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Ronald Farris, M.S..https://bios-old.inl.gov/Lists/Researcher/DisplayOverrideForm.aspx?ID=109Ronald Farris, M.S..Ronald Farris has more than 30 years of experience in the nuclear field. He has worked as a nuclear operator and mechanic, an instructor in naval nuclear power, a safety engineer, facility operator processing high-level nuclear waste and has qualified on five nuclear plants,and now works in the human factors research. He has a M.S. in Industrial Technology from the University of Idaho and also has certificates in human performance and emergency management and planning. Currently Ron managers a Human Reliability Analysis tool known as SACADA for the NRC that collects human performance data from event scenarios in control room simulators. He has also supportd the Advanced Outage Control Center project under the LWRS program. Risk Informed Decisionshttps://bios.inl.gov/BioPhotos/Ron%20Farris.jpg
Jeffrey Joehttps://bios-old.inl.gov/Lists/Researcher/DisplayOverrideForm.aspx?ID=111Jeffrey JoeJeffrey C. Joe is a senior research scientist in Idaho National Laboratory’s Human Factors and Reliability Department. His research skills and expertise are in the areas of human factors research and development, human factors engineering (HFE), human performance improvement, human reliability analysis (HRA), safety culture, organizational development, public energy policy, social, and industrial/organizational psychology. He holds a master’s in social psychology from the University of Utah and a bachelor’s in psychology from University of Colorado at Boulder. Since starting at INL in 2000, he has gained extensive business development and project management experience managing U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) projects, and work for others (WFO) and strategic partnership program (SPP) projects for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and most recently, Duke Energy.<div class="ExternalClass4714E00BABE5423587D5F72F1BDCE37C"><p>​M.S., (Social) Psychology - University of Utah</p><p>B.A., Psychology - University of Colorado, Boulder</p></div><div class="ExternalClassCD55BD320D7A4654B8D85FC0B16DCC2E"><p>​Boring, R.L., Agarwal, V., Joe, J.C., & Persensky, J.J. (2012).  Design and Validation of Control Room Upgrades Using a Research Simulator Facility.  Proceedings of the 2012 Winter Meeting of the American Nuclear Society, San Diego, CA.</p><p><br>Boring, R.L, Agarwal, V., Persensky, J.J., & Joe, J.C. (2012). Using a research simulator for validating control room modernization concepts. Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Nuclear Power Plant Life Management (PLiM). </p><p><br>Boring, R.L., Gertman, D.I., Joe, J.C., Blackwood, L.G., Blackman, H.S., & Brady, B.M. (2006).  Simplified Expert Elicitation Guideline.  Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management, PSAM-0089, New Orleans, LA.</p><p><br>Boring, R.L., Gertman, D.I., Joe, J.C., & Marble, J.L. (2005).  Human Reliability Analysis in the US Nuclear Power Industry:  A Comparison of Atomistic and Holistic Methods.  Proceedings of the 49th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 1815-1819.</p><p><br>Boring, R.L., Gertman, D.I., Joe, J.C., & Marble, J.L. (2005).  Proof of Concept for a Human Reliability Analysis Method for Heuristic Evaluation of Software.  Proceedings of the 49th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 676-680.</p><p><br>Boring, R.L., Gertman, D.I., Whaley, A.M., Joe, J.C., Tran, T.Q., Keller, D.M., Thompson, R.P., & Gerszewski, I.R. (2006). A Taxonomy and Database for Capturing Human Reliability and Human Performance Data.  Proceedings of the 50th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 2217-2221.</p><p><br>Boring, R.L., Griffith, C.D., & Joe, J.C. (2007).  The Measure of Human Error: Direct and Indirect Performance Shaping Factors.  Proceedings of the Joint 8th IEEE Conference on Human Factors and Power Plants and 13th Annual Human Performance/Root Cause/Trending/Operating Experience/Self-Assessment Conference, 170-176, Monterey, CA.