Dr. Brad Fain is a Principal Research Scientist at Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) and the Executive Director of the Georgia Tech Center for Advanced Communications Policy (CACP) with over twenty years of experience in human performance research. He currently leads the human factors program and human systems integration efforts for both military and industrial customers at GTRI. He is experienced in military and civilian system human factors analysis, anthropometric analysis, design, and human performance testing and evaluation. He currently serves as the technical director Accessible Voting Technology Initiative (AVTI). He is also the director of Georgia Tech HomeLab.
Dr. Fain established the Accessibility Evaluation Facility (AEF) at Georgia Tech and has pioneered evaluation techniques designed to measure accessibility and usability of products and services for people with disabilities. The AEF serves both industry and government customers by evaluating products to measure conformance with disability related technical guidelines. The AEF also serves as the independent test lab for the Arthritis Foundation’s Ease of Use commendation program and similar programs for Arthritis Australia, Arthritis New Zealand, and Arthritis Society of Canada.
He also directs the Center for Consumer Product Research and Testing at GTRI. The center’s mission is to identify, research and publish per-competitive data concerning the needs, aspirations, and abilities of children, older consumers, consumers with arthritis, and consumers with physical, sensory, or cognitive disabilities. In addition, the center works with product and packaging design companies to produce product and packaging solutions that are easier for everybody to use.
He holds a Ph.D. in Engineering Psychology from the Georgia Institute of Technology.