Liza Josias is a human factors specialist with over 15 years of experience in identifying operational risks and enhancing human performance in transportation safety and security. To examine how the design of technical systems affect cognitive and physical performance, Josias has conducted literature reviews, designed human factors experiments, performed usability testing, and analyzed operational safety data. She has contributed to safety management activities and developed human factors design requirements to mitigate the risk of human errors prior to the implementation of technologies in complex systems.
Recently, Josias supported the Transportation Security Administration in the development of performance metrics for measuring individual and organizational effectiveness and conducted in-field data collection for a human factors study. She also supported the Federal Aviation Administration by developing human factors design requirements for air traffic control workstations for the Next Generation Air Transportation System, identifying how NextGen changes may affect the performance of air traffic controllers and technical specialists, and providing human factors expertise to the design of several Notices to Airmen software systems.
Prior to joining AIR, Josias led a human factors team at Airservices Australia that contributed expertise to engineering projects, conducted safety investigations, and developed and delivered human factors training for air traffic controllers.