Human Factors Engineer
U.S. Army Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center
Benjamin (Ben) Knisely is a Human Factors Engineer with DLH Corporation supporting the U.S. Army Telemedicine and Advance Technology Research Center (TATRC). Here, Ben provides human factors researcher and data analytics expertise to TATRC’s four key divisions: Computational Biology, Digital Health, Medical Modeling and Simulation, and Medical Robotics and Autonomous Systems. He also advocates for and supports the increased adoption of user experience research practices in the development of military healthcare hardware and software. Prior to working at TATRC, Ben was a researcher and PhD student at the University of Maryland Hybrid-Systems Integration and Simulation Lab. He received is PhD in Mechanical Engineering in July 2021. His dissertation research focused on low-cost methods for integrating human factors and usability objectives into early product design stages. Ben is also interested in the application of machine learning and statistics to system design problems. He is particularly interested in how natural language processing and unsupervised machine learning can be used to facilitate extraction of meaningful insights from administrative and research document repositories to support administrative decision-making. Ben has produced first-authored publications in a wide variety of peer-reviewed venues, including Military Medicine, User Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction, Human Factors in Healthcare, International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, and many others.