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In Memory of Dr. Raja Parasuraman

(August 2, 1950 – March 22, 2015)

Raja Parasuraman, Ph.D. was University Professor of Psychology. He was Director of the Graduate Program in Human Factors and Applied Cognition and Director of the Center of Excellence in Neuroergonomics, Technology, and Cognition (CENTEC). Previously he held appointments as Professor and Associate Professor of Psychology at The Catholic University of America, Washington DC from 1982 to 2004. He received a B.Sc. (1st Class Honors) in Electrical Engineering from Imperial College, University of London, U.K. (1972) and a Ph.D. in Psychology from Aston University, Birmingham, U.K. (1976). On a personal note, Raja Parasuraman liked to cook, play guitar, go to the theater, and enjoyed blues and world music, hiking, and traveling to distant lands.