Geb W. Thomas

Geb Thomas
(319) 335-5936
2404 Seamans Center for the Engineering Arts and Sciences
Joined the College of Engineering: 
Ph.D., Industrial Engineering, Penn State University, 1996.
M.S., Industrial Engineering, Penn State University, 1995.
B.S., Physics, State University of New York, 1991.
Special Fields of Knowledge: 
Human-computer interface; robotics; virtual reality; human factors.
Present Research Interests: 
Virtual reality; robotics; human-computer interaction.
Selected Publications: 
  • Sharma, D., G. Thomas, E. Foster, J. Iacovelli, K. Lea and P.M. Polgreen, (2012) “The precision of human generated hand hygiene observations:  A comparison of human observation with an automated monitoring system,” Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology.
  • Karam, M.D., Kho, J.K., Yehyawi, T.M., Ohrt, G.T., Thomas, G., Anderson, D.D., Marsh, J.L. (2012) Application of Surgical Skill Simulation Training and Assessment in Orthopaedic Trauma, Iowa Orthopeadic Journal. 
  • Gerling, G. J. and Thomas, G. W. (2008). Fingerprint lines may not directly affect SA-I mechanoreceptor response. Somatosensory and Motor Research, 25 (1), 61-76.
  • Thornburg, Kris and G. Thomas (2009), Robotic Exploration Utility for Urban Search and Rescue Tasks, Journal of Computers, 4(10): 975-980.
  • Glasgow, J., G. Thomas, E. Pudenz, N. Cabrol, D. Wettergreen, P. Coppin (2008), “Optimizing Information Value: Improving Rover Sensor Data Collection, IEEE Trans. Systems, Man and Cybernetics, Part A:  Systems and Humans, 38(3).
Active Scientific and Professional Society Memberships: 
Member, Phi Kappa Phi-Engineering Honor Society; Human Factors and Ergonomics Society; Institute of Industrial Engineering.