System performance modeling and measurement (particularly
applied to the human system and its subsystems), sensor
and instrumentation design, measurement system design.
Dr. Kondraske is Professor of Electrical and Biomedical
Engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington
and founding director of the Human Performance Institute.
He also holds academic appointments at the University
of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and
Texas Woman's University. Since receiving his doctorate,
he has conducted human and systems performance research
sponsored by NIDRR, NSF, NASA, DOE, USAF, NIH, the
Veterans Administration, the Texas Higher Education
Coordinating Board, as well as a number of other agencies
and industrial firms. He is widely recognized for
his work in human performance modeling and measurement.
Key contributions include the development of a Human
Performance Capacity Measurement System (now commercially
available and in use in nine countries), General Systems
Performance Theory, and the Elemental Resource Model
for human performance. He has applied these tools
to problems in medical rehabilitation, ergonomics,
sports, music, information technology based training
systems and other areas. He has authored over 200
publications on these topics. In 1986, he was awarded
the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
(IEEE) "Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
Early Career Award" and received the Association for
the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation Career
Achievement Award in 1989. He was also elected a Fellow
of the IEEE with a citation "for contributions to
the quantitative understanding of human performance
through modeling and the development of instrumentation".