Systems, Man & Cybernetics - April 2015 - 44

Remembering Raja
Scholarship and Integrity

leadership, which was truly inspirational and unique. He

Working with Raja over the years on several papers, chapters,

will be sorely missed.

and an NRC committee was always a great pleasure.

Prof. Mark Campbell,

He adhered to the highest standards of scholarship and

Cornell University

integrity. I shall miss him personally, and our professional
Lasting Legacy

community will surely suffer by his loss.
Tom Sheridan

I had the privilege of collaborating with Raja recently, and I

Professor Emeritus

am certainly indebted to his unwavering encouragement,

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

open-mindedness, and generosity, which helped get my
academic career started. His legacy as an outstanding

Pioneer in Adaptive Automation

researcher and a genuinely great person will always remain

Raja was instrumental in giving my initial work with the U.S.

a source of inspiration for generations to come.

Navy in adaptive automation its impetus and theoretical

Nisar Ahmed

foundations. He, more than anyone else, helped to define

Assistant Professor

the human's role in automation. His work continues to guide

University of Colorado at Boulder

our U.S. Army research in the use, misuse, and disuse of
autonomous systems. I have nothing else to add, except

A Love for Jazz

disbelief that he is no longer with us.

Raja was so much more than my Ph.D. advisor. I am the man
Michael J. Barnes

that I am today because of his dedication, inspiration, and

U.S. Army Research Laboratory

constant compassionate support. I will miss our musical jazz
nights at the professional conferences, a tradition we started

An Advisor and Friend

at the first human-robot interaction meeting.

Only a small number of people can touch the lives of so

Ewart de Visser

many so deeply. I will always be grateful that our paths

Perceptronics

crossed, first as my advisor, then forever my friend.
Scott Galster, Ph.D.

The Finest Friend and Colleague

Chief, Applied Neuroscience Branch

I first met Raja at a NATO conference on Vigilance in 1976. For

U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory

the next 39 years, we worked together on several studies of
vigilance involving sensory, psychophysical, neuroergonomic,

A Unique Signal

and theoretical issues. He was the finest friend and colleague

I first saw Raja presenting on spotting signals from extra

anyone could imagine, and the opportunity to collaborate

terrestrials. It was a thorny problem, indeed, since the

with him was the major blessing of my professional career.

signal was rare (we had never actually seen one) and

Joel S. Warm, Ph.D.

the background is diverse (to say the least). As might well

Senior Scientist

be suspected, he did a wonderful job, mixing humor and

Warfighter Interface Division

science in that unique way of his. I was highly motivated to

711th Human Performance Wing

understand more about this individual whose work I had

U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory

read but whom I had never met. That motivated investment
returned so many dividends over the years. We are still

No Better Guide and Mentor

looking for intelligent life in the universe, but it was very

I was one of Raja's earlier students back in the 1980s.

obvious that Raja himself was a unique signal, and it is truly

We all looked up to him as the epitome of a successful

the case that we shall not see his like again.

professor and researcher. One could have no better
Peter Hancock

mentor than Raja as a graduate student conducting

Pegasus Professor

dissertation research. However, on a personal note, Raja

Provost Distinguished Research Professor

changed over the time I knew him, and I am sure his

University of Central Florida

early students would agree with me in my assessment.
At first, he was the formal British professor who would

A Gentle Leader

understate your achievements; however, over time, he

I met Raja early in my professorial career; we were

changed his relationship with his students so that he

members of a large interdisciplinary project coming from

not only served as a guide but as a friend. You could

different areas. He was certainly excellent technically,
but what I will remember most about h im was his gentle

44

IEEE Systems, Man, & Cybernetics Magazine A pr il 2015 	

(continued on page 45)



Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Systems, Man & Cybernetics - April 2015

Systems, Man & Cybernetics - April 2015 - Cover1
Systems, Man & Cybernetics - April 2015 - Cover2
Systems, Man & Cybernetics - April 2015 - 1
Systems, Man & Cybernetics - April 2015 - 2
Systems, Man & Cybernetics - April 2015 - 3
Systems, Man & Cybernetics - April 2015 - 4
Systems, Man & Cybernetics - April 2015 - 5
Systems, Man & Cybernetics - April 2015 - 6
Systems, Man & Cybernetics - April 2015 - 7
Systems, Man & Cybernetics - April 2015 - 8
Systems, Man & Cybernetics - April 2015 - 9
Systems, Man & Cybernetics - April 2015 - 10
Systems, Man & Cybernetics - April 2015 - 11
Systems, Man & Cybernetics - April 2015 - 12
Systems, Man & Cybernetics - April 2015 - 13
Systems, Man & Cybernetics - April 2015 - 14
Systems, Man & Cybernetics - April 2015 - 15
Systems, Man & Cybernetics - April 2015 - 16
Systems, Man & Cybernetics - April 2015 - 17
Systems, Man & Cybernetics - April 2015 - 18
Systems, Man & Cybernetics - April 2015 - 19
Systems, Man & Cybernetics - April 2015 - 20
Systems, Man & Cybernetics - April 2015 - 21
Systems, Man & Cybernetics - April 2015 - 22
Systems, Man & Cybernetics - April 2015 - 23
Systems, Man & Cybernetics - April 2015 - 24
Systems, Man & Cybernetics - April 2015 - 25
Systems, Man & Cybernetics - April 2015 - 26
Systems, Man & Cybernetics - April 2015 - 27
Systems, Man & Cybernetics - April 2015 - 28
Systems, Man & Cybernetics - April 2015 - 29
Systems, Man & Cybernetics - April 2015 - 30
Systems, Man & Cybernetics - April 2015 - 31
Systems, Man & Cybernetics - April 2015 - 32
Systems, Man & Cybernetics - April 2015 - 33
Systems, Man & Cybernetics - April 2015 - 34
Systems, Man & Cybernetics - April 2015 - 35
Systems, Man & Cybernetics - April 2015 - 36
Systems, Man & Cybernetics - April 2015 - 37
Systems, Man & Cybernetics - April 2015 - 38
Systems, Man & Cybernetics - April 2015 - 39
Systems, Man & Cybernetics - April 2015 - 40
Systems, Man & Cybernetics - April 2015 - 41
Systems, Man & Cybernetics - April 2015 - 42
Systems, Man & Cybernetics - April 2015 - 43
Systems, Man & Cybernetics - April 2015 - 44
Systems, Man & Cybernetics - April 2015 - 45
Systems, Man & Cybernetics - April 2015 - 46
Systems, Man & Cybernetics - April 2015 - 47
Systems, Man & Cybernetics - April 2015 - 48
Systems, Man & Cybernetics - April 2015 - Cover3
Systems, Man & Cybernetics - April 2015 - Cover4
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/smc_202110
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/smc_202107
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/smc_202104
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/smc_202101
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/smc_202010
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/smc_202007
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/smc_202004
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/smc_202001
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/smc_201910
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/smc_201907
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/smc_201904
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/smc_201901
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/smc_201810
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/smc_201807
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/smc_201804
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/smc_201801
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/systems_man_cybernetics_1017
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/systems_man_cybernetics_0717
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/systems_man_cybernetics_0417
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/systems_man_cybernetics_0117
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/systems_man_cybernetics_1016
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/systems_man_cybernetics_0716
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/systems_man_cybernetics_0416
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/systems_man_cybernetics_0116
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/systems_man_cybernetics_1015
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/systems_man_cybernetics_0715
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/systems_man_cybernetics_0415
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ieee/systems_man_cybernetics_0115
https://www.nxtbookmedia.com