</p><p><br>Boring, R.L., & Joe, J.C. (2014). Task Decomposition in Human Reliability Analysis. In C. Smith & T. Paulos (Eds.) Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management (PSAM) 12 Conference, 10, 140-151.</p><p><br>Boring, R.L., & Joe, J.C. (2015). Baseline Evaluations to Support Control Room Modernization at Nuclear Power Plants, Proceedings of the 9th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control, and Human-Machine Interface Technologies (NPIC & HMIT 2015), 911-922, Charlotte, NC.</p><p><br>Boring, R., Joe, J.C., & Mandelli, D. (2015). Human Performance Modeling for Dynamic Human Reliability Analysis, Proceedings of HCI International 2015, 223-234, Los Angeles, CA. </p><p><br>Boring, R. L., Joe, J. C., Ulrich, T. A., & Lew, R. T. (2014). Early-stage design and evaluation for nuclear power plant control room upgrades. In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, 58(1), 1909-1913.</p><p><br>Boring, R.L., Ulrich, T., Joe, J.C., Lew, R. (2015). Guideline for Operational Nuclear Usability and Knowledge Elicitation (GONUKE), Procedia Manufacturing, 3, 1327-1334.</p><p><br>Carlisle, J.E., Kane, S.L., Solan, D., Bowman, M., & Joe, J.C. (2015). Public attitudes regarding large-scale solar energy development in the U.S., Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 48, 835-847.</p><p><br>Carlisle, J.E., Kane, S.L., Solan, D., & Joe, J.C. (2014). Support for solar energy: Examining sense of place and utility-scale development in California. Energy Research & Social Science, 3, 124-130.</p><p><br>Carlisle, J.E, Kane, S.L., Solan, D., & Joe, J. C. (2015). Place Attachment and Public Support for Solar Development in Southern California. Proceedings of the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Western Political Science Association, Seattle, WA.</p><p><br>Carlisle, J.E., Solan, D., Kane, S., & Joe, J.C. (2016). Utility-scale solar and public attitudes toward siting: A critical examination of proximity, Land Use Policy, 58, 491-501.</p><p><br>Gertman, D.I., Joe, J.C., Mecham, A.R., Phoenix, W.C., Le Blanc, K.L., & Tawfik, M.S. (2010).  Human System Simulation in Support of Human Performance Technical Basis at NPPs. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management, PSAM-274-1, Seattle, WA.</p><p><br>Hallbert, B.P., Boring, R.L., Gertman, D.I., Dudenhoeffer, D.D., Whaley, A.M., Marble, J.L., Joe, J.C., & Lois, E., (2006). Human Event Repository and Analysis (HERA) System, Overview, NUREG/CR-6903, Vol. 1, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, D.C.</p><p><br>Hallbert, B.P., Joe, J.C., Blackwood, L.G., Dudenhoeffer, D.D., & Hansen, K.F. (2006).  Developing Human Performance Measures.  Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management, PSAM-0207, New Orleans, LA.</p><p><br>Hallbert, B.P., Joe, J.C., Keefe, M.J., & Persensky, J.P. (2007).  Modeling and Simulation Approaches to Developing Human Performance Measures in Nuclear Industry.  Proceedings of the Joint 8th IEEE Conference on Human Factors and Power Plants and 13th Annual Human Performance/Root Cause/Trending/Operating Experience/Self-Assessment Conference, 373-377, Monterey, CA.</p><p><br>Joe, J.C. (2010).  Mining Behavior-Based Safety Data to Predict Safety Performance. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management, PSAM-85-1, Seattle, WA.</p><p><br>Joe, J.C. (2010). Comparing Safe vs. At-Risk Behavioral Data to Predict Accidents.  Proceedings of the 7th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control, and Human-Machine Interface Technologies (NPIC & HMIT 2010), Paper #2011, Las Vegas, NV.</p><p><br>Joe, J.C. (2017). A Human Factors Meta Model for U.S. Nuclear Power Plant Control Room Modernization.  Proceedings of the 10th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control, and Human-Machine Interface Technologies (NPIC & HMIT 2017), 1833-1842, San Francisco, CA.</p><p><br>Joe, J.C., & Blackwood, L.G. (2006).  An Empirical Analysis of Human Performance and Nuclear Safety Culture.  2006 Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, 94, 49-50.