Salman Nazir

 salman-nazir1Salman Nazir is an Associate Professor and Researcher at the University College of Southeast Norway (HSN), where he works as the Head of Training and Assessment Research Group (TARG) within the Department of Maritime operations. He holds a Master degree in Chemical Engineering from Hanyang University, South Korea and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering (major in System Engineering and Human Factors) from Politecnico di Milano (POLIMI), Italy, where he was awarded with the Cum Laude honor upon receiving his title Doctor of Philosophy in 2014.

Consequently, Salman started working as a Post Doc at POLIMI joining later the University College of Southeast Norway, where he became an Associate Professor in 2015. During his leadership of the Training and Assessment Research Group (TARG), Salman has won several national and international grants from research-leading agencies such as German Academic Exchange Service DAAD, Oslo Fjord Fund and the Research Council of Norway on topics within Training and performance improvement in socio-technical complex systems in the maritime domain.

Salman has recently won a 13MNOK from the Research Council of Norway to develop innovate training simulators for maritime industry by using virtual and augmented reality. The project aims to substantially enhance the performance of maritime operators, contributing to a more efficient, productive and safer maritime industry. Moreover, Salman is the current leader of MARKOM, a project that develops workshops on training and performance assessments which primary objective is to share knowledge and techniques of safety systems within the academia and maritime industry.

As part of his academic contribution, he has authored/co-authored more than 69 peer-reviewed articles on international journals and conferences and presently is co-chair of the 1st International Conference on Human Factors in Management and Leadership for Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE). Similarly, Salman is a member of the scientific boards of International Symposium of Occupational Safety and Hygiene (Sho2016), International Conference on Safety and Environment in the Process & Power Industry (CISAP), and International Conference on System of Systems Engineering (SoSE 2016).

In addition, he is the main lecturer for the course Human Technology Organization within the Master program in Maritime Management at USN, which focuses in Human Factors, Cognitive Systems Engineering and Risk Analysis theories. Salman is a current reviewer of books on Human Factors for CRC-press/Taylor & Francis and has been a speaker in various maritime events within Training and Human factors. His work and research activities have captured the media attention, resulting in interviews to local and national media.

 

Research areas

Human Factors in complex systems

  • in maritime industry
  • in process industry

Safety in complex systems

Training Methods

Impact of Training on Performance

Safety Training

Performance and Competence Management

Quantitative Risk Analysis

Automated Performance Assessment

Systems Safety

Situation Awareness (SA)

Distributed Situation Awareness (DSA)

Abnormal Situation Management

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

Operator performance indicators (OPIs)

Design of Experiment

Virtual and Augmented Virtual Environments

Multi-criteria decision making

  • Analytical Hierarchal Process (AHP)

Industrial Accidents and their Mitigation

Immersive Environment, Spatial Learning

Human Reliability Analysis

Maritime Management and Leadership

Cultural differences in maritime domain

List of publications

Research Gate

Google Scholar

HSN Profile

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ARTICLES IN PEER REVIEWED JOURNALS:

    1. A STAMP-based causal analysis of the Korean Sewol Ferry Accident.
    2. Kim, T. E., Nazir, S., Øvergård, K. I. (2016).

      Safety Science, 83, 93-110. DOI: 10.1016/j.ssci.2015.11.014

    1. Error humano y reacción a alarmas en seguridad de procesos
    2. Mrugalska, B., Nazir, S., Tytyk, E., & Øvergård, K. I. (2016a).

      Dyna, 83(197), 81

    1. Human error and response to alarms in process safety
    2. Mrugalska, B., Nazir, S., Tytyk, E., & Øvergård, K. I. (2016b).

      Journal of the Facultad de Minas, Universidad Nacional de Colombia-Medellin Campus, 83, 81.

    1. How extreme environments can impact the training of industrial operators
    2. Manca, D., Nazir, S., Komulainen, L & Øvergård, K. I. (2016)

      Chemical Engineering Transactions, 52, 193-198.

