- Dr. Karen Feigh
- Associate Professor
- Montgomery Knight Building Rm. 419270 Ferst DriveAtlanta, GA 30332-0150United States
- (404) 385-7686
Karen Feigh is an Associate Professor in the Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering. She holds a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Tech, a MPhil in Aeronautics from Cranfield University, UK, and a Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Georgia Tech. Karen has previously worked on fast-time air traffic simulation, conducted ethnographic studies of airline and fractional ownership operation control centers, and designed expert systems for air traffic control towers. Her doctoral work was conducted at Georgia Tech's Cognitive Engineering Center where she used cognitive engineering methods to improve support system design methods to more closely match the dynamic needs of airline operations managers to aid with recovery from irregular operations. Her awards include the Marshall scholarship and the AIAA Orville and Wilbur Wright Graduate award.
Dr. Feigh's research interests include:
- Decision Support System Design
- How to design support systems for naturalistic decision making often found in aviation domains?
- How to design control algorithms to explicitly account for human limitations and actively bound and manipulate human workload?
- Computational Cognitive Modeling for Engineering Design
- How to incorporate cognitive models into the engineering design process?
- How to model human cognition at a level of abstraction appropriate for engineering design?
- How to advance theories of cognitive engineering into the realm of computation such that descriptive models can be transformed into prescriptive ones?
She is active in the design of cognitive work support systems for individuals and teams in dynamic socio-technical settings, including airline operations, air transportation systems, UAV and MAV ground control stations, mission control centers, and command and control centers.