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Robert K. Dismukes
Chief Scientist for Aerospace Human Factors
Phone: 650-604-0150
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(2005)  NASA Honor Award, Exceptional Achievement Medal (EAM)
(2003)  AMES Honor Award, Mentor
(2002)  Privately Sponsored, Best Paper - "Enhancing Flightcrew Monitoring Skills Can Increase Flight Safety"
(2000)  AMES Group Achievement Award, Loft Debriefing Team
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PDF download  B. A. Berman, R. K. Dismukes, & K. K. Jobe (2012) Performance Data Errors in Air Carrier Operations: Causes and Countermeasures, NASA Technical Memorandum (NASA TM-2012-216007) Moffett Field, CA: NASA Ames Research Center Click to read more
PDF download  R. K. Dismukes, & B. A. Berman (2010) Checklists and monitoring in the cockpit: Why crucial defenses sometimes fail, NASA Technical Memorandum (NASA TM-2010-216396). Moffett Field, CA: NASA Ames Research Center Click to read more
B. A. Berman, & R. K. Dismukes (2010) Designing a better mousetrap, AeroSafety World, 12-17 Click to read more
R. K. Dismukes (2010) Remembrance of things future: Prospective memory in laboratory, workplace, and everyday settings, In D. H. Harris (Ed), Reviews of Human Factors and Ergonomics, 6, 79-122. Santa Monica, CA: Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Click to read more
R. K. Dismukes (2010) Understanding and Analyzing Human Error in Real-World Operations, In E. Salas and D. Maurino (Eds.), Human Factors in Aviation, 2nd Edition. Burlington, MA: Elsevier Click to read more
R. K. Dismukes, B. A. Berman, & L. . Loukopoulos (2009) Converging themes: the deep structure of accidents, Chapter 4 in R. Key Dismukes (Ed.), Human Error in Aviation, Aldershot, UK: Ashgate Publishing Limited Click to read more
R. M. Dodhia, & R. K. Dismukes (2009) Interruptions create prospective memory tasks, Applied Cognitive Psychology, 23(1), 73-89 Click to read more
R. K. Dismukes (2009) Overview of Human Error, In R. K. Dismukes (Ed.), Human Error in Aviation. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate Publishing Limited. Click to read more
J. B. Holbrook, & R. K. Dismukes (2009) Prospective memory in everyday tasks, Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 53rd Annual Meeting (pp. 590-594). Santa Monica, CA: Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Click to read more
R. K. Dismukes, & B. K. Burian (2009) Single-Pilot VLJ Operations, The Aerospace Professional 17-18. Click to read more
L. . Loukopoulos, R. K. Dismukes, & I. . Barshi (2009) The Hidden Complexity of Cockpit Operations, 62nd International Air Safety Seminar of the Flight Safety Foundation, Beijing, China. Click to read more
L. . Loukopoulos, R. K. Dismukes, & I. . Barshi (2009) The multitasking myth: Handling complexity in real-world operations, Burlington, VT: Ashgate Click to read more
L. . Loukopoulos, R. K. Dismukes, & I. . Barshi (2009) The Perils of Multitasking, Aerosafety World, 18-23. Click to read more
R. K. Dismukes (2008) An introduction to human factors in aerospace, In J. R. Davis, R. Johnson, & J. Stepanek (Eds.), Fundamentals of Aerospace Medicine, 4th Edition, (pp. 495-498). New York: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Click to read more
L. . Loukopoulos, R. K. Dismukes, & I. . Barshi (2008) Pilot error: all skilled experts make mistakes, Working on Safety Conference, 4th International Conference, Prevention of Occupational Accidents in a Changing Work Environment, Herakleion, Crete, Greece. Click to read more
B. K. Parke, R. K. Dismukes, & K. K. Jobe (2007) Deep Space Network Operations Survey Report., Report submitted to Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA, Pasadena, CA Click to read more
B. K. Parke, R. K. Dismukes, & K. K. Jobe (2007) Human Factors Report on Deep Space Network (DSN) Survey Report, Presentation to Human/Systems Integration Division Management, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field: CA, Nov. 2, 2007 Click to read more
R. K. Dismukes (2007) Prospective Memory in Aviation and Everyday Settings, In Kliegel, M., McDaniel, M.A. & Einstein, G.O. (Eds.), Prospective memory: Cognitive, neuroscience, developmental, and applied perspectives. Mahwah: Erlbaum. Click to read more
R. K. Dismukes, & J. L. Nowinski (2007) Prospective Memory, concurrent task management, and pilot error, In A. Kramer, D. Wiegmann, & A. Kirlik (Eds.) Attention: From Theory to Practice. New York: Oxford University Press Click to read more
