Dr. Thomas Whalen

Director of Research, Frontline Healthcare Workers Safety Foundation

Dr. Thomas Whalen has extensive experience in planning and implementing decision support systems based on recognizing and managing both statistical and non-statistical risks, hazards, and uncertainties, in parallel with his extensive theoretical and applied research in the nature of uncertainty and its inescapable role in human performance and decision making.

He holds degrees in Psychology (BS), Sociology (MA), and Systems Science (MS, Ph.D.) all from Michigan State University

Past experience includes Chief of Information Services, Michigan State Housing Development Authority; Database Administration, Michigan Medical Schools Council of Deans; and Professor of Decision Sciences, Georgia State University. His experience also includes consulting and sponsored research, for Prochnow Educational Foundation, Physicians' Insurance Company of Michigan, NASA Summer Faculty Fellowship, Siemens Energy & Automation, Polish Academy of Sciences, (Fulbright Research Grant), National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Swiss Federal Office of Civil Protection, and Consultants in Disease and Injury Control.

In addition to teaching a wide variety of courses in the interdisciplinary area of decision sciences at Georgia State University, he has also taught short courses at Caucasus School of Business, Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia; Azerbaijan State Oil Academy, Baku, Azerbaijan, American University in Bulgaria, Sofia, Bulgaria, and Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Budapest Hungary.

He has published more than 125 papers in major conference proceedings and academic journals, including Human Systems Management, International Journal of Man-Machine Studies, IEEE Technology and Society Magazine, and IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics.

-August, 2010