The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
recently elected College of Computing & Informatics Professor and Information Science Department Head Ellen Bass, PhD
as Fellow in the Society. The Fellow designation, one of the highest honors bestowed by the Society, recognizes Bass’ outstanding achievements and many contributions to the discipline and the Society.
Bass will be recognized during the opening Plenary Session of the HFES Annual Meeting
on Oct. 27 at the JW Marriott Hotel Los Angeles. An announcement of her election will be published in the HFES Bulletin
and will be added to the permanent roster of Fellows in the HFES Directory and Yearbook
Bass shares joint appointments in both CCI and the College of Nursing and Health Professions
(CNHP). She 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, biomedical informatics, healthcare, process control and weather related 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.