Brian Craig, Ph.D., PE, CPE

Teaching

Graduate Committees

  • Committee Chair for the following Doctoral Dissertations
    • The Analysis and Classification of Near Miss Data in the Maritime Industry, Including the Use of Text Mining Software (2010 – 2014)
    • Safety Culture Data Analysis Methods (2010 – DNF)
    • Analysis of Safety Culture in the Maritime Industry (2008 – 2011)
  • Committee Chair/Co-Chair for the following Master’s Theses
    • Cleaning Safety Records Using Text Mining Algorithms (2011 – 2012) (CoChair)
    • Effect of Cooling Suits (Race Suits) on Task Performance in Hot Environments for the Power Industry (2004)
    • Analytic Assessment of the Effect of Varying Schedules, Trade Routes and Sea States on Navigation Bridge Crew (2003)
    • A Field Investigation / Verification of Transportation Methods of Laptop Computer and Peripheral Equipment (2003)
  • Committee Member for the following Doctoral Dissertation
    • Cleaning Large Data Sets by Coordinating Machine Learning and Manual Approach (2015 – Present)
    • Knowledge-Base Application for Recommending Similar Safety Incidents in Large Datasets (2015 – Present)
    • An Analysis of Workers’ Attitudes Towards Safety Culture in the Maritime Industry (2012 – 2016)
    • Using Natural Language Generation to Document Portfolio Performance: An Optimization Approach for Content (2012 – 2014)
    • Inventory Metrics for Lead Time Focused Manufacturing (2011 – 2013)
  • Committee Member for the following Master’s Theses - Using Python to Analyzing Safety Records (2013 – 2015)
    • Classifying Maritime Near-Miss and Injury Reports Using Text Mining (2011 – 2012)
    • Analysis of Leading Safety Indicators in the Maritime Industry (2008 – 2011)
    • Estimation of the Probability of Occurrence of “Events” that Could Disrupt Operations on the Sabine – Neches Waterway by the Delphi Method (2006) 
  • Committee Chair for the following Undergraduate Honors Thesis, A Prospective Field Study of the Relationship of Potential Occupational Risk Factors with Occupationally Related Back Injury (2004)
  • Committee Co-Chair for the following McNair Thesis, Psychosocial Risk Factors Related to Back Injury in the Material Handling Industry (2011)
  • Committee Member/Chair – 79 ME/MEM students 

Courses Taught

  • Occupational Ergonomics (undergraduate and graduate)
  • Human Factors Engineering (undergraduate and graduate)
  • Methods, Standards, and Work Design (undergraduate)
  • Industrial and Product Safety (undergraduate and graduate)
  • Production and Inventory Control (undergraduate and graduate)
  • Production and Inventory Systems (undergraduate)
  • Introduction to Industrial Engineering (undergraduate)
  • Special Topics: Introduction to Port Management (graduate)
  • Special Topics: Ergonomics Research (graduate)
  • Special Topics: Ergonomic Instrumentation (graduate)
  • Special Topics: Office and Industrial Ergonomics (graduate)
  • Special Topics: Maritime Ergonomics (graduate)
  • Special Topics: Semiconductor Ergonomics (graduate)
  • Special Topics: Probability of Detection in Visual Inspection (graduate)
  • Special Topics: Off-The-Job Injuries (undergraduate)
  • Undergraduate Honors Thesis (undergraduate)
  • Undergraduate McNair Thesis (undergraduate