R. K. Dismukes, B. A. Berman, & L. . Loukopoulos (2007) The Limits of Expertise: Rethinking Pilot Error and the Causes of Airline Accidents, Ashgate Publishing Company. Click to read more
PDF download  R. K. Dismukes (2006) Concurrent Task Management and Prospective Memory: Pilot Error as a Model for the Vulnerability of Experts, In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 50th Annual Meeting (pp. 903-114). San Francisco, CA: HFES. Click to read more
P. M. Jones, M. M. Connors, R. K. Dismukes, M. M. Mallis, S. G. Hart, A. B. Watson, & R. W. Remington (2006) NASA's contribution to aviation human factors, In W. Karwoski (Ed.) International Encyclopedia of Ergonomics and Human Factors, Second Edition. Alden Books, CRC Press. Click to read more
B. A. Berman, & R. K. Dismukes (2006) Pressing the Approach: A NASA Study of 19 Recent Accidents Yields a New Perspective on Pilot Error, Berman, B. A. & Dismukes, R. K. (2006) Pressing the Approach: A NASA Study of 19 Recent Accidents Yields a New Perspective on Pilot Error. Aviation Safety World, December 2006, 28-33. Click to read more
R. K. Dismukes, D. M. Gaba, & S. K. Howard (2006) So many roads: Facilitated debriefing in healthcare, Simulation in Healthcare, 1(2), 1-3 Click to read more
R. K. Dismukes, B. A. Berman, & L. . Loukopoulos (2006) The Limits of Expertise: Rethinking Pilot Error and the Causes of Airline Accidents, Presented at the 2006 CRM/HF Conference, Denver, Colorado Click to read more
B. K. Burian, I. . Barshi, & R. K. Dismukes (2005) Center we have a problem: Emergency and abnormal situations in aviation, Presentation given at the 13th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Click to read more
J. L. Nowinski, R. K. Dismukes, & J. B. Holbrook (2005) Effects of lingering intentions on subsequent tasks, Poster presented at the 17th annual American Psychological Society Convention, Los Angeles, CA. Click to read more
R. K. Dismukes, & J. L. Nowinski (2005) Effects of ongoing task context and target typicality on prospective memory performance: The importance of associative cueing, Memory, 13(6), 649-657 Click to read more
K. W. Colvin, R. M. Dodhia, & R. K. Dismukes (2005) Is pilots' visual scanning adequate to avoid mid-air collisions?, In Proceedings of the 13th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, (pp. 104-109). Oklahoma City Click to read more
B. K. Burian, I. . Barshi, & R. K. Dismukes (2005) Many factors affect crew effectiveness in handling emergency or abnormal situations, ICAO Journal, 60:6, 16-32. Click to read more
B. K. Burian, I. . Barshi, & R. K. Dismukes (2005) The challenge of emergency and abnormal situations, NASA Technical Memorandum 2005-213462. Moffett Field, CA: NASA Ames Research Center Click to read more
R. K. Dismukes, & B. A. Berman (2005) The Limits of Expertise: The Misunderstood Role of Pilot Error in Airline Accidents. Click to read more
B. K. Burian, I. . Barshi, & R. K. Dismukes (2004) Cabin crews in emergency and abnormal situations, The 21st International Aircraft Cabin Safety Symposium. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada: Southern California Safety Institute Click to read more
J. L. Nowinski, & R. K. Dismukes (2004) Effects of context and target specificity on prospective memory performancest, Poster presented at the 41st Annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, New Orleans, LA Click to read more
B. K. Burian, I. . Barshi, & R. K. Dismukes (2004) Emergency and abnormal situations in aviation: Human factors concern, Presentation given to the Advanced Applications Group of ACS Advanced Technologies, Honeywell Laboratories, Minneapolis, MN Click to read more
B. K. Burian, I. . Barshi, & R. K. Dismukes (2004) Research issues related to aviation emergency and abnormal situations, Presentation given at the Aviation Safety and Security Program, Phase II Planning Meeting, Washington, DC Click to read more
R. K. Dismukes, L. . Loukopoulos, & I. . Barshi (2003) Concurrent task demands and pilot error in airport surface operations, Proceedings of the Flight Safety Foundation 56th Annual International Air Safety Seminar, Washington, DC Click to read more
R. K. Dismukes, & I. . Barshi (2003) Concurrent task demands in the cockpit: Challenges and vulnerabilites in routine flight operations, In Proceedings of the 12th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology (pp. 737-742). Dayton, OH: The Wright State University Click to read more
B. K. Burian, I. . Barshi, & R. K. Dismukes (2003) Emergency and abnormal situations in aviation: The role of the dispatche, Presentation at the meeting of the Airline Dispatchers Federation Symposium. Orlando, Florida Click to read more
