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engineering executive

Robert Scott Tartz, American engineering executive. Achievements include patents for haptics, gesture and touch interaction methods, 3D interaction methods and methods of text entry. Member of American Psychological Association (Sidney M. Jourard Memorial award 1996), Human Factors & Ergonomics Society, Applied Experimental and Engineering Psychology, Usability Professionals Association, Association Computing Machinery.

Background

Tartz, Robert Scott was born on November 6, 1964 in Cincinnati. Son of Ralph Kurt and Virginia Ann Tartz.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Ohio Northern University, 1987. Master of Arts in Psychology, Alliant International University, 1995. Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology, Alliant International University, 2002.

Career

Design engineer Sundstrand Aerospace Corporation, Rockford, Illinois, 1987—1989. Project engineer Geetronics, Cincinnati, 1989—1993. Clinical intern Union Pan Asian Communities, San Diego, 1994—1996.

Software/usability consultant Bizint Solutions/Naval Health Research Center/HealthySeed.com, 1994—2000. Clinical intern North County Interfaith Council - Annex Counseling Center, Escondido, 1996—1997, Catholic Charities Center Counseling, San Diego, 1997—1998. Senior software/usability engineer V2Commerce Corp, La Jolla, 1999—2000.

Senior software/human factors engineer eAnywhere Tech, Inc., San Diego, 2000—2001. Consultant Wireless Custom Solutions, Inc./BizInt Solutions/Franklin Wireless, 2001—2003. Senior usability engineer Vytek, Inc., 2003—2004.

Staff manager human factors Kyocera Wireless, 2004—2005. Senior produced manager Qualcomm, 2005—2008. Senior staff human factors engineer Advanced Technologies Group, Qualcomm, since 2008.

Research consultant Saybrook Institute, San Francisco, 1994—2003, MythSeeker Institute, Los Angeles, 1998—1999. Postdoctoral researcher Saybrook Institute Alliant International University, San Diego, 2003—2006, member dissertation committee, 2004—2007. Presenter in field.

Achievements

  • Achievements include patents for haptics, gesture and touch interaction methods, 3D interaction methods and methods of text entry.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Member of American Psychological Association (Sidney M. Jourard Memorial award 1996), Human Factors & Ergonomics Society, Applied Experimental and Engineering Psychology, Usability Professionals Association, Association Computing Machinery.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Lapidary, percussion, silversmithing, goldsmithing, rockhounding.

Connections

Married Juliana Tirtasari, December 4, 1999. Children: Aaron, Robert, Raina, Skye.

father:
Ralph Kurt

mother:
Virginia Ann Tartz

spouse:
Juliana Tirtasari

children:
Aaron Tartz

Robert Tartz

Raina Tartz

Skye Tartz