William W. Banks, Jr. is a Principal Scientist in the Systems Research Group at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. He was formerly with the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory as Manager of the Human Factors Engineering Office where he performed research dealing with various man-machine problems (ergonomics). He has extensive experience in robotics and dynamic adaptive decision-aiding. He has published over 30 technical papers dealing with a broad range of human factors engineering topics. He received his B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Maryland and his Masters in Experimental Psychology from Towson State University. He has attended graduate school at John Hopkins University and the University of Maryland. He has served as past president of the Intermountain Chapter of the Human Factors Society and currently serves as the Director at Large. His current technical interests include human visual information processing and human error modeling and prediction.
Fred Cerven is a project engineer in the Human Factors/Operator Support group at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL). He received his B.S. degree in Engineering from University of Illinois in 1972. He is currently a member of the Idaho Chapter of the Human Factors Society. He has been involved in nuclear power plant operations, operator training and maintenance. In addition to project engineering, he is currently assisting in the study of the manmachine systems and interfaces encountered in nuclear power plant processes.