    1. Systemising Performance Indicators in the Assessment of Complex Sociotechnical Systems.
    2. Ernstsen, J., Nazir, S. and Manca, D. (2016)

      Chemical Engineering Transactions 52, 187-192.

    1. Collaborative Virtual Environment for Training Teams in Emergency Situations.
    2. Passos, C., Nazir, S., Mol, A. C. A. and Carvalho, P. V. R. (2016)

      Chemical Engineering Transactions 52, 217-222

    1. The role of situation awareness in accidents of large-scale technological systems
    2. Mohsen Naderpour, Nazir, S. and Jie Lu

      Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 97, 13-24 (2015)

    1. Impact of Training Methods on Distributed Situation Awareness of Industrial Operators
    2. Nazir, S., L. J. Sørensen, K. I. Øvergård, D. Manca

      Safety Science, 73, 136-145 (2015)

    1. Stability of Physically Immobilized Ionic Liquids Used for Hg Adsorption from Gas Stream
    2. Tauqeer Abbas, Lethesh Kallidanthiyil Chellappan, M Ibrahim A. Mutalib, Kuah Y Cheun, Syed Nasir Shah, Nazir, S., Amiruddin Hassan, Mahpuzah bt Abai, Eakalak Khan

      Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research (available online, 2015)

    1. How a Plant Simulator can Improve Industrial Safety
    2. Nazir, S., D. Manca

      Process Safety Progress, 34, 3, pages 237–243, DOI 10.1002/prs (2015)

    1. Critical incidents during dynamic positioning: operators’ situation awareness and decision-making in maritime operations
    2. K. I. Øvergård, L. J. Sørensen, Nazir, S., T. J. Martinsen (2015)

      Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Science, 16(4), 366-387.

    1. Distributed Situation Awareness in Nuclear, Process and Maritime Domains.
    2. Nazir, S., Carvalho, P. V. R., Gomez, J-O., Borges, R. S., Vidal, M. C. R., Øvergård, K. I. & Manca, D. (2015)

      Chemical Engineering Transactions, 36, 409-414

    1. Hazards of Mercury – Safety Perspectives and Measures
    2. Tauqeer A., Nazir, S., Øvergard K.I., Mutalib M.I.A., Khan E. (2015)

      Chemical Engineering Transactions, 43, 2143-2148. DOI: 10.3303/CET1543358

    1. Towards effective training for process and maritime industries
    2. Nazir, S., Øvergård, K. I., Yang, Z. L. (2015)

      Procedia Manufacturing (2015) 3, 1519-1526.

    1. Assessing navigational teamwork through the situational relevance of communication
    2. Øvergård, K. I., Sorensen, L. J., Nazir, S., Nielsen, A. R.

      Procedia Manufacturing (2015). 3, 2589-2596

    1. Virtual and real simulation to increase safety in extreme context – Space and chemical industry
    2. Schlacht I., Nazir S., Manca D. (2015)

      Procedia Manufacturing, 3, 1817-1824

BOOK CHAPTERS PEER REVIEWED

    1. Gender Bias in the Perception of Outstanding Leadership in the Maritime Industry
    2. Fjærli, B.A.B., Nazir, S. And Øvergård, K.I. (2017)

      Advances in Human Factors, Business Management, Training and Education, pp.359-369, Springer

    1. Exploring marine accident causation: A case study.
    2. T., Kim, Nazir, S. (2016)

      Occupational Safety and Hygiene IV, 369-374.

    1. Immersive Virtual Environment or conventional training? Assessing the effectiveness of different training methods on the performance of industrial operators in an accident scenario.
    2. Nazir, S., Gallace, A., Manca, D., & Øvergård, K. I. (2016)

      In Carvalho and Azedes (eds.). Ergonomics and Safety Management, (pp. 213-233). Taylor & Francis.

    1. Simulators for transportation human factors: research and practice
    2. Øvergård, K. I., Hontvedt, M., Sorensen, L. J., Smit, P. N. & Nazir, S. (2016)

      Maritime Resource Management and Simulator Training. In M. S. Young and M. G. Lenné (eds.) Farnham, UK: Ashgate.

