International Conference of Neuroergonomics and Awards Dedicated to the Late Dr. Parasuraman

International Conference of Neuroergonomics and Awards Dedicated to the Late Dr. Parasuraman

The 1st International Conference of Neuroergonomics, to be held in Paris on October 6 and 7, 2016, will be dedicated to the memory of the late Mason professor Dr. Raja Parasuraman, founder of Neuroergonomics. The conference will also award two Parasuraman prizes for the best student paper and the best senior paper.

From the AXA Research Fund:

"This conference is dedicated to Professor Raja Parasuraman who unexpectedly passed on March 22nd 2015. Raja Parasuraman’s pioneering work led the emergence of Neuroergonomics as a new scientific field. He made significant contributions to a number of disciplines from human factors to cognitive neuroscience. His early work included important contributions to topics such as vigilance and human interaction with automated systems. He later consolidated his interests in human factors and cognitive neuroscience to develop a new discipline called Neuroergonomics, which he defined as the study of brain and behavior at work."

The conference comes in the wake of the extensive growth in the field of Neuroergonomics since its development a decade ago with the understanding of the brain at work and in everyday life. The event takes stock of the achievements of Neuroergonomics Research and allows participants to discuss key questions and develop new ideas for the future. Two exceptional keynote speakers will present their ground breaking research: Pr Etienne Koechlin from Pierre and Marie Curie University (France) and Pr Marco Ferrari from the University of L’Aquila (Italy).

The conference will be hosted at AXA Headquarters (Paris XV) by the AXA Research Fund, a scientific philanthropy initiative dedicated to support academic research on risks. All information regarding the venue, program, abstract submission and registration will be available here.

Contact email: