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Gavriel Salvendy (born September 30, 1938) is a pioneer in the field of human factors and ergonomics. He is the first one in his field elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE)[1] and being the recipient of the John Fritz Medal which is the engineering profession's highest award.[2] He is Professor Emeritus of Industrial Engineering at Purdue University,[3] Chair Professor and former Head of Industrial Engineering at Tsinghua University---- first foreign scientist to head a university department in China since 1949,[4] and Distinguished University Professor at the University of Central Florida.[5] He is the editor of the four editions of the Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics[6] and the three editions of the Handbook of Industrial Engineering.[7]

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