    1. Virtual reality for safety, entertainment or education: The Mars mission test
    2. Irene Lia Schlachta, Antonio Del Mastro, Nazir, S. (2016).

      Advances in Applied Digital Human Modeling and Simulation, Springer International Publishing, pp. 75-83

    1. From Virtual Reality to Neutral Buoyancy—Methodologies for Analyzing Walking
    2. Pattern on Moon and Mars

      Schlacht, I. L., Foing, B., Benassai, M., Bringeland, S., Deml, B., Del Mastro, A., Masali, M., Micheletti, C. M., Nazir, S., Rittweger, J., Stevenin, H. (2016).

      Advances in Safety Management and Human Factors (pp. 387-397): Springer International Publishing.

    1. Perception of Outstanding Leadership for Male and Female Leaders in Maritime Domain.
    2. Fjærli, B. A. B., Nazir, S. and Øverg

      In Kantola, JI, Barath, T., Nazir, S., Andre, T. (eds). Advances in Human Factors, Business Management, Training and Education (pp. 359-369).

    1. Process safety control for occupational accident prevention
    2. B. Mrugalska, Nazir, S., E. Tytyk, K.I. Øvergård (2016)

      Occupational Safety and Hygiene III (Taylor and Francis)

      Edited by Pedro M. Arezes, João Santos Baptista, Monica P. Barroso, Paula Carneiro, Patrício Cordeiro, Nelson Costa, Rui B. Melo, A. Sergio Miguel, Gonçalo Perestrelo, (pp. 365-369) 2015

    1. Mercury emissions, hazards and preventive measures: a review
    2. T. Abbas, Nazir, S., M.I.A. Mutalib, B. Mrugalska (2015)

      Occupational Safety and Hygiene III (Taylor and Francis)

      Edited by Pedro M. Arezes, João Santos Baptista, Monica P. Barroso, Paula Carneiro, Patrício Cordeiro, Nelson Costa, Rui B. Melo, A. Sergio Miguel, Gonçalo Perestrelo, (pp. 411-415) 2015

    1. Maritime Resource Management and Simulator Training
    2. Øvergård, K. I., Hontvedt, M., Sorensen, L. J., & S. Nazir (2015)

      In M. S. Young and M. G. Lenné (eds.) Simulators for transportation human factors: research and practice (Ashgate)

