrial engineering in 1996 from Texas Tech University.