HFES best student paper award

PhD candidate and Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Farakh Zaman is recognized by the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES).
Farakh Zaman

Farakh Zaman, Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Air Force and Tufts mechanical engineering PhD candidate, received the Virtual Environments Technical Group Best Student Paper Award from the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES).

The paper titled “Investigating a Virtual Reality Based Subterranean Scenario Examining Augmented Reality Implications for Military Operators” explores the efficacy of virtual and augmented reality systems in subterranean missions. Zaman and colleagues designed a virtual reality scenario to gather user feedback regarding augmented reality head-mounted displays.

HFES is the world’s largest scientific association for human factors/ergonomics professionals. The Society, founded in 1957, advances the science and practice of designing for people in systems. Zaman is co-advised by Professor and Chair Jason Rife and Professor of the Practice James Intriligator, of the Department of Mechanical Engineering.