CONFERENCE PROCEDINGS PER REVIEWED

  1. Distributed Situation Awareness in pilotage operations: Implications and Challenges
    Sharma, A., Nazir, S.
    Accepted in 12th International Conference on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation, 21 -23 June, 2017, Gdynia, Poland (2017)
  2. Safety Management on the Bridge: Safety Cultural Factors for Crew Member´s Safety Behaviour
    Nazir, S. Xiao, X.
    Accepted in 12th International Conference on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation, 21 -23 June, 2017, Gdynia, Poland (2017)
  3. Human Reliability Analysis of a Pilotage Operation
    Ernstsen, J., Nazir, S., Røed, B. K.
    Accepted in 12th International Conference on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation, 21 -23 June, 2017, Gdynia, Poland (2017)
  4. Towards automated performance assessment for maritime navigation and manoeuvring
    Øvergård, K. I., Nazir, S., Solberg, A. S.
    Accepted in 12th International Conference on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation, 21 -23 June, 2017, Gdynia, Poland (2017)
  5. Use of evidential reasoning for eliciting Bayesian subjective probabilities in human reliability analysis.
  6. Abujaafar, K. M., Qu, Z., Yang, Z., Wang, J., Nazir, S. & Øvergård, K. I. (2016).
    SoSE2016 ’SoSe and Cyber Physical Systems, 12-16 June in Kongsberg Norway, (pp. 1-6). IEEE
  7. Towards performance assessment of tomorrows operator.
  8. Nazir, S. and Ernstsen, J. (2016).
    Proceeding of the 7th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE 2016). Walt Disney World, Florida, USA, July 27-31, 2016.
  9. Enhancing the effectiveness of marine engine room simulator-based training
  10. Nazir, S. and Kim T (2016)
    Proceedings International Association of Maritime Universities, 2017 in 26 – 29 October 2016, Haiphong, Vietnam
  11. Assessment team decision-making Assessment team decision-making: One way to assess the multi-criteria decision-making based on observation
  12. Ferreira R.J., Carvalho P.V.R.D., Nazir, S., Jose O.G. (2016)
    Proceedings of the ISCRAM 2016 Conference – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 2016
  13. Virtual reality simulators in the process industries: A review of existing system and way towards ETS
  14. Cibulka J., Komulainen T.M., Mirtaheri P., Nazir S., Manca D. (2016)
    Proceedings of 9th Eurosim conference on modelling and simulation, IEEE, Oulu, Finland 458 – 464
  15. Advances in Human Factors, Business Management, Training and Education
  16. JI Kantola, T Barath, Nazir, S., T Andre (2016)
    Proceedings of the AHFE 2016 International Conference on Human Factors, Business Management and Society, July 27-31, 2016, Walt Disney World®, Florida, USA, Springer
  17. Modelling Adequacy of Organisation in Human Reliability Analysis – A Case of Marine Engineering Operations
  18. Abujaafar K.M., Yang, Z. L., J. Wang, Nazir, S., Øvergård, K. I. (2015)
    European Safety and Reliability Conference ESREL to be held at ETH, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, in Zürich (pp. 357 – 362).
  19. The Impact of Trainer of Training Transferability.
  20. Nazir, S. & Øvergård, K. I., & Manca, D. (2015)
    In K. I. Fostervold, S. Å. K. Johnsen, L. Rydstedt and R. G. Watten (Eds.) Creating Sustainable Work Environments, (C2-5 – C2-9). Lillehammer, 1-4 of November, 2015, Lysaker, Norway: Norwegian society for ergonomics and human factors.
  21. Effect of Normative vs. Descriptive Concepts on the Evaluation of Accident Narratives
  22. Øvergård, K. I., Paulsen, M., & Nazir, S. (2015).
    In K. I. Fostervold, S. Å. K. Johnsen, L. Rydstedt and R. G. Watten (Eds.) Creating Sustainable Work Environments, (pp. A3-6 – A3-10). Lillehammer, 1-4 of November, 2015, Lysaker, Norway: Norwegian society for ergonomics and human factors.
  23. Training Simulator for Extreme Environments
  24. Nazir, S., Manca, D., Komulainen, T., & Øvergård, K. I. (2015).
    In K. I. Fostervold, S. Å. K. Johnsen, L. Rydstedt and R. G. Watten (Eds.) Creating Sustainable Work Environments, (pp. C5-16 – C5-20). Lillehammer, 1-4 of November, 2015, Lysaker, Norway: Norwegian society for ergonomics and human factors.
  25. Sustainable Quality: From Space Stations to everyday Contexts on Earth
  26. Schlacht I, Ceppi, G., Nazir, S., (2015).
    In K. I. Fostervold, S. Å. K. Johnsen, L. Rydstedt and R. G. Watten (Eds.) Creating Sustainable Work Environments, (pp. A1-5 – A1 7). Lillehammer, 1-4 of November, 2015, Lysaker, Norway: Norwegian society for ergonomics and human factors.
Current projects

Title

Year

Funding

Duration

Innovating maritime training simulators using Virtual and Augmented Reality (InnoTraining)

2017

Research Council of Norway

4 years

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

2017

MARKOM2020, Norway

1 year

SFU pre-project – Simulator Based Education for Maritime Professions

2017

MARKOM2020, Norway

N/A

Involved in Smart Training of Air Traffic Control Officers (Note: not project leader)

2016

Oslofjordfondet, Norway

4 years