Ezra S. Krendel


Ezra S. Krendel
New York, NY, USA
Associated organizations
Franklin Institute Laboratories
Fields of study


Ezra S. Krendel (IRE Senior Member, 1958) was born in New York, N.Y. on 5 March 1925. He received the B.S. degree from Brooklyn College, in 1945; the S.M. degree in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in 1947; and the M.A. degree in social relations from Harvard University, in 1949.

In 1949, Krendel joined the Franklin Institute Laboratories, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and in 1962 he was the Manager of Engineering Psychology Laboratory. His professional experience included diverse operation research and human factor studies, including human dynamics, EEG analysis, visual research, human mechanical power, communications and information flow in large man-machine systems, and the detailed analysis of many weapon systems. In 1960, with D. T. McRuer, he was awarded the Franklin Institute's Louis E. Levy Medal for a quantitative engineering description of human dynamic behavior.

Krendel was a member of the American Psychological Association, the Operations Research Society of America, the Ergonomics Research Society, and the Committee E-18 of the ASTM. In addition, he was a Senior Member of the IRE and a member of the IRE-PGHFE Administrative Committee.