</p><p><br>Joe, J.C., & Boring, R.L. (2014). Individual Differences in Human Reliability Analysis. In C. Smith & T. Paulos (Eds.) Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management (PSAM) 12 Conference, 5, 256-265.</p><p><br>Joe, J.C., & Boring, R.L. (2014). Modeling and Quantification of Team Performance in Human Reliability Analysis for Probabilistic Risk Assessment. In C. Smith & T. Paulos (Eds.) Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management (PSAM) 12 Conference, 1, 224-232.</p><p><br>Joe, J.C., & Boring, R. (2016). Using the Human Systems Simulation Laboratory at Idaho National Laboratory for Safety Focused Research. In S. Cetiner, P. Fechtelkotter & M. Legatt (Eds.) Advances in Human Factors in Energy: Oil, Gas, Nuclear and Electric Power Industries, pp. 193-201. Switzerland: Springer.  DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-41950-3_17</p><p><br>Joe, J.C., Boring, R.L., & Persensky, J.J. (2012).  Commercial Utility Perspectives On Nuclear Power Plant Control Room Modernization. Proceedings of the 8th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control, and Human-Machine Interface Technologies (NPIC & HMIT 2012), Paper #5164, San Diego, CA.</p><p><br>Joe, J.C., Hendrickson, K., Wong, M., Kane, S., Solan, D., Carlisle, J., Koehler, D., Ames, D., & Beazer, R. (2016). Political Efficacy and Familiarity as Predictors of Attitudes Towards Electric Transmission Lines in the United States, Energy Research and Social Science, 17, 127-134.</p><p><br>Joe, J.C., & Hoiland, S. A. (2009). Lessons Learned at the Idaho National Laboratory for the Entry into Force of the U.S. Additional Protocol.  Proceedings of the 50th Annual Meeting of the Institute for Nuclear Materials Management, Tucson, AZ.</p><p><br>Joe, J.C., O’Hara, J., Medema, H., & Oxstrand, J.H. (2014). Identifying Requirements for Effective Human-Automation Teamwork. In C. Smith & T. Paulos (Eds.) Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management (PSAM) 12 Conference, 2, 141-152.</p><p><br>Joe, J.C., & Oxstrand, J.H. (2014). Effects of an Advanced Reactor’s Design, Use of Automation, and Mission on Human Operators. In C. Smith & T. Paulos (Eds.) Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management (PSAM) 12 Conference, 10, 286-294.</p><p><br>Joe, J.C., O’Hara, J., Hugo, J., & Oxstrand, J. (2015). Function Allocation for Humans and Automation in the Context of Team Dynamics, Procedia Manufacturing, 3, 1225-1232.</p><p><br>Joe, J.C., Shirley, R., Mandelli, D., Boring, R., & Smith, C. (2015). The Development of Dynamic Human Reliability Analysis Simulations for Inclusion in Risk Informed Safety Margin Characterization Frameworks, Procedia Manufacturing, 3, 1305-1311.</p><p><br>Joe, J.C., Thomas, K., & Boring, R. (2015). Establishing the Value Chain for the Inclusion of New Human Factored Technologies in U.S. Commercial Nuclear Power Plants, Procedia Manufacturing, 3, 1312-1318.</p><p><br>Kerr, T.A., Gibson, P.L., Joe, J.C., Nitschke, R.L., Piet, S.J., & Dakins, M.E. (2002).  The KONVERGENCE Model for Sustainable Decisions. Proceedings of the 2002 Spectrum Conference, Reno, NV.</p><p><br>Kovesdi, C., & Joe, J.C. (2017). A Novel Tool for Improving the Data Collection Process During Control Room Modernization Human-System Interface Testing and Evaluation Activities.  Proceedings of the 10th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control, and Human-Machine Interface Technologies (NPIC & HMIT 2017), 1261-1271, San Francisco, CA.</p><p><br>Kovesdi, C., & Joe, J.C. (2017). A Review of Human-System Interface Design Issues Observed During Analog-to-Digital and Digital-to-Digital Migrations in U.S. Nuclear Power Plants.  Proceedings of the 10th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control, and Human-Machine Interface Technologies (NPIC & HMIT 2017), 1568-1580, San Francisco, CA.</p><p><br>Kovesdi, C., Joe, J.C., & Boring, R. (2017).  A Human Factors Engineering Process to Support Human-System Interface Design in Control Room Modernization.  