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Charles M. Oman

Director, Man Vehicle Lab, Senior Research Engineer, Senior Lecturer

Contact

Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
37-219 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139

(617) 253-7508

Lab/Research Group Affiliations: Man Vehicle Laboratory, Humans and Automation Laboratory

Academic Degrees

B.S.E. 1966  Princeton University, Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Sciences
S.M. 1968  Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Ph.D. 1972 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Honors and Awards

International Academy of Astronautics (full member)
NASA Advisory Committee Space Station Utilization Advisory Committee (1999-2004, Chair 2005)

Society Memberships

Aerospace Medical Association, Aerospace Human Factors Association, Space Medicine Association, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Barany Society (vestibular research), Society for Neuroscience,  IEEE

Positions Held at MIT

Director, Man Vehicle Laboratory (1992-2013)
National Space Biomedical Research Institute, Sensorimotor Adaptation Research Team Leader, 1996-2013
Senior Research Engineer and Senior Lecturer, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, MIT
Helmholtz Associate Professor, Harvard-MIT Program in Health Sciences and Technology (1977-79)

Positions Held outside MIT

National Space Biomedical Research Institute, Sensorimotor Adaptation Research Team Leader, 1996-present
National Research Council Committee on Railroad Operational Safety

Specialization and Research Interests

Aerospace human factors and physiology, human-machine interfaces, manual and supervisory control, aircraft systems and automation, space telerobotics, spatial memory,  mathematical models for spatial disorientation and motion sickness.

Teaching Interests

16.767 Introduction to Airline Transport Aircraft Systems and Automation
16.459 Bioastronautics Journal Article Seminar
16.430J Sensory-Neural Systems
 

Lab/Research Group Affiliation