William W. Banks

Author: William W. Banks

William W. Banks is currently the President and CEO of the Oxford Research Institute Inc. which accredits University Programs in Ergonomics or Human Factors Engineering as well as certifies professionals in these fields. Bill retired from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (University of California) where he served as both a Group Leader In the Advanced Research Engineering Division and as a Deputy Associate Program Leader in the Nuclear Systems Safety Program. He previously held management positions at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, Westinghouse and the Sperry Rand /Univac Corporation.
He received his BS degree from The University of Maryland and his Masters degree from Towson University. He also attended Johns Hopkins University while working as a research associate at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and served as Chief, Human Factors Accident Investigation at the Maryland Medical Legal Foundation, a component of the Maryland Chief Medical Examiners Office.


Publication period start: 1978
Number of co-authors: 18


Number of publications with favourite co-authors
Russel S. Fisher
Schmidt, Chester W.
George B. Coan

Productive Colleagues

Most productive colleagues in number of publications
Hal W. Hendrick
David Meister
Colin G. Drury


Petersen, Rohn J., Banks, William W., Gertman, David I. (1982): Performance-Based Evaluation of Graphic Displays for Nuclear Power Plant Control Rooms. In: Nichols, Jean A., Schneider, Michael L. (eds.) Proceedings of the SIGCHI conference on Human factors in computing systems March 15-17, 1982, Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States. pp. 182-189.

Banks, William W., Coan, George B. (1978): Manager Effect on Customer Behavior: An unobtrusive Assessment. In American Journal of Small Business, 1 (0) pp. 5-18.

Banks, William W., Schaffer, John W, Masenore, William C., Fisher, Russel S., W., Schmidt, Chester (1977): The Relationship Between Previous Driving Record and Driver Culpability in Fatal MV Collis. In Journal of Accident Analysis and Prevention, 9 (0) pp. 9-13.

Smith, Leighton L., Banks, William W., Chapanis, Alphonse, Drury, Colin G., Hendrick, Hal W., Laveson, Jack I., Meister, David, Cott, Harold P. Van (1987): The Case of the Missing Human Factors Data. In: Proceedings of the Human Factors Society 31st Annual Meeting , 1987, . pp. 1042-1043.

Banks, William W., Pihlman, Michael (1989): MIPS and BIPS are Megaflops: Limits of Unidimensional Assessments. In: Proceedings of the Human Factors Society 33rd Annual Meeting , 1989, . pp. 597-601.

Banks, William W. (1995): Human Factors: Designing for the Future. In: Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 39th Annual Meeting , 1995, .