Tarald O. Kvalseth

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Tarald O. Kvalseth
Professor, Mechanical Engineering (Emeritus)
University of Minnesota
Born in Norway and educated in England and the U.S. Learned of the Glacier Project at Berkeley while in the Graduate School of Industrial Engineering. Thesis was on time-span of discretion in two work locations. Found TSD correlated with role rankings at +0.93 and with actual pay at +0.96. (Did not explore felt-fair pay.) Found other factors were subsumed within TSD (skills, experience, responsibility, etc.). Found resources were an additional factor that had consequences.

Professor of Mechanical Engineering. On faculty of University of Minnesota since 1979. Principal research interests are in the area of human factors/ergonomics, including studies of human information processing, decision-making, motor control, and human machine systems to provide a proper match between the operator and his or her tasks. Work is both theoretical and applied, with applications relevant to real industrial settings.

Degrees and certifications

  • Ph.D. - Industrial Engineering Operations Research - U.California-Berkeley 1971
  • M.S. - Industrial Engineering and Operations Research - U.California-Berkeley 1966
  • B.Sc. - Mechanical Engineering - King's College, Universtiy of Durham, UK 1963

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