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Ellen Bass, PhD, Elected Fellow in Human Factors and Ergonomics Society

December 8, 2015

The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) recently elected Ellen Bass, PhD, who shares joint appointments in the College of Computing & Informatics (CCI) and the College of Nursing and Health Professions, as Fellow in the Society. According to HFES, the Fellow designation, one of the highest honors bestowed by the Society, recognizes Bass’ “outstanding achievement, consistently superior professional performance, exceptional contributions, and service to the Society.”
Bass was one of two new Fellows to be recognized during the opening Plenary Session of the HFES Annual Meeting on October 27. 
“When you’re elected a fellow, it’s recognition by the leaders in the field,” said Bass. “It’s a testament to your value to the field based on your accomplishments. It’s both professionally prestigious and personally gratifying to be recognized in that way.”
Bass also holds affiliate status in the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems. She has over 30 years of human-centered systems engineering research and design experience in air transportation, health care, meteorology and other domain applications.
Bass earned a bachelor of science in engineering (BSE) with a major in bioengineering and a bachelor of science in economics (BSE) with a major in finance from the University of Pennsylvania; a master of science in advance technology from the State University of New York at Binghamton; and a doctorate in systems engineering with a major in human-machine systems and a minor in artificial intelligence from the Georgia Institute of Technology.