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Frederic Dehais

Holder of the AXA Neuroergonomics Chaire & ANITI Neuroadaptive technology chair

Neuroergonomics & Human Factors Lab, DCAS

Frédéric Dehais received a PhD in Cognitive Science at Onera - Toulouse (France) in 2004 and obtained his HDR (Habilitation à Diriger les Recherches) in 2012. He is a full professor at ISAE-SUPAERO since 2012 and holder of the 20-year AXA-chair "Neuroergonomics ", a rare credit attributed to less than 30 researchers in the world and holder of the 3AI Chair “AI for Neuroscience” (ANITI, Toulouse).

His research deals with the understanding of the neural correlates of human error, the implementation of neuro-adapative technologies to enhance human performance. He is leading the Human Factors and Neuroergonomics team (DCAS research Department), composed of 25 permanent and non-permanent members with an interdisciplinary expertise in Neuroscience, Signal Processing, Computer Science, and Human Factors.

His team has developed a unique methodology from basic research using fMRI in well controlled environments to experiments conducted in real flight condition using cutting edge portable brain imaging techniques to investigate cognition in complex real-life situations. His team has become a key player in human factors for flight safety and his laboratory won the 2019 Commercial Aviation Safety Laureate awarded by Aviation Week ( He has authored 150 publications and 5 international patents. He is the co-chair of the International Neuroergonomics conference and co-chief editor of the Journal of Neuroergonomics. He also co-founded Hinfact, a spin-off dedicated to implement monitoring technology for safer operations.

Frederic Dehais
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