Dr. Ming Hou

Dr. Ming Hou received his PhD in human factors engineering from the University of Toronto, Canada in 2002. He is a senior defence scientist at the Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC), where he is responsible for providing science-based advice to the Canadian Armed Forces about investment in and the application of advanced technologies for human-machine systems requirements. His research interests include the areas of applied cognition, intelligent adaptive interface/system design, human-technology/automation/robot interaction, adaptive learning, intelligent tutoring, and stereoscopic virtual/mixed reality displays. Some of his research findings have been published in his new book “Intelligent Adaptive Systems: An Interaction-Centered Design Perspective”. Dr Hou is the DRDC principal authority on Human Factors in unmanned systems and a scientific advisor to the Canadian Centre of Expertise in Human Systems Performance. He is the Canadian national leader of the Joint Panel of Human Systems Performance – Air in The Technical Cooperation Program (TTCP), where he currently leads Canadian collaboration efforts including managing a $162M international project on Human-Autonomy Teaming. Dr Hou is the head of Canadian delegation to the NATO Human Factors Specialist Team in support of NATO Flight In Non-segregated Air Space (FINAS) panel. He is a co-author of the NATO Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Human Systems Integration Guidebook and contributing to the development of NATO STANREC on UAS Sense and Avoid Guidance. Dr Hou is also serving NATO Machine Learning Techniques for Computer Generated Entity Tasking Group. He is a senior member of IEEE, a member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, and a member of the Association of Computing Machinery.

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