H. Funk II, PhD
Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering
Oregon State University
||School of Mechanical, Industrial, and
204 Rogers Hall
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331-6001
Kenneth H. Funk II
received the Bachelor of Arts degree in biology, magna cum laud, from
Taylor University, and the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy
degrees in Industrial and Systems Engineering from The Ohio State
University. He came to Oregon State
University in 1980 and is now Associate Professor in Oregon State’s
School of Mechanical,
Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering,
where he teaches courses in human factors engineering, work systems
engineering, and philosophy of technology. In addition to his OSU
appointment, Dr. Funk worked as a faculty fellow and research
psychologist for the US Navy and served as a panelist for the National
Dr. Funk's primary
research addresses human performance in complex, high risk systems,
like submarines, surface warships, airplanes, and operating rooms. His
work has been funded by the US Navy, the Federal Aviation
Administration, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and
private agencies. He is the author of journal articles, book chapters,
and conference papers on concurrent task management, human factors of
aircraft automation, human performance modeling, and human factors in
the hospital operating room. He is a member of the Human Factors and
Current and Recent Courses
Research and Scholarship: Selected Publications
Funk, K.H., “Cockpit
Task Management: Preliminary Definitions, Normative Theory, Error
Taxonomy, and Design Recommendations,” The International
Journal of Aviation Psychology, Vol. 1, No. 4, 1991, pp. 271-285.
Funk, K.H. and
J.H. Lind, “Agent-Based Pilot-Vehicle Interfaces: Concept and
Prototype,” IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics,
Vol. 22, No. 6, 1992, pp. 1309-1322.
Chou, C.D., D.
Madhavan, and K.H. Funk, “Studies
of Cockpit Task Management Errors,” International Journal of
Aviation Psychology, Vol. 6, No. 4, 1996, pp. 307-320.
Pew, R.W. and
Mavor (editors) and the National Research Council Panel on Modeling
Human Behavior and Command Decision Making (K. Funk, member), Modeling Human
and Organizational Behavior: Application to Military Simulations,
Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 1998.
Funk, K., B.
Lyall, J. Wilson, R. Vint, M. Niemczyk, C. Suroteguh, and G. Owen, “Flight
Deck Automation Issues,” International Journal of Aviation
Psychology, Vol. 9, No. 2, 1999, pp. 109-123.
Funk, K. and
Braune, R. (1999). The
AgendaManager: A Knowledge-Based System to Facilitate the Management of
Flight Deck Activities, SAE 1999-01-5536. 1999 World Aviation
Congress, 19-21 October 1999, San Francisco, CA.
Funk, K, K.
Colvin, J. Wilson, C. Suroteguh, & R. Braune, Cockpit Task Management
website, http://flightdeck.ie.orst.edu/CTM/, 2000.
- Colvin, K., K.
Funk, & R. Braune, "Task
Prioritization Factors: Two Part-Task Simulator Studies," International Journal of
Psychology, Vol. 15, No. 4, 2005, pp. 321–338.
Funk, K., T.
Doolen, J. Nicolalde, J.D. Bauer, D.P. Telasha, M. Reeber, “A Methodology to
Identify Systemic Vulnerabilities to Human Error in the Operating Room,”
Proceedings of the Human Factors And Ergonomics Society
50th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, October 16-20, 2006, pp.
Lyall, B. &
K. Funk (eds.), Flight
Deck Automation Issues website,
Shakeri, S. and
K. Funk, “A
Comparison of Human and Near-Optimal Task Management Behavior,” Human
Factors, Vol. 49, No. 3, 2007, pp. 400 - 416.
Lee, S, Funk II,
K.H., Feuerbacher, R., Hsiao, Y.C., “Development
of an Emergency C-Section Facilitator Using a Human-Machine Systems
Engineering Approach,” Proceedings of the IIE Annual
Conference and Expo 2007, Nashville, TN, May 19-23 2007, pp.
1630-1635. (See also OSU's C-Section
Facilitator press release.)
Critically and Christianly About Technology,” Perspectives
on Science and Christian Faith, Vol. 59, No. 3, September 2007.
K.H. Funk II, N. Yodpijit, D. Blatt, “Methodology to
Identify Systemic Vulnerabilities to Human Error during General
Anesthesia Administration”, Proceedings of the 2008
Industrial Engineering Research Conference, J. Fowler and S.
Mason, eds., Vancouver, BC, May 17-21, 2008, pp. 799 – 804.
K.H. Funk II, “Improving
the Navigation and Information Integration of Complex Process Models: A
Case Study Using IDEF0,” Proceedings of the 2008 Industrial
Engineering Research Conference, J. Fowler and S. Mason, eds.,
Vancouver, BC, May 17-21, 2008, pp.1172 – 1177.
- Funk, K, R.
Mauro, & H. Birdseye, "Identifying
and Addressing Human Factors Issues of ADS-B and Cockpit Displays of
(conference presentation), Human Factors and NextGen: The Future of
Aviation, University of Texas, Arlington, Texas, May 28-29, 2008.
Funk, K., “A Methodology and
Tools for the Prospective Identification of NextGen Human Factors Issues,”
Proceedings of the 15th
International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, Dayton, OH,
April 27 – 30, 2009, pp. 106 – 111.
Funk, K., R. Mauro, and I. Barshi, “NextGen Flight Deck
Human Factors Issues,” Proceedings
of the 15th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology,
Dayton, OH, April 27 – 30, 2009, pp. 208 – 213.
Funk, K., Prospective Identification of NextGen
Flight Deck Human Factors Issues, School of Mechanical,
Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering, August 2009.
Funk, K.H., J.D. Bauer, T.L. Doolen, D. Telasha, R.J.
Nicolalde, M. Reeber, N. Yodpijit, and M. Long, "The Use of Modeling to
Identify Vulnerabilities to Human Error in Laparoscopy," The Journal of Minimally Invasive
Gynecology Vol. 17, No. 3, 2010, pp. 311-320.
Updated 9 May 2011