Joachim Meyer

Joachim_MeyerJoachim Meyer is a Professor at the Department of Industrial Engineering at Tel Aviv University. He holds an M.A. in Psychology and a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Management (1994) from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel (BGU).

Following the completion of his Ph.D., he became a post-doctoral researcher at the Research Center for Work Safety and Human Engineering from 1993 to 1997 and taught at the Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.   From 1999 to 2001 he moved to Boston where he helped set up the Age Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Center for Transportation Studies, and was also affiliated with (2012 Nobel Laureate) Al Roth’s experimental economics group at Harvard Business School.

Joachim Meyer was on the faculty of the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev from 1995 to 2012. He founded the Cognitive Engineering laboratory in the department and led the Human Factors track in the M.Sc. program until 2011.

In 2012 he moved to Tel Aviv University where he established a Human-Technology Interaction laboratory.

Most of Meyer’s research can be described as Cognitive Engineering. This is the study of people’s perceptions, thoughts, decisions and actions when they interact with advanced technological systems. This involves understanding how people use and respond to information from technological systems and how people’s use of this information changes over time as they gain experience with a system.