Greg Gerling Teaching
SHORT TEACHING VISION
My teaching philosophy is
that the instructor is one gateway
who can open new and challenging course material to students.
most people typically rely upon a combination of three distinct
styles, selective teaching to each style may aid individual
learners. I hope
to demonstrate an interest both in the material and individual students
relate course material to the real world. With an
in industry, I hope to make theoretical material concrete so that
gain an appreciation of the importance and practicality of theoretical
SYS 201 and major in systems engineering.
Description: This course introduces the fundamentals for the
analysis, design and evaluation of human-centered systems. The goal is
promote productive interaction between people and the systems they use.
example, decision support systems can be designed to leverage the
both humans and machines for control of semi-automated processes.
include analysis of human-systems interaction, interface design,
testing, experimental design, and human-centered lifecycle design.
include a focus on human cognitive and sensory abilities as they impact
system design. The course is practitioner oriented and includes a
SYS 6026 -
Quantitative Models of Human Perceptual Information Processing
Graduate Standing or Consent of Instructor
Course Description: Measuring
Human Sensory Information Processing, with
approaches from Neurophysiology to Psychophysics, for the Purposes of Design.
We differentiate several levels of measurement and modeling of human
starting with a consideration of the phenomenon to be observed in
the physiology/sensory mechanisms that convert stimuli to neural
the combination of neural responses at the brain. Various
techniques are introduced as applicable to a certain
“level” of modeling.
While focusing on the tactile sensory modality, we will consider
to the other senses.
4053 and 4054 -
(3) (Fall and Spring)
Systems Design I and II
SYS 321, 360, and major in systems engineering.
A design project extending throughout the fall semester. Involves the
an actual open-ended situation, including problem formulation, data
analysis and interpretation, model building for the purpose of
design options, model analysis, and generation of solutions. Includes
appropriate computer laboratory experience.
Factors and Ergonomics Society (Human Performance Modeling, Health
Care, and Industrial Ergonomics Technical Groups)
- IEEE Systems,
Man, and Cybernetics: Human Computer Interaction Technical