Proceedings of the 10th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Plant Instrumentation, Control, and Human-Machine Interface Technologies (NPIC & HMIT 2017), 1843-1855, San Francisco, CA.</p><p><br>Lew, R., Boring, R.L., & Joe, J.C. (2014). A flexible visual process control development environment for microworld and distributed control system prototyping. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Resilient Control Systems (Resilience Week).</p><p><br>NEA/SEN/SIN/WGHOF (2012).  Summary of Survey and Workshop Results on Areas of Research in Human Factors for the Design and Operation of New Nuclear Plant Technology.  Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Committee on the Safety of Nuclear Installations Working Group on Human and Organisational Factors (WGHOF).  Final Report, JT03317313.</p><p><br>Piet, S.J., Dettmers, D.L, Eide, S.A., Gibson, P.L., Joe, J.C., Kerr, T.A., Nitschke, R.L., Oswald, K.B., Reisenauer, J.P., & Dakins, M.E. (2002).  A Framework for Making Sustainable Cleanup Decisions Using the KONVERGENCE Model.  Proceedings of the 2002 Spectrum Conference, Reno, NV.</p><p><br>Piet, S.J., Gibson, P.L., Joe, J.C., Kerr, T.A., Nitschke, R.L., & Dakins, M.E. (2002).  Implications of the KONVERGENCE Model for Difficult Cleanup Decisions. Proceedings of the 2002 Spectrum Conference, Reno, NV.</p><p><br>Piet, S.J., Gibson, P.L., Joe, J.C., Kerr, T.A., Nitschke, R.L., & Dakins, M.E. (2003).  Making Sustainable Decisions Using the KONVERGENCE Framework.  Proceedings of the 2003 Waste Management Conference, Tucson, AZ.</p><p><br>Spielman, Z., Hill, R., Le Blanc, K., Rice, B., Bower, G., Joe, J.C., & Powers, D. (2016). Full scale evaluation of how task-based overview displays impact operator workload and situation awareness when in emergency procedure space. In S. Cetiner, P. Fechtelkotter & M. Legatt (Eds.) Advances in Human Factors in Energy: Oil, Gas, Nuclear and Electric Power Industries, pp. 15-27. Switzerland: Springer.  DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-41950-3_17</p><p><br>Tran, T.Q., Boring, R.L, Joe, J.C., & Griffith, C.D. (2007).  Extracting and Converting Quantitative Data into Human Error Probabilities.  Proceedings of the Joint 8th IEEE Conference on Human Factors and Power Plants and 13th Annual Human Performance/Root Cause/Trending/Operating Experience/Self-Assessment Conference, 164-169, Monterey, CA.</p><p><br>Tran, T.Q., Garcia, H., Boring, R.L., Joe, J.C., & Hallbert, B.P. (2007).  Human Factors Issues for Multi-Modular Reactor Units.  Proceedings of the Joint 8th IEEE Conference on Human Factors and Power Plants and 13th Annual Human Performance/Root Cause/Trending/Operating Experience/Self-Assessment Conference, 347-352, Monterey, CA.</p><p><br>Whaley, A.M., Hendrickson, S.M.L., Boring, R.L., Joe, J.C., Le Blanc, K.L., & Xing, J. (2012).  Bridging Human Reliability Analysis and Psychology, Part I: The Psychological Literature Review for the IDHEAS Method.  Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Probabilistic Safety Assessment and Management, 27-Mo4-2, Helsinki, Finland</p><p><br>Whaley, A., Xing, J., Boring, R., Hendrickson, S., Joe, J.C., Le Blanc, K., & Morrow, S. (2016). Cognitive Basis for Human Reliability Analysis, NUREG-2114, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Washington, D.C.<br></p></div>Risk Informed Decisionshttps://bios.inl.gov/BioPhotos/Jeffrey-Joe.jpgResearch Scientist/Engineer
David Gertmanhttps://bios-old.inl.gov/Lists/Researcher/DisplayOverrideForm.aspx?ID=110David GertmanDavid Gertman has more than 24 years of experiences of providing human factors engineering, human performance assessment, and human reliability services for aerospace, undersea, nuclear, medical, and process control environments. He is a co-developer of the SPAR-H human reliability analysis method and has co-authored textbooks: "Human Factors Engineering Guidelines for Human-Computer Interface in Process Control" and the "Human Reliability and Safety Analysis Data Handbook." Risk Informed Decisionshttps://bios.inl.gov/BioPhotos/David%20Gertman.jpg

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