Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D., Psychology/Cognitive Neuroscience, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), 2003
  • M.A., Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), 2002
  • B.S., Biopsychology and Cognitive Science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1998
Licenses & Certifications
  • Certified Forklift Operator (CFO)
  • OSHA #501 Trainer Course in Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry
Academic Appointments
  • Lecturer, University of California, Los Angeles Department of Psychology
  • Instructor, University of California, Los Angeles Extension
Professional Honors
  • Pauley Graduate Fellowship, University of California, Los Angeles, 1998
  • Undergraduate honors, University of Michigan, 1994
Professional Affiliations
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (member)
  • Society for Automotive Engineers (member)

Dr. Krauss has specialized knowledge in human perception and cognition, memory, reaction time, attention, distraction, fatigue, the effects of lighting conditions on vision, and how stress affects behavior. He uses this experience to investigate human factors in a wide array of scenarios such as automobile, motorcycle, bicycle, train/railroad, and trucking accidents; industrial and occupational accidents; injuries associated with consumer products; and trip-and-fall incidents. 

Dr. Krauss has studied and investigated, within these areas, the behavioral effects of the use of mobile electronics, including cell phones and other in-vehicle or portable devices. In 2015 Dr. Krauss published the fourth edition of Forensic Aspects of Driver Perception and Response, a comprehensive reference book on driver behavior.

Dr. Krauss' analysis methods include programming custom image-processing software to quantify visibility and conspicuity for many applications, including product development and recreating accident scenarios. He has also developed, published, and implemented a method to accurately capture and display digital photographs of low-visibility or nighttime accident scenes. Dr. Krauss performs quantitative injury and risk analyses using large-scale incident and injury data from various sources including the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and manufacturer trade associations.

As part of his consulting practice, Dr. Krauss oversees human-subject testing to assess product usability and to gather user opinions for various products. He incorporates elements of anthropometry, visual assessments, psychophysics, questionnaires, and observational techniques to conduct comprehensive evaluations of a variety of consumer and industrial products.

Dr. Krauss' doctoral dissertation addressed human visual perception and reading. His familiarity with the cognitive-psychology literature has been applied to the development of warnings, instructions, and safety information for various products as well as to the assessment of the role of warnings in accidents.