B. K. Burian, I. . Barshi, & R. K. Dismukes (2003) Emergency and abnormal situations: Aviation and process control industries, Presentation at the Fall Quarterly Meeting of the Abnormal Situation Management Consortium. Richmond, CA Click to read more
B. K. Burian, I. . Barshi, & R. K. Dismukes (2003) Emergency and abnormal situations: Focus on training, Presentation at the meeting of the Air Line Pilots Association Training Council, Moffett Field, CA Click to read more
J. L. Nowinski, J. B. Holbrook, & R. K. Dismukes (2003) Human memory and cockpit operations: An ASRS study, In Proceedings of the 12th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology (pp. 888-893). Dayton, OH: The Wright State University Click to read more
B. K. Burian, I. . Barshi, & R. K. Dismukes (2003) Issues in aeronautical emergency and abnormal situations, Presentation at the meeting of the Air Transport Association Human Factors Committee, Moffett Field, CA Click to read more
V. J. Gawron, B. A. Berman, & R. K. Dismukes (2003) New airline pilots may not receive sufficient training to cope with airlplane upsets, Flight Safety Foundation's Flight Safety Digest, July-August 2003, pp. 19-32 Click to read more
B. K. Burian, R. K. Dismukes, & I. . Barshi (2003) Overview of the emergency and abnormal situations project, Presentation at the meeting of the Air Line Pilots Association Operations Committee, Air Line Pilots Safety Week Forum. Washington, D. C Click to read more
K. W. Colvin, R. M. Dodhia, S. A. Belcher, & R. K. Dismukes (2003) Scanning for Visual Traffic: An Eye Tracking Study, In Proceedings of the 12th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology (pp. 255-260). Dayton, OH: The Wright State University Click to read more
L. . Loukopoulos, R. K. Dismukes, & I. . Barshi (2003) The Challenge of Routine Flight Operations, Proceedings of the 22nd European Conference on Human Decision Making and Manual Control, 2-4 June, 2003, Linkoping University, Sweden, 175-185 Click to read more
B. K. Burian, I. . Barshi, & R. K. Dismukes (2003) The emergency and abnormal situations project at the NASA Ames Research Center, Presentation at the International Symposium on Emergency and Abnormal Situations in Aviation. Santa Clara, CA Click to read more
R. . Sumwalt, R. J. Thomas, & R. K. Dismukes (2003) The new last line of defense against aviation accidents, Aviation Week & Space Technology, 159(8) 66 Click to read more
R. . Sumwalt, R. J. Thomas, & R. K. Dismukes (2003) The new last line of defense against aviation accidents, Aviation Week & Space Technology, 159(8), 66. Click to read more
R. . Sumwalt, R. J. Thomas, & R. K. Dismukes (2002) Enhancing flight-crew monitoring skills can increase flight safety, In Proceedings of the 55th International Air Safety Seminar, Flight Safety Foundation (pp. 175-206), Dublin, Ireland, November 4 - 7. Click to read more
B. K. Burian, I. . Barshi, & R. K. Dismukes (2001) An introduction to issues in aviation emergency and abnormal situations, Presentation given at the Civil Aviation Authority – United Kingdom, Human Factors Division, London, England Click to read more
D. P. Baker, C. . Mulqueen, & R. K. Dismukes (2001) Applying Resource Management in Organizations: A Guide for Training Professionsals, In E. Salas, C. Bowers, & E. Edens (Eds), Improving Teamwork in Organizations: Applications of Resource Management Training (pp132-146). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Click to read more
PDF download  L. . Loukopoulos, R. K. Dismukes, & I. . Barshi (2001) Cockpit Interruptions and Distractions: A Line Observation Study, In R. Jensen (Ed.), Proceedings of the 11th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology. Columbus, OH: Ohio State University. Click to read more
M. . Stone, R. K. Dismukes, & R. W. Remington (2001) Prospective memory in dynamic environments: Effects of load, delay, and phonological rehearsal, Memory, 9(3), 165-176. Click to read more
PDF download  R. K. Dismukes, L. . Loukopoulos, & K. K. Jobe (2001) The challenges of managing concurrent and deferred tasks, In R. Jensen (Ed.), Proceedings of the 11th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology. Columbus, OH: Ohio State University Click to read more
R. K. Dismukes, & F. . Tullo (2000) Aerospace Forum: Rethinking crew error, Aviation Week & Space Technology p63 Click to read more
R. K. Dismukes, K. K. Jobe, & L. K. McDonnell (2000) Facilitating LOFT debriefings: A critical analysis, In R. K. Dismukes & G. M. Smith (Eds.), Facilitation in aviation training and operations (pp. 13-25). Aldershot, UK: Ashgate Click to read more
