Training and Assessment Research Group

(TARG)

Our aim is to Improve Human Performance within modern complex systems

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Global market dynamics and competitiveness requires the systems to adapt and keep performing in a sustainable way. This requires research on performing efficient and safe operations by investigating the complex interdependency among humans and machines.

The increasing complexity of modern operations have put new demands on human operator that requires new solutions. Such methods and solutions can be achieved by rigorous, collaborative, and state of the art research, which is the core value of Training and Assessment Research Group (TARG).

More information

For more information regarding our current research project, InnoTraining, investigating virtual reality applications in training and assessment please visit InnoTraining

For more information regarding our upcoming international workshop on training and assessment follow this link to TARG workshops 

 

 

TARG NEWS AND EVENTS

Humans exhibit a nearly universal desire to learn and share news. TARG will constantly develop and improve their work. The results will be presented in the news bulletin. Please stop by to read about our work.

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RECENT NEWS

RECENT PROJECT GRANTS

 

Year

Title

Funding Agency

Amount

2019

Enhancing Human Performance in Complex Socio-technical Systems (ENHANCE)

EU (Horizon 2020) / Project Coordinator and Leader

1,099,400 EUR 
(10,600,000 NOK)

2019

Investigating seafarer training needs for operating autonomous ships

International Association of Maritime Universities (IAMU) / Project Partner

60,000 USD 
(510,000 NOK)

2019

Workshops on Improving Maritime Education, Training and Performance Assessment in Norway

MARKOM2020, Norway / Project Leader

61,600 EUR 
(590,000 NOK)

2018

Development and Research Related to
Shore Control Center for Autonomous Vessels

MARKOM2020, Norway / Project Partner

107,700 EUR 
(1,030,000 NOK)

2018

Workshops on Improving Maritime Education, Training and Performance Assessment in Norway

MARKOM2020, Norway / Project Leader

66,000 EUR 
(630.000 NOK)

2018

Increased Value Creation in the Industry by Utilizing Autonomy in the Society (AUTOSTRIP)

Research Council of Norway / Project Partner

3,080,000 EUR 
(30,000,000NOK)

2018

PhD Position at Department of Maritime Operations

University of South-Eastern Norway (USN) / 
Project Leader

350,000 EUR 
(3,350,000 NOK)

2018

Human Maritime Autonomy Enable (HUMANE)

Research Council of Norway / Project Partner

1,240,000 EUR 
(12,000,000 NOK)

2017

A Human Centered Assessment to Evolve Autonomous Subsea Operations Via Sensor Fusion

MARKOM2020, Norway / Project Partner

85,000 EUR 
(820,000 NOK)

2017

Innovating Maritime Training Simulators using Virtual and Augmented Reality
(InnoTraining)

Research Council of Norway / Project Leader

1,460,000 EUR 
(14,000,000 NOK)

See a complete list of grants here

Courses we teach

 

Course plan Description Responsible
 MM-HTO5081 Human - Technology - Organization. Read more Salman Nazir
 FE-HES3500 Human Element in Shipping and Logistics. Read more Jørgen Ernstsen
 MM-RES4001 Research Methods.  Read more Kjell Ivar Øvergård

TARG members

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Training and Assessment Research Group (TARG) – led by Associate Prof. Salman Nazir – at University College of Southeast Norway, Department of Maritime Technology and Innovation (MTDI), constitutes of 1 Master students, 4 PhD researcher, 1 Post Doc. Researcher and 9 Professors.

TARG staff and members

 

 

 

Salman Nazir

Associate Professor at University of South-Eastern Norway (USN), where he works in the Faculty of Technology and Maritime Sciences. He has a Masters and PhD in Engineering (focus System Engineering and Human Factors) from Hanyang University, South Korea and Politecnico di Milano, POLIMI, Italy, respectively. SEE MORE

 

Steven C. Mallam

Steven Mallam is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Technology and Maritime Sciences, University of South-Eastern Norway. He obtained his PhD in Human Factors from Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden) and a Master of Science specializing in work safety and ergonomics from Memorial University of Newfoundland (Canada).  SEE MORE.

 

Gesa Praetorius

 Dr. Gesa Praetorius is an Associate Senior Lecturer in Maritime Science at Linnaeus University in Kalmar and an Adjunct Associate Professor within the Training and Assessment Research Group at University of South-Eastern Norway. SEE MORE. 

 

 

Meet all TARG members here

Our Publications

An essential part of our efforts to disseminate our research is to publish our work through academic channels, such as journals, books and more.

All of USN’s and TARG publications are registered in the Current Research Information System in Norway (CRISTIN). Our library websites provide an overview of USN’s publication guidelines and FAQs for questions about everything from APA to CRISTIN.   Link to CRISTIN

View our list of publications related to TARG

 

Recent publications:

  • Use of evidential reasoning for eliciting bayesian subjective probabilities in human reliability analysis: A maritime case

    Yang, Z., Abujaafar, K. M., Qu, Z., Wang, J., Nazir, S. (2019)

    Ocean Engineering

  • Process equipment common attributes for inherently safer sustainable process design at preliminary design stage

    Shariff, A. M., Buang, A., Athar, M., Nazir, S. (2019)

    Process Safety and Environmental Protection

  • Maritime simulator training across Europe: A comparative study

    Nazir, S., Jungefeldt, S., Sharma, A. (2018)

    WMU Journal of Maritime Affairs, 1-28

  • Consistency in the development of performance assessment methods in the maritime domain.

    Ernstsen, J., & Nazir, S. (2018)

    WMU Journal of Maritime Affairs, 17(1),71-90

  • Simulator Training for Maritime Complex Tasks: An Experimental Study.

    Ernstsen, J., & Nazir, S. (2018)

    WMU Journal of Maritime Affairs

  • The Level of Automation in Emergency Quick Disconnect Decision Making.

    Imset, M., Falk, K., Kjørstad, M., & Nazir, S. (2018)
     
    Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, 6(1), 17.
  • Design of Experiment Comparing Users of Virtual Reality Head-Mounted Displays and Desktop Computers

    Mallam, SC.,, Nazir, S., Renganayagalu, SK., Ernstsen, J., Veie, S.(2018)

    Congress of the International Ergonomics Association, 240-249

  • Bayesian Network for Assessing Performance in Complex Navigation – Conceptual Model

    Ernstsen, J., Musharraf, Mallam, Nazir, S. & Veitch (2018)

    Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, 62(1), 1751–1755. 

  • Bayesian Model of Operator Challenges in Maritime Pilotage.  

    Ernstsen, J., Musharraf, & Nazir, S. (2018)

    Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, 62(1), 1813–1817. 

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Visiting address
Raveien 215
3184 Borre

 

Postal address
University of South-Eastern Norway (USN) 
Post box 235
3603 Kongsberg

 

PO Box address
Box 4, 3199 Borre
Phone : 31 00 80 90

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