R. K. Dismukes, L. K. McDonnell, & K. K. Jobe (2000) Facilitating LOFT debriefings: Instructor techniques and crew participation, The International Journal of Aviation Psychology, 10(1), 35-57 Click to read more
L. K. McDonnell, K. K. Jobe, & R. K. Dismukes (2000) Facilitating LOS debriefings: Synopsis of a training manual, In R. K. Dismukes & G. M. Smith (Eds.), Facilitation in aviation training and operations (pp. 26-50). Aldershot, UK: Ashgate Click to read more
R. K. Dismukes, L. K. McDonnell, K. K. Jobe, & G. M. Smith (2000) What is facilitation and why use it?, In R. K. Dismukes & G. M. Smith (Eds.), Facilitation in aviation training and operations (pp. 1-12). Aldershot, UK: Ashgate Click to read more
R. K. Dismukes (1999) Discussion: Issues in Evaluating Crew Performance in Line Oriented Evaluation, Proc 10th Int Symp. on Aviation Psychology (pp329-331). Columbus, OH: Ohio State University Click to read more
L. K. McDonnell, K. K. Jobe, R. K. Dismukes, & G. M. Smith (1999) The debriefing assessment battery as a facilitation tool, Proc 10th Int Symp. On Aviation Psychology (pp1084-1087). Columbus, OH: Ohio State University Click to read more
W. L. Henry, G. . Young, & R. K. Dismukes (1999) The influence of global positioning system technology on general aviation pilots’ perception of risk during in-flight decision making, Proc 10th Int Symp. On Aviation Psychology (pp147-151). Columbus, OH: Ohio State University Click to read more
D. P. Baker, C. . Mulqueen, & R. K. Dismukes (1999) Training pilot instructors to assess CRM: The utility of frame-of-reference (FOR) training, In R. Jensen (Ed.), Proceedings of the 10th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology (pp. 291-300). Columbus, OH: Ohio State University Click to read more
G. M. Smith, R. K. Dismukes, & L. K. McDonnell (1998) LOS Facilitation, Seminar presented at the Fourth Australian Aviation Psychology Symposium, Manly, Australia Click to read more
L. K. McDonnell, K. K. Jobe, & R. K. Dismukes (1997) Facilitating LOS debriefings: A training manual, Flight Safety Digest, 16(11), 1-24 Click to read more
L. K. McDonnell, K. K. Jobe, & R. K. Dismukes (1997) Facilitating LOS debriefings: A training manual, Presented at the Ninth International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, Columbus, OH Click to read more
L. K. McDonnell, K. K. Jobe, & R. K. Dismukes (1997) Facilitating LOS debriefings: A training manual, (NASA Technical Memorandum 112192). Moffett Field, CA: NASA Ames Research Center Click to read more
L. K. McDonnell, K. K. Jobe, & R. K. Dismukes (1997) Facilitating LOS debriefings: A training manual, Presented at the Ninth International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, Columbus, OH Click to read more
R. K. Dismukes, K. K. Jobe, & L. K. McDonnell (1997) LOFT debriefings: An analysis of instructor techniques and crew participation, (NASA Technical Memorandum 110442). Moffett Field, CA: NASA Ames Research Center Click to read more
D. P. Baker, & R. K. Dismukes (1997) Tools for investigating rater reliability and accuracy, In R. Jensen (Ed.), Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Aviation Psychology (pp. 452-458). Columbus, OH: Ohio State University Click to read more
R. K. Dismukes, L. K. McDonnell, K. K. Jobe, & S. . Gregorich (1995) A survey and analysis of LOFT debriefing techniques, Proceedings of the Eighth International Symposium on Aviation Psychology. (pp 651-657). Columbus, OH: Ohio State University Click to read more
R. K. Dismukes, & J. . Jonides (1989) Project 2061: A place to start educating the public, The Scientist 3 (15): 11 Click to read more
R. K. Dismukes (1988) Knowing Everything about Nothing, The Scientist 2(2):19 Click to read more
R. K. Dismukes (1988) The Social Brain, Technology Review 91(2):77 Click to read more
R. K. Dismukes (1988) Why scientists should start playing the political game, The Scientist 2 (15):11 Click to read more
R. K. Dismukes (1983) With video display terminals the distress is human, Los Angeles Times and other newspapers Click to read more
R. K. Dismukes (1980) The Supreme Court and patenting life: life is patently not human-made, Hastings Center Report 10(5):11 Click to read more
R. K. Dismukes (1979) What should society expect from scientists?, Bull. of Atomic Scientists 35(9):19. Reprinted in Current (1980) 220:23 Click to read more
R. K. Dismukes (1977) Recombinant DNA: a proposal for regulation, Hastings Center Report 7:25. Reprinted in Bioethics: Selected Readings. T. A. Shannon (1980) (revised). New York: Paulist Press. Click to read more
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